No matter where you are on the journey of faith, God’s Word has something to say to you. Second on the Mount is a collection of sermons from Second Presbyterian Church on Mountain Avenue in Roanoke, VA. Listen to the encouraging words of ministers George Anderson, Elizabeth Link, Jen Brothers, and occasional guests as we journey together, finding direction by following Jesus. We hope you’ll return to this podcast, visit our website www.spres.org for more, or visit us in person!
“Connection” – Philippians 1:3-11
Sermon by Dr. George C. Anderson from the second Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2021. "Paul’s view that the world is broken by sin is reflected throughout his writings. He writes of the waste that comes of greed and hoarding, of abuses of power and of weakly accepting the abuse. He writes of broken promises, broken hearts, broken families and broken communities. Bringing healing to those broken places is why Jesus lived and was why he died… and why Paul himself may later die. So God, whose love the Philippians know, wants them to show their love for the world by being a part of the world’s healing because that is why the Gospel came to them to begin with."
Read the manuscript on our website: http://www.spres.org/connection/
Journey to Wholeness
“Journey to Wholeness” – Genesis 3:8-19, Romans 6:1-5, 11
Sermon by The Rev. Jen Brothers from the first Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021. "As long as we have breath, we get to walk toward the new creation which God has birthed through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. So, let us bravely face our individual and corporate sins. Let us name them. Let us not hide in shame. We cannot die to our old ways if we do not know what those old ways are."
Read the manuscript on our website: http://www.spres.org/journey-to-wholeness/
“Authority” – John 16:12-15
Sermon by Dr. George C. Anderson from February 14, 2021. "We are given a way to hear the voice of the Spirit that Jesus, as our friend who loves us, wants us to hear. It is the voice that tells us to love others in the way he loves us. That is the voice that has final authority."
Read the manuscript on our website: http://www.spres.org/authority/
Youth Sunday Sermons 2021
“Youth Sunday Sermons 2021”
Sermons by graduating seniors Allison Hammond and Madalyn Cook from Youth Sunday, February 7, 2021. Our Youth Group theme for the year is “Live in Love.” May you be blessed by these sermons as our youth preachers share through scripture and story what living in God's love means to them.
A Single Act
“A Single Act” – Mark 1:21-28
Sermon by The Rev. Elizabeth N.H. Link from January 31, 2021. "The exorcism of the unclean spirit is Jesus’ first act in Mark. Jesus crosses into those spaces where no one else is willing to go. That’s who God is―that’s what God does. Jesus has ushered in God’s kingdom, opened up a future of possibility and hope, and equips us to live in that kingdom now. A single act. One man helped. A single life changed for the better. If we are to follow, perhaps that’s where we are called to start."
Read the manuscript on our website: http://www.spres.org/a-single-act/
“Freedom” – I Corinthians 9
Sermon by Dr. George C. Anderson from January 24, 2021. "'We live in the land of the free,' say we as Americans. But as Christians, should we not then choose how to be free? Being free in Christ is to say 'No' to what is false, what destroys, what is evil and what is selfish; and to say 'Yes' to what is true, what heals, what is good, and what is loving. That’s the freedom of those who take up their cross to follow Jesus. They say many 'Nos' in order to live their best 'Yes.'"
Read the manuscript on our website: http://www.spres.org/freedom/
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