Michael’s Sermons

 

Rend Your Hearts

Rend Your Hearts

September 6 “Rend Your Heart” Joel About 45 miles from my hometown is the city of Enterprise, Alabama. Downtown on the city square, there is a monument to an insect, the boll weevil. The monument credits the boll weevil with bringing economic diversification to the...

Rescuing Us From Unfaithfulness

August 30, 2020 Rescuing Us from Unfaithfulness – The Book of Hosea With Hosea's book, we enter the section of the Hebrew Bible called the Minor Prophets. These books are not less in importance, but they tend to be smaller in length.  There are twelve of these...

Surrender Control to God (Daniel)

Surrender Control to God (Daniel)

Surrendering Control to God August 23, 2020 One of the greatest prayers ever penned is by Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. It’s become known as the Serenity Prayer. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,...

Coming Alongside Others

Coming Alongside Others

August 16, 2020 Ezekiel - Coming Alongside Others A child about five anxiously watches her father as he takes the training wheels off her bicycle.  She fears skinned knees and the thoughts of failure. "What if I can't ride it?" she thinks to herself. In her mind, she...

Moving from Lament to Hope

Moving from Lament to Hope

Moving From Lament to Hope August 9, 2020 In our journey through the Bible, we have come to the book of Lamentations.   In the word "Lamentations," you can hear the root word, "Lament."   Some people think a lament is a complaint, and that's not accurate. If that were...

Before I Formed You, I Knew You (Jeremiah)

August 2, 2020 Jeremiah was a PK, a priest's kid. He grew up watching his father Hilkiah perform all the priestly duties at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.    As the son of a priest, Jeremiah was used to seeing people bring their sacrificial offerings out of a...

The Coming of the Suffering Servant

Isaiah 40-66 July 26, 2020 The Coming of the Suffering Servant Last week I introduced you to the prophet Isaiah in our journey through the Bible. Even though Isaiah is only one book in our Protestant Bible, scholars divide Isaiah up into two sections: 1 Isaiah,...

Reasoning With God

Reasoning With God

Reasoning With God July 19, 2020 First Isaiah Chapters 1-39 As Christians, we read the Old Testament in light of the New Testament and the New Testament in light of the Old. To fully appreciate the coming of Jesus Christ as the Messiah, as God's gift to humanity to...

Grace in the Exile

Grace in the Exile

July 12, 2020 I and 2 Kings Grace in the Exile In our journey through the Bible,  we have come to the books of 1 and 2 Kings.  These books are one scroll in the Hebrew Bible.  While the scroll is divided as 1 and 2 Kings in our Bible, I'm only going to preach one...