Sermon Series

We Are Charged

Jumpstart Sermon Series

September 16th, 2018

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost.

Pastor Paul is preaching.

Mark 6:34-44

There’s no doubt that personal time with God makes up the foundation of a dynamic and growing faith life, but foundations are meant to be built upon, right?

Some of the most rewarding times in our spiritual journeys occur when we step out of our prayer closets and seek the Lord together. Pursuing God was never intended to be a solo act. Believe it or not, Jesus addressed this as He miraculously fed the 5000+, not so much with His words but in the truth that lies between the lines.

Let’s allow God to speak afresh through this story. Can more time seeking God together with others help jumpstart your faith? Time to find out.

I Am Charged

Jumpstart Sermon Series

September 9th, 2018

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost.

Reverend Dan is preaching.

Luke 8:42b-48 (Matthew 9:21)

The woman in today’s scripture knew that if she could only touch Jesus’ robe she would be healed from ailment that she had suffered from for 12 years. She had discovered in her life that she was broken and only Jesus had the power to heal. She was seeking out that power in her life through a hands-on connection with Jesus Christ.

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus that allows you to live with a 100% certainty of his power in your life? What can we do personally that will not only help us to discover the power he can charge us with, but to actually connect to that power for the rest of our lives?

Time to Rebuild

Jumpstart Sermon Series

September 9th, 2018

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost.

Reverend Dan is preaching.

Nehemiah 2:11-18

When things go left unattended they almost always fall apart. It could be a home, a car, our health, or our faith. In the text today, Jerusalem has been left unattended for 141 years and the temple is just a pile of rubble and ruin. The good news is that it is not dead. There is still hope for those ruins. Our faith can be in ruins if we leave it unattended. Today we walk with Nehemiah as he begins a “Good work,” to restore the old walls of Jerusalem. It’s time to rebuild because Jerusalem needs a jumpstart. Does your faith need a jumpstart?

Sermon Series - Jumpstart: September 2 - 30, 2018

OH NO! Your battery is dead. What do you do now? You get a jumpstart. OH NO! Your faith is dead. What do you do now? You need a jumpstart. This month is about what happens when we “Take the summer off in the church” or we have not worked on our faith for a long, long time.

Our faith is like so many other things in life. We must constantly be working on our faith or it will slowly fade away and lose all its power. Is your faith in need of a JUMPSTART, then this month is exactly what you have needed.

PLUG IN!

How?

Bullhorn Sermon Series

August 26th, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost.

Reverend Dan is preaching.

Acts 9:20-30

How do I share my faith?  That is what it all comes down to.  This Sunday we will join Saul as he is knocked to the ground while he journeys to arrest people who follow Jesus Christ.  Saul then has his name changed to Paul.  Paul lives out his life of faith from the very parts that struck fear into the hearts of believers.  When we live out of the transformed parts of our lives it is difficult to contain the stories of how we were changed.  Paul uses his past to become the springboard for his transformed future.  What are the parts of your life that have been transformed and how can you share your faith from those beautiful and broken places?  When you live your faith out of the transformed parts of your life you cannot keep Jesus inside.

What?

Bullhorn Sermon Series

August 19th, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost.

Pastor Paul is preaching.

Ezekiel 2-3:3

What are we afraid of? Most of us can admit to the logic of how important
it is to share our faith. The Good News we have to offer can unlock eternity to
those who have yet to receive it. Yet with all the people that still claim Christ in
our world, how often do you actually encounter someone courageous enough to
witness to their faith, even in subtle and non-confrontational ways? Why?
Because we are afraid. The risk is too great. Well, it’s time to begin to name
those fears and confront them head on. As messenger to the wayward nation of
Israel, the prophet Ezekiel faced a task even more daunting than our own. Yet God
emboldened him for his assignment. And He can do the same for us. As risky as it
is to speak aloud our faith, even greater is the risk of remaining silent.

Who?

Bullhorn Sermon Series

August 12th, 2018

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost.

Reverend Dan is preaching.

2 Kings 23:1-3, 25

This sermon may catch you off guard a bit. It’s not about who you are
supposed to share your faith with. It is about who you have to become in order to
be the person that God created you to be. Once you let God bring that person to
life in you, you will not be able to contain the faith that lives within you and gives
you life. Are you that person yet? If not, maybe that is why it seems to be so
difficult to share your faith with others.

Why?

Bullhorn Sermon Series

August 5th, 2018

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost.

Pastor Paul is preaching.

Mark 1:40-45

Before we stick our necks out there to engage in any task as anxiety-
inducing as faith sharing, it’s only natural to seek a solid explanation as to why we
need to do so in the first place. Can’t I just follow Jesus and keep my faith to
myself? It’s a valid question but the answer is already evident in the question
itself. Jesus stopped at nothing to share the Good News of God’s love with all He
came in contact with. Truly “following Jesus” demands that we do the same. The
leper in Mark 1 couldn’t help but share the Good News of Jesus Christ with
everyone he met. To him, it was a natural and joy-filled act. Perhaps his story can
offer some pointers for us.

Sermon Series - Bullhorn: Sharing Your Faith: August 5 - 26, 2018

Sharing your faith. I know that when many people see those three words they immediately start to sweat and run and hide. Why is it so difficult to tell others about Jesus Christ?

In my 23 years of ministry I have been asked time and time again by people in the churches that I serve, how do I share my faith? This month we will dig into the fundamentals of sharing our faith. We will ask WHY, WHO, WHAT, and HOW?

At the end of August we hope that you will see that it is much easier than you ever thought it was. I look forward to seeing you all four Sundays in August.

 

Week 1: Why?

Week 2: Who?

Week 3: What?

Week 4: How?