To know God's love, to show God's love

"Sunday Morning" Tagged Sermons (Page 9)

We are heirs

Today we consider what it means to be an heir in Christ, particularly in light of the difficulty of translating the full force of the expression that Paul uses to describe that great privilege. But Paul also seeks in increase our assurance by introducing a subject that is often troubling – predestination. What does it…

We are blessed

Do we think of Christianity as no more than the immediate crises we face, the particular temptations we are fighting, the specific conflict that’s spoiling the unity of our church? Has that become the limit of our vision? Is Christianity no more than that to us? Some people leave the church, telling themselves they can…

A Letter to Ephesus

We’re going to try to frame our study of this remarkable letter by thinking about how it is addressed. It comes from … Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God Which betrays Paul’s understanding of himself, his purpose, his reason to live – and all of it is traced back to God.…

Taking Stock

As we begin a new year we have a natural desire to take stock of the old one, that’s the impulse that lies beneath much of our resolutions. Isaiah’s scathing review of Israel’s condition in the opening chapter of his prophecy serves to gives us two important warnings as we do it: Beware of confidence…

The Aftermath of Christmas

When Christmas is done, the presents all opened, the dinners all eaten, normal life beckons. The question is, for the follower of Christ, what is normal supposed to look like? Joseph’s experience of the aftermath of the first Christmas helps us to reflect on exactly that question with three insights, Find your joy in the right…

Zechariah and Elizabeth

it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you … so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught (Luke 1:3-4) There’s a great need to recover Christmas as an historical fact, too often it seems to have become little more than a beautiful fable, a children’s story…