Sermons

Weekly sermons from Elim Church
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

October 13, 2013

We Are Outwardly-Focused

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We Are Outwardly-Focused

What does it mean to really love and serve those around us? 1. Not only criticize the wrong, but enter and engage it. 2. Not just pretend to love others, but sacrifice for them. 3. Not just acknowledge people, but help them. “You don’t just throw a whole life away just because he’s banged up… Read more

October 6, 2013

We Are Grace-Filled

We Are Grace-Filled

“Grace is more than something that lives in the margins of your Bible.” By being grace-filled as individuals and as a church… We receive God’s grace by: Living a life with CHANGE all over it. Living a life with KINGDOM all through it. We share God’s grace by: Treating others the way we’ve been treated… Read more

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