Jesus gave the “Great Commission” to his disciples at the very end of Matthew’s gospel. Pastor David suggests that this is very much like the covenant language that God used in the Old Testament, such as in today’s sermon text, Isaiah 56:1-8.
Missionaries Bobby and Jenny Mihsill
We had the honor of hosting Bobby and Jenny Mihsill, our Living Link missionaries to Cote d’Ivoire, in worship this week. They preached on Luke 5:1-11 and called us all to join them in following Jesus, who calls us to “fish for people.” Listen to their message here!
God Space: Telling God’s Story
There’s nothing like a well-told story. In this final sermon on the topic of “God Space,” Pastor David challenges us to tell our stories – as part of God’s story. Listen to this message on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.
God Space: Wondering Like Jesus
In Luke 24:13-35, two disciples meet the resurrected Jesus on the road to Emmaus. The story and its structure point to one transformative truth: Jesus is alive! How can we share this living Jesus with others by wondering with them about their spiritual journeys? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon:
The six levels of the chiastic structure found in this Bible story:
God Space: Noticing Where God is At Work
Another strange encounter, this time between Saul and Ananias, points us toward the importance of noticing where God is at work in our lives. Where is the God Space in your life? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Acts 9:1-22.
By the way, the video which Pastor David wanted to show at the end of this sermon can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4
God Space: Creating Room for Spiritual Conversations
Evangelism through relationships and conversations, all within “God space.” Read Acts 8:24-40 and listen to this first sermon in Pastor David’s new series on sharing the love of Jesus with people in natural, everyday encounters.
The Pattern of the World
A couple of weeks ago, on November 1, I preached on Romans 12:1-2. The sermon, part of our series on evangelism, was a call for us to experience deep transformation in Jesus Christ and then to live into the perfect will of God. The sermon led directly into sharing the Lord’s Supper together, an experience of deep transformation in which we encounter the crucified and living Christ in a mysterious, powerful way.
In the sermon’s conclusion, I spoke these two sentences:
The world’s way of living is to ignore the mercy of God and to live for our own comfort and preservation. When we separate ourselves from those who are not like us, we are simply accommodating to the pattern of the world.
I would like to expand on those thoughts with you now. Especially now, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Continue reading
Drawing Near to Jesus
The woman reaches out to touch Jesus’s cloak. Jesus stops in his busy day to look around and see the needs around him. How is the healing story in Mark 5:25-34 related to our work of evangelism? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon, the last in our series on evangelism.
Breaking Free From Spiritual Inertia
Are you busy, or are you a busybody? Are you spiritually active or spiritually inert? What roles do you play in your church? Listen to Pastor David’s message on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.
Avoiding Cultural Accommodation
Mercy: receiving a gift of something good when you deserve something bad. Evangelism is all about diving deep into God’s mercy and allowing his love to overflow into the lives of those around you. Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Romans 12:1-2.