Sermons by Ben Wikner

Sermons by Ben Wikner

Pastor, Cross Community Church of Rockville

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 – The Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.…

2 Corinthians 5:17,20 – Becoming An Embedded Church

Our Mission: To share the love of Jesus and to nurture a diverse community to become committed followers of Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17,20 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come; Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. Jeremiah 29:4-7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God…

Luke 19:1-10 – Grace Changes Everything

Luke 19:1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place,…

Luke 10:25-37 – An Intro To March on Missions

Luke 10:25-37 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have…

Luke 10:21-24 – What Jesus Celebrates

Luke 10:21-24 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone…

Luke 9:1-36; 51-62 – Following Jesus

Luke 9:1-36; 51-62 Luke 9:1-36 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you,…

Luke 8:40-56 – Jesus Heals Two Daughters

Luke 8:40-56 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for…

Luke 7:36-50 – The God of New Beginnings

Luke 7:36-50 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head…

Philippians 3:12-21 – New Beginnings

Philippians 3:12-21 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us…

Luke 1:46-56 – The Expected Jesus

The MagnificatAnd Mary said: “My soul  exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. “For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave;For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. “For the Mighty One has done great things for me;And holy is His name. “And His mercy is upon generation after generationToward those who fear Him. “He has done mighty deeds with His arm;He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their…