2016-17 Sermon Series: Hope  

(November 26 - February 26)

Nov 27, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

Sermon Title:  “Seeing the Word”

Texts:  Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; and Matthew 24:36-44

Theme:  As God sees the future, a future which hope informs, we must walk the higher road and seize the higher ground.

Dec 04, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

Sermon Title:  “Living in the Future and the Present”

Texts:  Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; and Matthew 3:1-12

Theme:  With or without us God will make all things new.

Dec 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

Sermon Title:  “Rejoice for All Things Will Be Righted"

Texts:  Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; and Matthew 11:2-11

Theme:  Hope stirs liberation, homecoming, healing, and joy.

Dec 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sermon Title:  “The Promise of Jesus is the Backdrop of Transformation"

Texts:  Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; and Matthew 1:18-25

Theme:  Let us vividly remember being encountered by God.   

Dec 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Sermon Title:  “The Name Above All Names"

Texts:  Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

Theme:  Learning to make use of the Name.  

Dec 25, 2016

Christmas Day

Sermon Title:  “Light and Hope Converge"

Texts:  Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12); John 1:1-14

Theme:  In what ways might Geneva be placed in the midst of ruins?   

Jan 01, 2017

First Sunday After Christmas Day

Sermon Title:  “Recounting the Gracious Deeds of the Lord”

Texts:  Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; and Matthew 2:13-23

Theme:  God’s graciousness toward us is rooted in mercy.

Jan 08, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “All Are Called”

Texts:  Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; *Acts 10:34-43; and Matthew 3:13-17

Theme:  There is a universalism in Christianity which provides critical unity.

Jan 15, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “What Really Matters?”

Texts:  Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, and John 1:29-42

Theme:  Disunity in the church comes in many forms and it counters or attempts to squash hope

Jan 22, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “Power, Status, and Hierarchy”

Texts:  Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; *1 Corinthians 1:10-18; and Matthew 4:12-23

Theme:  Hope assists us in dealing with conflict and disunity.

Jan 29, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “Authentic Faith Formation”

Texts:  Psalm 15; Micah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; and Matthew 5:1-12

Theme:  Church life must deal with what is real.

Feb 05, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “An Appropriate Challenge to Conventional Wisdom”

Texts:  Psalm 112:1-9(10); Isaiah 58:1-9a(9b-12)8; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12(13-16); and Matthew 5:13-20

Theme:  Adopting culture's vocabulary may assist us in our offerings of hope.

Feb 12, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “The Holy Spirit is Rationalism’s Corrective”

Texts:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; *1 Corinthians 3:1-9; and Matthew 5:21-37

Theme:  We must contemplate the vulnerable Jesus.

Feb 19, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “How is a Christian Gathering Different Than Other Gatherings”

Texts:  Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; *1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; and Matthew 5:38-48

Theme:  Human wisdom is no match to the wisdom of the cross.

Feb 26, 2017

Baptism of the Lord

Sermon Title:  “Christ's Future Return”

Texts:  Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; and Matthew 17:1-29

Theme:  The second coming of Jesus provides accountability, control, and grace to the Christian community.

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