Sermon Archives

2017-04-09 Blind Bartimaeus

The special day known as Palm Sunday is when Jesus’ Triumphal Entry is remembered and celebrated. Bartimaeus, the whom Jesus healed in Jericho, likely was there waving his palm branch and joining in the celebration. This Palm Sunday message focuses on the healing of Bartimaeus, focusing on the words of Jesus—words that everyone in the world needs to hear: “What do you…

2017-03-26 Spiritual Light and Darkness

The text begins with Jesus seeing a man who was blind from birth; this starts a conversation with the disciples and more controversy with the Pharisees. One, Jesus sees us and knows about our suffering, weaknesses and disabilities. Jesus said, the blindness “happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life” John 9:3b. Healing displays the work of…

2017-03-19 Life through the Living Water

Jesus said in John 4:14, “those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” The woman in this text, to whom Jesus was talking, really wanted this living water. The word for “bubbling” in Greek means ‘a continuous flowing’, and the word “spring” is a natural source,…

2017-02-19 Love Your Neighbor

From Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 5:38-48, Pastor Shawn talks about how to love your neighbor as yourself. Dealing with difficult people and situations are “hot water” experiences that expose what’s really in our hearts. However, when our lives are “steeped” in Christ’s presence, we gradually become more like Him, and His grace overflows out of our lives. God’s grace is always purposeful.…