Sermons

Week after week, Pastor Mark Adams brings his special touch to the sermons we hear. We are providing these messages here on our website as an extension of our ministry. You are welcome to use these messages without charge. Please do not sell or reproduce them without permission.

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The Message That Wakes the Dead

Series: Preacher: Date: July 15, 2018 Scripture Reference: Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10-13

Let’s begin the message this morning with a quick survey about how you wake yourselves up every morning. How many still use alarm clocks? How many use their cell phones? How many ask Alexa to rouse you from your slumber? How many use their grandkids? I’ve learned I can almost literally set my clock by […]

Winning the Right

Series: Preacher: Date: July 8, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:13-16

Your salt-of-the-earth lifestyle produces consistent and potent good works that people can’t help but notice, and your light-of-the-world brightness illuminates God as the source of them. A lifestyle of distinct living as a follower of Jesus may get people’s attention – especially as you meet their needs in sacrificial ways – but they need the illumination of the Good News of Jesus to understand you’re not just a really nice person. And a lifestyle of sharing the illuminating message of Jesus is a must, but it will fall on deaf ears if people can’t connect it to the distinct, salty acts that reflect the love of Jesus.

Why Try?

Series: Preacher: Date: July 1, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 28

Matthew 28: 18 – Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  20 – and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded […]

Hide and Seek

Series: Preacher: Date: June 24, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 15:1-7

This afternoon Sue and I are meeting Daniel somewhere north of Richmond. He’s bringing Lydia and Joel to us so they can go to RBC Camp this week. I can guarantee that during their stay with us we’ll be playing several games of HIDE AND SEEK because that’s one of our favorite things to do […]

What is a Disciple?

Series: -- Preacher: Date: June 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 16:24-25; Philippians 3:12-14; Matthew 28:18-20

Matthew 16: 24 – Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me.  25 – For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me will find it.  Philippians 3:12 – Not that I have already […]

Property Brothers

Series: Preacher: Date: June 10, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 11:15-32

A little over twenty years ago—back in the “olden days” when I was the Youth Minister—shortly after the invention of the wheel—back then we had a church member—a young woman—who was a social worker for Montgomery County. As part of her job she worked with teenage boys who lived in two group homes in our […]

Faith Alone

Series: Preacher: Date: June 3, 2018 Scripture Reference: Hebrews 11:1-6

1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  2 – This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 – By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 – By faith […]

Grace Alone

Series: Preacher: Date: May 27, 2018 Scripture Reference: Ephesians 2:4-9

As we explore God’s saving grace – one of our “convictions that connect” – we need to ask two questions. First, do we understand God’s grace? Second, does it “wow” us? Our study will take us to the exciting truths about the role of grace in our salvation so that we can come away with a renewed passion produced by it.

The Bible Alone

Series: Preacher: Date: May 13, 2018 Scripture Reference: 2nd Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2nd Peter 1:20-21

2nd Timothy 3:15 – From infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16- All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 – so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every […]

Jesus Alone is Lord

Series: Preacher: Date: May 6, 2018 Scripture Reference: Romans 3:21-26

As we continue our series on “Convictions that Connect,” our study of the Five Solas, we come to the one on Christ.  Sola Christus.  Christ alone.  The concept behind this sola is that our salvation was secured by Christ alone.  That means that Jesus was exclusively the only one able to save us and that […]

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