Current Sermon Series

Sunday, January 9, First Sunday After the Epiphany – Luke 3:15-22 – Baptism: You are Mine –At the baptism of Jesus, God the Father declared: “You are my Son, whom I love, with You I am well pleased.” Similarly, in our baptism God declares us to be His beloved child and that His favor rests upon us.

 

 

Sunday, January 16, Second Sunday After the Epiphany – John 2:1-11 – Jesus in All of Life – Early in His ministry Jesus and His disciples attended the wedding of a family friend. It was at this wedding celebration that Jesus turned water into wine. Jesus chose this event to perform His first miracle (sign). Jesus was on a mission to save the world, the greatest mission in the history of humankind. Yet He took time to attending a wedding and take part in the festivities. Jesus came to be with people. Jesus’ love and concern for us reaches to every part of our lives.

 

Sunday, January 23, Third Sunday After the Epiphany – Luke 4:16-30 – The Year of the Lord’s Favor – The coming of Jesus Christ into the world ushered in the “acceptable year of the Lord.” The time of God’s grace, redemption, and deliverance is now at hand, and all are invited to come to Christ in repentance and, by faith, receive the gift of eternal life. “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). We must “seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6). We live in the age of grace, the acceptable year of the Lord, but those who reject Him will know the “day of vengeance”: “Whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:18).

 

Sunday, January 30, Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany – Luke 4:31-44 – Conquering the Fear of Evil – Jesus demonstrated His power and authority over evil spirits, setting people free from demon possession. While we may not see many cases of demon possession today, it does still exist. And there is no doubt that evil permeates our world. We need not be fearful, however, becaue Jesus’ power is greater than Satan’s. The first step toward conquering fear of eveil is to recognize that Jesus has overcome all evil, including Satan Himself. No matter what evils we face, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Rom. 8)

 

Sunday, February 6, Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany – Luke 5:1-11 – They Left Everything and Followed Him – After the miraculous catch of fish, Jesus said to Peter, Andrew, James, and John and said to them: “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. Following Jesus means more than just acknowledging him as our Savior. We commit our lives to Him and His mission to share God’s love and forgiveness in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.