Sermons on Celebration

You Were Invited to the Feast!

MATTHEW 22:1-14 Sadly, many who were invited to the feast, refused to come (v.1-3). Is the problem with the invitation or with the heart of those invited? What was the role of peer pressure for all of them to refuse? Why do we allow anything to hinder us from coming to the feast? Some who…

A Barren Source of Faithful Praise

I SAMUEL 2:1-11 The one praising God after years of being childless is again barren (1:24-28). What does her amazing gift say about Hannah’s heart? To what extent are we willing to give our children to God? Hannah sings a song to glorify God above all else (2:1-5a). What does Hannah’s praise at that time…

Covered by the Blood

LEVITICUS 16 The high priest had to be holy to offer a sacrifice for the people (v.11-14). Why would the high priest need to offer a sacrifice for His sins? How is our sacrifice superior to theirs? (II Corinthians 5:21) The forgiveness of sins requires a blood sacrifice (v.15-19). What is the logic behind a…

Do You Love the Father?

LUKE 15:11-32 Jesus wanted the sinners to know that the Father loved them (v.11-20). What lessons could Jesus’ dinner guests gain from these parables? Why didn’t someone go looking for the brother like they did for the sheep and coin? How does the Father’s love reconcile the returning son with the whole community? Jesus wanted…