“…devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching…” (1 Tim. 4:13)
[Sermon for Palm Sunday, April 5] John 20:19-29–An examination of the reasons for doubt–which can be right, or wrong reasons. Thomas exemplified both the right and the wrong reasons for doubting. This message examines the basic nature of doubt, and the nature of saving faith.
John 20:11-16–“Whom are you seeking?” asked by Jesus of Mary Magdalene as she lingered at the empty tomb. A profound question: what moves us? Over what loss are we grieving? Who do we miss? What are we looking for? Mary was weeping for good reason: she missed Jesus. Our hearts should long for Him.
Luke 24:38–“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Asked by Jesus of the disciples gathered in the upper room after He had rebuked them for their unbelief. In this message, Pastor Wick addresses the common reasons for unbelief.
Mark 15:44-16:3–What we think is true, based on our limited human experience and earthly perspective, is usually contradicted by the realities of the spiritual realm. The situation at the tomb on the first Easter is only one of many examples of this is Scripture. What do we need to do in light of the spiritual…
Ephesians 4:7-16–God has provided the means to attain unity and maturity in the church through gifts of ministry offices in the church. Through the exercise of these gifts, the church builds itself up in love, grows to spiritual maturity, and achieves unity in diversity.
Ephesians 4:4-6–The theological basis of unity is found in these things God has provided: one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all. Let’s commit to keeping unity in the church.
Ephesians 4:1-3–On the basis of all that God has done, we are to walk worthy of our calling. Our calling is from this sinful world to spiritual promises. Walking worthy requires humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, and eagerness to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 3:14-21–Paul prayed for the church because of the challenge of the radical changes Christ’s work of reconciliation brought about. Paul requested for the church spiritual strength, spiritual depth, spiritual comprehension, and spiritual fulfillment. Let’s pray these blessings for one another as well.
Ephesians 3:1-13– In this passage, Paul expounds upon what “the mystery” is, how God revealed it, why it is important, and what it means to us.
Ephesians 2:11-22–Having explained the “how” and “why” of salvation in Ephesians 2:8-10, Paul moves on to explain how salvation was made effective for both Jews and Gentiles–two classes of people believed to be irrevocably divided.