Sermons from January 2023

Sermons from January 2023

Chapter 2 & 3: Let Him Who Has Ears Hear

In Week 2 of our series through the mysteriously remarkable book of Revelation, we discover Jesus, the glorious head of all the churches as he directly speaks to his people who are engaged in holy war. He calls them to pay attention, walk with him, and place their hope in the glories of eternal life. In letters he wrote to seven Asian churches, we will find some words to challenge and strengthen us as individuals and as a church.

Chapter 1: Jesus’s Revelation

Please open your Bibles with me to Revelation, chapter 1. I’m very excited this morning, and also somewhat reverently fearful and humbled this morning to open up to this important and often neglected or misused book of the Bible as we begin a sixteen week walkthrough. This book is perhaps one of the hardest to understand in the entire Bible, and there is certainly a lot of debate surrounding it, and a variety of opinions about its meaning. Yesterday morning,…

The Prince of Peace

The wonderful prophecy about Jesus in Isaiah 9 declares that He is our “wonderful counselor” and our “prince of peace.” This week, we will discuss how Christ promises to bring us peace through prayer. This promise can feel hard to believe sometimes, but as we look at Christ’s example, we can find the encouragement and grace we need as we strive for peace in our souls.

The Resistance Against Loneliness

The story of Christ coming to earth and taking on human nature—the Incarnation—impacts us more than we may realize. That momentous event shouts to us of the nearness of God by the prophetic name given to Christ—Immanuel, meaning God with us. God is with us. Heaven has come to earth. God is now very near. We are never alone. On those days we sense loneliness even in a crowd of people, we can be assured of the tender presence of our God to be to us all we need and long for.