Gospel: The True Reward

For our sermon today, Pastor Mike opens up about his life under a brutal dictatorship in Ghana.  Pastor Mike saw corruption and oppression everywhere, but the officer core seemed to do very well.  Growing up, Pastor Mike and his friends resolved to get physically fit and join the army.  That was the way to getting rewards.  Transitioning, Pastor Mike notes that the sins of Israel brought God's judgement, and throughout history, Worship of God did not bring rewards on earth.  But that is not the purpose of the Gospel.  Listen as Pastor Mike goes through the ultimate reward.

Christian Worship: Part 2 of 3

The congregation rejoices for two reasons.  The first is after a battle with ilness, Pastor AJ has returned to us hole and healthy once again!  By the grace of God, he has returned to us to preach on this most joyful Reformation Day!  Today marks the 499th anniversery of Martin Luther's 95 theses and the beginnings of the restoration of Christ's church.  

There is no more fitting topic than conclude our three part Sermon series on Christian Worship.  Listen as Pastor AJ links Christian worship. Soli Deo gloria!!

Christian Worship: Part 1 of 3 (Luke 18:9-17)

In our sermon this week, Pastor Mike Okine begins a three part sermon series on proper Christian worship.  Worship is not just something we do, but also something God does for us.  In our text today, the Pharisee goes to the temple confident in his own righteousness, stands in the middle of the temple and boasts about his piety for all to see.  The tax collector by contrast approaches God as a humbled sinner in need of repentance and worships in the correct way.

Kindness and Redemption

In our Old Testament reading today, Pastor Matt expounds the greatness of redemption in the story of Ruth and Naomi.  After Naomi's life headed south, she sends her daughters away. However, Ruth out of love, remains behind to care for her mother.  Asking us who the Ruth in our lives is, listen as Pastor Matt uses this story to illustrate the redemptive power of love.

The Greatness of Humility

Our sermon this Sunday focuses on Jesus teaching his disciples a lesson on humility, a lesson that all of us sinners could take to heart.  In our text today, Pastor AJ notes that humility is the word that ties this gospel passage together.  Listen as Pastor AJ extols the humility that Christ showed for us on the cross, and our need to be humbled by both asking for forgiveness for our sins, and not denying the forgiveness of others.

Money and Service

In our sermon this Sunday, Pastor Okine is dealing with an oft missunderstood text.  In our text today, Jesus tells a parable about a manager and money.  Jesus explains that we cannot serve both God and money.  While money is not directly evil, it is necessary for us to function in this world, we should use money to serve the community, not just serve money as God.