Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Paradise Lost: Judgment and Grace (10/2/22)

14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,    cursed are you above all livestock    and above all beasts of the field;on your belly you shall go,    and dust you shall eat    all the days of your life.15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,    and between your offspring[a] and her offspring;he shall bruise your head,    and you shall bruise his heel.” 16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;    in pain you shall bring forth children.Your desire shall be contrary to[b] your husband,    but…

Paradise Lost: Passing the Buck (9/25/22)

8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool[a] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”[b]10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of…

Adam and Eve (9/18/22)

25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. The Fall 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is…

A Marriage Made in Heaven (9/11/22)

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for[a] him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed[b] every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the…

East, In Eden (9/4/22)

The Creation of Man and Woman 4 These are the generationsof the heavens and the earth when they were created,in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. 5 When no bush of the field[a] was yet in the land[b] and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist[c] was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of…

A Blessed and Holy Day (8/28/22)

The Seventh Day, God Rests 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Filling the Earth (8/21/22)

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons,[a] and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the…

Forming the Earth (8/14/22)

Genesis 1:3-13 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse[a] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made[b] the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse…

The Beginning and the End (8/7/22)

Genesis 1:1-2 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formlessand empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

A Fruitful Life in the Spirit (7/31/22)

Pastor Barton concludes his series of the Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:23b-25 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Control is a Myth, and That’s Okay (7/17/22)

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Andy Tuttle at the pulpit this week. 4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. (Mark 4:1) 4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat…