Sermon Title: “Hide and Seek”
Scripture: Mark 13:32-37
As children who loved to play Hide and Seek, my sisters and I learned quickly how to count from 1 to 100 as we covered our eyes with our hands. In the parable of this scripture, Jesus tells us how servants should be playing that game. And it has very little to do with counting or with hiding. “Ready or not, here I come!”
Sermon Title: “Harvesting Figs”
Scripture: Mark 13:21-32
I’ve picked multiple varieties of pears, apples and cherries from trees that I’ve grown. But figs from fig trees? Never. Yet Jesus helps us know the timing of His second coming using a parable from this type of tree. You’ll never look at wasps the same.
Sermon Title: “Retirement Plans”
Scripture: Matthew 24: 36-51
Sorry. This news might change your plans. Counting on Social Security? Planning to kick-back in your lazy boy? Think again! Jesus offers wise words regarding our retirement that will revolutionize your investment planning.
Sermon Title: “Oily Lamps” Communion Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
I love stories. I love to listen to others tell stories, and I enjoy telling some of my own. Jesus also loved stories, and was a master story teller when teaching and illustrating important truths. January Sermons will focus on stories (a.k.a. ‘Parables’) that Jesus told that reveal truth about His second coming. If you were a Boy or Girl Scout, this scripture in Matthew should be one of your favorite.
Sermon Title: “Why Wise Men?”
Scripture: Jeremiah 31: 15-17; Matthew 2: 1-12
It appears as if the forces of evil led the Wise Men to visit with Herod on their way to Bethlehem. But that won’t be the last time that Satan attempts to thwart the mission of Christ.
Sermon Title: “Why Joseph?”
Scripture: Isaiah 7: 10-16; Matt. 1: 18-25
Imagine being Joseph’s parents or one of his closest friends. What advice would you offer him when you learn that his fiancé is prematurely pregnant? Why, Joseph, did you marry her?