Sermons on Family

Sermons on Family

The Promises, Practices and People of God

We are all made for relational connection, but are feeling more lonely and disconnected than ever. How does God help us build meaningful relationships with each other, even in the midst of a pandemic? How can the promises, practices, and people of God help to bring about lasting change in our lives? *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Untidy Aftermath of Christmas

“Before the Prince of Peace had learned to walk and talk, he was a homeless refugee with a price on his head.” – N.T. Wright Have you ever asked yourself, “Is God with me in the mess of my life?” So many stories end with the characters living happily ever after. But what about the Christmas story? What happens to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the untidy aftermath of Christmas? Christmas is a true story, a gritty and real story,…

The Weary Soul Rejoices

Celebrating Christmas doesn’t seem like the right response to 2020. But is there something in the Christmas story that can give us comfort and joy even in a difficult season such as this?

Christmas 2020 Monologue

Can you imagine hearing the Christmas story retold by someone who was actually there? A story we’re all familiar with, seen from a new perspective that meets us today, right where we are? Even in 2020? Every year at Christmastime, one of our Advent worship services takes a creative turn. We replace the sermon with something we call the “theatrical monologue.” This year, Pastor Bryan Wilkerson retold the story from the perspective of Luke, one of the authors of the…

Comfort and Joy

Where can we find comfort in the midst of a pandemic? Can Christmas really be joyful in 2020? What can I do with my disappointment at Christmas? Does the birth of Jesus make any difference at all? Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Divine Encounter

Is God with us when things go wrong in our life? Can I really hope to encounter Him? Does God fix my problems when I pray? If you ask these kinds of questions, know this: It’s often at our point of need or pain that God wants to meet us and do something new! Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

When It’s Time to Forgive

How do you forgive someone who has hurt you, or hurt someone that you love?  And how do you receive forgiveness?  How is God with us when it’s time to forgive?  What does He expect of us in moments like that?  And what can we expect of Him?   Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Trouble in the Family

Fewer things shape us more than our family of origin and fewer things unsettle us like family trouble. Joseph’s family was a case study in family… Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Riches to Rags: Joseph’s Story

“God with us” is one of the great promises of the Bible. But there are times in life when it sure doesn’t look or feel like God is with us… Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Eat Together

Can we stay connected in a time of social distancing? Jesus used meals as a way to see, love, and elevate those around him who needed it most. We can and must continue to live this way. We just need to be creative! Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Wonder on the Run

After the birth of Jesus, wonder was on the run when the holy family was told to flee to Egypt. From what do you seek refuge? Are there people seeking refuge that you can offer the hope of Jesus to? Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

House Rules

Your season of home life may call for an extra measure of gentleness, or patience, or forgiveness. It certainly calls for love. Christ can help you with that. Your church can support you in that. Sometimes, the best thing we can do for our family is to pray, being watchful and thankful. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.