Sermon Archives

Mark Howard
December 10, 2017

The King to the Rescue

The King to the Rescue

Life can sometimes feel like one big game of “Survivor” – has God just left us to ourselves in a world full of personal, social and global challenges? The good news of Matthew 1:18-25 is that God hasn’t abandoned us. In Jesus, God has come to the rescue!

November 19, 2017

Rescued by the Son

Rescued by the Son

This morning we had the privilege of ordaining Dave Royes to serve as a campus minister with DiscipleMakers. In Ephesians 1:7-10 we consider why it is so important for Dave (and every one of us) to keep preaching the good news of Christ.

November 12, 2017

Chosen by the Father

Chosen by the Father

Do you consider yourself blessed? If you are a Christian, in Ephesians 1:3-14 we discover why you should! This week we step back and look at the big picture – God has a big plan to make us his blessed people.

November 5, 2017

The Self-forgetful Life

The Self-forgetful Life

In Matthew 5:38-48, the Lord of Love teaches us how and who to love. Last week we considered love’s all-enduring reaction (38-42). This week we discover love’s all-embracing reach as Jesus calls us to love even our enemies.

October 29, 2017

The Self-giving Life

The Self-giving Life

As God’s children, how should we respond when people treat us badly? In Matthew 5:38-42, Jesus teaches us to meet hostility with grace – something he has done supremely for us when he died to save us.

October 15, 2017

The Faithful Life

The Faithful Life

One aspect of life in which we experience our fallenness most acutely is in the realm of love, sex and marriage. In Matthew 5:27-32, Jesus spells out God’s purpose for us in this area. By His Spirit, Jesus helps us to be faithful and reflect the faithful love he has shown us as his disciples.

October 8, 2017

The God-Approved Workman

The God-Approved Workman

As we celebrate the ordination and installation of our assistant pastor, we consider Paul’s God-breathed instructions to Timothy about what it means to seek God’s approval rather than the approval of other people.

October 1, 2017

The Peaceful Life

The Peaceful Life

“Thou shalt not murder” – it’s a commandment that receives almost universal recognition. But what does it imply? Is God content so long as we don’t kill one another? In Matthew 5:21-26, Jesus shows that the implications of this commandment are far deeper and wider than we expect. God isn’t just concerned murder but about […]

September 24, 2017

The Lawful Life

The Lawful Life

Having spelled out the Christian’s character and calling, Jesus begins to address our conduct – helping us grasp the relationship between Law and Grace and how what he has come to do relates to the Old Testament.

September 10, 2017

The Upside-Down Life

The Upside-Down Life

In the beatitudes, Jesus reveals the kind of character God looks on with favor. It’s a very different profile from the one we usually value.

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