Sermons by Pastor Larry McCall

John: Feast or Starve?

John 6:60-71 After witnessing Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000, many of Jesus’ supposed followers walked away, offended at the idea of him being “The Bread of Life.” They were impressed by his power, but they couldn’t swallow that claim. Yet, a comparatively small number of people stuck with Jesus. How did Peter say it? […]

John: The Bread of Life

John 6:22-59 How often do we try to fill the hunger of our souls with something that will never ultimately satisfy? We need to listen afresh to Jesus’ clear, bold, gracious declaration, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Oh, how […]

Here We Stand

Jude 3, 20-21 It’s not everyday that we can celebrate a 500th birthday, but that’s what we get to do this week! It was 500 years ago that Martin Luther inadvertently began what became known as the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. What […]

John: Come & See

John 1:43-51 What’s your normal reaction when a friend or family member says excitedly, “Hey, you’ve gotta see this!” Don’t we naturally lean in to see what’s bringing such excitement? In John 1:43-51, we read the story of Philip meeting Jesus. Jesus said simply, “Follow me,” and Philip did. But, do you know what else […]

John: Why Did He Come?

John 1:9-18 If you read John 1:1-3, those verses describe the “Word” (Jesus) as being the divine, eternal creator of the universe. Those verses alone take our breath away. But read down a bit in verse 14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” Jolting, isn’t it? Why would he do that? Why […]

Wise Up: Look to the Ant

Proverbs 6 Have you ever heard the saying “He’s not afraid of work. He can lie down and go to sleep right beside it!” Proverbs 6:6-11 calls that kind of person a “sluggard.” What causes laziness, anyway? And, how does the gospel help us battle the temptation to be lazy, instead living self-disciplined, diligent lives […]