March 9, 2020 “To Save the World” This sermon explores the following questions: How should we view what Jesus did? How does redemption move from the individual to the whole world? March 1, 2020 “God’s Gift of Grace” What is grace? And, how should we respond to this wonderful gift? February 16, 2020 “Understanding Righteousness” In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus teaches how to live to increase the chances that a person will not fall into sinful behavior. We should heed his instructions. February 9, 2020 “Jesus As The Embodiment of God’s Law” Jesus affirms the ongoing value of the commandments when, in Matthew 5:17-20, he says that he did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. February 2, 2020 “How to Understand the Beatitudes” When Jesus spoke, his original disciples understood his words as instructions. Those who call themselves “Christians” today should do the same. January 26, 2020 “The Cost of Discipleship” In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus spoke about seeking the kingdom of God before anything else. January 19, 2020 “We Have Found the Messiah” Learn what the prophets said about the wonderful future God has in store for us. January 12, 2020 “To Fulfill All Righteousness” Jesus did what was right, and those who follow him must do likewise in all areas of life. January 5, 2020: “The Promise in Jesus Christ” What do the promises of scripture mean for us in our daily lives? What does it mean to truly “follow Jesus”? December 29, 2019: “The Promised Blessing, Safeguarded” When we find promises in scripture, we must be lulled into thinking that good outcomes are guaranteed apart from our efforts. December 22, 2019: “The Story of Jesus’ Birth” What lessons should we learn about the birth of Jesus? How should it impact our lives? December 15, 2019: “Living Waters Shall Break Forth” What did the words of the prophets and Jesus mean for the people who first heard them? And, what do these words mean for us today? December 1, 2019: “Come, Let Us Go to the Mountain of the Lord” Both Testaments describe the best attitude toward the things of God. November 24, 2019: “The Light of God–For Us!” Isaiah spoke about the nations of the world receiving benefits of the knowledge of God.” November 17, 2019: “We Have a Wonderful Future” Prophets in the Bible show that the future for humankind is better than the present. November 10, 2019: “Stand Firm and Hold Fast” What do these words from the apostle mean? This sermon explores what is most important. November 3, 2019: “Salvation, Now” When is the best time to make positive changes? The answer most of the time is right now! October 27, 2019: “The Power and Promise of Humility” Learn the necessity of remaining humble, remaining teachable, and doing good. October 20, 2019: “Be Persistent in Prayer” This sermon is designed to show the need to seek answers that improve the quality of human life. October 6, 2019: “The Grace Given to Us” This sermon encourages us to show grace toward others the way God shows grace toward us. September 22, 2019: “That All Would Be Saved” This sermon is on the centrality of prayer, with specifics on how one should pray. September 15, 2019: “Kingdom Valuation” The value we assign to things in life helps us correctly seek first the kingdom of God. September 8, 2019: “Joyful Discipleship” According to scripture, the Lord wants us to live in his joy as we follow Jesus’ example. September 1, 2019: “Humility in Action” Humility is not supposed to equal passivity. Learn how humility is expressed in action.