The Emmaus Road

    Today, I don’t know how many of you know this, but two years ago this Sunday was the first Sunday that I preached at Emmaus. A lot has happened since then. Today I wanted to do a little vision casting for us. Since coming here I have preached a lot of sermons, but I have not taught on the text that this church is named for. Today, I want to preach on the text that speaks about the town near Jerusalem called Emmaus. There are a few things that I want to draw out of this text of … Continue reading The Emmaus Road

Easter Sunday 2014 1 Corinthians 15:1-22

  Today we celebrate the consummation of the central event in the church throughout time. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Think with me for a minute about the saddest moments of your life. What were they? Well, if you are like me, it was probably the death of a loved one. The hurt and pain of an offense, or a disappointment in life can be replaced by something else, but there is something final about death that makes is so excruciating. When I have done funerals, the thing that I say is this, there is no greater evidence that our … Continue reading Easter Sunday 2014 1 Corinthians 15:1-22

Palm Sunday 2014 Luke 19:11-27

  Hosanna means save now! The crowds were shouting that as Jesus entered Jerusalem. Before he entered the city though, he wanted to clarify something for His followers, so he told a parable. Before we read it I want to reiterate something I have said before, and want to say again. I have heard it said, and I agree that at the root of every conflict in your life is unmet expectations…. I would say that most likely, every disappointment, difficulty, and turmoil in your life can be boiled down to some extent to unmet expectations. Have you ever felt … Continue reading Palm Sunday 2014 Luke 19:11-27