Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

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February 2, 2020 – Are You in Control?

A Sermon on Matthew 5:1-12 Have you ever heard someone give a testimony of Jesus bringing radical transformation? My church experience didn’t have much of this growing up, but from time to time, I’d hear stories about people addicted to drugs or alcohol who’d find Jesus and their lives would be changed. They’d say they were “born again.” For some reason, those stories never really landed for me. I’ve been trying to figure out why that is. I think I…

January 26, 2019 – What’s Your Net Worth?

A sermon on Matthew 4:12-23 When I was 11 years old, I had an experience that I’ll never forget. One school night, my sister and I hopped in the car with my Dad and drove to DC. He took us down to the old Executive office building, where we were met by a white house staffer that was a relative of my Dad’s coworker. He led us through the security there, and then through a tunnel. The next thing I…

January 19, 2020 – Remain

A message on John 1:29-42 The DoveSeveral years ago, a dove started hanging out under the awning over our back porch. I’d look out my kitchen window, right next to the back porch, and see the bird flying in and out. At one point, I turned to Katie, and asked “What’s with the dove? It really seems to like to perch on our porch.” Katie said “hmm,” as she walked outside to investigate. Sure enough, on the porch she found the…

JANUARY 12, 2020 – Identity

A Sermon on Matthew 3:13-17 “May I see your ID?” Just this week I was asked that question when I went on a hospital visit. I have to admit that most of the time I take it for granted that I have an ID.  It wasn’t always that way, though. I remember going with my parents to the MVA to get photographed for my first ID. It wasn’t even a driver’s license. It was some other photo ID. I don’t…

January 5, 2020 – Beginnings

A Sermon for Epiphany Sunday on John 1:1-18 Several years ago, I had a powerful experience of grace. The Holy Spirit came into my life in a new way and brought a greater amount of forgiveness and freedom into my heart than I ever thought was possible. It was like light entered into the dark places of my heart. New life was breathed into me. God’s forgiveness and love were not ideas, but palpable realities. John 1 ceased to be…

December 29, 2019 – How Does God guide Us?

Last Sunday, we focused on the person of Joseph. An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him, “Don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” We talked about how Joseph could have felt slighted by God, but instead he chooses to be obedient to his calling– which really was a calling to play second-fiddle to Mary and Jesus by being in a supportive role. Today,…

December 22, 2019 – Second Fiddle

A sermon on Matthew 1:18-25 by Pastor David Jacobson. We’re in the season of gift giving. Today I’d like to give you a gift. This is one of those gifts that doesn’t cost me anything, but I think many of you will really like it. Before I give you the gift, a little background. Some of you may remember that at the beginning of October, I plugged a prayer gathering taking place at Grace Community Church. Our church was well…