A Compassionate Jesus

Dan Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Luke 5:12-16

Many things can be said be said about our savior and Luke 5:12-16 tells of a Jesus that looks on a leper with compassion. Jesus who is holy and perfect has a love for those that are outcast and lonely and we are to have that same compassion.

Add. Ref.: Mark 1:42-43

How to Be Great (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Mark 10:35-45

Aspiration to be great in the Kingdom of God isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it might even be a righteous aspiration. However, the approach is unconventional, and requires a deep humility that drives out any aspiration for the purpose of self-advancement.

Add. Ref.: Mark 11:15-18

God Our Father

Tom Joyce – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

While no one argues that God transcends gender, is it right to dismiss the many references to God as Father simply because it makes us uncomfortable or doesn’t fit out agenda?  In this sermon, we look at several passages that give us a glimpse of the One to whom we pray “Our Father.”

How to Be Great (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Mark 10:35-45

It must have come as a surprise to Jesus and the rest of the disciples when James and John approach Him about sitting in the highest positions of honor on His throne, just after He offered another disconcerting excursus on His suffering and death. Jesus doesn’t deny that such positions exist, but they come at a great price.

Add. Ref.: Acts 12:1-2

Renewing Your Mind

Paul Davies – PM Sermon

Scripture: Romans 12: 1-2

The Bible clearly instructs us to “Renew Our Mind”. It is a scriptural imperative. But where do we begin? How do we go about changing how and what we think about, especially as a new believer? God not only gives us the command to renew our minds but also provides the “way” and the “how” to do it. His Word provides the subject matter, the methodology, and the outcomes we can expect. We can no longer think in the ways non-believers think. We must learn the character and nature of God as expressed in His Son and the disciplines and practices of reading, studying and meditating in His Word in order to change our attitudes and actions.

Add. Ref.: Rom. 7:14-25; 12:9-12; 1 Cor. 1:10; 2 Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:2; 4:8; 1 Pet. 1:13

Sacrifices: Temporal and Eternal

Greg Lynch – AM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

This sermon by Greg Lynch takes a cursory look at sacrifices in both the Old and New Testaments, but especially emphasizes those found in the Old, providing background on what a covenant actually is and dealing with the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants, and reviewing the three aspects of the Mosaic Law (the moral, the civil, and the ceremonial). The lesson considers a definition of the term “type,” and then methodically proceeds through an examination of the types of Christ found in the tabernacle and its furniture, the Levitical and Melchizedekian priesthood, and the temporal offerings in Israel’s sacrificial system, finally pointing toward the “eternal sacrifice” of Christ.

Sermon Resources: PowerPoint Slides

Eschatology: God’s View

Dan Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

Believe it or not, studying Eschatology in Scripture can be clear to those that study scripture accurately. Not only is it good for us to read it, but we are commanded to study it and it can bring joy and peace to our lives.

An Expected Unexpected Entry

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Mark 10:32-34

In this account, Jesus again tells of His upcoming death, burial, and resurrection. Here He gives even further and possibly surprising detail, but it is not so much Jesus’ message that strikes fear into the heart of His followers, but His resolve.

Add. Ref.: Psalm 22:6-8; Matthew 27:39-43; Isaiah 50:5-6; 50:4, 7, 10-11