Sermons by Daren Dirksen (Page 3)

Sermons by Daren Dirksen (Page 3)

Transformed by the Gospel

Paul had shared the gospel in Galatia and as a result several churches had began to grow and thrive in the area. However, there were some who started a smear campaign against Paul and his gospel message. Paul gives his thesis consisting of three denials and one affirmation (v.11-12) and then defends it with the evidence and power of story (v. 13-24). We see that the story…

Living in a Land of Dragon Pt 2

The first century church was living in a land of Dragons. It was difficult to be a Christian and they were struggling with two main things. They struggled with suffering and the temptation to compromise. Jesus gives this revelation to show that there is victory (nike) in the midst of all they are going through. It is found in Him. This grand finale of the Revelation not…

Breakfast for the Broken

The community of Jesus followers were a small group of broken people. Jesus had been taken to be put to death. Peter had denied Him, and His other followers had abandoned Him. However, after Jesus was resurrected, He sent word by the women who first went to His tomb that the disciples would see Him in Galilee (Mt. 28:10). Jesus was gently bringing restoration to this…

Connection

Jewish Christian believers were being persecuted for being Christians. Some wanted to return to Judaism, knowing they would not be persecuted. They thought that going back to worshiping God as they did in Judaism, would still be considered true worship. Hebrews is a sermon from a pastor warning them of the devastation of this, and encouraging them to keep fighting the…

Panic Parenting

We live in an age where the future happiness and success of our children trumps all other concerns. It is a time where most parents are in a panic to give their children more options and opportunities than ever before. Has parenting become more complicated than it needs to be?

Love

Have you ever been so caught up in whatever season you are in, that you have found that your love has grown cold? How do you fight to have love flow through your veins and warm you again? In today’s passage from Revelation, we see that the church in Ephesus had abandoned the love they had at first. While Jesus lovingly walks among the churches and cares for her, he…