Sermons from March 2024

Sermons from March 2024

Good News

Acts 8:26-35–Millions worldwide pause every Easter to commemorate Jesus’ death and resurrection. They celebrate the gruesome murder of an innocent man because they understand his death offers a love-motivated sacrifice on their behalf, granting them release from a debt they could never pay. Good reasons support that perception of Jesus’ death as a celebratory event. For example, Luke uses the phrase “good news” at Jesus’ birth to describe the salvation he would provide (Luke 2:8-12). The idea of “good news”…

Shepherds and Sheep: Elders’ Expectations of the Church

Hebrews 13:17–A simple survey of the number of books about leaders and leadership indicates our recognition of the critical place leaders occupy. Good leaders unify, organize, and inspire people, while poor leaders create confusion, tension, and frustration. While the Bible agrees with our assessment of leaders’ importance, God applies a different set of expectations than those commonly used in the world (cf. Matthew 20:20-28). We have been talking about leadership because, three weeks ago, our elders announced the beginning of…

Shepherds and Sheep: The Church’s Expectation of Elders

1 Peter 5:1-4– A simple survey of the number of books about leaders and leadership indicates our recognition of the critical place leaders occupy. Good leaders unify, organize, and inspire people, while poor leaders create confusion, tension, and frustration. While the Bible agrees with our assessment of leaders’ importance, God applies a different set of expectations than those commonly used in the world (cf. Matthew 20:20-28). We are talking about leadership because, two weeks ago, our elders announced the beginning…

Shepherds and Sheep: God’s Expectation of Elders

1 Peter 5:1-4–A simple survey of the number of books about leaders and leadership indicates our recognition of the critical place leaders occupy. Good leaders unify, organize, and inspire people, while poor leaders create confusion, tension, and frustration. Last week, our elders announced the beginning of a search for additional elders, the leaders Paul wrote who belong among the gifts Jesus gave the church “to equip [it] for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of…