Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 56 views
Jonah 1:1-16 introduces us to a literary masterpiece. It is rich in irony both poetically and theologically. Jonah, a prophet, is commanded to call Nineveh, the seat of Assyrian culture, to repentenance. However, this divine act of mercy was repulsive to the prophet. So we read of the only prophet who ever tried to run from God. His fleeing the presence of God become illogical and suicidal as he endured loving chastisement through a storm that nearly destroyed his boat. As we learn about Jonah, we begin to understand the sinfulness and smallness of people in conrast to the might, wisdom, and mercy of God. We are left considering whether our faith is big enough to consider the mercy of God?
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into…
Aaron Sturgill • Sermon • • 20 views
Stand for the reading of our passage this morning. Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the…
As we remember those who sacrificed their lives for our country, I also think about the families and friends of the fallen. I hear their stories as the watched the transformation of their loved ones from wild teenager to polished soldier. Many young recruits enter the military full of themselves with grand ideas of heroism. they are never the same after the few weeks of boot camp. Isn't that right? One of the areas boot camp tries to reprogram, is our natural reaction of Fight, Flee or Freeze.
Sufficiency of Christ: Book of Ephesians
Those are some mighty big shoes! ______________________________________________________ Walking in the imitation of Christ, walking in His footsteps of love and walking in the light is not an easy thing to do, but it is worth it. We have been called to walk worthy of the calling (Eph4:1) now comes some…
Kenton Church EPC • Sermon • • 1 view
During my undergrad years at Cal State Hayward I read about an experiment to determine if rats would seek out new places of safety when faced with danger. It involved random low-level shocks to the cage and a random "shock free" zone. After a while, instead of seeking a place that was free from the shocks…
James Srodulski • Sermon • • 0 views
Introduction to 1st Peter 1st Peter 1:1-2 Intro: Maybe tell a story of a POW or something here (emphasize great stress and loss of control) Situated at the top of each of our kidneys is a very small body organ called the “adrenal gland.” Each of these glands measures about 2” in diameter and consists…