Sermons by Courtney Ellis

Genesis – “Climb Aboard the Ship That Saves”

Sermon Questions: When have you felt most helpless in your life lately? (Pastor Courtney shared the story of being stranded at an airport because of an ice storm.) How did you react to that helplessness? What is the connection between God saving Noah from the flood and Noah’s righteousness? Do we need to be righteous…

The Way of Sorrows – “Take Up Your Cross”

~ Sermon Discussion Questions ~ Read Matthew 27:27-31 and John 19:17 Some of the passages leading up to the death of Jesus may seem graphic and gruesome. What is the purpose of these kinds of narratives? Why does Matthew focus on Jesus’ suffering and humiliation in these verses? Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, “Discipleship is commitment…