Sermons

Weekly sermons from Elim Church
December 22, 2013

What Child Is This? Love

What Child Is This?  Love

“At Christmas, we celebrate the reality that God cared enough to send the very best.”   God’s love is shown profoundly in three ways: 1. In The Manger 2. In Jerusalem 3. On The Cross   “When talking about Jesus, it’s hard to leave Him in the manger, because soon enough, we get to the… Read more

December 15, 2013

What Child Is This? Joy

What Child Is This? Joy

When Gabriel told Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus, she was confused and disturbed.  Elizabeth tells Mary that she is blessed to be carrying the Son of God.  Mary responds with what is known as the Magnificat: Mary responded, Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.     How my spirit rejoices in… Read more

December 8, 2013

What Child Is This? Peace

What Child Is This?  Peace
December 2, 2013

What Child Is This? Hope

What Child Is This?  Hope

“We need hope, but not a shallow hope.” “There is a hope inside us that cannot be touched, that comes from knowing the God of the universe.” “Where there’s life, there’s still hope. What happens next is up to God.” –Louis Zemperini, from his book, Unbroken “Real hope is found in a relationship with Jesus.”

November 24, 2013

We Are Spirit Prompted

We Are Spirit Prompted

We are called to be vibrant risk-takers who follow God’s leading against all odds. We want to move out of our comfort zone for the sake of those we serve in Jesus’ name.  Following God’s leading will produce… I. Real Change.  This is a character change, not a cosmetic one.  We need to strive to… Read more

November 17, 2013

We Are Egalitarian

We Are Egalitarian

“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” —Galatians 3:28  What does it mean to be EGALITARIAN at Elim? I. We see and speak value in every person. II. We believe every person is wired for kingdom impact. “We have different gifts, according to… Read more

November 10, 2013

We Are Intergenerational

We Are Intergenerational

“It’s not about TOLERATING each generation, but CELEBRATING each generation.”  How do we embrace, encourage and support this intergenerational value?” I. We listen and learn. “Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.” —Proverbs 28:5 II. We remember and respect. “Cultivating intergenerational relationships is one of the most… Read more

November 3, 2013

We Are Culturally Engaged

We Are Culturally Engaged

“Jesus was someone who, for lack of a better phrase, got in there and mixed it up.” How do we “make the most of every opportunity?” I. Don’t let fear win. II. Don’t work off of someone else’s template. III. Stay true to the basics of the faith. IV. Make incarnation your model for loving… Read more

October 27, 2013

We Are Reconciled

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We Are Reconciled

“Every experience in the hands of a just God can teach us something.”  Our Perspective on Reconciliation: I. It’s about PEOPLE. II. It’s about the WHOLE PERSON “Before anything else, be reconciled to God.” During worship, Judy Moseman shared some personal experiences about reconciliation. One main point is that she sees herself as a reconciler… Read more

October 20, 2013

Underestimating God

Underestimating God

I. We Underestimate God’s HOLINESS God is completely other than we are, not just a larger version of ourselves II. We Underestimate God’s JUSTICE God’s justice is aimed at our dishonoring of God III. We Underestimate God’s FORGIVENESS The last word from God about us doesn’t have to be “guilt”; it can be “forgiveness” If… Read more

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