Sermons on Mission
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.”
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.
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 talks through how taking care of the forgotten Jesus takes personally.
Pastor Mike walks through what it means to take the LORD’s name in vain, and it’s way beyond using it for a curse word.
Jordan Stonehouse returns to talk about the transition from the Temple to the hearts of all believers and what that means to us now.
Pastor Mike walks through Jesus’ posture on leading and giving well, service.
Pastor Mike concludes our series on Letters We Forgot About with a return to the book of Jude, and a study on how true love should manifest in our lives.