Sermons on Lent/Easter

Sermons on Lent/Easter

The Message in the Grave Clothes

Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Message in the Grave Clothes. . 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they…

Tragedies-Our-Sins-Our Repentance

Sunday, March 24, 2019. Tragedies-Our-Sins-Our Repentance. . 13:1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do…

The Right Word

Sunday, March 17, 2019. The Right Word. . 15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.”…

Enduring the Desert

Sunday, March 10, 2019. Enduring the Desert. . 4:1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live…

“Easter Never Changes”

Pastor Craig shares this Resurrection Sunday message declaring that though the world around us is changing daily, the message of Easter never changes – to not be afraid, to go and tell about Jesus, and to rely on His promises! Scripture:  28:1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended…

“Is Your Life In God’s Hands?”

Pastor Craig Ham concludes this Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by challenging us with the stories of Job and the Apostle Paul to allow God to guide and direct our path each day – resting in His hands. Scripture:  14 But I trust in you, O Lord;I say, “You are my God.” 15 My times are in your hand;rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! 16 Make your face shine on your servant;save me in…

“In Times Of Adversity…Remember”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by examining the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead, whereby Jesus tells us that all adversity is for the glory of God, and for us to persevere. Scripture:  38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by…

“Are You Blind, Too?

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by illustrating our blindness and need for spiritual sight through the story in of Jesus healing the blind man. Scripture:  9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God…

“Have You Asked?”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by sharing the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well and how Jesus calls us to drink from the everlasting spring of water He offers.  All we have to do is ask for the water! Scripture:  13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be…

“Some Things Are More Important/Nicodemus”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series about “The Road To Abundant Life” by sharing the encounter with Nicodemus and how Jesus challenges us all with the truth that abundant life comes not from our beliefs or our morality, but by our relationship with Jesus Christ. Scripture:  3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a…

“The Temptation Of Jesus”

Pastor Craig Ham begins this Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by focusing on how temptation in our life is a test of our faith and how we should use doubt to run to God, not manipulating God, not using shortcuts for spiritual maturity. Scripture:  4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and…