Sermons on Grace/Mercy

Jonah (2) — How God Calls Us Back

            This past week, beginning Tuesday evening, there was a very important Jewish holiday.  Does anyone here know what it was?  Yom Kippur.  We probably know it better as the Day of Atonement.  That’s the day when the Jewish people remember how they have sinned over the past year and then they seek God’s forgiveness. …

Jonah (1) — Running Away From God

            It is often said that Christianity is a religion of grace, which it certainly is. We talk about grace in our sermons and Bible classes, we sing about grace, and if anyone were to ask us, we certainly believe in grace.  But I want to ask you a question this morning — Have you…

“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. …

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…