Sermon for Sunday, February 26, 2023

This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” 20 He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 “Well then, who are you?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?”“No,” he replied.“Are you the Prophet we are expecting?”“No.” 22 “Then who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?”
23 John replied in the words of the prophet Isaiah:   “I am a voice shouting in the wilderness,  ‘Clear the way for the LORD’s coming!’ ”

Sermon for Sunday, February 19, 2023

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

Sermon for Sunday, February 12, 2023

ἀγάπη – agapē is a fascinating word in our New Testament. It is a love like no other.  You see Phileo, from the root word philos is a firmly Greek word that means for one to feel affection for.  Eros is another firmly Greek word that means romantic physical attraction.  Agape is unique as it is a Hellenized Hebrew word, a Hebrew word the Greek began to use.  It’s Aramaic!

Sermon for Sunday, February 5, 2023

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.