Contributed on Jul 22, 2005
“Long ago in a land far, far away…” Welcome to the sermon series: “Seer Wars”. Have you been wondering how this Star Wars take-off will play out? Well I won’t dress up as Darth Vader. Like Yoda not speak will I. And I won’t tell you that the movie series
“Long ago in a land far, far away…” Welcome to the sermon series: “Seer Wars”. Have you been wondering how this Star Wars take-off will play out? Well I won’t dress up as Darth Vader. Like Yoda not speak will I. And I won’t tell you that the movie series is based on the Bible. Luke Skywalker is not ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2005
In the showdown on Mt. Carmel, God demonstrates that he is the one true God who is worthy of our attention.
Last week we started a sermon series entitled: “Seer Wars”. The purpose of this Star Wars take-off is to show that God combats the forces of evil today as he did in the prophet Elijah’s day some 2800 years ago. In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, we saw God try to turn King Ahab away from the worship ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2005
How does God deal with our cries of anguish? He patiently listens and then gives us what we need.
“Lord, I can’t go on. My life is pointless. Please, just take it from me.” The prayer of someone in the midst of chemotherapy? Perhaps. The cry of an adolescent who doesn’t feel she fits in? Maybe. The plea of God’s champion prophet? Surprisingly. Last week in Episode II of our sermon series “Seer ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2005
God teaches us that his way of winning hearts through his Word is the only way.
$20,000. That’s how much our congregation spent last year (not including pastor’s salary) on outreach both here and through our synod. What did that $20,000 accomplish? Well we didn’t grow as a congregation, and our synod’s membership actually declined. Was that $20,000 wasted? Is sharing God’s ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2005
God treats sinners like us the same way he treated the vile King Ahab - with patience and mercy.
Of all the villains in the Star Wars movies, who is the most infamous? Darth Maul? Count Dooku? General Grievous? No. Darth Vader is the most notorious villain of them all. Even those who have never seen Star Wars before know that Darth Vader is a bad guy. Who’s been the most recognizable villain ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2005
All those who believe in Jesus can look forward to a happy ending and new beginning.
“Return of the Jedi”, the sixth and final episode of the Star Wars series, is a movie of happy endings and new beginnings. Darth Vader finally dies, not as a villain, but as a hero because he returns to his Jedi roots and destroys the evil emperor in the final act of his life. The end of the evil ...read more