Sermons on History

Sermons on History

Live Forward (Easter 2021)

After a long season of disruption, normal sounds like a good thing. But what if our normal isn’t so good? Or what if normal misses the mark of the kind of satisfying life we were made for? The resurrection of Jesus was anything but normal for the first disciples who just happened to be the first skeptics too. It was a convention-defying invitation to be something different. Can it be that for us today too?

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…

Why I Still Believe

With so many challenges facing the world and the church these days, including a global pandemic and racial injustice, how can we be optimistic about the future? A story from the early days of the church offers us three reasons to still believe! 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.

Why Does God Hate Me?

Does God hate me? This one caught us by surprise. It was the third most Googled question about God. 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 Wonder of it All

When we look back on a shared history of what God has done, we can look into the future with an expectation of hope and wonder.

Back to the Future

On that first day, the Day of Pentecost, the church got off to a great start, with 3000 people being baptized and welcomed into the community. But what did they do next? How did they order their life together? How did they nurture the faith and meet the needs of so many people? How were they received by the suspicious and even hostile society in which they found themselves? And what does it mean for the church today? *Christ’s Church…

Why I (Still) Believe in the Church

The church is the one place on earth where anyone and everyone can find true belonging in Christ. *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.

Holy Ground

We read in the Bible about people having remarkable encounters with God, like Moses and the burning bush. When, and where, and how are those kinds of experiences available to 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.

House Hunters

When we neglect the things of God, the things of this world are never enough.What does it look like to “prioritize” the things of God? *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.