Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

Sermons by Pastor Riley Smith (Page 2)

Nehemiah 13 – Our Need for Jesus

The story of Nehemiah (and Ezra that comes before) is one of restoration and renewal. Because of their unfaithfulness to God despite his constant and gracious patience and calling of his people back to himself through the prophets, Israel is taken captive and into exile, out of their land, under the rule of foreign nations.…

Nehemiah 12 – Dedication of the Wall

Nehemiah 12:27-31 27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres. 28 The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem—from the villages of the Netophathites, 29 from…

Father’s Day 2018

For some Father’s day is a wonderful day of celebration and joy, for others it’s complex, marked by grief, sadness or regret. I was talking about a light hearted scenario where I wished I had the parents who would feed me ice-cream 3 meals a day all weekend…but for some of us, we may have…