Sermons by Pastor Steve Sanchez (Page 2)

Sermons by Pastor Steve Sanchez (Page 2)

Can God Bless America? (Nehemiah 8-9)

“CAN GOD BLESS AMERICA?” The classic song, “God Bless America,” first made popular by Kate Smith before WW2, has become a 2nd National Anthem and national prayer. As a country we are in no position at all to be blessed, so this prayerful tune is futile, a sentimental reminder of another time. We’re actually in a better place to be unblessed—cursed, because blessing has always had its conditions, always. Will God bless America? Should God bless America? And if God…

From the Earth to the Sky: The Right Side (John 21: 1-14)

You’ve all read the account of the resurrected Jesus telling the fishing disciples to throw their net on the right side of the boat. They did, and caught a huge catch of 153 fish. Did you ever wonder what the significance of that number was? Did you realize that Peter pulled that 300 pound net in all by himself? And, did you ever wonder why Peter got dressed before he jumped into the water to meet Jesus? Find out about…

Why Get Baptized? (Matthew 28:18-20)

There’s some confusion regarding baptism and its importance. Some may believe it’s optional, so they never have gotten baptized at all. Others may have participated—in all sincerity—in a non-biblical baptism. This message will bring some biblical clarity.

Thomas I. Doubt (John 20:24-29)

Do you ever struggle with doubting whether all this Christianity stuff is true? How about the whole Jesus thing? Did you know Billy Graham doubted as did best-selling author Lee Strobel? How did they overcome their skepticism?  How did Thomas? Do you believe?

From the Earth to the Sky: The Breath of Life (John 20:21-23)

What did Jesus mean when he said, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” Are we like little Popes running around with this great power to be like God? Or, is there a more practical interpretation, like, we are responsible to preach the Gospel to everyone?

Peace Be With You! (Luke 24:36-44)

Those were the words of Jesus when he suddenly appeared in a room full of frightened disciples. He knew just the right words to say to calm their fears. He says the same to us today when we are fretful and fearful. All we have to remember is that he is right here when we need him. I hope this message encourages you if you are in a tough place today.

From the Earth to the Sky: Heeeeere’s Jesus!

“Heeere’s Jesus!” is the message title because he was always making sudden, unexpected appearances. Why did He suddenly show up in the middle of a room behind locked doors to his disciples anyway? Couldn’t he have knocked first? What was the reaction of his followers? When was the last time Jesus invaded your private space and how did you respond? (Based on Luke 24:33-44, but, because my time ran out, I only got to verse 36. As one person said:…