Sermons on Christian Living

HOPE

↓ Download Service Folder First Wednesday of Advent Titus 2:11-14 11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing…

Hope Trumps Optimism

↓ Download Service Folder First Sunday in Advent Luke 21:25-36 Intro: Are you familiar with the book Utopia? It was written many years ago by a guy named Thomas More.  Utopia is a fictional tale of a made up land where farming was the most sought after occupation.  Where people got along.  Where people knew…

Here We Stand

↓ Download Service Folder First Sunday of End Time Reformation Sunday Daniel 3:16-28 Introduction: Heavenly Father, to you we commend our lives and our spirits, you have saved us, you faithful God. Amen. (A variation of Luther’s deathbed prayer.) Fellow Christians who stand facing the flames.  In Psalm 26 King David writes, “Vindicate me, Lord,…

Let Go and Live

↓ Download Service Folder 21st Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-27 Intro: Are you familiar with the epic poem Dante’s Inferno?  If you’re not, it’s the fictional tale of a man who’s led on a guided tour of hell.  While it’s certainly not inspired Scripture by any means, the 14th century author Dante does have some…

The Lord Receives Sinners

↓ Download Service Folder 19th Sunday after Pentecost James 4:7-10 Introduction: Some time ago, back before I attended MLC.  My pastor at my home congregation and I were working with a prospect member.  She was a younger woman who had come in with her boyfriend, he was a member of our church.  It was a…