Sermons by Pastor Drew Hart

Sermons by Pastor Drew Hart

Geared Up for Life

July 25: Part Of a Team (3/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #2: “The Wrecking Ball Jesus” (July 18) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21 In the photograph to the left, who is each person racing against? (answer: each of the other racers.) In this case, each…
Geared Up for Life

July 18: The Wrecking Ball Jesus (2/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 You don’t need to raise your hands, but how many of you endorse the idea of fate or destiny? Destiny is defined…
Geared Up for Life

July 11: Blessed By God to Be a Blessing (1/7)

  sermon #2 (July 18) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14 Pastor Drew shared the following introduction to this sermon series during the time of welcoming and announcements. Summer is full of celebrations. Independence Day. Various jazz festivals, including Detroit,…
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July 4: For Freedom

  Scripture: Galatians 5:1-6, 13-25 A week ago, yesterday, I woke up with the flu. It didn’t take me very long to realize that I would not be able to lead worship the next day. And so, a communication immediately went out to all of my retired colleagues in the congregation to see if anyone was in a place to step in at the last minute. And, obviously, Bob Chapman walked up to the plate and pinch-hit for me and…

June 20: Enduring the Storms

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I’ve begun a new phase of life. I’ve recently noticed that when I get together with certain friends, we’ll talk about our body aches, compare our medications, and report on our most recent trip to the doctor. The fact is, I’m no longer just an active listener to these tales of woe (which, as a pastor, I’ve been for years), but an active participant! But here’s what…

June 13: Growing Into the New Creation

Scriptures: Mark 4:26-34; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 I’m not the same person I was twenty years ago. I’m not the same person I was ten years ago. Or five years ago. By God’s grace, I’d like to be able to say that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. And hopefully, I’m not the same person today that I’ll be a year from now. The same is probably true for each of you. It was around 1994/1995,…

May 30: Does the Trinity Matter?

  Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8 and John 3:1-17 Raise your hand if you have a solid understanding of how to safely blast a rocket into outer space. Raise your hand if you’v e got a firm grasp on the detailed mechanics of a combustible engine (meaning, you could tear one down and rebuild it without the use of instructions). Who here would be able to explain to the rest of us exactly how the brain constructs what we see out of…

May 23: Jesus Within Us and Around Us

  May 23 Bulletin Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 I have a question for you. It’s not a trick question, but the answer I’m looking for may not be obvious to everyone. If you want to see God’s “face,” what are you supposed to do? Another way of asking the question would be, How does God intend to reveal himself to people who don’t know him? Some might suggest the Scriptures, and that’s certainly one important way God reveals himself, but it’s…

May 16: Because Jesus Ascended….

May 16 Bulletin Scriptures: Acts 1:1-11 & Luke 24:44-53 For much of my life, including most of my years as a pastor, the ascension of Jesus Christ has been an enigma. For the longest time, I had the hardest time wrapping my head around the idea of Jesus floating up into the sky like a helium balloon. In my last year of seminary, I was the last student to preach in chapel before graduation. As it was, the day I…

May 9: The Power and Legacy of a 10-Verse Life

Scripture: Exodus 2:1-10 At some point last year, I discovered the History Channel show, Vikings. It’s an historical fantasy drama of the Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia. It broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his descendants in their various expeditions across the sea to find new territories. While the show itself takes a number of liberties in its presentation of actual historical events, it nevertheless accurately depicts the harsh realities of our human condition,…
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