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.
He/Her/Xem and Head Coverings
In this message from our “Cutting Through the Noise” series, Pastor J.D. walks through one of the most confusing and misinterpreted passages in the entire New Testament. Along the way, we’ll learn just how relevant first-century head coverings are for the hot button questions about gender (and gender identity) in the twenty-first. And we’ll see that in Christ’s service, every brother and sister finds unimaginable grace, inestimable value, and eternal purpose.
In this message from our “Cutting Through the Noise” series, Pastor J.D. echoes the warnings of Paul in 1 Corinthians 10, showing us the dangers of (and the deliverance from) idolatry. Much of what we seek in life—success, romance, family—is good. But when we make these good things into essential things, we find ourselves eaten up with anxiety, strife, suffering, and sin. Only one identity is strong enough to be our foundation—servant of God.
The Last Spike
Pastor Bryan continues in our series on 1 Corinthians.
The King Has Come! What Now?
In this short Christmas reflection, Pastor Curtis shows us that while Christmas may technically be over, the best part of the season lasts forever—Jesus is still with us. Even when it’s hard, even when we feel alone, even when it’s not Christmas, God is with us. And he will be forever.
Wise Men Still Seek Him
In this message from Matthew 2, Pastor J.D. walks us through one of the most recognizable, iconic stories of Christmas: the coming of the Magi, or “Wise Men,” to see Jesus. Through the story of these mysterious men, we see several responses to Jesus—curiosity, hostility, indifference, and joy. In fact, these are the same four responses to Jesus we find today.
God’s Gift of Love
In this Advent message from Isaiah 40, Pastor Bryan walks us through a simple statement given to ancient Judah: “Comfort, comfort my people.” In these four words we learn of the matchless love of God, which comes to us in our pain and overcomes every mess we’ve made. Like Judah, we may be so beaten up and miserable that we are heaving and sobbing, gasping for air. In the midst of this distress, God draws us near, puts his hand on our back, and says, “I’m here. Breathe, breathe, breathe.”
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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.