Why is the sermon so important? (Part 22 of 22)

Every Sunday morning, God’s people gather together to receive the wonderful gifts of salvation. The gifts that our Lord has for us are delivered in different ways. One of these very important ways is the sermon.

Why is the sermon so important?
Some people don’t like the sermon. They think it is too long, or maybe it is too boring. Some people even try to think of other things while the pastor is preaching. When we are tempted to think this way, we must remember what the sermon is all about. In the sermon, the wonderful Gospel message of Christ and all that He has done for us on the cross is proclaimed. Through the sermon, the pastor brings this great message to people right where they are. Though we see and hear our pastor in the puplit, The words of the Gospel are spoken to us and all people by Jesus, saving all from their sins. Wow! What a great way to actually hear the voice of our Savior!

Before church, remind your children that Jesus speaks to them directly during the sermon. Let them know that the message is not just for adults, but for Jesus’ little lambs too! Encourage them to sit and listen to Jesus as he tells them the Good News. If they get lost in the sermon, comfort them by, after the service, explaining things that might have been confusing.

Sermon: Sunday December 3, 2017


View the Bulletin for Sunday December 3, 2017

Holy Gospel according to St. Mark, the eleventh chapter.
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”

Community Event: The Christmas Ark Adventure

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The Christmas Ark Adventure
When: Friday Dec. 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 9th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Berean Fellowship Church, 300 Rockfield Circle, Scott Township

All aboard for the Christmas Ark Adventure! Sail away with Noah and his wife as we travel back in time to hear the animals tell their story of the birth of Jesus. Hear eyewitness accounts from the shepherd's sheep, the Magi's camel, Joseph's donkey and a gentle dove. Experience the joy of a live Nativity scene, make a Christmas necklace, decorate Christmas cookies and sip hot cocoa as we discover the heart of Christmas! Family fun for all ages. 30 minute tours leave every 5-10 min. Admission is free.

Phone: 412-220-4673
Email: deanaoffice@bereanfellowship.org