Maranatha Sermon Archive
We place a high value on the word of God. At Maranatha, we strive to preach faithfully what Jesus Christ has already revealed to us in His word. As preachers of God's word, we will always strive to uphold the call to be faithful heralds of the truth.
We believe that as preachers, we are called to devote ourselves to the public reading of scripture--to its exhortation and teaching. We understand that this is a gift that we will continue to practice and immerse ourselves in for our growth and for the growth of others. (1 Peter 4:13-14)
Sermon on the Mount
In this sermon series we look and meditate on Jesus' own words for the people of this world. As the multitudes followed, Jesus wanted to be clear what what was available to them through life in Him. The people of God had heard the warnings and experienced punishment from their just God. But now Jesus begins His first public exhortation of God's word with blessing. Jesus' sermon explains how we can listen to the Holy Spirit with a right attitude and follow the word of God with right action.
This sermon series follows one of God's prophets as he tries to escape the call of God's commissioning. Time and time again we witness God's patient mercy for His children. Through this 5-week series, we discover that God's mercy isn't always comfortable, but it is sanctifying. He reveals our sin because His purpose is for us to experience His grace.
The letter written to the church in Ephesus was meant to encourage and guide the people of God. When we recognize that we have been chosen before the foundations of the world and given every spiritual blessing through Christ, we are able to view ourselves as God sees us. This letter is both theologically rich and practically purposeful.
The story of Ruth is a story of redemption. We meet an outsider who discovers that she can be faithful to the Lord as she's given full membership in the family of God. God's covenant faithfulness to His people is on display through Ruth's persistent love for Naomi. Ultimately, we discover that God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ is accomplished by His will and purpose.