Sermons from 2021

Sermons from 2021

A JOSEPH PERSPECTIVE

A JOSEPH PERSPECTIVE MATTHEW 1:18-25 Rev. Drew Gay, the Executive Pastor of Crossroads, brings a message of hope from the perspective of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ. The Bible refers to Joseph as a righteous man. Have you ever considered what you must have thought and felt when he learned of Mary’s condition and struggled to know the right thing to do?

THE WORD BECAME FLESH

THE WORD BECAME FLESH JOHN 1 From eternity past, Jesus knew that He would come to us in human form – conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. Yet, Jesus was born to die! He would die that we might LIVE! SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Blevins, Jim. Cooke, Tony. “Some Christmas Reminders.” Retrieved from tonycooke.org. Decker, Paul. (2002). “Touch The Forgotten.” Retrieved from sermoncentral.com . Hawkins, O.S. Hymes, R. L. Jr. Gangel, Kenneth. (1998), The Holman New Testament Commentary. B&H…

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH ISAIAH 7, 9, 61 Quote from R. G. Lee on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ: “Christ who in eternity rested motherless upon the Father’s bosom, and in time rested fatherless upon a woman’s bosom, clasping the Ancient of Days who has become the Infant of Days. What a descent: From the heights of glory to the depths of shame … From the wonders of heaven to the wickedness of earth … From exaltation to humiliation…

CHRISTMAS IS CRITICAL

CHRISTMAS IS CRITICAL Luke 2:1-14 Why is Christmas critical? Christmas is of the greatest importance for many reasons. From this passage, Rob explains five vital reasons for its significance: (1) Christmas is a cure for panic, (2) Christmas is a cure for pessimism, (3) Christmas is for all people, (4) Christmas is very personal (God’s offer of salvation is loving that offered to each of us –individually), and (5) Christmas is about a pardon. SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Blevins, Jim. Hoang, Fr. Phuong.…

WHAT SHALL I RENDER TO THE LORD

WHAT SHALL I RENDER TO THE LORD PSALM 116 We have so much to be thankful for, and yet, we take so much for granted. As we pause to reflect on our blessings this Thanksgiving, it is important to consider what we should render to the Lord for His goodness to us? From this Psalm, Rob shares six things we can joyfully render to the Lord.   SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Roland Allen. Retrieved from https://www.sermoncentral.com. Shared by Melvin Newland on Oct. 10, 2001.…

TRUE GRATITUDE

TRUE GRATITUDE LUKE 17:11-19 In Luke 17, we learn that Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one leper, a Samaritan, returned to thank him. Why did only one express gratitude? Which type of person are you? The Bible tells to give thanks in everything – to have an attitude of gratitude. In this Thanksgiving season, as we pause to reflect on our blessings, it is an excellent time to question what genuine gratitude is and what it looks like in…

FOUR TEENAGERS WHO TOOK THEIR FRIEND TO JESUS

FOUR TEENAGERS WHO TOOK THEIR FRIEND TO JESUS Mark 2:1-11 Are you convinced that Jesus could heal your SIN-SICK friend? In this passage, four young men manage to get their friend on the roof, tear through the roof, and then lower their friend to Jesus, who was teaching in a home. What type of courage and commitment did it take for them to do this? Jesus responded mainly to the faith of the four men who worked hard to bring…

IT IS FINISHED 2022

IT IS FINISHED 2022 Three months that will change your life: January, February, and March 2022. The It Is Finished 2022 challenge is to read (or listen) through the Bible in just three months. When you finish reading the entire Bible, you will feel a true sense of accomplishment. You will also have a greater understanding of God’s Holy Word.  Most of all, you will understand what Jesus accomplished by dying on the cross. You got this!  (Taken from https://www.itisfinished2022.com/.) Dr. Mikey…

WAITING WHILE DESPERATE, Part 2

WAITING WHILE DESPERATE, Part 2 Waiting is so hard! Truth be told, we all spend a lot of time waiting, and most do not find it pleasant. It takes great faith to wait on God, but God does not waste our “waiting time.” Rob shares insights about why God allows waiting times in our lives from Mark 5:21-43.   Mark 5:21-43 SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The Holman New Testament Commentary Alan Carr Jim Blevins The Wiersbe New Testament Commentary (Mark) Harold Wilmington Jack…

WAITING WHILE DESPERATE

WAITING WHILE DESPERATE Waiting is so hard! Truth be told, we all spend a lot of time waiting, and most do not find it pleasant. It takes great faith to wait on God, but God does not waste our “waiting time.” Rob shares insights about why God allows waiting times in our lives from Mark 5:21-43.   MARK 5:21-43 Sources/Acknowledgements: The Holman New Testament Commentary Alan Carr Jim Blevins The Wiersbe New Testament Commentary (Mark) Harold Wilmington Jack Peters Dunaimomny…