We started the new year with this sermon series called Ephesians: A Synopsis of the Christian Faith. More than any other book of the Bible Ephesians gives us the fullest synopsis of the Christian faith as a whole. It does so incredibly through six short but exceedingly compact pregnant chapters. It gives us a panoramic view of virtually all the essentials of the Christian life and faith not found in any other book of the New Testament.
We were blessed to have Orlando from Urban Hope in Philadelphia give our sermon this morning called “Come to God”. So many people are struggling and without hope. In this sermon Orlando dissects the two stories of those coming Jesus for help in their hopeless situation.
“Our Struggle With God’s Silence”... something we’ll all encounter at one time or another. Our Savior understands this struggle. He experienced it himself as did Moses, Joseph, Noah, Job, David and others. The result was learning to wait on God. Find out what you can do while waiting in the struggle. God is not in a hurry, he has a plan in the waiting.
With the kids going back to school it’s a great time to explore “The Idea of Wisdom”… it is not innate, it does not come naturally and it’s not intuitive, it must be acquired. So where do we go to acquire it since it’s not discovered within us? A wonderful sermon to refresh our idea about true wisdom and Who’s behind it.
Psalm 84: 1-12
Speaking of the annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem the Psalmist longs for the days he made the journey across hazardous terrain to be in the courts of the Lord. Our own life journey is also a pilgrimage laden with trials and rough terrain. But our path is based on our Deliverer who leads us through the “Valley of Baca (weeping)”. Just as He walked through the valley on His way to the cross so we can do so with the confidence that He is with us.
The First Christian Sermon. Two months after th resurrection, the day of Pentecost Peter gave this sermon. The theme was the Resurrection of Christ. The climax being God assured Israel that Christ is risen therefore he is both Lord and Christ. It is THAT truth that transformed the apostles.
God has a personal plan for each and every one of us. Everyone has something God wants them to do to help the church grow. DO you know what yours is? DO you know what direction your heading? DO is the key word… now’s the time to check your “God Positioning System” and discover how you can serve God in your church.