Praying Our Way to Pentecost: Hank Dunn – May 1, 2022

“Praying Our Way to Pentecost: Hank Dunn, Guest Preacher”Text: Matthew 26:36-46Today we welcome back Hank Dunn as our guest preacher. We also mark the official beginning of the Church of the Nazarene’s Half-Million Mobilization campaign “Praying Our Way to Pentecost.” As we pray for the renewal of the holiness message in ourselves, our communities, and…

The Resurrection and The Date – April 17, 2022

“The Resurrection and The Date”Text: John 12:20-26On Easter Sunday, Pastor Tim shares the amazing story of how date palm seeds from the first-century Jewish encampment Masada, besieged by the Romans in the first century, were successfully planted and bore fruit 2000 years later. This important symbol of Judean export and culture had disappeared from the…

Living in the Spirit – April 3, 2022

“Living in the Spirit”Text: Hebrews 10:19-39As part of our Annual Meeting, we conclude our sermon series on sacrifice with the the testimony of Hebrews 10; that Jesus has entered into the heavens, sits before God, and intercedes on our behalf. As broken and unclean as we might be, we are nonetheless able to approach the…

Sacrifices: Purification – March 20, 2022

“Sacrifices: Purification”Text: Leviticus 4, Numbers 15:22-30The instructions regarding sacrifices found in the books of Leviticus and Numbers are something to which we are unaccustomed in the 21st century. Yet, Leviticus reminds us that God calls us to a life of holiness – to conform all aspects of our lives to His will – and that…

Sacrifices: Covenant – March 6, 2022

“Sacrifices: Covenant”Text: Genesis 15:1-21Scripture is filled with references to sacrifices. As we reach the first Sunday in Lent, we begin a new sermon series looking at these stories in order to better understand Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross and what that entails. Today, we examine the story of Abram and his sacrifice, which marks the…

Ash Wednesday – March 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday MessageAsh Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season during which we are reminded that we are totally unworthy before a Holy God; that we have nothing with which we can obtain salvation on our own and our best efforts at righteousness often fall far short. This season reminds us how much we…

Training for Glory

“Training for Glory… or Skating By” – February 6, 2022

Training for Glory… or Skating ByText: 1 Corinthians 9:14-27We continue our Olympics-inspired sermon series “Training for Glory” by looking at another of Paul’s letters to the Church in Corinth. He reminds us that unlike an athlete’s glory which is perishable, we are seeking an imperishable glory. Our faith cannot be achieved through a quick fix,…

Faith Promise: “Dangerous Prayers” – January 23, 2022

Faith Promise: “Dangerous Prayers”Text: Hebrews 12:1-3As we consider how God is calling us to be involved in missional work both globally and locally, we welcome Hank Dunn as our Faith Promise speaker. Hank is the Executive Director of the Transformation Project based in Westbrook, Maine which helps those coming out of correctional facilities do life…