Bruce preaches on the meaning and power of the Lord’s Supper in which we receive the Body and Blood of Christ. More than a mere commemoration, Jesus tells us that we receive the Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation when we eat and drink according to his command.
John 6:35-59; Matthew 26:26-30
In his sermon today, Pastor Bruce preaches on the gift of God’s grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. There are many disagreements among Christians when it comes to the “right” age for being baptized. In his message, Bruce helps us understand the actual history of baptism and how these divisions came about. More importantly, this sermon helps us understand what it means to live in the power of God’s love and the promise of his grace.
Pr. Carol Clark focuses on a very central aspect of worship – the Lord’s Supper, also called Holy Communion or the Eucharist. We look at the origin of the Lord’s Supper, its history in Christianity, and the meaning of the Lord’s Supper for us today.
Exodus 12:1-14, Luke 22:7-20
When the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost the church was born and the lives of the believer were changed forever. In today's sermon Pastor Jerry teaches from Acts 2 on how that is as true for us today as it was 2000 years ago.
During the past few weeks, Bruce has been preaching on the real issues that people like Moses, David and Paul had to face. Moses had self-doubts about leading the people of Israel; David faced harsh criticism and many thought he was not fit to be king; and Paul had to be knocked down and blinded for three days before he finally was able to see God’s will for his life. While we honor Mary and learn from her obedience to the plans of God, we should not overlook the initial fear and disbelief she experienced.
Paul the Apostle was not always a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, when his name was Saul he persecuted Christians and had many arrested. Yet God’s grace and power were able to change him and transform his life. God’s grace can do the same for you. In this message, Bruce preaches on the changes that took place in Paul’s life…and how our lives can be changed by the power of the Gospel.
David was harshly criticized. All of us experience criticism from time to time. Sometimes it is fair and accurate…and meant to help. At other times, it is untrue and mean-spirited…and meant to do harm. How do you respond to such criticism? Bruce helps us think and pray about this as we look to the example of David.
Second Samuel 16:5-14
We all experience self doubt from time to time. We may even doubt that God wants to and can use us to share his love and truth. Looking at the self-doubt of Moses and God’s answer to his lack of faith, Bruce helps us understand that we need “God confidence” more than “self confidence” in our daily discipleship.
How important is it to be in genuine community with fellow believers? So important that Jesus modeled it and the first century Church lived it out in the daily rhythm of their life shared, together in Christ. In this sermon Pr. David Breidenbach teaches from examples we have been given in Scripture the importance of maintaining the personal relationship we have been given with God in Christ Jesus and those with whom we share our faith.