In Jesus' Kingdom, it's all about relationships! Much wisdom is required in kingdom relationships, and they all find their power and meaning in our relationship with the Heavenly Father. This sermon deals with very familiar texts, such as the Golden Rule, and brings what could be a surprising interpretation and application to many of these well known passages.
Pastor Mark illustrates the high anxiety world in which most Chrisitans live. He then share Jesus' "top four" reasons not to be anxious. The cure for anxiety all stems from rightly understanding the love of the Heavenly Father.
This first in a two part series deals with the relationship of the OT Law to the NT. Jesus begins to correct several misunderstanding in the OT Law. Pastors Mark and Dan zero in on the issue of anger, which is the first of Jesus' "antitheses" in this section, and which is a common issue in today's world.
Jesus reminds Christians of their role as salt and light in the world. Through these powerful images, Jesus reminds us that the world is like rotting meat, and that the world is a very dark place. How do we respond to our call to be salt and light? This message introduces the sermon series from the sermon on the mount, and also share several opportunities for Christian Witness in today's world.
Pastor Mark begins by telling the story of his great uncle, Waldemar Wendt, who was an Admiral in the Navy, and the officers who were under his authority. Jesus' disciples were also "under authority," until the day came when they thought he was dead. This sermon examines the changes that took place in their lives when they came to believe that Jesus was alive. It also examines the changes we should expect to see in our lives if we truly believe, "Christ is Risen, Indeed!"
Pastor Mark explores the prophecy of Zechariah that was fulfilled on the first Palm Sunday. This sermon looks at the qualities of the King of Glory, and also explains why this passage was put into Handel's Messiah.