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Sermons by Greg Pennington

The Way is the Jesus Way

Mark 8:27-38 What does the Way that Jesus told us to follow? What is the only way to true joy and fulfillment? It is not the way of our culture. It is avoided. It is not easy. What is that Way? Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross…

Faith, Dead or Alive?

(sermon begins at 20:20) James 2:1-17 – Ever wonder what creates the line between faith that is alive and faith that is dying away? James says here that faith without works is dead. But if we look more at faith two essential ingredients are needed for faith to live: The Word of God and Holy…

Being a Strong Christian

(sermon begins at 30:05, based on John 6:66-69 and Ephesians 6;10-20) Scripture shows us a game plan for living our faith with strength and power. God doesn’t leave us to figure it out on our own. Key points: people are NOT the enemy. It’s all about Truth. Learn to guard your heart. God tells us…

High-End Dining: Be Filled!

(sermon begins at 20.00) John 6:51-58 This passage from John calls us to something radical. These words invite us to dine on food that gives us life–life that gives us all that God’s love desires for us. What we eat and drink becomes a part of who we are. Be filled with all that Christ’s…

Live a High-Carb Life

(sermon begins at 29:00) What do Jesus’ words mean to you when He told us, “I am the Bread of Life”? Dr. Greg delves into the messages from the three lessons for this Sunday join together into Jesus’ words. When we as God’s people fail to be His people, life goes bad. When we speak…

Signs

(sermon message begins at 32:00) John 6:1-21 John teaches us about who Jesus is through His Signs (Miracles). They are in the early chapters of the gospel. Often we see these signs as simply Jesus revealing His power and authority, but there is more to know. Pastor Greg shows us three characteristics of Christ, the…

The Call to Rest

(sermon begins at 30:25) Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56 When you find yourself weary, burdened and wishing for escape…there is a better way. Stress can force you into an unexpected stop in your life. There is a better way. Jesus offers a daily call, “Come to me.” Start with gathering around Jesus. When this happens fractured…

Where’s the Good News!?

(sermon begins at 33:50) Mark 6: 14-29 It makes one wonder why such a story as John the Baptist’s beheading is in the gospels. Where is the message of Christ in it all? It can be found in diving deep into John’s character. What about what John did and said can give us understanding of…

Jesus Disturb Me, A Beautiful Disturbance

(sermon begins at marker 16:20) Mark 6: 1-13 In His hometown, Jesus was the carpenter’s son, a brother. He offended them with His wisdom. Miracles were few. Yet, when His disciples were sent out two by two, amazing miracles happened. What was the difference? To better the future, we must disturb the present. Catherine Booth,…

Jesus’ Healing, Jesus’ Authority

(sermon begins at marker 27:10) Mark 5:21-43 This account begins with a desperate plea from a father to heal. This healing is interrupted with a woman’s faith, a woman’s touch. Faith and boldness are rewarded with complete healing. Humans gave up and saw the delay as a dead-end. The delay instead reveals Jesus’ power, His…