Sermons on Hope/Expectation
Revelation 21; 1 Cor. 15 — A look at the here-and-now implications of our future restoration by God: being and bearing first fruits in the world.
Isaiah 52; Romans 10 — God’s goodness and faithfulness are Good News to those who are struggling.
Psalm 102 — Honesty about our human experience brought before a faithful God produces hope for the present and future.
Psalm 13; John 20:23-29 — Scripture invites us to bring every human emotion (including impatience) to God in prayerful hope.
Isaiah 60; Luke 2 — A look at what it means to receive and share the light of Christ in the darkness.
Isaiah 40:1-5; Matthew 3:1-6 — God has made a way for us to know Him and turn to Him; Jesus Immanuel is that way.
Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-6 — God not only knows the human condition, but has entered into it to bring healing and hope.
Isaiah 9:1-7 — Only God is able to provide the hope we need in the present and eternally.
Various – A Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols, with some reflection on parts of the Christmas story.
Isaiah 40:1-5; Matthew 3:1-6 — God’s light has dawned; Jesus has brought God’s face near.