Sermons by Mike Lamson
Mike continues our series through the book of Revelation talking about Jesus’ letter to Smyrna, who were faced with life or death decisions identifying as Jesus-followers. Mike walks through the context of this story, where Jesus issues a response from all people…allegiance.
Pastor Mike details the intense worship cult in Ephesus as Jesus addresses his first of 7 churches. Jesus praises the church for the effort in weeding out false teachers, but gives a stern warning to the church on “losing its first love.”
Pastor Mike starts a new series on the book of Revelation as we examine why the doctrine of the Second Coming of Jesus is important, and how it is especially encouraging in the times we find ourselves in.
Mike gives an honest reflection as a bi-racial person who grew up with all the benefits of white privilege. We pray this can be the start of listening, learning, lamenting, and confessing. Find a resource page to get started recommended by black, indigenous, and other people of color at newgroundchurch.org/live.
Pastor Mike shares a recent update on reopening plans for New Ground.
Mike walks through the last two idols of outrage: identity and personality, and offers some next steps on how we can lead dialogue well, and it might surprise you that much of isn’t about our words and conversations. Stay connected with us at www.newgroundchurch.org/live.
Mike walks through what has been argued as our culture’s foremost idol, outrage. We take a deep dive into what this looks like in our political discussions and actions. Don’t miss this challenging and encouraging teaching on an area of divisiveness in our country and also churches.
Mike continues our series on dialogue examining righteous anger, as we examine Jesus’ shocking episode in the Temple driving out the merchants and moneychangers, and how we all too often justify our anger as righteous that might not be rooted in God’s goodness.
Mike shows how Jesus shocked his audience by showing respect to one of the most least likely people of his time, and in turn, how this helps us understand and live out the heart of dialogue.
Mike starts a new series on dialogue walking through Acts 17 and how most of us don’t know how to talk well with each other. That dialogue starts with our hearts and a posture of humility.
Pastor Mike walks through the parable of the Prodigal Son, which he believes is misnamed and offers the ultimate picture of hope especially during the pandemic and celebration of Easter.
An interactive and experiential of Jesus’ journey to the cross, best viewed in video. Interactive guide at: https://bit.ly/2VnoYvM
Pastor Mike starts our journey into Holy Week discussing God’s view of justice, and how God’s grace doesn’t have a grading scale. Keep up with us at www.newgroundchurch.org/live!
Pastor Mike walks through a story where Jesus challenges his listeners to not channel anger into retaliation, but mercy and grace.
Pastor Mike continues our Lenten series as he walks through the Parable of the Rich Fool and evaluates how to approach our abundance.
Pastor Mike responds to the coronavirus pandemic offering some encouragement in the midst of much anxiety as New Ground starts meeting online.
Pastor Mike talks through how taking care of the forgotten Jesus takes personally.
Pastor Mike starts a new series for Lent asking questions of the receptivity of our hearts for God to work, and that it might take more patience than we think.
Pastor Mike ends our “10 Words” series walking through the commandment that serves as much of the foundation for the rest and why God desires holiness over happiness.