Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Sermon Archive (Page 2)

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February 16, 2020 – Renovation of the Heart

A sermon on Matthew 5:21-37 by Pastor David Jacobson Katie, my wife, will tell you that I’m not exactly Mr. Handy Man. But from time to time, with the help of my Dad, I’ve taken on some pretty sizable renovation projects, particularly in our previous house on Stratford Rd. in Academy Heights. Our basement bathroom was original to the house, which was built in 1950. The shower walls were made of sheet metal, so it sounded like a thunderstorm whenever…

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…

December 8, 2019 – Emptied / Squeezed

A Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12 We’re getting closer to Christmas and folks are starting to get more into the Christmas spirit. I’ve started getting Christmas cards from friends who live in other states. The Christmas parties are starting, too, which brings a great time to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.  Have you ever noticed at parties that, most of the time, one person will emerge to be the one who really stirs up interesting conversation. Maybe…

December 1, 2019 – Awakening

It’s wonderful to walk into church this morning and see the halls and sanctuary decked out, getting ready for Christmas. I was actually surprised to see it this morning, and so I’m so thankful for those that did it. Today, however, is the first Sunday of Advent, which is more than the season leading up to Christmas. The lectionary readings will remind us of this over the next few weeks.  The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word for “coming.”…