Church Plant Memoirs: Come and See

This is less a memoir and more an event, but it fits with the theme. Along with so many new things I’ve learned about church, church planting, God and how he might encourage me towards serving in different areas, this was a bold and scary step for me.

This was my first sermon ever.

Come and see…

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Is Jesus Offensive?

Sometimes we build a picture of Jesus that is not altogether accurate. Some present him as being altogether agreeable and tolerant. Some present Him as not having a real criticism of us at all….But the reality is, Jesus was not everyone’s buddy, and He was not altogether agreeable. I mean, He made enough people angry to get crucified! That didn’t come out of nowhere….

A Video Sermon on John 8:48-59 by Pastor Erick Sorensen Continue reading “Is Jesus Offensive?”

We Love Jesus, Yes We Do?

When asked once about his love for God, Martin Luther responded, “Love God? Sometimes I hate him.” Some would see this as evidence of Luther being heretical and blasphemous. But when we really look at God’s standard- “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength”- and our lack of obedience to it, maybe Luther was just being painfully honest. Can anyone really say they love Jesus and mean it all the time? is there any help for us who struggle to obey? Yes there is….

A video sermon on John 14:23-29 by Pastor Erick Sorensen Continue reading “We Love Jesus, Yes We Do?”