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Sermons from 2021

Clothe Yourselves

(message begins 26:50, Colossians 3:12-17) We have our own dreams, but what is God’s dream for us? Our call in life is His dream: to be holy, chosen, beloved. Are you ready to give up your own dreams for His? The decision is yours. What does it all look like? Put on all that He…

Mary: A Model Disciple

(message begins 33:10, Luke 1:39-55) The Incarnation of Jesus is a mystery to us — God becomes man. Mary was chosen because of her trust, because of her faith. Her model of response to God is a good one for us: she was immediately obedient, she offered continual praise, and she valued the role of…

The Delight of Repentance

(message begins 20:00, Luke 3:7-18) John the Baptist presented a strategy for taking down evil. Repentance and forgiveness. A mind change and a release from our due penalty. Repentance is not a one shot experience. It is ongoing and daily. Forgiveness is walking out of our prison door. It’s all about moving from living my…

Repentance is a Heart Response

(sermon starts at 21:10, Luke 3:1-6) John the Baptist’s story is about preparing. Preparing hearts for Jesus. Preparing hearts with repentance and change. Jesus coming into our world is about each one of us preparing our hearts. That requires us to confront who you are with God. God knows who we are. He knows what…

God’s Heroes: Two Widows

(I Kings, 17:10-16, Mark 12:38-44; message begins at 24:00) There are many references to widows in the Bible, two stories show us what God values in a person. The widow in Zarephath truly believed she and her son were going to eat their last meal. Yet, she obeyed the prophet of God without questions. Jesus…

Calling Everyday Saints

(Mark 12:28-34, sermon begins 27:50) What is a saint? You don’t have to be dead to be seen as a saint in the eyes of God. Saints live out their daily lives seeking to live out the words of the two Great Commands. So what does it mean to love the Lord with all your…

I Want To See

(sermon begins at 27:15, Mark 10:43-52) Pastor Pennington compares two instances of people asking Jesus to do something for them: James and John ask for privilege and power; blind Bartimaeus asks for Christ’s mercy and grace so that he may see. “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus.” Mark 10:…

The Place of God’s Holy Word in Our Lives

(message begins at 27:18, Mark 10:35-45) Will you see God’s Word as a sacred revelation that actually changes your life? How do we know what truth is? Will you allow the Word of God to study you? Misunderstanding of the Word often occurs. Blessedly, The Word instructs and corrects our misunderstandings. It convicts our spiritual…