Sermons on Jesus

Sermons on Jesus

Receptivity | Luke 8:4-15

Listen as Pastor Ron explores the message of the parable of the sower. Discussion Questions 1. Is the intent of this passage to help us discern who is “saved?” 2. Is it possible for all four soils to co-exist in one person? 3. How do we explain the lesson of this parable in light of Isaiah 55:10,11 ? 4. Can the lesson of this parable be applied to the church ? Is that helpful, and encouraging?

Hope Fulfilled | 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11

Mark Pender encourages us with this message about hope from 1 Thessalonians. Discussion Questions Paul uses a literary technique of contrasts in this section.  Some examples – Light contrast Dark, Sober contrast Drunk, Asleep contrast Awake.  Is Salvation the contrast of wrath (v9)? Martin L King Jr said “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  How did Paul model this?  In what ways have you seen others model this? We’re not the church in Thessalonica, but how…

The Triumphant Entry | Matthew 21:1-11 & 15

This Palm Sunday, we received a message from Mark Maclean to help us understand how Jesus was perceived and who he really was and what he came to do. Discussion Questions 1. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the crowd treated him like a king. What were they expecting of him? 2. What was correct about the crowd’s description of Jesus? What was incorrect (or incomplete)? 3. What kind of Jesus am I following? One of my own devising or one…

Escape From Our Boxes | Mark 7:24-30

As Pastor Ron continues our series in the book of Mark, we explore how we can see beyond our own perspective. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What is the main point of this passage? 2. Explain the exchange between Jesus and the woman. 3. How does “normal life” limit our perspective and opportunity to accept and serve those different from ourselves? 4. Earlier Jesus chided the disciples for their “little” faith. Here Jesus commends this woman for her “great” faith…

Facing Our Limits | Mark 4:35-41

Jesus led His disciples into a storm. What can we learn from this as we face storms in our own life? Listen as Pastor Ron continues our series in Mark. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What do you think is the main lesson in this story? 2. Does it seem right that Jesus chided the disciples? 3. Why can/cannot fear and faith co-exist? 4. Did the disciples have reason(s) not to fear? Do we when faced with our limits in…

Beyond Our Efforts | Mark 4:26-34

Pastor Ron is starting a new series in the book of Mark called “What We Need, God Provides”. The Lord of the harvest provides all that we need. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. What inspires you to persevere when progress seems painfully slow? 2. Why do we so often try to force things into existence by our sheer efforts? 3. How does the parable of sowing seed underscore God’s sovereignty? 4. What do these parables teach us about how God…

A Savior Is Born | Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38

“Christmas is the answer to the question, does God love me?”. Bernie Michaud shares a message of encouragement on this Christmas Day. Can we see beyond our circumstances to the hope and joy that God provides through our savior? Watch Here Questions to Consider How would you be feeling if these events were happening to you? How much do you trust God with your life’s circumstances?

What is this Love? | Matthew 1:18-25, 1 John 4:7-12

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ron shared with us about God’s perfect love. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. Why is our love, generally, not bad, but imperfect? 2. Have you ever been faced with Joseph’s dilemma between doing what is right and what is loving? How did you reconcile the two? 3. How are the components of – initiative, sacrifice, and purpose – evident in our experience of God’s love?  (note: 1 John 4:9-12) 4. Can we cite…

Joy | Luke 2:8-14, Isaiah 53:1-6

On the third Sunday of Advent, Alex DiBisceglie shared with us a message about the joy that we can experience with God. Discussion Questions Icebreaker:  What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions? 1.  How does culture define joy? 2.  What are some obstacles that prevent us from experiencing joy? 3.  What are some ways the Suffering Servant joy helps you transcend sorrow in your life? 4.   What does it mean that Jesus bears our griefs and carries our sorrows?

Christmas Peace | Philippians 4:4-9, Luke 2:8-15

Discover what it means to have true peace, “Christmas Peace”, as Pastor Ron shares on this second Sunday of Advent. Watch Here Discussion Questions 1. “Why is “Christmas peace” a perfect peace? 2. What is necessary to receive this peace? 3. Can we have peace with God and not have the peace of God?  Why or why not?