Sermons by Paul Demotte

Out pastor.

Liberation In Jesus

Our theme is “liberation,” a word that often has political connotations.  Liberation theology once fired the imaginations of Christians wanting to help the poor in developing nations.  Unbelievably, in Latin America, Liberation theology has been almost completely replaced by the “health and wealth gospel”  of folks like Joel Osteen.  (I strongly recommend this new Gospel if you happen to be healthy and wealthy!) Liberation always holds the promise of more freedom like the old joke:  What’s the definition of a…

What The Heck is Dominion? Part 2

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,…

The Problem with Happy Meals

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13

Flying in Circles

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength, They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Doing a 180

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of…