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Invitations From God

November 12, 2017
Sermon: Invitation to Humility (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 5, 2017
Sermon: Invitation to Wholeness (Samuel Caraballo)

October 29, 2017: Psalm 40
Sermon: Invitation to Wait (Nicole Smith)

October 22, 2017: Joshua 1:1-9
Sermon: Invitation to Courage (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 15, 2017: Isaiah 55:1-7
Sermon: Invitation to Come (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 8, 2017: Deuteronomy 8:2-14, 17-18
Sermon: Invitation to Trust (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 1, 2017: Isaiah 53
Sermon: Invitation to Forgiveness (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

Acts: A Church Empowered

September 24, 2017: John 17
Sermon: Knowing What We’re Saved For (Daniel Adams)

September 17, 2017: Acts 2:41-47
Sermon: Descriptive or Prescriptive? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 10, 2017: 1 John 3:1-3
Sermon: A Vision for NCC (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 3, 2017: Leviticus 19:17-18; John 13:34-35
Sermon: Living in a Loving Community (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

August 27, 2017: Acts 2:36-47
Sermon: The Transforming Power of Community (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 20, 2017: Jeremiah 29:4-11; Ephesians 1:18
Sermon: When Hope Comes Calling (Harold Jones, NCC Leadership Team)

August 13, 2017: Acts 2
Sermon: Faith and Reason (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 6, 2017: Acts 2:15-21
Sermon: The Leveling Spirit (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 30, 2017: Acts 1:1-5
Sermon: Waiting for the Arrival of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem (Samuel Caraballo)

July 23, 2017: 2 Kings 5:1-15a
Sermon: Naaman: From Pride to Humility (Nathan Grimley, Director of Student Ministry)

July 16, 2017: Acts 2:14-38
Sermon: The Name of the Lord (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 9, 2017: Mark 6:45-56
Sermon: When Faith is a Walk in the Dark – Not a Walk in the Park (Rev. Howard Burgoyne, superintendent of the East Coast Conference, Evangelical Covenant Church)

July 2, 2017: Acts 2:36-39
Sermon: Baptism: Just Do It! (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 25, 2017: Exodus 19:1, 16-18; Acts 2:1-6
Sermon: The Law on our Heart (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 18, 2017: Acts 2:38-47
Sermon: A Catchable Faith (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 11, 2017: Exodus 17:8-16
Sermon: Support and Strength (Nathan Grimley, Director of Student Ministry)

June 4, 2017: Acts 1:4; Proverbs 11:24-26
Sermon: Affluenza and the Healing Power of Giving (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 28, 2017: Ephesians 4:25-5:4, 15-20
Sermon: The Holy Spirit: Part II (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 21, 2017: Acts 1:1-11
Sermon: The Holy Spirit: Part I (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 14, 2017: Psalm 78
Sermon: Handing Down a Spiritual Legacy (Nicole Smith, Director of Women’s Ministry and Community Life)

May 7, 2017: Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-8
Sermon: Faith and Reality (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 30, 2017: Philippians 3:7-15a
Sermon: A Vision for NCC (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 23, 2017: John 9:1-11
Sermon: The God who Consciously Seeks the Forgotten! (Samuel Caraballo)

April 16, 2017: Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon: How Will You Respond? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Testimony: Max Gillen

April 9, 2017: Colossians 3:11-4:1
Sermon: Submission is for Everyone (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 2, 2017: Deuteronomy 30
Sermon: Seven ‘P’s in a Pod (Beth Kidd, Executive Director and Founder, Place of Promise)

March 26, 2017: Colossians 3:11-4:1
Sermon: Every Relationship Under the Lordship of Jesus (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 19, 2017: Genesis 1:26-28; Acts 2:14-21
Sermon: Women and Biblical Equality: The View From 40,000 Feet (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 12, 2017: John 3:1-21; 7:50-51; 19:39-42
Sermon: Growing in the Gaps (Nathan Grimley, Director of Student Ministry)

March 5, 2017: Philemon
Sermon: Why Philemon is SO Important! (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 26, 2017: Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:4-8; Colossians 4:2-6; Psalm 19
Sermon: Living in the World: Putting it into Practice (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 19, 2017: Deuteronomy 5-6:12
Sermon: Living in the World: The Spiritual Power of Habit (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 12, 2017: Psalm 19:7-14
Sermon: Living in the World: God’s Hand on our Life (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 5, 2017: Isaiah 58
Sermon: Living in the World: Empty Plates and No Results (Samuel Caraballo)

January 29, 2017: Psalm 19:1-6
Sermon: Living in the World: Walking in God’s Creation (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 22, 2017: Luke 6:46-49
Sermon: Living in the World: Spiritual Levees for the Storms of Life (Nici Smith, Director of Women’s Ministry and Community Growth)

January 15, 2017: Colossians 4:2-6
Sermon: Living in this World: A Witness for the Lord (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 8, 2017: Philippians 4:4-9
Sermon: Living in this World: A Mind Fixed on the Lord (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 1, 2017: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon: Going Home by Another Way (Rev. Dr. James Singleton, Director of Mentored Ministry; Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

2016 Sermons

December 25, 2016: John 1:1-18
Sermon: The Gift of Life (Nathan Grimley, Interim Student Ministries Director)

December 18, 2016: Luke 1:57-66
Sermon: John the Baptist: A voice of one crying out in the wilderness (Samuel Caraballo)

December 11, 2016: Matthew 11:2-11
Sermon: The Answer to our Doubts (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

December 4, 2016: Isaiah 10:33-11:5; Galatians 4:4-7
Sermon: A Shoot from a Stump (Rev. Dr. James Singleton, Director of Mentored Ministry; Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

November 27, 2016: Psalm 49
Sermon: The Lens of Advent (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 20, 2016: 1 Chronicles 16:8-36
Sermon: The Power of Thanksgiving (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 13, 2016: Genesis 33:1-12
Sermon: The Reunion of Jacob and Esau (Rev. Joshua Throneburg, lead pastor Highrock Brookline)

November 6, 2016: Colossians 3:1-17
Sermon: A Life of Worship (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 30, 2016: Psalm 43:3-4; Matthew 5:14-16
Sermon: The Light of the World: Being Joy and Hope in a Dark World (Dr. Hope Haslam Straughan)

October 23, 2016: Colossians 3:13
Sermon: Forgiveness Part II: Yes, but how? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 16, 2016: Matthew 18:21-35; Colossians 3:13
Sermon: Forgive as the Lord Forgives You (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 9, 2016: Jeremiah 19
Sermon: Broken to be Made New (Nathan Grimley, Interim Student Ministries Director)

October 2, 2016: 1 Samuel 1:1-18
Sermon: Hannah’s Prayer (Rev. Joshua Throneburg, lead pastor Highrock Brookline)

September 25, 2016: Colossians 3:1-17
Sermon: Putting on the New Life (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 18, 2016: Mark 12:13-17
Sermon: Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s (Samuel Caraballo)

September 11, 2016: Romans 11:33-12:2
Sermon: Transforming Lives by Living the Truth of Jesus Christ (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 4, 2016: Colossians 3:1-17
Sermon: Taking Off the Old Life (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 28, 2016: Job 18:23-27; Colossians 3:1-4
Sermon: Fixing Our Mind on Hope (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 21, 2016: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Sermon: The Examined Life: How am I doing as a foot? (Harold Jones, NPC Elder)

August 14, 2016: Colossians 2:13-23
Sermon: Don’t be “Religious” (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 7, 2016: Genesis 3:1-8; Colossians 2:1-10
Sermon: Colossians, the Garden of Eden, and Fine Sounding Arguments (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 31, 2016: Mark 4:35-41
Sermon: Sterns, Storms, and Disciples Without Faith (Rev. Josh Throneburg, lead pastor Highrock Brookline)

July 24, 2016: Proverbs 14:4
Sermon: The Messy Manger (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 17, 2016: Luke 10:25-37
Sermon: The Good Samaritan: not Who? but How? (Samuel Caraballo)

July 10, 2016: Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Sermon: A Fundamental Command to Keep the Faith in the Family (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

July 3, 2016: 1 Peter 2:4-10
Sermon: You are the Household of God! (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

June 26, 2016: Colossians 1:24-2:4
Sermon: The Mystery Now Revealed (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 19, 2016: Galatians 5:1-15
Sermon: Law, Grace, and Love: the Paradox of the Christian Life (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

June 12, 2016: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Sermon: The “Rite” of Confirmation (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 5, 2016: 1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Sermon: Plan on Giving (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

May 29, 2016: Colossians 1:21-23
Sermon: Alienated or Reconciled? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 22, 2016: Philippians 4:10-19
Sermon: Affluenza (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 15, 2016: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Sermon: One Spirit, Variety of Gifts and Unity (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

The Risen Life: a Study of Colossians

May 8, 2016: Colossians 1:15-20
Sermon: Jesus is Lord because of WHO HE IS! (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

May 1, 2016: Colossians 1:9-14
Sermon: Paul’s Prayer for Us – part 2 (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 24, 2016: Colossians 1:9-14
Sermon: Paul’s Prayer for Us – part 1 (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 17, 2016: John 5:1-15
Sermon: The Cost of Change (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

April 10, 2016: Colossians 1:1-8
Sermon: The Spreading Gospel (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 3, 2016: Luke 24:13-35
Sermon: Food for your Heart Condition (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

Easter 2016

March 27, 2016: Ephesians 1:18-20
Sermon: Hope for Living (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Testimony: Dan and Jessica Kelley

Encounters with Jesus

March 20, 2016: Luke 19:1-10
Sermon: Encounter with a Wealthy Outcast (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

March 13, 2016: Luke 7:11-17
Sermon: “The bearers of death stopped dead!” (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

March 6, 2016: Luke 8:26-39
Sermon: Who is this? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 28, 2016: Luke 8:40-56
Sermon: “Don’t be afraid, just believe!” (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

February 21, 2016: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon: A Sinner Accepted and Forgiven (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

February 14, 2016: Luke 5:1-11
Sermon: Go away from me, I am a sinner (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

The Multi-Cultural Church

February 7, 2016: Romans 12
Sermon: Creating Culture (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 31, 2016: 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Sermon: Content vs. Context of the Gospel (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 24, 2016: Ephesians 4:1-16
Sermon: Unity amid Diversity and Growth in Christ (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

January 17, 2016: Acts 6:1-7; 11:19-21, 26
Sermon: Diversity challenges our commUNITY (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

January 10, 2016: Acts 15:1-19
Sermon: The Culture-Free Gospel (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 3, 2016: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon: Epiphany (Rev. Samuel Caraballo)


2015 Sermons

December 27, 2015: Psalm 77:1-20
Sermon: When Your Faith Falters (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

The Journey of Advent

December 20, 2015: Hebrews 8:5
Sermon: The Journey of Advent: Fulfillment (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

December 13, 2015: Isaiah 9:1-7
Sermon: The Journey of Advent: Foreshadow “A Son with Four Names” (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

December 6, 2015: Hebrews 8:5
Sermon: The Journey of Advent: Laying the Foundations (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 29, 2015: Genesis 3:1-15
Sermon: The Journey of Advent: The Fall (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

November 22, 2015: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Sermon: The Grace of Giving Generously (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

November 15, 2015: 2 Kings 7:1-16
Sermon: Lepers and Kings (Rev. Kevin Ford)

At the Heart of David: Characteristics of a God Follower

November 8, 2015: 1 Sam 24:1-12
Sermon: At the Heart of David: No Short Cuts (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 1, 2015: 1 Sam 23:12-28
Sermon: At the Heart of David: The Blessings of Hardship (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 25, 2015: John 6:52-70
Sermon: You do not want to leave, too, do you? (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

October 18, 2015: 1 Samuel 25:2-42
Sermon: At the Heart of David: Lessons from the story of Abigail (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 11, 2015: 1 Samuel 22:1-2; 23:1-5
Sermon: At the Heart of David: A Transforming Influence (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 4, 2015: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Sermon: A Quest(ion) of Authority (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

September 27, 2015: 1 Samuel 20:1-34
Sermon: At the Heart of David: Humility (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 20, 2015: 1 Samuel 18:5-19:10
Sermon: At the Heart of David: Beware of Jealousy (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 13, 2015: 1 Peter 4:10-11
Sermon: Equipped to Serve Others (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

September 6, 2015: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Sermon: Born Again to a Living Hope (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

August 30, 2015: 1 Samuel 18:1-5
Sermon: At the Heart of David: Deep Friendships (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 23, 2015: 1 Peter 1:1-2
Sermon: Called to be “Strangers in a Strange Land” (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

August 16, 2015: Luke 9:10-17
Sermon: You Give Them Something to Eat: Jesus Challenges us to Grow (Samuel Caraballo)

August 9, 2015: Psalm 145
Sermon: At the Heart of Davd: Worthy to be Praised (Nici Smith)

August 2, 2015: Psalm 23
Sermon: At the Heart of David: David, Shepherds, and the Great Shepherd (Rev. Kevin Ford)

July 26, 2015: 1st Samuel 17
Sermon: At the Heart of David: Understanding God’s Plan (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 19, 2014: Acts 8:26-40
Sermon: Chance Encounter – Profound Change (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

July 12, 2015: 1st Samuel 15:1-35
Sermon: At the Heart of David: Receive Correction (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 5, 2015: 1st Samuel 16:1-13
Sermon: At the Heart of David: What makes David so Special? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 28, 2015: Haggai 1:1-12
Sermon: Consider Your Ways! (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

June 21, 2015: 1st Peter 2:3-4
Sermon: Stones Fitted Together (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 14, 2015: Philippians 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Sermon: Think About Such Things (Rev. Kevin Campbell)

June 7, 2015: Genesis 28:16-17; Mark 4:35-41
Sermon: A Community of Faith (Rev. Dr. Hector Rodriguez, Associate for the Hispanic/Latino-a Congregational Support office of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) in Louisville, KY)

May 31, 2015: Luke 16:1-13
Sermon: In Praise of Financial “Mismanagement” (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

May 24, 2015: Acts 2
Sermon: “What Does This Mean?” (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 17, 2015: Luke 1:5-38
Sermon: Confusing God’s Promises (Fiona Essien, Co-Director of Youth Ministry)

May 10, 2015: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Sermon: First Date, Blind Date (Rev. Dr. Alvin Padilla)

Lessons from the Story of Naaman and Elisha

May 3, 2015: 2 Kings 5:13-27
Sermon: The Money Trap (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 26, 2015: 2 Kings 5:1-19a
Sermon: The Gospel to the Nations (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Dan Romaine Witness

April 19, 2015: 2 Kings 5:1-19a
Sermon: Free Grace by Faith (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 12, 2015: John 15:13-14
Sermon: The Examined Life – Am I Friend Material? (Harold Jones, NPC Elder)

April 5, 2015: Matthew 28:1-20 (Easter)
Sermon: Will You Follow? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 29, 2015: James 5:13-16
Sermon: Healing Prayer (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 22, 2015: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon: The Great No-mission or the Great Co-Mission (Rev. Dr. James Singleton, Prof. of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism, Gordon Conwell Seminary)

March 15, 2015: 2 Chronicles 16:13-24:25
Sermon: Two Godly Men and Their Very Different Legacies (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

Making Faith Work: Lessons from the Book of James

March 8, 2015: James 5:1-11
Sermon: The Comfort and Warning of the Lord’s Coming (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 1, 2015: James 4:13-17
Sermon: The Plans that Please God (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 22, 2015: Luke 9:18-22, 28-45
Sermon: The Transfiguration (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

February 8, 2015: James 4:1-12
Sermon: The Power Behind Our Quarrels (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 1, 2015: James 5:15-18
Sermon: The Power of Prayer (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 25, 2015: James 3:2-12
Sermon: The Power of the Tongue (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 18, 2015: James 2:14-26
Sermon: Faith & Works Part 2: The Works of Faith (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 11, 2015: James 2:14-26
Sermon: Faith & Works Part 1: Everyone Lives by Faith (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

Living in Christ-Like Community

January 4, 2015: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon: Epiphany (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)


2014 Sermons

December 28, 2014: Psalm 133
Sermon: Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Man? (Nici Smith)

Advent/Christmas 2014

December 24, 2014: Christmas Eve Service (Scripture Play Video)
Sermon: Christmas Eve Meditation (Video) (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

December 21, 2014: John 1:1-14, 1 John 1:1-3 (Scripture Video)
Sermon: Advent According to John: Light and Life to All He Brings (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

December 14, 2014: Luke 1:8-17, 26-33, 39-45
Sermon: Advent According to Luke: “Preparing the Participants”  (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

December 7, 2014: Mark 13:26-37 (Scripture Video)
Sermon: Advent According to Mark: Born to Come Again (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 30, 2014: Matthew 1-2 (Scripture Video)
Sermon: Advent According to Matthew: As it is Written (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

Making Faith Work: Lessons from the Book of James

November 16, 2014: James 3:13-18
Sermon: The Character of Wisdom (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 9, 2014: James 2:1-10
Sermon: “Blessed are the Poor”…Do you really believe that? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 2, 2014: 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Sermon: “How Did Jesus Pick His Battles” (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

October 26, 2014: James 1:17-25
Sermon: Living Out Our Implanted Word (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 19, 2014: James 1:12-18
Sermon: Lead me not into Temptation (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 12, 2014: Isaiah 58:6-11
Sermon: Where the Joy Resides: Ushering in the Kingdom of God (Dr. Hope Haslam Straughan)

September 28, 2014: James 1:5-8
Sermon: Need Wisdom? Just Ask (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 21, 2014: Acts 15
Sermon: How to Make up Your Mind (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

September 14, 2014: James 1:2-4
Sermon: Trials are Joy? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 7, 2014: James 1:1
Sermon: Who is James? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 31, 2014: Luke 5:17-26
Sermon: Getting More Than We Ask For  (Rev. Kevin Campbell)

Prophet Sharing:  Applying the Old Testament for Today’s Complex World

August 24, 2014: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30
Sermon: God’s Faithfulness and Ours (Rev. Kevin Ford)

August 17, 2014: Isaiah 56:1-8
Sermon: Unrestricted Access (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 10, 2014: 1 Kings 19:1-18
Sermon: God’s Response to Discouragement (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 3, 2014: Luke 17:11-19
Sermon: On the Road with Jesus (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

July 27, 2014: 1 Kings 3:3-15
Sermon: Asking God for the Right Things (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 20, 2014: Isaiah 44:1-8
Sermon: God’s Call to Trust in his Care (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 6, 2014: Zechariah 9:9-10
Sermon: Shout Aloud (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 29, 2014: Jeremiah 28
Sermon: Hard Words of Comfort (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 22, 2014:  Jeremiah 19:14-20:13
Sermon: Suffering for God’s Call  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

Children’s Sunday

June 15, 2014: The Story of Zaccheus (Luke 19) and The Story of the Little Girl Raised from the Dead (Luke 8)
Sermon: Testify! We All Have a Story (Rev. Kevin Campbell)

Stewardship:  Learning to Relate to our Stuff

June 1, 2014:  Various Texts
Sermon: Characteristics of a Biblical Giver  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 25, 2014:  Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
Sermon: Money: A True American Idol  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 11, 2014:  Exodus 20:12 (Mother’ day)
Sermon: The Weight of Honor  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 4, 2014:  2 Corinthians 9:5-15
Sermon: The Giving Life  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 27, 2014:  Jeremiah 29:11
Sermon: Lord, Where are You Leading? (Audio File)(Written File) (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

The Word Became Flesh:  Exploring the Gospel of John

April 20, 2014:  John 20
Sermon: Easter: Reasons for Believing (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 13, 2014:  John 4:25-42
Sermon: On Sharing our Faith  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 6, 2014:  1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Sermon: What is the church for?  (Rev. Dr. Jean Risley)

March 30, 2014:  John 4:19-24
Sermon: How Should I Worship?  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 23, 2014:  John 4:19-24
Sermon: Why Worship?  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 9, 2014:  John 4:7-15
Sermon: Living Water  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

March 2, 2014:  John 4:1-26
Sermon: Redeeming the Outcast  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 23, 2014: Mark 15:16-41
Sermon: Two Ways to Hear a Story  (Dick Keyes – L’Abri Fellowship, Westborough, MA)

February 16, 2014: John 3:22-36
Sermon: The Joy of Humility  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 9, 2014:  John 3:16-21
Sermon: Feeling Condemned?  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

February 2, 2014: John 10:1-21
Sermon: Because They Know My Voice  (Nici Smith)

January 26, 2014: Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:13-16
Sermon: “Just as Moses Lifted up the Snake”  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 19, 2014: John 3:1-10
Sermon: Are You Born from Above?  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 12, 2014:  John 2:23-3:3
Sermon: Jesus Knows  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

January 5, 2014: Acts 8:26-40
Sermon: Philip and the Ethiopian (Rev. Kevin Campbell)


2013 Sermons

December 29, 2013: Matthew 2:13-23
Sermon: Finding Your Home in Egypt and Galilee (Dr. Bernard Adeney-Risakotta)

Advent/Christmas 2013

December 24, 2013: John 1:5 – Christmas Eve
Sermon: Living in the Light (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

December 22, 2013: Matthew 1:18-2:23
Sermon: Living in a Dream World (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

December 15, 2013: Matthew 1:18-25
Sermon: A Faithful Obedience (Chris Nichols, Elder; InterVarsity Regional Director – New England)

December 8, 2013: Daniel 7:9-14, John 3:12-18
Sermon: Who is this “Son of Man”? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

The Word Became Flesh:  Exploring the Gospel of John

December 1, 2013: John 2:12-22
Sermon: Jesus, the True Temple (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 17, 2013: John 2:1-11
Sermon: Water into Wine: Why is it a sign?  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 10, 2013:  John 1:29 (Exodus 12:3-13, Isaiah 53:4-7)
Sermon:“Behold! The Lamb of God”  (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

November 3, 2013: John 15:1-17
Sermon: I am the True Vine (Nici Smith)

October 27, 2013: John 1:19-34
Sermon: John the Baptist Takes the Stand (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 20, 2013: John 1:35-51
Sermon: Come and See (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 6, 2013: John 1:1-18
Sermon: Receiving the Light of Life (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 22, 2013: John 1:1-18
Sermon: In the Beginning (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 15, 2013: John 20:24-31
Sermon: What You Need to Know (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

October 13, 2013: Psalm 130
Sermon: But With You There is Forgiveness… (Chris Nichols, Elder; InterVarsity Regional Director – New England)

September 29, 2013: Psalm 26:1-8; Matthew 16:21-25; Romans 12:9-21
Sermon: Letting Go (Adele Calhoun – Redeemer Community Church, Needham, MA)

Drawn to Worship

September 8, 2013: Psalm 8
Sermon: Finding our True Significance (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

September 1, 2013: 2 Chronicles 33:1-17
Sermon: Boundless Faith (Rev. Kevin Campbell)

August 25, 2013: 2 Corinthians 3:15-18
Sermon: Being Transformed Through Worship (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 18, 2013: Psalm 98
Sermon: Sing to the Lord (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

August 11, 2013: Psalm 15; Colossians 3:16-24
Sermon: Monday Morning Worship (Rev. Kevin Ford – InterVarsity Chaplain, MIT)

August 4, 2013: Psalm 107
Sermon: Considering the Chesed of the Lord (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 28, 2013: Isaiah 6:1-7
Sermon: A Significant Emotional Event (Rev. Jeff Schuliger – Park Street Church)

The Land Between

July 21, 2013: Psalm 34
Sermon: Lessons from the Land Between – Part 5: A Land of Opportunity (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 14, 2013: 1 Samuel 26
Sermon: Lessons from the Land Between – Part 4: Temptations (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

July 7, 2013: Proverbs 2:1-6
Sermon: Lessons from the Land Between – Part 3: Making Decisions (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 30, 2013: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon: “Simon, I have something to tell you” (Nici Smith)

June 23, 2013: 1 Samuel 1
Sermon: Lessons from the Land Between – Part 2: Learning to Weep (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 16, 2013:  Deuteronomy 8:1-18
Sermon: Lessons from the Land Between – Part 1: the Wilderness (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

June 9, 2013:  Luke 15
Sermon: A Party for the Lost (Rev. Kevin Campbell)

Stewardship 2013

June 2, 2013:  1 Chronicles 29:1-20
Sermon: Natural Born Givers (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 26, 2013:  Matthew 6:19-24
Sermon: Is Money Your Master? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

May 12, 2013:  Mark 8:27-38
Sermon: The Ultimate Sacrifice (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

May 5, 2013:  2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Sermon: Sow Generously (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

Mission of God

April 28, 2013:  Colossians 3:24-4:1
Sermon: Who is Your Boss? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 21, 2013:  1 Peter 3:13-17
Sermon: A Mission of Hope (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

April 14, 2013:  Acts 2:36-47
Sermon: The Mission of the Church (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)

April 7, 2013:  2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Sermon: The Mission of God (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

March 31, 2013:  Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon: Easter’s Dangerous Gospel (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

The Ten Commandments: how life works

March 24, 2013:  Exodus 20:17
Sermon: The Cure for Coveting (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Small Group Bible Study

March 17, 2013:  Exodus 20:16
Sermon: God’s Gift of Truth (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Bible Study

March 10, 2013:  Exodus 20:15
Sermon: What Makes a Thief? (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Small Group Bible Study

March 3, 2013:  Exodus 20:14
Sermon: God’s Gift of Marriage (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Small Group Bible Study

February 24, 2013:  Exodus 20:13
Sermon: God’s Gift of Life (Rev. Kevin Ford)
Small Group Bible Study

February 17, 2013:  Exodus 20:12
Sermon: A Heart of Honor #2 (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

February 10, 2013:  Exodus 20:12
Honoring your Parents, a panel discussion (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins, Rev. Dr. Garrett R. Smith, Rev. Kevin Campbell)
Small Group Bible Study

February 3, 2013:  Exodus 20:8-11
Sermon: God’s Gift of Rest (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Bible Study

January 27, 2013:  Exodus 20:7
Sermon: Hallowed be Thy Name (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Small Group Bible Study

January 20, 2013:  Exodus 20:4-6
Sermon: How do you imagine God? (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Bible Study

January 13, 2013:  Exodus 20:3
Sermon: Who is your God? (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Bible Study

January 6, 2013:  Exodus 20:1-17
Sermon: A Heart for God (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Bible Study 


2012 Sermons

December 30, 2012: Joshua 24:14-24
Sermon: How to Keep Your Resolutions  (Rev. Kevin Campbell)

Advent 2012

December 23, 2012:  Micah 5:2-5a, John 6:29-35
Sermon: Why Bethlehem?  (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

December 16, 2012:  Joel 3:13-18, John 4:31-39
Sermon: The Fields are Ripe for Harvest  (Rev. Dr. Garrett R. Smith)

December 9, 2012:  Isaiah 11:1-10
Sermon: The Branch (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

December 2, 2012:  Genesis 3:6-24
Sermon: The Seed of Redemption  (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)

The Life of Abraham

November 25, 2012:  Genesis 22:1-18
Sermon: God Provides (Rev. Dr. Garrett R. Smith)
Small Group Study Guide

November 18, 2012:  Genesis 19
Sermon: Judgment and Deliverance (Rev. Dr. Garrett R. Smith)
Small Group Study Guide

November 11, 2012:  Genesis 18:16-32
Sermon:  A Friend of God (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Study Guide
Family Impact Guide

November 4, 2012:  Genesis 18:1-15
Sermon:  Who has the Last Laugh? (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Study Guide

October 28, 2012:  Genesis 17
Sermon: How God Reveals His Blessing (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Small Group Study Guide

October 21, 2012:  Genesis 16
Sermon:  The God who sees (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Study Guide
Family Impact Guide

October 14, 2012:  Genesis 15:7-21
Sermon: Making Faith Certain (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Study
Family Impact Guide

October 7, 2012:  Genesis 15:1-6
Sermon:  Called to a Greater Life (Chris Nichols)
Small Group Study

September 30, 2012:  Genesis 14
Sermon:  God Provides…Now What (Rev. Dr. Garrett Smith)
Small Group Study
Family Impact (Family resources)

September 23, 2012:  Genesis 13
Sermon:  Faith’s Solution to Strife (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Study
Family Impact (Family resource guide)

September 16, 2012:  Genesis 12
Sermon Audio:  Faith vs. Fear (Rev. Dr. Robert Perkins)
Small Group Study
Family Impact (Family Resource Guide)