Sermons

Sermons in: Table Talk

Some of the best conversations happen around the table and this series has been designed to help us think wisely as disciple makers. The table is a great place to tell stories, share ideas, and grow together. So join us around the table for some Table Talk that we pray will be helpful as we make disciples together. In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul addresses his beloved child in the faith named Timothy. It seems that Timothy's father was an unbelieving Greek, but his grandmother and mother were Jews who demonstrated a "sincere faith." They were the genuine article and they possessed the type of faith which had come to characterize Timothy as well. Paul invites us to ponder the powerful impact that mothers and grandmothers can have on children. Even though the work of parenting can seem mundane and thankless, the boy these women raised has become the man that the apostle Paul relies on and thinks of in his most desperate hour.

August 25, 2019
Continue

During the Stalin era in Russia, the Marxist government derided the Bible as a book full of legends, myths, and old wives’ tales. It even established an anti-Bible museum in Moscow to convince the Russian people. The authorities seemed afraid that people would read it and believe it, so they put them in prison and in labor camps for reading the scripture. Why? Perhaps they feared that this unique book had the power to change people’s lives. Part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is immersing our lives in his word. Sadly, most Christians neglect giving themselves to the very sacred scripture which is able to make one wise for salvation through faith in Jesus. God speaks and communicates with us through His word so we must continue to pursue Christ in love through His word.

August 18, 2019
Pursue

Christian fellowship is a means of grace and it is a necessary context for sanctification. Pursuing Christ together means seeing our partnership in the gospel as we fulfill our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The gospel creates community and when our fellowship is true; it is the apologetic for belonging to Jesus (John 13:35). Christians should not gather on Sunday only to fulfill some weekly observance of cultural norms or to check a box. Christians should know each other, get close, and stay close as a family who gathers, interacts, encourages, exhorts, and inspires one another to love and good deeds. The Orchard is not a group of acquaintances, this is a loving family, formed by Jesus to worship together as a happy family pursuing Christ together.

August 11, 2019
Rhythms

Change is a part of life. Seasons, weather, time, and even we change. Sometimes these changes seem dramatic and we feel as if they happened overnight. Other times it seems as if time stands still. People in different stages of life view time differently but eventually we all conclude that time stands still for no one and it moves too fast. How can we keep up as time moves faster? How do we keep dancing when the rhythm changes? As the first chapter of 2 Timothy came to a close, Paul refers to the widespread flight among Christians in the Roman province of Asia (1:15). Onesiphorus was the only one commended for his faithfulness so Paul exhorts Timothy that he needs the strength of God’s grace to endure. Each season of life has its own unique set of challenges so we need to recognize our “Rhythms” and embrace the changes for the sake of the gospel and making disciples.

August 04, 2019
Fearless

Some of the best conversations happen around the table and this series has been designed to help us think wisely as disciple makers. The table is a great place to tell stories, share ideas, and grow together. So join us around the table for some Table Talk that we pray will be helpful as we make disciples together. In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul addresses his beloved child in the faith named Timothy. It seems that Timothy's father was an unbelieving Greek, but his grandmother and mother were Jews who demonstrated a "sincere faith." They were the genuine article and they possessed the type of faith which had come to characterize Timothy as well. Paul invites us to ponder the powerful impact that mothers and grandmothers can have on children. Even though the work of parenting can seem mundane and thankless, the boy these women raised has become the man that the apostle Paul relies on and thinks of in his most desperate hour.

Load More