Sermons by Pastor Larry McCall (Page 3)

One Book: Nahum

Nahum: Finding God’s Comfort in Surprising Places Do you have a “safe” place you like to withdraw to when you’re feeling sad or scared or stressed? Maybe a room at your home? Maybe a special place outdoors? Or maybe your safe place isn’t really a place at all. Maybe it’s a person – your spouse, your parents, […]

One Book: Micah

Micah: Hope for a Nation in Trouble It was the late James Montgomery Boice who said that we can see so many reminders of ourselves and our own era as we read the Minor Prophets. It’s true, isn’t it? Most of us American Christians would say that our own nation is in trouble – in trouble […]

Palm Sunday: Cheers & Tears

Cheers & Tears Did you ever notice in Luke’s account of the Triumphal Entry (19:28-44), that while the crowds were cheering & shouting “Hosanna!” Jesus was weeping – loud sobbing, actually? Why was that? Join Pastor Larry McCall as we take a break from our “One Book” series for Palm Sunday. We’ll see that Jesus’ rejection, […]

One Book: Jeremiah

Jeremiah: Hope in the Midst of Tears God gave the prophet Jeremiah a really tough ministry. Jeremiah preached God’s message to the people of Judah for 40 years. And do you know how many people actually believed his message after 40 years of faithfully speaking for God? Only a handful. Forty years. Only a handful of […]

One Book: Ezra

Ezra: A Fresh Start for God’s People Once Christmas is over, our minds often turn to the new year ahead and the opportunity for a fresh start. God’s people are about to be given a fresh start in the Book of Ezra. It’s the story of the first waves of returnees from the exile that God had […]

Advent: PEACE

Advent: PEACE What would you say is the biggest problem you are facing at this time in your life? A break in a relationship that really matters to you? Not getting along with a family member or friend? Turmoil in your life as you face a serious illness or financial hardship – of all times, […]

Advent: JOY

Advent: JOY The daily routine of a young Jewish girl was about to be broken. The God of the universe was sending one of His key messengers from His throne room to pay a mind-boggling, heart-stirring visit to earth, to the back country Galilean village of Nazareth. Mary was about to become the mother to […]

One Book: Ruth

Ruth: God’s Surprising Grace Almost everyone loves a good story, especially stories that have happy endings after the characters face great difficulties. A really good story will stand the test of time, still captivating the minds and hearts of minds of generation after generation as the story is read and re-read, told and retold. How […]

One Book: Numbers

Numbers: The Dangers of Disbelief To some people, a book called “Numbers” might sound pretty boring. But in the Hebrew language, the book of Numbers in the Bible is actually called “In the Wilderness.” Why? Because it serves as a sort of travel log of the Israelites’ (39-year) journey from Mt. Sinai through the wilderness to the […]