Service Archives (Page 3)

Service Archives (Page 3)

Children’s Sabbath | “…Be Glad And Rejoice Forever.”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Children’s Sabbath Isaiah 65:17-25  17 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating, for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy and its people as a delight. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and delight in my people; no more shall the…

All Saints’ Sunday | “Acting your Age”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player All Saints’ Sunday Luke 20:27-38  27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28 and asked him a question: “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no children, the man[a] shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers; the first married a woman and died childless; 30 then the…

Celtic Sunday | “Grace & Gratitude”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Reformation Sunday Luke 19:1-10  He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass…

“Telling Secrets”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 18:9-14  9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even…

“Best Place On Earth”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Ninetenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 18:1-8  18 Then Jesus[a] told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my accuser.’ 4 For a while he refused,…

“Turn For The Best”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 17:11-19  11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus[a] was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten men with a skin disease approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they…

“The Hunger For Home”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 4:16-19 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he…

“Another Way”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15  1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. 2 At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah, 3 where…

“If It Makes You Feel Any Better…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 16:1-13  16 Then Jesus[a] said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3 Then the manager…

“The Cost Of The Lost”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 15:1-10   15 Now all the tax collectors and [a]sinners were coming near [b]Jesus to listen to Him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to complain, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 And so He told them this parable, saying, 4 “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave…

“Who Are you?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18   139 Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know [a]when I sit down and [b]when I get up; You understand my thought from far away. 3 You [c]scrutinize my [d]path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 [e]Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, Lord, You know it all. 5 You have encircled…

“God’s Dinner Party”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 14:1,7-14  1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the [a]leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him [b]closely 7 Now He began telling a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them, 8 “Whenever you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not [a]take the place of honor, for someone…

“Where are we and why are we here?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost Hebrews 12:18-29  18 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, 19 and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words, which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. 20 For they could not [a]cope with the command, “If…

“Surrounded”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2  29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were [a]drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down [b]after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies [c]in…

“Desire A Better Country”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16  1 Now faith is the certainty of things [a]hoped for, a [b]proof of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old [c]gained approval. 3 By faith we understand that the [d]world has been created by the word of God so that what is seen has not been made out of things that are visible. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was…

“Giving Up?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Hosea 11:1-11  1 When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. 2 The more [a]they called them, The more they went away from [b]them; They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols. 3 Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk, [c]I took them in My arms; But they did not know that I healed…

“You Are Set Free”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Luke 13:10-17  10 Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And [a]there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a [b]sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent over double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13…

“Busy And Distracted”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 10:38-42  38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who was also seated at the Lord’s feet, and was listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with [a]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care…

“When Life Doesn’t Add Up…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 10:25-37  25 An expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.[a] “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all…

“The Kingdom Of God Has Come Near”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 10:1-10 10 Now after this the Lord appointed [a]seventy-two others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. 2 And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. 3 Go; behold, I am…

“Life Transition”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday After Pentecost 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 1 Now it came about, when the Lord was about to bring Elijah up by a [a]whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah left Gilgal with Elisha. 2 And Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”…

“Where Is God In All Of This?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday After Pentecost I Kings 19:1-15a 1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything that Elijah had done, and [a]how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more so, if by about this time tomorrow I do not make your [b]life like the [c]life of one of them.” 3 And he [d]was afraid,…

“You Won’t Be Disappointed”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Trinity SundayRomans 5:1-5 1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access[b] to this grace in which we stand, and we[c] boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we[d] also boast in our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character…

“Go For Broke”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player PentecostActs 2:1-21 2 When the day of Pentecost [a]had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues that looked like fire appeared to them, [b]distributing themselves, and a tongue [c]rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…

“Shaking The Foundations”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Seventh Sunday of EasterActs 16:16-34 16 It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave woman who had a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing great profit to her masters by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and us and cried out repeatedly, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you a way of salvation.” 18 Now she…

“What Are You Doing Here?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday of EasterActs 16:9-15 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and pleading with him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 When he had seen the vision, we immediately sought to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. 11 So after setting sail from Troas, we ran a straight…

“Hearing Voices?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday Of EAsterHoly Baptism John 10:22-30 22 At that time the Festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah,[a] tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I have told you, and…

“Senior Sunday”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday Of EAsterHoly Communion SERMON TRANSCRIPT PDF Download

“Bless Your Heart”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday of EasterJohn 20:19-31 19 Now when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were [a]shut where the disciples were together due to fear of the [b]Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then…

Easter Sunday | “The Best Easter Ever!”

7:30 a.m. Worship with Communion Bulletin 9:15 & 11 A.m. Worship Bulletin SERMON TRANSCRIPT PDF Download  “The Best Easter Ever!”  Sermon on John 20:1-18  Donovan A. Drake  Resurrection of the Lord April 17, 2022  John 20:1-18  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one…

Good Friday

Choral Service of Darkness  Donovan Drake Leading 17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, [a]carrying His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which in [b]Hebrew is called, Golgotha. 18 There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. 19 Now Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written: “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 20 Therefore…

Maundy Thursday | “That They Might Lovely Be”

John 13:1-7, 31b-35  13 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that…

“What Drives You Crazy?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Palm Sunday Luke 19:28-40 28 After Jesus said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the [a]mountain that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village [b]ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it…

“Are You The One?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday In LentHoly Communion John 12:1-8 12 Therefore, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they made Him a dinner there, and Martha was serving; and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. 3 Mary then took a [a]pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus…

Fourth Sunday In Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday In Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 15 Now all the tax collectors and [a]sinners were coming near [b]Jesus to listen to Him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to complain, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 And so He told them this parable, saying, 11 And He said, “A man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father,…

“What’s In Your Wallet?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday In Lent Luke 13:1-14 13 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4 Or those…

“The Bully And You”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday In Lent Luke 13:31-35   31 At that very time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away and leave this place, because Herod wants to kill You.” 32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that [a]fox, ‘Behold, I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I [b]reach My goal.’ 33 Nevertheless I must go on My journey today and…

“Closer Walk With God”

First Sunday In Lent Deuteronomy 26:1-11   “Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you take possession of it and live in it, 2 that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you bring in from your land that the Lord your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where…

Ash Wednesday Service

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Ash Wednesday Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21   1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received…

“Life’s Downs And Ups”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Transfiguration Of The Lord Luke 9:28-36   28 About eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter, John, and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and [a]gleaming. 30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, 31 who, appearing in [b]glory, were speaking of…

“God’s Extravagant Forgiveness””

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Seventh Sunday After Epiphany Luke 7:36-50   36 Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to eat with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 And there was a woman in the city who was a [a]sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, 38 and standing behind Him at…

“When I Am Among The Trees…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday After Epiphany Luke 6:17-26    17 And then Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled by unclean spirits…

“Your God Reaction”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Luke 5:1-11    1 Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; 2 and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. 3 And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s,…

“Knowing What You Don’t Know”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday After Epiphany 1 Corinthians 13    13 If I speak with the tongues of mankind and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if…

“Holy Other”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday After Epiphany 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a    12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For [a]by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the…

“And On The Third Day…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday After Epiphany John 2:1-11    On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus *said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus *said to her, “[a]What business do you have with Me, woman? My hour has…

“Coming Home”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Baptism Of The Lord Isaiah 43:1-7    43 But now, this is what the Lord says, He who is your Creator, Jacob, And He who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire,…