Scripture: Amos 5: 18-24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Matthew 25: 1-13
Sermon: Show Up Oily, or at Least be on Time
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:9
But the wise replied, ‘No! There will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
Scripture: Revelation 7: 9-17, Psalm 34, 1 John 3: 1-3, Matthew 5: 1-12
Sermon: From the Inside Looking Out
Sermon Text: 1 John 3:2-3
Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Scripture: Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36
Sermon: The Gel Pen
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 31:33-34
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Scripture: Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96:1-9, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22
Sermon: Walk Toward the Light or the Dark
Sermon Text: Matthew 22:22
When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
Scripture: Isaiah 25:1-9, Psalm 23, Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14
Sermon: The Wedding Invitation
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:8-9
Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’
Scripture: Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:7-15, Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-46
Sermon: But, Lord, I am Already Broken
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:43-44
Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”
Scripture: Ezekial 18:1-4, 25-32, Psalm 25:1-9, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 23:21-32
Sermon: God, I Changed My Mind
Sermon Text: Matthew 21:28-31a
“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?”They said, “The first.”
Scripture: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20
Sermon: Two or Three or More in My Name
Sermon Text: Matthew 18:19-20
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
Scripture: Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
Sermon: I Deny Myself
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:24-25
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
Scripture: Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
Sermon: Revelation: An Act of God
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:16-17
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.