Sermon messages from Pastor J.D. Greear and the pastoral team of The Summit Church. The Summit is one church that meets in many locations around Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
How to Grow in Gratitude
In this Thanksgiving weekend message from 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Pastor Curtis presses into the heart behind the holiday. What does it mean to be grateful? Is “giving thanks” only something we can do when life is going our way? And what does Jesus have to do with any of this, anyway? In the end, we’ll learn that—because of God’s presence with us—both the high times and the hard times are transformed into moments to see God’s goodness. Because of that, we can always, always, always say, “Thanks.”
Difficult Marriages and Divorce
In this message from 1 Corinthians 7, Pastor J.D. addresses an issue that is as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago—divorce. Broken marriages affect so many of us in the church, and we often fail to apply gospel hope to this painful experience. But the Apostle Paul offers real-world wisdom and gospel hope to those who are divorced, those who have considered divorce, those who have been hurt by divorce. Essentially, to all of us.
First Things First
In this final message from our “Begin Again” series, Pastor J.D. takes us to the tiny book of Haggai, showing what happens when God’s people put him first—and what happens when they don’t. Haggai teaches us something that’s easy to get, but far too easy to forget: Our hearts are continually drawn to invest in things that don’t matter, won’t satisfy, and can’t sustain us. Fortunately, there’s a better way.
Why Begin Again
In this message from Exodus 13, Pastor J.D. invites us to learn from the Old Testament people of God, who—like us—were coming out of their own trauma into a new land of opportunity. Our last couple of years have been tragic and unpredictable. We don’t know what the future holds. But we do know that God is still at work, both in the church and in the world. Now is not a time to shrink back in fear. It’s a moment for us to renew our commitment. To step forward in faith. To begin again.
Why Singleness Matters
In this message from 1 Corinthians 7, Pastor J.D. walks us through Paul’s teaching on sex, singleness, and spiritual gifts. When it comes to marriage and singleness, it’s easy for us to get disoriented. Outside the church, marriage seems less and less important. But inside the church, it can sometimes be elevated to the status of idol! So how do we understand God’s design for both marriage and singleness? Simple: We follow the example of the Apostle Paul.
Live No Lies
In this message from Matthew 4, Pastor John Mark Comer carries us 6,000 miles away and 16 centuries into the past, into the ancient wilderness of North Africa. There, along with a desert monk named Evagrius, we learn about what it means to battle the devil. Yes, the devil. Hundreds of years later, the lessons Evagrius learned—about temptation, truth, liberation, and formation—remain as relevant as ever.
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J.D. Greear is one of the best preachers of this generation. I have learned so much from him about my Savior, through this podcast.