7.17.16 God Inclining Our Heart

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “God Inclining Our Heart” Text: 1 Kings 8:54-61 Main Idea: Every true Christian desires to live a holy life. But the struggle is real. Our first step towards holiness must begin with the heart. We can grow a heart that is “wholly true” (v. 61) since […]

7.10.16 A House of Prayer

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “A House of Prayer” Text: 1 Kings 8:22-53 Main Idea: In today’s passage, we find a detailed account of Solomon’s prayer. Why? To show that the temple is not only a dwelling place of God, but a meeting place with God! For Christians today, this means […]

6.5.16 A Blessed Kingdom

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “A Blessed Kingdom” Text: 1 Kings 3:16 – 4:34 Main Idea: As we witness injustice, corruption, and poverty in the world around us, we are reminded that the systems of this world will fail. We long for a better world. In this extended section, we get […]

5.29.16 The Right Way to Pray

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: The Right Way to Pray Text: 1 Kings 3:1-15 Main Idea: Not all prayers are created equal! James 4:3 warns us, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” King Solomon presents us with a wonderful model of […]

5.22.16 Establishing the Kingdom

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: Establishing the Kingdom Text: 1 Kings 2:1-46 Main Idea: On the surface, Solomon’s actions seem ruthless, like a scene out of “Godfather.” But this is not political expediency. He is carrying out justice and establishing God’s Kingdom. Solomon points us forward to a coming King, who […]

5.15.16 Long Live the King!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “Long Live the King!” Text: 1 Kings 1:1-53 Main Idea: As David was fading, God chose Solomon to be the next king of Israel. Everyone, including Adonijah, needed to bow before God’s choice. In our own day, God has given us the King of Kings, Jesus […]

5.8.16 Blind, But Now I See

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “Blind, But Now I See!” Text: Mark 10:46-52 Main Idea: Why does our approach to Jesus lack energy? We are in stark contrast to Bartimaeus, who cries out, throws off his cloak, and falls down at Jesus’ feet! It could be that there’s something deficient in […]

5.1.2016 A True Servant

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: A True Servant Text: Mark 10:32-45 Main Idea: Last week, we saw a rich, young man walk away from the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ own disciples wouldn’t miss it, would they? But we see in today’s passage that they don’t understand it at all! The Kingdom […]

4.24.16 How Difficult It Is

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “How Difficult It is!” Text: Mark 10:17-31 Main Idea: In modern evangelicalism, there exists an “easy believism.” Just believe! Just say a simple prayer, shed a few tears, get baptized, and… Viola! You’re in! But Jesus teaches how difficult it is to enter his Kingdom… in […]

4.17.16 Like a Child

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Sermon Title: “Like a Child” Text: Mark 10:13-16 Main Idea: What does it mean to be a Christian/disciple/follower of Jesus? We’ve examined this question before, but Jesus brings it up again. This time, people are bringing children to be blessed and the disciples are blocking them. Jesus rebukes […]