Sermon Starters: based on The Way by Adam Hamilton

By Matthew L. Kelley
Week 1: Baptism and Temptation Mark 1:9-13; Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus, a symbol of repentance and the cleansing of sin, went to the Jordan to be baptized. Huh? Jesus was the "one who… read more

Matthew 25:31-46 (Basic Bible Commentary)

By Ministry Matters
The Judgment (25:31-46) The three parables of the apocalypse all end on a note of judgment. Accounts are to be rendered; in the case of the wide and foolish maidens, some entered… read more

World Hunger, MSNBC, Mitt Romney, and Socialism

By Shane Raynor
I get my daily news from a number of sources, mostly online, and as I'm reading I often come across stories that don't necessarily warrant a blog post, but do raise questions and… read more

Wise Men and Women

By Randy Horick
Today is Epiphany, the day when we celebrate the arrival of the magi, or wise men, who came to see and worship the baby Jesus. (Epiphany is the twelfth day after Christmas, and… read more

Immersed in Change

By Terri Elton
My life has been immersed in change. I know, I know…I'm not alone. But jump in with me in reflecting on these moments, and let's see if any leadership lessons on leading… read more

Fasting: A 'New' Discipline for a New Year

By Melissa Slocum
2013 has come and gone, and the new year is less than a week old. The good news is that, regardless of what 2014 brings, we can hold fast to the truth that "Jesus Christ is the… read more

Steps in the Right Direction

By Brett Younger
Matthew 4:12-23 The crucial moments in which we choose directions for our lives aren't usually marked with caution signs, bright red flags, or even the feeling that we are about… read more

A Greater Story, The God Story

By Jacob Armstrong
I remember a conversation I had with my dad when I was eight or nine years old. We were sitting on our front porch in old wood rocking chairs. It's an interesting memory for me… read more

Hearing God in 2014

By Shane Raynor
2014 could turn out like most other years... a few highs, a few lows… nothing earth-shattering for most of us. Or it could be a year when all hell breaks loose in the… read more

Psalm 99

By Simon Peter Iredale
This week's psalm gives us a brief but tantalizing glimpse into the heavenly realms. In verse 1, we hear of the Lord "enthroned upon the cherubim." This gives us the opportunity… read more

Worship for Kids: February 2, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12. The Beatitudes is one of those familiar passages which adults often think children ought to learn, but which children have… read more

Worship for Kids: February 9, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12). Isaiah's basic message is that God is more interested in the way we treat other people than in religious… read more
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