Sermons from June 2019

Salvation Brings Change

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been looking at a couple of men whose lives were changed by an encounter they had with Jesus.  Two weeks ago, we looked at Jairus, the synagogue leader, and we saw that Jesus brings hope when voices around us tell us that there is no hope.              And…

“I Desire Mercy”

            Last week, we talked about Jairus, the father whose 12-year-old daughter passed away from an illness.  And we saw that Jesus brings hope when there is no hope.  We all have times in our lives when we hear this voice that says, “Why bother?”  But then we hear the voice of Jesus who says. …

Hope (Why Bother?)

I’m sure you all heard the story in the news recently about how billionaire Robert F. Smith spoke at the graduation ceremony at Morehouse College and in his speech, said he would pay off the loan debts for all 396 graduates. What an incredible display of grace and love. But Robert Smith was not the…

A Good Lesson From a Bad Example

This morning, I want us to look at one of the parables of Jesus in Luke chapter 16.  In scripture, we have recorded about 40 different parables of Jesus.  This particular parable has to do with money, which isn’t very surprising because over one-third of Jesus’ parables dealt with the topic of money.             In…

Something Good From Something Bad

Over the past several years, we’ve heard a lot about “fake news.” And without meaning to be political, I would simply make the observation that fake news is nothing new.  “Fake news” is simply what happens when something is reported that isn’t true.  Probably the most famous example of this happened in 1948 when the…