Disciples of Jesus are blessed in this life–not just heaven–despite physical suffering and persecution.
Sermon: Gone Fishing
Text: Luke 5:1-11
Focus: Jesus has the authority to forgive sins.
Function: That with clean consciences they would gladly tell the Good News to others.
Imagine that all you ever wanted was a baby–and that, when God finally answered your prayer, you gave him up? What could motivate somebody to do such a thing? What motivated GOD to do that for you?
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: “Do Whatever He Says”
Text: John 2:1-11
Focus: Jesus is God’s Son revealed in human flesh.
Function: That they would persist in prayer.
Sermon: Praying with Jesus
Text: Luke 3:15-22
Focus: Jesus prays for us.
Function: That they would pray about their life decisions, big and small.
Sermon: Arise and Shine!
Text: Isaiah 60:1-6
Focus: The light of Christ brings salvation for all people.
Function: That they would let the light of Christ shine in their lives and neighborhood.
Waiting is difficult, but the best things in life are worth the wait.
Sermon: In the Beginning
Text: John 1:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the eternal Word made flesh.
Function: That they would marvel at the miracle of the Incarnation.
Sermon: Unto Us
Texts: Luke 2:11; Isaiah 9:6
Focus: Jesus was born for all people.
Function: That they would believe in the miraculous gift of God’s Son.