Sermons by Jim Larson

Sermons by Jim Larson

Leaving a Wilderness Mentality

(Click on “Save” above to download this week’s sermon notes.) If you feel like you’re carrying a lot of unnecessary baggage from your past, join the club! We all have issues and experiences that remind us of our shortcomings and failures. Even when we thought we had put them to rest our minds are lured to the past defeats. Sunday we look at the principles that set…

Finding Strength for the Journey

If you’ve ever found yourself in survival mode emotionally or spiritually, you know how helpless you can feel. As we begin a new study on the book of Joshua in Joshua 1 this Sunday, we begin a journey on the pathway to victorious Christian living. Our journey will be marked by important lessons, both positive and negative, but the key is that God wants us to do more…

Getting Ready for Communion

(Click on “Save” above to download this week’s sermon notes.) It’s a “show-and-tell” Sunday as parents bring their kids into the main service. We’ll show them Jesus through the communion’s symbols and tell them through the visuals that we see in John 13:1-17. They’ll participate in multi-generational worship and then…

A Stark Alternative

(Click on “Save” above to download this week’s sermon notes.) Sunday we complete the picture we started last week in Galatians 5:13-26, starting at verse 22. It’s my prayer that we will help demystify the confusion of what it means to live in the Spirit and to keep in step with him. I consider this concept to be one of the most fundamental and most…

Recovery

We’ve all seen the “funny” videos of people getting tripped up. I guess it’s funny if nothing more happens, but you can really get hurt with a bad fall. We don’t just stumble physically, we trip spiritually due to some teaching, situation, or person. All of a sudden we are out of sync with God and with believers and others around us. Sunday…

What Changed Everything

(Click on “Save” above to download this week’s sermon notes.) Three great elements come together to make this a Sunday you won’t want to miss. In the first element we see What Changed Everything in a great passage in Galatians 4:1-7 that shows us where our grace alone journey all began and what difference it makes in both our eternal and everyday…