"Greater Than: Work" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

"Greater Than: Work" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

Sabbath should not be optional. It reallocates and reorients our energies back to a more sustainable lifestyle . . . but not everyone participates in Sabbath. Instead, we work. We do more. We go to work early and stay late. But Sabbath brings us back to a relationship with Jesus . . . and according to the preacher in Hebrews, Jesus should be greater than our work. 

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"Greater Than: Angels" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

"Greater Than: Angels" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

“In many fashions and many fractions, God speaks.” This is the opening to the Book of Hebrews. It sets the stage for how God operates in the world in order to position that Jesus is the new way in which God communicates and engages in human lives. This sermon explores the effort of the preacher in Hebrews and sets the stage for how Jesus is greatest, clearest manifestation of God’s engagement in the world.  

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"An Undefiled Mercy" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

"An Undefiled Mercy" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

A lot of trees have died with authors attempting to explain what “true” religion “ought” to be. Rarely do we hear a succinct and powerful description, but James delivers. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, according to James, is this: “to care for the orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” It is time we take these words to heart. Our religion is only as pure as our ability to care for those who are need of care.

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"The Song of Enthronement" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

"The Song of Enthronement"  A Sermon by Barrett Owen

Sermon Synopsis -  Finally, there are enthronement psalms that celebrate the Lord as the rightful king.  These psalms are what the trajectory of the whole Psalter points us to — a future with God as King. Take Psalm 99: “The Lord is King, let the people tremble! He sits enthroned ion the cherubim; the earth quake! He is exalted over all people. Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is He!” This sermon will cast a vision for how the Psalms point us to God’s future reign. 

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"The Song of Wisdom" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

"The Song of Wisdom" A Sermon by Barrett Owen

Wisdom Psalms provide instruction in right living and right faith. Take Psalm 1: “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers, but their delight is in the law of the LORD.” Or Psalm 133, “How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity.” Both of these psalms remind us of the need for right living and right faith. This sermon will remind us of the power of claiming the truths of these ancient wisdoms. 

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"Our Song of Thanks" A Sermon by Lacey Wondree

"Our Song of Thanks" A Sermon by Lacey Wondree

Psalm 24 have some of the most revered one-liners: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it. Who shall stand in his holy place . . . those with clean hands and pure hearts . . . Who is this king of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.” This hymn of communal thanksgiving reminds us of our need for corporate worship and collective praise. This sermon will focus on the power of communal thanksgiving.

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"My Song of Thanks" Sermon by Nate Dove

"My Song of Thanks"  Sermon by Nate Dove

“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures . . . he restores my soul. Psalm 23 is an individual hymn of thanksgiving. It is from the lips of David thanking God for God’s provisions. We can learn a lot about this posture of praise and offering ourselves to God in this kind of prayer. This sermon explores how. 

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