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Sermons by Jonathan Lytle

Life in the spirit – 1

Fall Camp Session 1: The Spirit in the Life of Jesus and His disciples –  The Spirit has always been God’s empowering presence in the lives of His people.  He’s all over the Old Testament, and enjoys an empowering relationship with Jesus, too.  So when Jesus says, “I’m leaving,” He can also say, “But I…

Life in the Spirit – 2

Fall Camp Session 2 – What does it mean to keep in step with the Spirit? Paul says our relationship with the Spirit is like dancing – letting Him take the lead, letting Him facilitate our relationship with God, empowering us for His mission, healing us from our past hurts, remaking us to look like…

The God of Me, Myself, & I

John 3:22-30; I Peter 5:5: Romans 12:3; Philippians 2:3 Our culture is increasingly obsessed with self.  Often social media becomes a medium of self-promotion–a display of narcissism.  But beneath this is self-obsession is a deep insecurity and lostness about who we are.  Even in the midst of his popularity John the baptist knew who he…

God’s Multi-Racial Dream

Genesis 1 “All humanity = the image of God”, and therefore valuable, worth defending & discovering – a celebration of God’s intended diversity.  God’s dream for all his people can be seen in Revelation’s multi-cultural celebration. But it’s been poisoned by “The Fall” – now what comes naturally is no longer God’s intended good, but…

How to Make a God

Exodus 20:4-5, Ezekiel 14:3, Hosea 14:1-3, Romans 1:24,25, I John 5:21 We think of idolatry as something of another age or of primitive cultures.  Certainly we moderns are beyond such archaic notions. But our hearts can turn anything into an idol when we treat something else as an ultimate end, other than God. But our…

How Does A Missionary Feel?

Ephesians 2:12 When Jesus looked out on the crowds who were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd, He had compassion on them.  Before He gives the instruction to “leave everything and follow me” to the rich, young ruler, Jesus “looked at him, and loved him”.  Do we have compassion for the lost?  Do…

How Does a Missionary Speak?

Missionaries are purposeful.  They analyze their environment and relationships, and try to think about how the gospel fits best in those contexts.  Missionaries are willing to speak the gospel  They are proactive with their message to the people around them.  Once you are planted as a missionary, then what’s it like to be proactive with…