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.

How Do You Know God Exists?

Series: Preacher: Date: January 6, 2019 Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 9:23-24

Jeremiah 9:23 – Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;  24 – but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord Who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; […]

God’s Gift of Jesus is INDESCRIBABLE

Series: Preacher: Date: December 24, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 3:16

Have you ever seen or experienced something that was indescribable—something so beautiful that words fell short? Maybe it was a sunset Or the first time you saw your newborn son or grandchild. Perhaps words failed you the day of your wedding when you looked and saw your bride coming down the aisle. Maybe you couldn’t […]

The Wise Men: The Gospel is Better Than Religion

Series: Preacher: Date: December 23, 2018 Scripture Reference: Matthew 2:1-12

1 – After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem  2 – and asked, “Where is the One Who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star when it rose and have come to worship Him.” 3 – When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, […]

Simeon: Waiting is Worth It!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 16, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 2:22-35

How many of you have children who are having a hard time waiting for Christmas? I mean, they are counting the days—and are fully aware that as of today they only have 9 days to go. How about you older people—do you remember how that felt—how hard it was to wait for the big day? […]

The Shepherd’s Story—Everyone Is Important to God!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 9, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 2:8-18

One of my favorite Christmas Specials—is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”Does anyone else love that one? You may or may not know this, but this particular special has been around A LONG TIME!  In fact, it made its debut on December 9, 1965. That’s 53 years ago TODAY. Here’s some more little-known information. This Charlie Brown […]

Mary—Good News! God Can Use You!

Series: Preacher: Date: December 2, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 1:26-38

I have a confession to make:  I am a “News-a-holic.” I listen to WTOP while I drive around between hospitals—even though they repeat the same news stories over and over again. I watch the news in the morning—and when possible, I watch it in the evening. I have a news app on my phone that […]

Hosea — Experiencing God’s Grace

Series: Preacher: Date: November 25, 2018 Scripture Reference: Hosea 1:1-9; 3:1-3

Do you ever grin—or wince—when you hear the names that some celebrities give to their newborns? They seem to have a real knack when it comes to “creative” baby naming. For example, do you remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin made headlines after naming their daughter “Apple?” Before that, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis gave […]

“Won’t You Be THEIR Neighbor?”

Series: Preacher: Date: November 18, 2018 Scripture Reference: Luke 10:25-37

 It’s a beautiful day in your neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be theirs? Could you be theirs? It’s a neighborly day here in Der-er-wood, a neighborly day in your neighborhood. Would you be theirs? Could you be theirs? They have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you They’ve always […]

Mary Magdalene—The First Easter Sermon

Series: Preacher: Date: November 11, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 20:1-18

1 – Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  2 – So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the […]

Thomas: Becoming Certain through Doubting

Series: Preacher: Date: November 4, 2018 Scripture Reference: John 20:24–29

Our “Connecting with People of the Bible” series brings us to the Apostle Thomas.  We are well aware of Thomas’ reputation as a doubter, but we fail to see our own tendencies to doubt.  Looking at Thomas more holistically will remind us that a faith-filled response to Jesus brings us new life.

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