Sermons for August 2014
Reminder that Worship service is at 9: 30 am in the summer
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Scripture: Revelation 2: 18- 29
Sermon Title: “To the Church in Thyatira”
As we continue on our journey through the churches in Chapters 2 and 3 of the Book of Revelation, we next look at the church in Thyatira. This is a congregation that has a group of people who are being lead by a few that are teaching things outside of the Christian faith. This person is teaching that it is okay to sin and follow other gods. Jesus calls them back and also reminds the rest to continue to be faithful and if they do, they will receive the reward of the Kingdom of God.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Scripture: Revelation 3: 1- 6
Sermon Title: “To the Church of Sardis”
The message to the congregation in Sardis is that maybe on the outside they look all bright and cheerful, by in reality they are deader than a doorknob. We all know these kind of churches that have lost interest in being a faithful, on fire community of Jesus Followers and are just concerned with survival. And the question to ask them is, for what reason are you surviving? Wake UP! Christ is the reason and living a Christ-like life will bring about an abundant future.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Scripture: Revelation 3: 7- 13
Sermon Title: “To The Church of Philadelphia”
Here is the “Good” church, the church of Philadelphia. They have endured everything and have remained faithful and true. Because of this, many will see their good works and will follow them. They will also not have to worry about the trials and problems others have and will face. But Jesus reminds they that they will have to continue on and keep doing the things they have been doing. They can’t rest on their laurels.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Scripture: Revelation 3: 14- 22
Sermon Title: “To the Church of Laodicea”
As we conclude this trip through the churches of Revelation, we look at church in Laodicea, the lukewarm church. They are neither hot nor cold, they are the just existing. They are not doing anything wrong but neither are they taking any risks or doing anything outside of themselves. This is easy to do and safe. You make no mistakes but you also are not doing the things that Christ has called you do. Wake up and set your heart on fire again. Jesus wants an alive, risky, happening congregation.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Scriptures: Jeremiah 15: 15- 21
Romans 12: 9- 21
Matthew 16: 21- 28
Sermon Title: “Take Up Your Cross”
As we close out our summer schedule, we are reminded that living a life of following Jesus and obeying the message of our Creator is not easy. There are things that it is outright hard and even deadly. Even if we are facing the hardest time, God is always there and will care for us. Another thing, it is not our job to set things right, it is the Lord’s. No matter what someone does to us, we are called to return evil with love. Tell me that isn’t hard!