Sermons by Gary Lee Webber

Reverse Order

Have you ever had a ticket for an event, but been unable to get to that event on time? It is possible to have access to something without taking the opportunity your access affords. Join us for part 4 of The Great Reversal where we explore how Jesus reverses the order for those awaiting access to His Kingdom. Passage: Luke 13:22-30  Principles: Access: There is one way in, and everyone must pass that way.  Opportunity: The opportunity is available to…

Reversing the Curse

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the need? Have you ever felt hopeless because the obstacles just seemed too big to overcome? Have you ever thought, “What difference can one person make?” Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He not only reversed the curse of sin and brokenness, He invited His followers to do the same. But exactly how are we supposed to do that? Join us for part 3 of The Great Reversal where we will learn three important questions we must…

Reverse Course

If you’ve ever missed an exit ramp on an interstate, then you know the frustration of driving in the wrong direction just to get to an exit that will allow you to turn around. When Jesus calls us to follow Him, He is calling us to reverse course. Join us for part two of The Great Reversal where we will explore the need, motivation, and results of living life in reverse.  Passage: Luke 13:1-9 & 31-35  Principles: The Need for…

Reversal of Fortunes

Everyone loves a good rags-to-riches story. The poor high school athlete who gets a big scholarship to college,  and later goes pro, the kid from a small town who makes it big in Hollywood, or the single mom who successfully launches a multi-million-dollar business from her kitchen table. These stories inspire us to believe that our lives can change for the better. Jesus’ entire ministry was based on great reversals. Everywhere He went, He reversed people’s lives — restoring sight…

V-E Day!

May 8, 1945, is known as Victory in Europe or V-E Day. That is the date that allied forces defeated the Nazi war machine bringing an end to WWII in Europe. For 77 years, Europe remained free from military conflict, but that call came to a sudden end in 2022 with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These tragic events serve to remind us that permanent peace remains elusive. No political, military or diplomatic efforts have been able to produce a permanent…

The Battle of Golgotha

In his book, The Art of War, the great Chinese general Sun Tzu admonished his readers to “know thy enemy.” What is true in human warfare is also true in spiritual warfare. Join us for part 6 of Revolution where we take a deeper look at the enemy, how he was defeated, and the aftermath of his defeat. Passage: Ezekiel 28:1-19 & Revelation 12 Principles: Satan was not, is not, and never will be ___ __________. He was an ____________________…

Standby

“The end of days” sounds like the name of a dystopian Hollywood blockbuster, but it is a term frequently used in the Bible to describe the culmination of God’s redemptive work on earth. Join us for part five of Revolution as we consider Jesus’ teaching on what will happen, when it will happen, and what we need to do to be ready.  Passage: Luke 12:35 59 Principles: Four Responses to the Master’s delay: ____________ __________________ (Luke 12:42-44) ____________ __________________________ (Luke…

The Counterinsurgency

A counterinsurgency is an effort to overthrow a power that has taken control of a region or territory. In a world filled with war and violence, we have seen numerous insurgencies and counterinsurgencies throughout history. None compare, however, to the counterinsurgency Jesus launched 2,000 years ago. Join us for part four of Revolution where we will learn how Jesus shut down religion and launched a Revolution!  Passage: Luke 11:29-12:12 Principles: Jesus did not come to start a ________; He came…

Battle Lines

Few people like to be presented with an ultimatum. In a culture that resists the idea of absolute truth, the idea that something is either “true or false” is increasingly unpopular. But even a brief survey of the Bible reminds us that God often presents us with ultimatums. Join us for part 3 of Revolution where we will explore the battle lines between good and evil and the choice we all must make. Passage: Luke 11:14-28 Principles: There is no…

The Incursion

The cosmic battle to save human souls and restore God’s creation took a significant turn at the manger in Bethlehem. It was there that God secretly invaded the enemy’s territory and began the revolution. Jesus assembled a team of followers who began claiming territory for the Kingdom and casting out the enemy. Join us for part 2 of Revolution where we explore the incursion of earth by the forces of heaven and what that means for those of us who…

Cross Perspectives

The crucifixion of Jesus is the pivotal event in history. But what exactly happened on the cross that day?  Why does the death of one man, nearly two thousand years ago, still elicit complete devotion from some and derision from others? How did an instrument of torture and death become the single most popular icon in architecture, jewelry, and art? Join us for a series exploring the crucifixion of Jesus and the revolution it began.  For the word of the…

Praying With Jesus

The words of the Lord’s Prayer are perhaps the most recited in all of human history. But what exactly is the Lord’s Prayer? Jesus offered these words as a template for prayer and a pattern for understanding our relationship with God. Join us for the final message in Fully Devoted as we learn to pray like Jesus.  Passage: Luke 11:1-13 Principle: To live like Jesus lived, we must pray like Jesus. Practice: Know God Our Hallowed Father More reliable than our closest…