Sermons from August 2021

The War of the Roses

In the 1980’s comedy, The War of the Roses, Barbara and Oliver Rose go from marital bliss to all out war. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual story in America today. The average length of a marriage in the United States is currently 8.2 years. How does a couple go from the marriage altar to divorce court in less than 10 years? While there are many answers to this question, one sure way is by fighting the wrong enemy. Join…

Jerry Maguire

“You complete me.” These three words are not only the most famous line from the hit movie, Jerry Maguire, they capture the expectations of many who long for a romantic relationship that will make them feel whole. But can two halves really make a person whole? Join us for part two of Ever After where we discuss God’s surprising intention behind marriage and the true source of wholeness. Marriage Myth #2: The Jerry Maguire Myth Marriage is meant to make…

Great Expectations

The happy couple returns from their honeymoon and begins to unpack their bags. As soon as the bags are emptied, the happy couple begins to discover that this wasn’t what they’d expected. Those bags were full of expectations they’d each collected over a lifetime; expectations their spouse may be unwilling or unable to meet. Join us for part one of Ever After… where we explore the myth of great expectations and learn what Jesus taught us to do with them.  Marriage Myth #1: The Myth of Great Expectations Expectation: A hope, dream, or desire  (conscious or unconscious, spoken or unspoken) that something will happen or…

Making Waves

It has been over 2,000 years since the earthly ministry of Jesus, and yet, He is still the single most well-known individual in human history. The enormous ripple effects of His life, death, and resurrection have washed over successive generations and have expanded across the planet. Join us for the final message in Ripple Effects where we explore how Jesus’ followers can continue to make waves for generations to come. Passage (read it): Acts 8:26-40 Principle (know it): Sharing my…

A Sign of Belonging

Initiation rites are a part of many organizations and institutions. For example, a wedding is a kind of initiation rite into marriage. People joining sororities or fraternities often participate in a selection and initiation process known as “rush.” Every president of the United States has stood with his hand on a Bible and sworn an oath of office that signifies his initiation into the presidency. Join us for part three of Ripple Effects to learn how baptism is a sign…