At first glance, Paul’s words to the Galatians seem intolerant to many people—after all, who is he to dictate what “flavor” of Christianity someone should pursue? This is a common misunderstanding in our post-modern church; we are so fond of avoiding absolutes and of making any sort of judgement about other’s beliefs in matters of faith. But Paul shows us the sloppy thinking that this is and how important it is to not sit back and say nothing when you see someone pursuing a harmful set of beliefs or actions. Caring is sharing, according to Paul, but sometimes what is shared can’t always be pleasant or what we want to hear. After all, we are following Christ’s example, a Person who spoke up sometimes almost rudely and often quite stridently about the black and the white matters at the core of our moral codes. This is what is called a Pastoral Heart, something that’s not just for pastor’s or leaders, but for anyone in a place of maturity who recognizes the responsibility we have to be committed to integrity, not just to what sounds good.
Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!