“The Kingdom is near” is the title of next week’s sermon. The Gospel of Mark is preoccupied with the Kingdom of God and opens with its declaration of the Kingdom’s centrality in Jesus’ teaching and ministry. This sermon examines the place that Jesus holds in the teaching of the Kingdom and the nature of the
Next Sunday’s sermon is from 1 Samuel 3:1-21 and is about the time that young boy Samuel was awakened by God speaking to him. The sermon aims to look at the subject of hearing. At its foundation, it asks if we are actually listening when God speaks to us. Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 8. Read
We begin 2018 with a sermon about Satan. The big idea of the sermon is that God has conducted a war against Satan, and God has won the war. The text for the sermon comes from 1 Peter 5:8,9, a text about the power we have to resist Satan. Truly, Satan didn’t “make you do
Bev Logue has known Dale Smith since childhood and her attendance at Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp. Dale was a regular at that camp in the early days of its existence. And a family favorite. Bruce has known Dale for a shorter period of time, but has equal regard for Dale. He now cares for a
Isaiah 64 is the text for next Sunday’s sermon, Good News to the Oppressed. We will be continuing the themes we have been exploring from the Prophets, particularly Isaiah in this sermon. Daily Bible Readings: Monday, December 11. Read Ezekiel 34:1-10. 1) What did God have to say to the shepherds or leaders of Israel?
Handel famously included Isaiah 40 his famous oratorio, The Messiah. “Comfort ye my people…” Isaiah told Judah and the people of Jerusalem. “Tell her that her sad days are gone.” What a message. Isaiah 40:1-11 is the text for Sunday’s sermon. Daily Bible Readings: Monday, December 4. Read Psalm 137:1-9. 1) This is a Psalm
The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The Bible readings listed below relate to the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of
An Announcement of Salvation is the title of this week’s sermon, and the text comes from Isaiah 2:1-5. Any Jew living in Israel at the time of Jesus and before was aware of pilgrimage. On different occasions, such as Pentecost or Passover, thousands and thousands of people would stream into Jerusalem from all over the
This week’s sermon comes from Amos 6:1-7 and is entitled “What do you care about?” Amos’ words are addressed to the wealthy people of Jerusalem and concern their callous disregard to the poor and disenfranchised all around them. Daily Bible Reading: Monday, November 20. Read Matthew 13:14-15. 1) What was Jesus’ point when he quoted
Two weeks away from the beginning of Advent! This coming Sunday’s sermon is called, “Let Justice Roll,” and it comes from Amos 5:18-24. This continues the theme of the preaching between now and Christmas. Daily Bible Reading: Monday, November 13. Read Matthew 7:15-20. 1) What does Jesus warn people about in this text? 2) Why?