Sermons on Mission
Mike continues our series on Shema by talking about the word soul (nephesh), which also is much different than we might think! Connect with us at https://www.newgroundchurch.org
Mike walks through the meaning of our mission, “Living the Good News of Jesus 7-Days-A-Week.” We focus specifically on the meaning of the “Good News of Jesus” and how that meaning in some American churches has been limited compared to what Scripture testifies. Connect with us at…
Mike continues our series on radical welcome talking about how the disciples of Jesus must lay down their privileges in the feeding of the 5000, and how that translates to how we live out generous hospitality now.
Mike continues our series on generous hospitality walking through how it strives to treat those on the outside like family.
Jesus consistently went to others and invited them to the Table. What does this look like in our daily lives? Join us as Mike walks through how the Good News always invites others to a table.
Many churches and Christians organization talk about sharing the gospel as presenting a set of propositions, usually that can be highlighted on a napkin or book. Mike walks through how the good news necessitates long-term relationships to reflect the good news of Jesus.
Rachel Reinink joins us as she walks through the call of Moses in Exodus 3 and why God asked Moses to take off his sandals at the burning bush.
Mike walks through the 2nd Interlude of Revelation between the 6th and 7th trumpets where he addresses what “witnessing” looks like then, and now.
Mike walks through the pause before the 7th seal is opened, describing the 144,000 and the Great Tribulation, asking if we live our lives in such a way today that is compelling enough to be persecuted by Empire.
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.
We are back to the book of Revelation where we left off last summer as we talk about the great Throne Room scene in chapters 4-5. Mike Lamson walks through how familiar the first listeners were to this imagery, but not in the way the apostle John explains it. How does this identity John describes…
The Great Commission is a popular text for churches. But much of how it’s applied is more like the “Great Conversion” than what “making disciples” means. Mike walks through the 1st century understanding of disciple making and Jesus’ “authority,” and how this mission gave his disciples is MUCH…
As much as we love to talk about Sin (The “S” word) and the Fall, Genesis 2 paints a picture of humanity’s fundamental longings, that for the Garden of Eden. Pastor Mike walks through how this intersects with our everyday lives, and how we can let go of the hopelessness of this world’s ways by connecting with our basic longings for Eden.
Mike ends our YOUnited series talking about how the church is called to the way of the cross, which runs contrary to much of the American church experience steeped in consumerism.
Mike talks through the Jewish tradition of the “the powers and authorities” in addition to spiritual warfare. It may not be what you are familiar with, but does place a priority to the church as a body of cultural discernment. Which is shaped by the cross.
Mike walks through the words justice and righteousness in the Hebrew Bible, leading up to the church’s call to care about the most vulnerable.
Pastor Mike is back and walks through the final of 7 letters to the churches of Revelation. Mike walks through Jesus’ strongest rebuke toward a church and that it might be more applicable to us today than we want to think.
Guest Eric English gives insights on what the gospel looks like in an age of a global pandemic.
Pastor Mike walks through the situation in Pergamum, which has significant relevance on a Christ followers’ response to culture.
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.”