Sermons by Pastor Mark Johnson

I Can’t Breathe!

“I CAN’T BREATHE!” INTRO: These were the words George Floyd cried out many times on Memorial Day before he finally died. Many people have taken up this cry feeling that systemic racism is keeping them from being able to breathe – to experience life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “I CAN’T BREATHE” is also…

Which Side Are You On?

“WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?” INTRO: We are facing in our world the overlapping of two serious pandemics, which I’m going to refer to as the Covid-19 pandemic and the racism pandemic. Which side are you on? Which side is God on? God is on His own side! To what degree are you on God’s…

Encounters With Christ – Part 3

“ENCOUNTERS WITH CHRIST – Pt. III” (Luke 5:1-11) INTRO: In this series we’re focusing on encounters people in the gospels had with Christ and their impact. Let’s insert ourselves into the story and encounter Christ in the story! I. ATTRACTED TO JESUS (Luke 5:1-3). The general population was attracted to Jesus (v. 1). Wherever Jesus…

A Biblical Response to the Death of George Floyd

“A BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD”   How should we view these incidents from a biblical basis? I. DESIRE TO KNOW WHAT SAITH THE LORD AND SEEK THAT OUT. The Bible should be our default life operating system. Be doers of the Word and not hearers only (Ja. 1:23-25). II. HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE…

Encounters With Christ – Part 2

“ENCOUNTERS WITH CHRIST – Pt. II” (Jn. 1:19-51) INTRO: In this series we’re going to be focusing on encounters people in the gospels had with Christ and the impact of those encounters. As we journey through these encounters, I encourage you to insert yourself into the story and encounter Christ in the story! John’s summary…

Encounters With Christ

“ENCOUNTERS WITH CHRIST” INTRO: This morning we’re going to begin a new series on the theme, Encounters with Christ. In this series we’re going to be focusing mostly on encounters people in the gospels had with Christ and the impact of those encounters. As we journey through these encounters, I encourage you to insert yourself…

Three Feathers to Help Your Arrows Shoot Straight

“THREE FEATHERS TO HELP YOUR ARROWS SHOOT STRAIGHT” INTRO: On this Mothers’ Day I’m going to speak about parenting, which will be addressed to both moms and dads. Children are compared to arrows in the hand of a warrior (Psalm 127:4) – the potential for benefit and positive influence. Arrows don’t go straight on their…

Missional Realignment – Part 5 (Conclusion)

“MISSIONAL REALIGNMENT” (Pt. 5 – Conclusion) INTRO: Do you need a life reset to clear some clutter and realign your life around God’s purposes? The 1st group of exiles go to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and restore worship (Ezra chapters 1-6). The 2nd group about 60 years later (Ezra chapters 7-10). In what condition…

Missional Realignment – Part 4

“MISSIONAL REALIGNMENT – Pt. 4” INTRO: Sometimes we need a life reset to clear some of life’s clutter and realign our life around our God-given mission. This is what God’s people did in the book of Ezra. Chapter 1 – the first group of Jews leave Babylonian captivity and go to Jerusalem to rebuild the…

A Revelation of the Ascended Jesus

“A REVELATION OF THE ASCENDED JESUS” INTRO: Easter celebrates Jesus’ resurrection (Jn. 21:1, 14; 1Cor. 15:4-7) – a necessity for salvation (1Cor. 15:14, 17; Rom. 10:9). I. YOUR REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST. Your spiritual life is mostly dependent on your revelation of and connection to Jesus Christ (2Cor. 3:18; 1Jn. 3:2)! Jesus “revealed” Himself to…