Sermons on “Faithfulness”
Moses was excluded from setting foot in the Promised Land because he supported God’s end goals yet was unwilling to follow the means God commanded to get to those ends. Moses trusted in his own strength and wisdom to achieve the end result that he believed God wanted. God desires for His people to follow God’s means and ways and allow for God to accomplish His goals by his wisdom and strength.View Sermon
The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego has inspired countless martyrs to remain faithful to their convictions in the face of horrific persecution. Yet, the faithfulness of God must be seen as the central focus in this story. We can remain faithful, because we know that God will remain faithful to us through it all.View Sermon
By looking at the parable of the prodigal son, Kim shows that the kingdom of God is not structured around boundary lines that designate who’s in and who’s out. Instead, the kingdom is centered on Christ, and individuals are to be oriented not toward boundary lines, but toward Jesus. As these false boundary lines are erased, loving relationships can be experienced by individuals who may not have the same beliefs or lifestyle. This love is
reflective of God’s generous and forgiving nature portrayed in the parable through the father’s love for his two imperfect sons.
Josias makes the point that Jesus did not simply make a new law. The context surrounding Jesus’ teaching on the Law points to the fact that what Jesus taught and enacted was far different from and far greater than the Mosaic law.View Sermon
Chris Senkler shows how the people who praised “Hosanna” and hailed Jesus as the coming king may be the very ones who later shouted, “Crucify him!” Like them, we find ourselves to be deeply complex characters within the covenant story, characters whose unredeemed motives, desires, and passions all too often drive our behavior and actions.View Sermon