Sermons on Jesus
Mike begins are series on the gospel of Mark walking through why most in the church avoid this gospel, because it was actually written for the church, and might have some hard things to say.
Mike talks about the seemingly contradictory idea of Radical Welcome with the phrase “grace and truth,” and how the phrase “grace and truth” really doesn’t say what it means. Jesus shows us a different definition. Connect with us at https://www.newgroundchurch.org
Mike concludes our series talking about how the Resurrection shows up every day.
Mike walks through why the wilderness is necessary to get to the Promised Land, and how Jesus’ journey to the cross shows this truth.
Mike concludes our series reflecting on the good news always extending grace as a first posture.
Mike concludes our systematic look through the book of Revelation with the end of the Biblical Story and how this informs the way we live our daily lives. Join us this Sunday at 10am as Mike gives us the picture John sees in “Heaven is a Place on Earth.”
Mike walks through the seventh seal and most of the seven trumpets, talking about how silence acts a mirror to the deepest parts of who we are, revealing both ugly and good things.
Mike walks through the first 6 seals of Revelation, why divine judgment is something all of us actually want to happen, and how Jesus redefines what conquering looks like.
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…” Most people with a church memory remember the rest of this text that says “you will find rest for your souls.” But what was a rabbi’s yoke? Mike walks through how significant this word is, and how it changes how we view following Jesus.
The Reverend Emmett Michael Brown joins us again to show us how the story of the Prodigal Father teaches about discipleship, being a follower of Jesus.
Understanding the schooling of Jewish children gives us tremendous insight on the types of people Jesus chose as his followers. It was as shocking then as it would be today. Mike walks through the invitation of who Jesus invites to the Table each and every day, and why it was so shocking to to the…
What was the 1st Century world of Jesus really like? What did disciples of Jesus actually look like and how did they live? You might be surprised how different that picture is then today.
How does the resurrection even matter today? We end our Lenten series by talking about how Jesus rose from the ashes with miraculous power that we still see all around us each day. Join us as we conclude our “Rising from the Ashes” series on Easter Sunday!
Join us for a special gathering about the season of Epiphany, which means, “revelation.” Join Rev. Sayuri Kist-Okazaki, the first ordained female minister in Japan for the RCA as she walks through its meaning. Make sure you check out the entire service by the RCA Global Board on Missions at our YouTube or Facebook page.
Pastor Mike reflects on the past year, and shares some stories of others in community on how God has been present during a difficult 2020, in addition to what we’re looking forward to in 2021 at New Ground.
Pastor Mike wraps up our Hope Sings series on Christmas Eve talking about the when hope decided to show up in the Christmas Story. It may be more relevant to our current situation in 2020 than anyone ever thought.
Pastor Jon Sherrill walks through Romans 5 on the significance of how Christ’s forgiveness shapes us to live in the world today.
Emmett Brown reflects on the most memorized verse in the Bible, an whether we have thought through what is says about God, his posture toward us, and how we should be toward others.