Sermons from May 2018

Sermons from May 2018

Solomon’s Glory Days

What do you know about King Solomon? Solomon’s life can be divided into three parts: Childhood faith formation, early/middle reign glory days, and later years of fall and idolatry. We have three books attributed to Solomon: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. In Proverbs we find the personal name of God (YHWH) many times. In Ecclesiastes this name is missing and…

Overcoming a Divided Heart

David’s life story in the books of Samuel and Chronicles, and his 73 or more Psalms give us a unique insight into the life of this amazing king of Israel who God chose as a man after His own heart. David became powerful and wealthy and served as king for 40 years. With all that power and wealth, one might think David would have a very happy and satisfied life, but his…

Mother’s Day 2018

Today is Mother’s day, 2018.  Let me show you a couple of slides that depict motherhood a bit.  Four generations of women A mother and baby Psalm 131 Mom with shouting son Mom and finger pointing daughter Mom pointing finger at teenage son Mom and dad arguing with child covering ears Mom, did you ever get “the look”?  Kids with eyes rolled back When God made Adam and Eve…

Finishing Well

Finishing Well Read 1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Does anyone here doubt that king David died saved by God for eternal life?  David did not run the race of life without some hard stumbles and falls. But David’s identifying characteristic is not one of unfaithfulness to God, even though David fell hard as we talked about last week.  David’s life was marked by his love for God. …

Danger of Despising God

Nothing is more central to our salvation than the love of God for us and our response to it. The greatest accomplishment we can achieve is to receive, live by and share the love of God. The ultimate human failure is to simply not love God. David’s story and Jesus’ words help us understand that and hopefully motivate us to obey that.