Sunday, September 7, 2014

Looking Out for #1

This week we will begin a series from Paul's letter to the Colossians - a church who needed to hear again the preeminence of Christ.
(As always, you can click on the sermon title to listen to the series as they are uploaded.)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Gospel: The Truth about the Truth

The Gospel Truth

I have a book titled What Is the Gospel? It is just one among a number of books that have been published through the years trying to explain the gospel. It’s an important question. We talk about the gospel all the time. We have even used the term “gospel” as a synonym for the word “truth.” (Does this mean that when we insist that what we’re saying is the ‘gospel truth’ that we are being redundant in our speech?)
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so much more than simply the truth. So, for the month of August we will examine some of the more important aspects of the Gospel so that the word gospel ceases to be so trite as a simple synonym for truth, and becomes so much more to us than another church word that is code for something that only church people know.
What is the gospel? It’s the story, written by God, performed by Jesus in His sacrifice on the cross, displayed for all of humanity, for the purpose of our salvation. If you’ve ever wanted to explain the gospel to a friend, family member, or neighbor, you will want to be part of this new series.

As always, click on the title to listen to the sermon (a new link is added each week):

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Free from Slavery

The apostle Paul really knows how to write a letter of request. If you need an example, read his letter to Philemon. Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the relationship between Paul (the letter writer) and Philemon (the request recipient) and how it relates to the freedom of the slave Onesimus (the beneficiary of God's freedom).

Join us in our study by clicking on the highlighted titles below: 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Vacation Bible School This Week

In preparation for our annual Vacation Bible School, this Sunday's sermon was based on the theme:

(Click here to listen.)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

And Counting

In honor of my eighth anniversary as Pastor of FBC Mulberry Grove, we will start a new series "And Counting" on June 1, 2014.

Please click on the title below to listen to a sermon:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lost & Found

Two Roads that Diverge
Probably Robert Frost’s most familiar poem is not considered his best work, but it resonates with the reader. In it the poet writes:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

There is a truth to the thought of two roads, because every person will ultimately follow one of two roads. Scripture indicates that Frost’s assessment of the two paths to choose from is fairly accurate. Matthew quotes Jesus when he writes: “For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
The label that we put on those two paths are “Lost” and “Found.” During the month of May we will look at three of Jesus’ parables that describe to us the difference between Lost and Found. The Master indicates that there are many avenues to the “Lost” path, but only one means by which to be “Found” and that God is the One who finds that which is lost. Regardless of whether we are lost because of wandering, circumstances, self-indulgence, or self-importance, Jesus wants to find us. We must follow Him.

 (click on sermon titles to be linked to the on-line audio of the sermon)


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Celebrate Easter

In April 2014, we will Celebrate Easter with a sermon series that examines four key components of the Easter story as presented in the Gospel of Luke.

(click on sermon titles to be linked to the on-line audio of the sermon)