Sermons tagged with ‘love’

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Broken Reflections: Broken Relationships

We are so quick to point out the faults in others, especially as it gives us a beneficial leg-up or increase in personal well-being. But Jesus refuses to engage with those who skew the Biblical word for personal gain. On which side of the proverbial line in the sand do you stand?

Broken Reflections: Broken Neighborhood

It’s one thing to know the biblical text. It’s another to be willing to follow it without question. How often do we engage in theological debate simply to avoid share love with those we choose to hate?

Gifting Christmas Presence: Christmas Eve

The celebration of Christmas is about a reminder that the world today does not need a new savior. We have a Savior, and he doesn’t live in a gold-adorned high-rise.

Gifting Christmas Presence: Give More

Jesus is God’s material gift to humanity even still today. What if we used this giving model for our giving to others at Christmas?

Making a Place for Everyone (State of the Church)

At the call of the prophet in Isaiah 51, today we receive a State of the Church report, where we look back to see from where we have come, to look around and acknowledge where we are today, and to hear the vision of what God may have in store for us in the future.

One Humanity, Under God

The witness of God’s will in the life of Jesus Christ proves God’s love for all humanity, regardless the color of their skin, their perceived or expressed gender or sexual identity, their faith or lack thereof, their country of origin or their country of citizenship.

Wesley on Romans: The Original, Nature, Properties, and Use of the Law

There is an ancient debate in the religious community that pits the law against God’s grace. Which is more important? Is the law still important given Christ’s sacrifice? John Wesley tackles these hard questions in this sermon.

Wesley on Romans: God’s Love to Fallen Man

We should not blame God for Adam’s sin; instead, we should bless God for using that singular act to lay the framework for the witness of truth and love through the sacrifice of the Son of God.

Irrational Gospel: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin is, in short, not only absent from the Biblical word, it’s antithetical to faithful living according to the teachings of Scripture, and it should be expunged from our vocabulary.

Maintaining a Singular Focus on Christ


What’s your picture of God? Your relationship with God is always mediated by your mental picture of God. So your love and passion for God will never outrun the beauty of your picture of God. The beauty of your transformation will never outrun the beauty of your picture with God.