Sermons by Daren Dirksen (Page 3)

Sermons by Daren Dirksen (Page 3)

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…

Hope

Our psalm today is called a �song of ascent� or a �pilgrim song�. These songs (Ps. 120-135) were sung together with the people of God as they journeyed to Jerusalem, to take part in the Jewish feasts. Each Psalm has a theme. Psalm 130 is about Hope (waiting). In this song, the psalmist goes from the depths of despair to the mountain of hope in eight verses. It is such a…