Bearing The Image (Mark #40)

 

In Mark chapter 12 verses 13-17, the Pharisees devised a scheme to effectively get Jesus “canceled”. They come up with a great plan to trap him with flattery and trickery. Even more devious, they team up with the Herodians, their biggest rivals, to ensnare Jesus.

In Today’s sermon, Pastor Erin teaches us how “cancel culture” is nothing new and even Jesus faced being canceled. It’s important in these instances to understand who God is and know that we are bearers of his image.

 

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The Club of the Rejected (Mark #39)

Every day we face various rejections in life. Maybe you’ve applied for a job and have been rejected or applied for a team and didn’t make the cut. Pastor Erin even tells us how his wife initially rejected him. Rejection is an important part of life and as humans we often withdrawal as a response to rejection.

God is familiar with rejection. He’s actually the founder of the “club of the rejected”. Fortunately for us, our God draws closer to us when we reject his ways – he doesn’t push further away. In today’s sermon, Pastor Erin expertly breaks rejection down for us and shows us how we can always rely on our God who pulls closer in spite of the many times we reject him.

Protected from Lust (The Protection of Proverbs #5)

 

This Sunday, as we conclude The Protection of Proverbs series, we’ll be looking at the topic of lust. While Pastor Erin keeps the sermon “appropriate,” It’s important to warn you that he will be diving into sexual topics that might get a bit uncomfortable. (In other words, the message will be at least PG-13.) If you are a parent and planning to listen to this with your kids, plan to have a conversation with your kiddos afterwards.

 

In Proverbs Chapter 5 verses 1-11 Solomon speaks wisdom again to his son about lust (also applicable to a daughter). He describes how the moments of pleasure with a  “forbidden women” seem fun at the moment but it will ultimately to harsh consequence and the grave.

Pastor Erin navigates the sensitive issue of sexual sin and lust in today’s sermon. While a very uncomfortable topic, it’s a topic that we all must face and, ultimately, a topic (like all others) that we rely on Christ’s mercy and forgiveness.

Protected from Greed (The Protection of Proverbs #3)

Greed is ingrained in our culture everywhere you look. Even businesses recognize this and market products directly at our greed. “Bigger”, “Better”, “More” are all words that are used to sew discontent with what we have and are designed to trigger our greed.

Solomon, in Proverbs 1 gives his son instruction against greed. He continues to explain how following greed and spending time with greedy people will lead to a path of destruction. Listen as Pastor Erin shows how this 3000-year-old example is just as relevant to our world today.

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