This sermon included Pastor Steve taking time to create an illustration for the sermon. Because of copyright restrictions, the music played during the sermon cannot be included. A brief skit called “Undercover Praying” was performed just before the sermon.
The essence of human relationships in the deep desire to know another and to be known for who we really are.. Even greater is to know that God knows us fully as we will one day know God fully.
Paul deals with misunderstandings about the Jewish law and the Christian doctrine of grace. The tension between law and grace exist even today in the church.
The Apostle Paul helps us see the benefits of suffering.
The story of Doubting Thomas shows that doubt is a natural and inescapable part of our faith journey.
In Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son we tend to focus on the sins of the younger son but the elder brother was also “lost” in a different but equally destructive way.
In our scripture passage Paul emphasizes that Christ’s resurrection is the model for our own future resurrection.
Christmas has no meaning without the cross.
In a world full of hatred and division, scripture tells us that love is the answer.
From a Hershey Chocolate factory to a potter’s workshop, modern and ancient metaphors help us understand that God seeks to remold and make us to be perfect — the perfect kiss.