May 24th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 1 Peter 4 and 5, in which the apostle tells his readers to rejoice in their sufferings, and John 17, in which Jesus prays for his disciples just before his arrest. There is Good News for sufferers: you are never alone, and your battle is already won in Christ.
1 Peter 1, 1 Peter 5, John 17
May 17th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 17, in which Paul preaches to the Athenians in the Areopagus. Their urge to worship, he says, is correct...it's just aimed in the wrong direction. Paul gives them the name to worship: Jesus Christ, the one who was raised from the dead for the sins of the world.
May 10th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 7, in which Stephen is martyred, and John 14, in which Jesus claims to be the way, the truth, and the life. How do we respond when we hear that there is a God, and that we're not him? We can put our fingers in our ears, or we can repent and beg for a savior. The Good News is that Jesus, that savior, is always there for us.
Acts 7, John 14
May 3rd, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on John 10, in which Jesus refers to himself both as an open gate and a good shepherd. What Jesus is teaching us is that he's everything to us, and he is the source of our safety.
April 26th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 1 Peter 1, in which the people are told that an impartial God will inspire "reverent fear." Our God, though, is both impartial (judging everyone fairly) and partial (loving only his righteous son). The Good News is that Jesus has covered us by his sacrifice for us, and for the sins of the world.
1 Peter 1
April 19th, 2020
The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Acts 2, in which Peter preaches the first sermon after the resurrection. In just a few sentences, Peter tells the whole story of Christianity: God is glorious, we are grave sinners, and yet, we have a grand grace, on account of Christ, which saves us.
April 17th, 2020
Using Sally Lloyd-Jones' THE JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE, Pastor Nick and Patrick share a devotion about God's two attributes: his holiness and goodness, but also his grace and mercy. Because of our sin, God's holiness is actually bad news for us. Thankfully, his mercy has provided a rescuer, Jesus Christ.
April 15th, 2020
Using Sally Lloyd-Jones' THE JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE, Pastor Nick and Hazel share a devotion about the human urge to make something of ourselves and how God stops us in our tracks. But finally, they remind us that God redeems us, and helps us to praise his name.