Sermons on Growing

Sermons on Growing

Return from Exile

This lesson, delivered on our first Sunday the 151st Street church family returned to worshipping in the building after a long absence due to the coronavirus, explores parallels between our time away and the theme of exile in the Bible as a way of helping us think about our current situation. Luke 4: 16-21

The Way of Jesus

The coronavirus pandemic, its economic fallout, and nationwide protests against police brutality and racial equality have disrupted our country. This lesson considers some of Jesus’ teachings that outline his expectations for the thinking and behavior of his followers, expectations that should shape our response to the issues disrupting our nation.

Dwelling with God

This lesson continues an exploration of King Solomon’s life, considering how he models for us both the look of the growth God desires in our lives as well as the challenges that confront that growth. In particular, this lesson looks at Solomon’s prayer dedicating the temple he built and the attitude of penitent humility it expressed.

Choosing God’s Wisdom

This lesson continues a series considering the story of king Solomon, an individual whose life reveals both the look of growth and the challenges that seek to prevent growth. This lesson will explore Solomon’s request for wisdom from God in 1 Kings chapter three, how that request for God’s wisdom played a role in his growth, and what insights that request offers to us about our own growth.

Groomed to Succeed

This lesson introduces a series considering the story of king Solomon, an individual whose life reveals both the look of growth and the challenges that seek to prevent growth. In particular, this lesson will survey the story of Solomon’s ascension to the throne, showing how his growth as king came from the help he received that enabled him to become king.