Sermons

Prayer Under Pressure | 2 Thessalonians 1 |
What do you say to someone suffering for following Jesus? What do you pray for them? In this message from 2 Thessalonians 1, we hear how Paul, through his prayers, encourages a church facing persecution. Outline A Church Born in a Hurry (2 Thess 1:1-2; Acts 17) What do you pray for (part 1)? (vv3-4) Is God’s judgment right? (vv5-10) What do you pray for (part 2)? (vv11-12)

When the King Comes | Zechariah 14 |
Will history always keep repeating? In this message from Zechariah 14 we hear the great, but stern, promise of the end of history—which is all about Jesus. Outline From War to Worship, Hostility to Holiness War (vv1-2) Rescue (vv3-5) New Creation (vv6-11) Judgment (vv12-15) Worship (v16) and Judgment (vv17-19) Holiness (vv20-21) The Day God Stood on the Mountain John 7:37-39; 8:12 Mark 11:22-25 Revelation 22:1-5

Good News Day? | Zechariah 12-13 |
Do you want the good news or the bad news? In this message from the final prophecy in Zechariah we hear the good news of God’s salvation coming through suffering. Outline The Day of Suffering and Salvation The Day of Piercing and Striking (12:9-13:1; 13:7-9) Looking on the one who was pierced (Mark 14:27; John 19:37; Revelation 1:7)

Rejecting God’s Shepherd | Zechariah 11 |
Can you imagine rejecting good leaders and following bad? It’s actually not all that uncommon. In this message from Zechariah 11, we hear the danger of rejecting Jesus, God’s good shepherd. Outline The abused flock (10:2; 11:4-5) … who detest the good shepherd (11:6-14) The foolish shepherd (11:15-17) The rejected Shepherd (Matthew 26:14-16; 27:3-10)

The Lowly King Comes | Zechariah 9-10 |
When Jesus enters Jerusalem on a ‘young donkey,’ what do you see? When Jesus is on the cross, what do you see? In Zechariah 9-10, we’re taken behind the scene to see how these seemingly unimpressive moments reveal the glory of Christ. Outline Look at this man on a donkey (John 12:12-14) Look at this man on a cross (John 19) Seeing behind the scene (Zechariah 9-10) Look to Jesus!

Complete in Christ | Romans 8:33-37 |
Without Christ we have nothing but in Christ we have everything. Outline Because of Christ crucified Because of Christ risen Because of Christ exalted Because of Christ interceding

Preach Christ | Philippians 1:12-25 |
What is your reason for life? Your number one motivation? Outline The Gospel is Spread Two Ways Two Motives for Preaching Paul’s Goal to Exalt Jesus Paul’s Choice of Life Rather than Death

Seek Christian Maturity | Philippians 1:1-11 |
How do we find joy and grow in spiritual maturity in the Christian life? Outline Introduction (vv1-2) Four reasons for joy (vv3-8) Four part prayer for spiritual growth (vv9-11)

From Fake Fasting to True Feasing | Zechariah 7-8 |
What does fake ‘religion,’ fake ‘devotion’ to God look like? And how do we see genuine love of God? In this message from Zechariah 7-8, we hear God’s stinging rebuke and yet astounding promises to his people. Outline Is sadness no more? (7:1-3) Pure religion (7:4-14) Sadness no more! (Chapter 8)

The Light Shine in the Darkness | John 8:12-30 |
Where is there light in our dark world? In this message from John 8, we hear Jesus’ astounding claim that he is the light of the world. Hope isn’t found in ‘religion’ or success, but in looking at Jesus, the light. Outline The Light of the world (v 12) The Darkness of the world (v 13-30) Those living in darkness judge Jesus by human standards Those living in darkness do not know God Those living in darkness will die in darkness Where we see the light