God's Heart for the "Least of These"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

We live in a world filled with faces of all different kinds, from the most familiar to those who we know nothing about. All faces are special to God, but there are some that catch his attention in a special way that should also catch our attention. When we serve and care for "the least of these," it's as if we are serving Jesus Christ himself.  Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.

God's Heart for "Older Sons"

Sunday, January 29, 2017

“There was a man who had two sons…” that opened our story this past Sunday, as we looked specifically at the older son. In the parable, we see what is truly in his heart that was bitter and jealous. His heart was one that cared about the rules -- keeping all of them and comparing himself to others who might not be. Ultimately that leads to a heart of resentment for the lost. In contrast is the Father, whose heart is bent on relationship which leads to rejoicing when lost people come back.

God's Heart for "Younger Sons"

Sunday, January 22, 2017

To have a heart that breaks for the things that breaks God's heart, we first have to understand our own journey of what God has done for us. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a parable about two sons and a father that begins with highlighting the younger son. His story is one of being "lost" spiritually but then being "found" in dramatic fashion. All of us have a story of being "lost," may we also have a story of being "found."  Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.

Search & Rescue

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Yesterday we began a new journey in a new series – The Rescue. The launching point was from a familiar worship song Hillsong's "Hosanna" that has this line: "Break my heart for what breaks yours." What is it that God's heart breaks for? At the top of that list is his passion for the lost, for those who do not know the good news of what Jesus Christ has done. Jesus brings this out through the telling of two parables about a lost sheep and a lost coin. Click here to listen to and/or download the mp3 of the sermon only.