The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)

In today’s sermon we come to a familiar parable commonly referred to as “The Pharisee and the Publican”.  In this parable Jesus speaks to those “who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt” (Luke 18:9). The Pharisee In Jesus’ parable, He mentioned that a Pharisee went into the temple toContinue reading “The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)”

The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)

Today we resume our study of the Gospel of Luke.  Our text is found in Luke 18:1-8 and is commonly referred to as “The Parable of the Persistent Widow”.  In this sermon we shall be encourage one another “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1) through persistent and patient prayer.  While some mayContinue reading “The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)”

Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

Today, the second Sunday in May, is a day set aside by former President Woodrow Wilson “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”  For some women here, this is a very joyful day filled with the laughter and fun of family and friends.  For others, today mayContinue reading “Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)”

Vision: Honoring God with our Resources (1 Corinthians 4:7)

The Apostle Paul asked a very thought-provoking question in his letter to the church in Corinth: “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor 4:7).  The answer, of course, is nothing.  Everything we have has been received from God.  He has given and continues to give us everything we have.  All ourContinue reading “Vision: Honoring God with our Resources (1 Corinthians 4:7)”

Vision: Trusting God Through Prayer (Colossians 4:2)

Over the past few weeks we have been discussing our Mission and Vision.  Our Mission—What We Are Called To Do—is to reach and teach for changed lives.  Our Vision—Where We Hope To Go—is that we want to be a community of disciples who love God and love others.  Over the next few Sundays we willContinue reading “Vision: Trusting God Through Prayer (Colossians 4:2)”

Shameless; Persistent; Expectant Prayer (Luke 11:5-13)

Today we continue our sermon series in Luke 11 on the subject of Prayer.  We have learned that prayer is communication with God and that it is an act of worship in which a person communicates with God the Father, through the access provided by God the Son, and by the prompting of God theContinue reading “Shameless; Persistent; Expectant Prayer (Luke 11:5-13)”

Prayers of Submission (Luke 11:2)

Today we continue our sermon series in Luke 11 on the subject of Prayer.  We have learned that prayer is communication with God and that it is an act of worship in which a person communicates with God the Father, through the access provided by God the Son, and by the prompting of God theContinue reading “Prayers of Submission (Luke 11:2)”

Prayers of Praise (Luke 11:2)

Today we continue our sermon series in Luke 11 on the subject of Prayer.  We learned last Sunday that prayer is communication with God and that it is an act of worship in which a person communicates with God the Father, through the access provided by God the Son, and by the prompting of GodContinue reading “Prayers of Praise (Luke 11:2)”