Sermons by Rev. Isiah Dennis (Page 5)

Setting the Foundation

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:24-29 (NLT) 24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against…

Heart Check

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a technical error, a couple minutes of the sermon is missing towards the middle. We apologize for the inconvenience. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:19-21 (NRSV) 19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there…

Flavor in Your Ear

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13-16 (NRSV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 People do not light a lamp and put it under the bushel basket; rather, they put it on the lampstand, and it…

You Got This

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 4:1-17 (NLT) Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the…

Look In the Mirror

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 3:1-17 (NLT) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, 2 “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” 3 The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the LORD’s coming! Clear the road for him!’” 4 John’s clothes were woven…

Our Family Story

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 1:1-17 (GNT) The Ancestors of Jesus Christ 1 This is the list of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, who was a descendant of Abraham. 2-6 From Abraham to King David, the following ancestors are listed: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and his brothers; then Perez and Zerah (their mother was Tamar), Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz (his mother was Rahab), Obed (his mother was Ruth), Jesse, and King David. 7-11 From David to the…

Rooted in Hope

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 11:1-10, Good News Translation The royal line of David is like a tree that has been cut down; but just as new branches sprout from a stump, so a new king will arise from among David’s descendants.2 The spirit of the Lord will give him wisdom and the knowledge and skill to rule his people. He will know the Lord’s will, and honor [the Most High], 3 and find pleasure in obeying [the Maker].He will not judge by…

Do You See Me?

SCRIPTURE: John 5:1-17, New Revised Standard Version 5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4] 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this…

Make Your Choice

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:14-22 (The Message to Laodicea), NRSV 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of God’s creation: 15 “I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. 16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.17 For you say, ‘I am…

Wake Up!

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:1-6 (Message to Sardis), Good News Translation 3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: “This is the message from the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know what you are doing; I know that you have the reputation of being alive, even though you are dead! 2 So wake up, and strengthen what you still have before it dies completely. For I find that what you have done…