The Greatest Wedding of All

In the Parable of the Wedding Feast, Jesus tells a story about a king and some ungrateful guests to teach a basic but important lesson about salvation. In this sermon, we explore that lesson by looking at the four major parts of the story Jesus told. Text = Matthew 22:1-14 To view the bulletin, please…

The Impressive Patience of God

In the parable of the wicked tenants, Jesus vividly portrays what Peter tells us in 2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord “is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” In this sermon, we consider the impressive patience of God and the consequences of imposing on His impressive patience.…

Showdown in the Temple

“Who do you think you are?” That’s what an official delegation from the Sanhedrin wanted to know from Jesus. “By what authority are you doing these things,” they demanded, “and who gave you this authority?” In this sermon, we take a look at how Jesus answered their question and consider what the unrivaled authority of…

A Report Card from the King

A lot of things happen in Matthew 21:12-22. First Jesus goes to the Temple. Then He confronts a bunch of merchants. Then He heals a bunch of people. Then He has another confrontation, this time with some religious leaders. Then He curses a fig tree. Then He caps it all off by talking about moving…

A Most Meaningful Ride

Palm Sunday in October? Well, not exactly. But this sermon does bring us to the beginning of what we often call “Holy Week” – the last few days of Jesus’ earthly ministry before He went to the cross on our behalf. And while this may be an “Easter passage” in our minds, the message of…

An Eye-Opening Encounter

“I once was lost, but now am found, T’was blind but now I see.” We meet two men in this passage who would have definitely appreciated those lyrics from “Amazing Grace.” In this sermon we will examine how Jesus opened the eyes of two blind men and consider what this miracle teaches us about our…

The Lord of Pots & Pans

Most people would like to be great at something. It doesn’t have to be everything. But we’d like to be really good at something – whether its having the best free throw or the best muscle car or the best flower bed. And as long as we keep it in perspective, those sorts of ambitions…

Equalizing Grace

“That’s not fair!” We’ve all said those words one time or another. But have you ever said them to God? If you have (…and it’s okay if you have), the parable of the vineyard owner has some help to offer. In this passage, we consider two characteristics of God’s extravagant, equalizing grace. Text = Matthew…