July 2019

“When Fear Attacks”

Philippians 4:4-9 New International Version (NIV) Final Exhortations 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will […]



“An Invitation to Believe”

Luke 24:36-49 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples 36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at […]



June 2019

“No Worries”

Matthew 6:25-34 New International Version (NIV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or […]



“The God Who Comes Near”

Judges 6:7-16 New International Version (NIV) 7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 9 I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand […]



“Removing Fear From Our Life”

Matthew 28:16-20 New International Version (NIV) The Great Commission 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make […]



“When It’s Hard to Trust”

Genesis 15:1-6 New International Version (NIV) The Lord’s Covenant With Abram 15 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram.     I am your shield,     your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childlessand the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram […]



“In Over Your Head?”

Matthew 14:22-33 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Walks on the Water 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and […]



May 2019

“Afraid of God?”

1 John 4:13-18 New International Version (NIV) 13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives […]



“Facing Up to Fear”

1 John 4:13-18 New International Version (NIV) 13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives […]



“A Mother’s Day Sermon”

Luke 8:19-21 New International Version (NIV) Jesus’ Mother and Brothers 19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothersare standing outside, wanting to see you.” 21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are […]