sermons Category

Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Mission – 10.11.15

There is a beautiful paradox in these words of the apostle Paul. He is telling the Corinthian Christians, “I would rather die than let you take away my right to give up my rights! The greatest right I have is the right to give up my rights!”– Ray Stedman When in the last century Hudson […]

Read More

Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Limits – 10.4.15

You can listen or watch the sermon here.

Read More

Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Contentment – 9.27.15

This task of showcasing God is so fundamental to what I have been made for that I will not figure myself out very well unless I make it a priority. I find myself, in other words (and ironically), only as I make ‘finding myself’ less important than finding and showcasing God.– Charles Drew, A Journey […]

Read More

Sermon Quotes – 9.20.15

This past Sunday I found myself preaching one of the trickiest texts I’ve ever had to navigate. 1 Corinthians is fun like that. As daunting as it was, I’m also really grateful to be able to teach through a book of the Bible like 1 Corinthians. It raises so many questions that are both timely […]

Read More

You Help Preach Sermons

A few weeks ago, while preaching a sermon about listening to sermons, I quoted Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the power and importance the people have who are sitting in the pews (or in our case, black folding chairs). Your very presence is part of the sermon. You being there has an impact. I don’t know if […]

Read More

Sermon Quotes and Scripture – Liturgy of Sabbath – 9.6.15

YHWH is a Sabbath-keeping God, which fact ensures that restfulness and not restlessness is at the center of life. YHWH is a Sabbath-giving God and a Sabbath-commanding God. Sabbath becomes a decisive, concrete, visible way of opting for and aligning with the God of rest.– Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance So imagine, says Moses at […]

Read More

The Message Most of Us Think We Don’t Need to Hear (including myself)

As a pastor I’ve had people come to me to confess that they struggle with almost every kind of sin. Almost. I cannot recall anyone ever coming to me and saying, “I spend too much money on myself. I think my greedy lust for money is harming my family, my soul, and people around me.” […]

Read More