What is the church?
If the biblical evidence argues for a congregational polity, that is- the evidence in the NT shows the church as a whole, or the congregation making all the decisions in the church, then were does that leave the authority of the pastor? How can a pastor lead or shepherd the flock, if the flock is the…
Your Pastor's Heart
Psalm 23 in the NKJV A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow…
The book of Psalms is perhaps one of the most beloved books of the Bible by many followers of Jesus Christ. It is full of beauty and wonder, of worship and adoration, of confidence and trust. Of all the psalms in the Bible perhaps none is better known that the 23rd psalm. It is a passage loved by people…
Setting: Jesus is in Jerusalem, at the Feast of Tabernacles. He has been preaching and letting the people know that He is the Light of the World. He is God come in the flesh. He is doing the works of God the Father, and is the great ‘I Am’. The Pharisees and Priests have been opposing Jesus, refusing…
Northbrook 1 Peter
John Janke • Sermon • • 64 views
Read 1 Peter 5:1-5 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let us consider the steadfast love of the Lord. Today brings us to the last chapter of Peter’s letter. In one sense, the chapter and verse divisions of our Bibles are helpful to identify and locate specific writings or portions of the…
Andrew Fuller • Sermon • • 41 views • 13:25
Easter 3C: Uses RCL lectionary texts. Gives fresh meaning to Christ's call to "follow me," and connects this with both the mission of the Church in everyday life and the Eucharistic celebration. Meant as a 10-minute Eucharistic sermon.
Chadwick Haygood • Sermon • • 35 views
Introduction Will you please open your Bible and turn to ? We are coming very near to the end of our study in 1 Peter. My intention is for us to conclude our study next Sunday. When we do, I’m excited to say that we are going to move into a study of the greatest sermon ever recorded: The Sermon on the…
1 Peter: A Living Hope for Holy Living in a Hostile World
What keeps a Christian community, a local church, healthy enough to withstand persecution? - An accountable group of leaders who humbly serve like Christ and a dedicated group of followers who follow like humble servant leaders
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 13 views
This passage is one of the important descriptions of the New Testament office of Pastor. It is interesting because it does not include either the verb or title of teacher/preacher. It also interchangeably uses 3 titles for Pastor: Elder, Shepherd (Pastor), Overseer (Bishop). The Passage provides a clear call for Pastor's to shepherd the church willingly, selflessly serving as overseer's and examples.
After Easter 2020
Let us pray…Speak to us o God. In these moments of reflection, may we open our ears to hear, our eyes to see, and our hearts and spirits to only feel your presence with us this day, Amen. As we begin this morning, I have to admit that I am exhausted…aren’t you? Over the last month, it seems way longer,…
Jesus says, “I, myself, am the Good Shepherd” ( Jn 10:11 ). He is speaking in contrast to the other shepherds—to all other shepherds. There are many shepherds, but there is only one Good Shepherd. In fact, the others are not true shepherds at all. Jesus says they are hirelings. They may look and act…
Rev. Buford Edwards II • Sermon • • 9 views
Jesus Christ is many things. He is the bread of life, the Light of the world, the door to which we enter heaven, the Good Shepherd watching his flock, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Vine, the Resurrection and life, and our eternal hope. All of which is only possible because Jesus sacrficed himself, but also rose again!
Mike Eleveld • Sermon • • 9 views
Don’t Ignore The Form A Davidic psalm. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 8 views
It is common to live with regrets about how we have lived and this is especially true of our parents. We desire to please the Lord with our lives, but the struggle with sin and futility of life leave us wondering have what it takes to please God. What encourages me in this fear is what Hebrews 13:20-21. We often think pleasing God is about us being good enough. But this passage teaches us the opposite. Our pleasing of God is a work of God in our lives. God is the answer to living a life that pleases God.