EXTRA SERMON – How Not to Be Anxious During an Election

Every so often, I try to share extra sermons on relevant topics that I think are helpful and frankly, better sermons than I could preach. Personally I try to listen to multiple sermons during the week to feed my faith. I find them easier than books often.

Here is a sermon in light of the upcoming election. It will not tell you who to vote for or not to vote for. It will not bash a candidate or bemoan the state of politics. Instead it talks about the biggest elections in Biblical history and what they show us about God and Politics.

Click HERE to watch "How Not to Be Anxious During an Election" by John Ortberg

Click HERE to listen to the Podcast of "How Not to Be Anxious During an Election" by John Ortberg

Pastor John Ortberg is the pastor of a large Presbyterian church in California and the author of a ton of books. His podcast is one of my favorites.

 

 

May 17 – YOUTH SUNDAY

On May 8, 2016, our youth will lead us to worship God and make Jesus famous.

Come ready to be challenged, encouraged, and generally rocked off your feet, spiritually speaking that is. They will help us meditate on three stories of FAITH, and how they are good news for Americans in 2016.

Youth Sunday 2016 Reading Slide

Why do we hand over worship?

Well it was theirs to start with. Our Youth are not the future of the Church; they are the Church. We design worship with them in mind, just as we design it with adults and new comers, so every now and then it’s fun to see what they come up with for our time together.

Moreover, you never discover spiritual gifts if you never get a chance to use them. Pastor Andrew preached for the first time on Youth Sunday 2003 to a church of more than 500 people, and discovered his passion for teaching and gift for communicating God’s Word. How many of our young members have similar gifts for preaching, singing, encouraging, serving, leading worship, or playing music and just don’t yet know it? Pastor Andrew wouldn’t be here if someone hadn’t asked him to try preaching over a decade ago. Youth Sunday could be the day, God calls one of our members into a life of service or it could be the day God uses our young to stir faith in the cold heart of a pre-Christian neighbor.

SERMON – Matthew 1:1-17 – The Snow Globe Kingdom (Part 1)

Matthew 1:1-17 - The Snow Globe Kingdom (Part 1)
Jesus 2 Titles

Preached by Andrew Ruth
Matthew 1:1-17

God's Plan, Jesus' Fulfillment: One Forever King For Everyone

The Son of David

God promised King David that one of his descendants would reign forever and establish justice, peace, mercy, security, and a new covenant for the forgiveness of sins.

The Son of Abraham

God promised Abraham that through his "offspring" all the nations of the earth would be blessed, and Paul says that in Abraham, all the Gentiles have been blessed with salvation by faith in Jesus.

SERMON – John 18 – The Judge is Arrested

 

John 19 - The King is Enthroned
"It is finished."

Pastor Andrew Ruth
March 29, 2015
John 12:12-30
John 19

It is finished     |     Tetelestai     |     τετελέσται

Servants

When a servant completed an assigned task in the assigned manner, she would report, "Tetelestai. It is finished." Jesus is the True Servant who accomplished his Father's will and mission to save humanity.

Priests

If a priest examined a sacrificial lamb and found the animal to be without blemish, he declared, "Tetelestai. It is complete." Jesus is the True High Priest and the True Passover Lamb.

Artists

When an artist stepped back from her sculpture for the final time, she declared, "Tetelestai. It is finished." Jesus' life, death, and resurrection are the consummation of God's grand design for salvation established before the foundations of the earth. 

Debt Collectors

When a debt was paid off in full, the promisory note was marked, "Tetelestai. Paid in full." Jesus is the King who paid the Debt of Sin that we could not pay. He has cancelled out the ledger by nailing it to the tree. 

Prisoners

When a convict completed his sentence or underwent his punishment, his case was marked, "Tetelestai. It is finished." Jesus bore the punishment for all our sins. He was crushed for our iniquities, and the punishment that brought us peace was laid upon him.