Sermons

Jim Maynard

Jim Maynard
Role: Elder

Latest sermons by this teacher

Banquet for the Beggars
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
"When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just." -- Luke 14:12-14 (ESV) Have you signed up yet for "Dinners for 8" or have gone to one? Have you a dinner planned with invited guests this summer or will you be an invitee to one? Well, this next parable about a planned dinner may give you some "food for thought" for your next dinner conversation. Jim Maynard will unfold this dinner parable found in Luke 14:12-24 this Sunday. So before you hear it, read and think about this passage, maybe even before you eat your next meal. Hope to see you at Hope this Sunday, and bring someone with you.
Contempt
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Duration:43 mins
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” (Psalm 2:4-6 ESV) “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt me” This old rhyme is true on a physical level but completely false on an emotional one. The words have the ability to rip our souls apart. Words of hatred. Words of gossip. Words of anger. Words of contempt. They can all do damage that is deep and life altering. We can all think of things that have been said to us, hopefully both in the positive and negative, that have directed our lives and thoughts. So this week we want to deal with the emotion of contempt. It often comes out in our words. How should our feelings about other people be shaped by God. In Psalm 2, the psalmist tells us that even God mocks and hold some people in contempt. Are we to do the same? Is he talking about the same emotion? Jim Maynard will be opening up the scriptures for us this weekend. I encourage you to take a look at the Psalm and come ready to be challenged.
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