Helping People Find and Follow Jesus
Helping People Find and Follow Jesus

Sermons by Greg Sidders (Page 3)

Stranger Than Fiction

How do you turn a man, great as he may be, into a god?

You start with facts, but then you mix in some fiction. A miracle here, a claim to deity there. You Photoshop your hero until he becomes superhuman.

This is what many people believe Christians have done to Jesus. We have mythologized him into a Messiah–the kind of God we want and need.

But do historical documents support that theory, or do they have a compelling ring of truth?

We’re going to examine Mark 7:24 – 8:30 to see if the Jesus of the Bible is a man-made myth or the God-sent Messiah.

Majoring On The Minors

A character in a Jodi Picoult novel said: “You can fool yourself, you know. You’d think it’s impossible, but it turns out it’s the easiest thing of all.” Easy, yes, but harmless? No. We are accountable to a God who sees us as we really are. How merciful of Him to purge us of self-deception…

REV. YOU

If you only knew how much potential you have to help others live forever, it would blow your mind.

And it would change the way you read your Bible. You would read about how powerfully God used the twelve apostles, and it would give you a vision of how powerfully He wants to use you. And you would realize that the instructions He gave them (like those in Mark 6:7-13), He is also giving you. And when you followed those instructions, you would get the same results that the apostles got, and feel the same satisfaction they felt.

But that’s just wishful thinking, right? God would never really use us like He used them, would He?

Come find out.

Advent, The Coming – Hope

If you’re anything like me, you’re susceptible to allowing the busyness of the Christmas season to eclipse the significance of it.
That’s why Advent matters. It’s a way to create space in our minds and hearts for the good news we hear every Christmas-that God has wrapped Himself in human flesh and come near to us.
To help you and your family really celebrate Christmas this year, I’d like to offer these two suggestions:

1. Begin using this Advent Calendar today to bring the spirit of Christmas into your home.
2. Watchour family-friendly Advent kickoff

Merry Christmas!

The Faith Factor

Imagine a world without tears. Revelation 21 gives us a vision of a future without pain or death–but how can we be sure it’s more than just a pipe dream? Because of what happened in the past. As we will see in Mark 5:21–6:6, Jesus conquered disease and death. As it was then, so it…

Time Lapse

Some of God’s most amazing miracles occur so slowly that you need time lapse photography to see them.

That’s why Mark 4:26-34 is such an encouraging passage. It gives us eyes to see what God is doing right now in and through us. I hope you’ll catch a glimpse of how God is working in your life as we study Mark’s Gospel.

Heart Check

Does the Bible ever confuse you?

Join the club. We’re all mystified at times by what God’s word says. But it’s what you do with your unanswered questions that reveals the health of your heart.

We’ll watch Jesus intentionally confuse people to expose their spiritual condition–and ours.

Recalculating

What is the one change you could make in your spiritual life that would make the biggest difference? We are going to study Mark 3:17-19, a passage in which everybody (even Jesus) changes, with nothing but great results. Whether you like change or dread it, I hope you will listen to this weeks message with…