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Sermons by Mike Richardson

The Mysteries of God — The Book of Isaiah: Chapter 43

Bible Text:  Isaiah 43:1-2, Isaiah 43:4-7, Isaiah 43:10-12, Isaiah 43:16-19, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21, Ephesians 4:22-24, Mark 2:18-22, Revelation 21:1-2, 5 Message Summary: Throughout the book of Isaiah, we find mystery after mystery being declared and revealed. Mysteries about God, mysteries about the coming Messiah, and mysteries of God’s great love for his people.  It upon God’s great love that chapter 43 centers its…

The Mysteries of God — The Book of Isaiah: Chapter 42

Bible Text:  Isaiah 42:1-16, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 17:5-7, Romans 3:23, 26, Isaiah 40:11, 31 Message Summary: As we continue our winter-long study of Isaiah, let us remind ourselves that we are reading a contemporary translation of something that was written over 2,500 years ago.  Isaiah wrote to a people and a time that was far different than us today. So we can expect many…

The Mysteries of God — The Book of Isaiah: Chapter 1

Bible Text:  Isaiah 1:1-20, Deuteronomy 31:8 Message Summary: Last Sunday we were introduced to the book of Isaiah, taking a broad look at its author, its time period, its context, and its intended purpose.  This Sunday we will dive into a study of its opening verses found in Isaiah 1:1-20.  Here we will find Isaiah proclaiming spiritual truths to God’s people—truths they do not…

The Mysteries of God — The Book of Isaiah: An Intro

Message Summary: Over the past several years, we have found it beneficial to dedicate the winter months to diving deeper into studies of the Old Testament. We’ve recently done studies on the book of Genesis and then, last year, a study of the life of Moses. This year we will be participating in a three month series on one of the greatest books of…

Happy New Year!

Message Summary: Isn’t it ironic how much time and energy we spending for the Christmas holiday, then, when the big day is finally over, we have less than a week to prepare for a new year? Not that having more time would make much difference in our lives. Most of us put off making New Year’s resolutions as much as we can. The thought of…

The Celebration of Christmas: The Gifts

Message Summary: The Christmas season has been declared by many as “the most wonderful time of the year.” Not that everyone equally loves the Christmas season, but it, by far, is the favorite season for many.  Why?  For all of the reasons we have looked at throughout the Sundays of December: the lights, the joy, the gifts, the surprises, and the love.  And…

Messy Grace: The Identity Part

For the past three weeks we have taken a closer look at “Messy Grace.”  We began by looking at the grace part itself and discussed how it extended to all people, even people we might think grace can no longer reach.  Then we re-examined the truth part and the love part of “Messy Grace.”  What we discovered is that although life is…

Messy Grace: The Grace Part

Bible Text: John 8:2-11 This Sunday we begin a new four-week series on “Messy Grace.” Messy, because our lives our messy. Messy, because we are often messy people. Messy because even when we are at our best we fall short of God’s expectations. Grace, because God loves each and every one of so very much. Grace, because even though we do not…