Sermons by Pastor Drew Hart

Sermons by Pastor Drew Hart

June 16: Why Pray? (2/4)

  June 16 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost Today the second in a 4-week sermon series on prayer entitled, “No Higher Calling, No Greater Impact.” Most of us are so familiar with prayer that we hardly give it a second thought. At the same time, it’s probably something most of us don’t engage in enough, and when called upon to offer a prayer out loud in the presence of others, we become very uncomfortable. This series will address some of…

June 9: A House of What? (1/4)

  June 9: Third Sunday after Pentecost This is the first of a 4-week sermon series on prayer entitled, “No Higher Calling, No Greater Impact.” Most of us are so familiar with prayer that we hardly give it a second thought. At the same time, it’s probably something most of us don’t engage in enough, and when called upon to offer a prayer out loud in the presence of others, we become very uncomfortable. This series will address some of…

June 2: Making Jesus Priority #1

  Video and Audio Unavailable June 2 – Graduation Sunday Scripture Readings: Genesis 25:27-34 & 2 Timothy 4:1-8 When it comes to hopes and dreams, what is it you most want to see unfold in your life in the years ahead? Every stage of life tends to bring about a different set of hopes and dreams. At a point later in life, it’s probably interesting to look back and review those different stages of what you most hoped for, what…

May 26: Celebrating the Trinity

  May 26 – Trinity Sunday Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-8 and John 3:1-17 There’s a really funny Monty Python sketch I’d love to show you, but because it’s copyrighted, I’m not allowed to do so. So, instead I’ll read the script aloud, and I’m sure you’ll still get the humor—it’ll just be lacking the classic Monty Python delivery. A talk show called “How to Do It” comes into view. After the three hosts appear on screen, one of them welcomes the…

May 12: The Power to Endure

  May 12 – Ascension Sunday Ascension Day is always the 40th day (a Thursday) of the Easter season; Ascension Sunday is usually observed the Sunday following. The Ascension was the act of Jesus returning to his place of Heavenly glory in his physical body as witnessed by the Apostles, and marked the close of his post-resurrection appearances. The Ascension was recorded in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:9-11. Scriptures: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 Two weeks ago…

May 5: We Love One Another

  May 5: 6th Sunday of Easter This is the second sermon of a 2-part series entitled “How Shall We Love?” The night before his death, Jesus gave his Disciples a “new” commandment: to love one another. This naturally begs the question, What does this love look like? This short series will only begin to unpack what active love looks like. Today’s worship theme is Loving as the key to joy. The main point is that joy comes from abiding…

April 28: We Bear Fruit

  April 28: 5th Sunday of Easter This is the first sermon of a 2-part series entitled “How Shall We Love?” The night before his death, Jesus gave his Disciples a “new” commandment: to love one another. This naturally begs the question, What does this love look like? This short series will only begin to unpack what active love looks like. Today’s worship theme is living to glorify God, not self. The main point is that the best fruit we…

April 14: Look Who’s Smiling!

  April 14 – 3rd Sunday of Easter Other sermons in this series“Depths of Love” #1: Union with Christ #2: Look Who’s Smiling (this sermon) Scripture Reading: 1 John 3:1-7 Here’s a question: What makes God smile? What brings the Lord happiness and joy? One of my favorite artistic renderings of Jesus is this. It’s commonly known as Laughing Jesus. Taking a cue from this painting, here’s a similar rendering of Jesus. And another one. I like these paintings of…

April 7: Union With Christ

  April 7 – 2nd Sunday of Easter Other sermons in this series“Depths of Love” #1: Union with Christ (this sermon) #2: Look Who’s Smiling Scripture: 1 John 1:1-2:2 On my way to work this past Wednesday morning I did something a bit foolish and stupid, all because I wasn’t fully consciously engaged in what I was doing. I was the second car at a red light, waiting to turn left onto Pinegrove Ave. At some point, my mind went…

March 31: His Death Certificate is Our Birth Certificate

  March 31 – Easter Sunday Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 It’s often been said that the Kingdom of God has a way of turning this world on its head; or turning it upside-down. What seems right and appropriate by normal standards is, in the eyes of God, found to be lacking if not outright wrong. What the world deems forward-facing is considered backward by Kingdom standards. The word used in the Bible most often used to depict this paradox is “foolishness.”…