God speaks to us a Word of Law that convicts us of our sins and a Word of Gospel that gives us joyful forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
Sermon: “What Wonderful Stones!”
Text: Mark 13:1-2
Focus: We are God’s Temple now.
Function: That they would see the Church as a living, growing entity—not just a building.
Is Jesus the Lord of YOUR Sabbath?
Sermon: A New Song
Texts: Psalm 149; Revelation 7:9-17
Focus Statement: Worship begins with the joy of our salvation.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in hope of Christ’s promised final victory.
Text: Psalm 95
Focus: God made us and saves us.
Function: That they would worship God in Spirit and truth
Sermon: What Difference Does Easter Make?
Texts: John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57
Focus: If Christ had not risen from the dead, we would still be lost in sin and doomed to die.
Function: That they would believe and rejoice that Jesus rose from the dead for our salvation.
Sermon: Jesus Goes to Church
Text: Luke 4:16-30
Focus: Jesus speaks a gracious Word of Good News and salvation for all who believe.
Function: That they would hear and believe God’s Word as read and taught in public worship.