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In addition to the sermons below. sermon audio is available as an iTunes podcast.
Righteous in Ruin
Daniel was a righteous man, but his homeland lay in ruin. He had to navigate the challenges of living in a godless kingdom while maintaining the principles of a Godly life. As followers of Jesus, we are called to do the same. Is it even possible? How do we make the difficult choices required of us while living in a place that we weren’t really made for? Following Daniel’s lead will help us all remain Righteous in Ruin.
The Spirit of Christmas
Most any nativity set includes figures of Mary, Joseph, and (of course!) the baby Jesus. Bigger sets include shepherds, wise men, and perhaps an angel. But virtually every nativity set is missing one of the most important characters in the whole story of Jesus’s birth: the Holy Spirit. This Advent season, we’ll listen to Gospel authors like Matthew and Luke tell us what an important role the Holy Spirit played in the birth of Jesus.
Some of the most important words Jesus ever spoke come from the so-called “Sermon on the Mount,” found in Matthew 5-7. Why mess with perfection? Sermons from this series will start with the same words Jesus spoke as we slowly make our way through this biblical treasure. No apologies here – we’re going to be Plagiarizing Jesus!
The new church in the first-century city of Colossae started off well enough, but they soon discovered that it takes an ongoing commitment to grow up healthy in the faith. How do we separate the lies from the truth? How do we avoid drifting away from what’s most important? What resources to we have at our disposal to help us along the way? Paul’s letter helps them (and us) address the challenges of Growing Up.
We all have so many questions about what lies beyond this life. Thoughts and theories about heaven and hell, angels and demons, and judgment or grace come from every corner of the world we live in! For eight weeks we’ll tackle these topics from the perspective of what God’s Word says about what comes next.
The Sweet Spot
Can you ever have too muh of a good thing? The Bible tells us that honey tastes sweet, but eating too much of it will make us sick. Maybe a few of the things we thought were always healthy need to be reevaluated! Sermons throughout this summer will explore a few topics and try to find "The Sweet Spot".
God created his people to live in relationship with each other, and a cornerstone of that relationship is our joy in serving one another. The past year has made it difficult for us to connect and serve in many of the ways we’ve become used to, but it’s time to remind ourselves of the importance of these practices.
We live in a culture that celebrates participation – awarding trophies and ribbons to those who simply show up. The Apostle Paul, however, takes the idea of participation quite a bit further. He tells us that in God’s Kingdom, participation requires that we share in the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus as well as in the victories. How is the Spirit equipping believers today to win participation trophies? Join us on Sunday mornings to find out.
Sometimes, God leads us through seasons of “rebuilding” – times when he breathes new life into damaged and destroyed areas of our lives. Six men in ancient Israel played vital roles as the rebuilders of Jerusalem: Zerubbabel, Joshua, Haggai, Zechariah, Ezra, and Nehemiah. In this series, we’ll pull some life lessons from their stories as we, like they, embrace the process of rebuilding.
Most of us dislike when someone spoils the end of a movie or television show we haven’t seen. Yet, we’re intently curious about clues as to what lies ahead in real life. For that reason, the book of Revelation has become one of the most studied in the entire Bible. Does this book give us any “spoiler alerts” as to what lies ahead? Could any of those pertain to the days we’re now living in? HRCC will be looking at those questions (and others) in our latest series of sermons: “Spoiler Alerts? – A Study of Revelation.”.
How To: D.I.Y Faith
Sometimes well meaning church leaders tell people to just go pray, read your bible, evangelize... but they don't always teach people How To. Especially in this unique season of social distancing, we as a people of faith need to know how to do the spiritual practices that will sustain us and help us to faithfully live out our calling.
Social Distancing Sermons
What does it mean to be the "ekklesia" - the called out ones? How do we "do church" under quarantine? What does it look like to love our congregation if we are not congregating? These are important questions that we will be considering as we learn how to BE the Church in the midst of national crisis and global pandemic. We will be making these sermons available on YouTube, and sharing the links on our various social media pages.