Sermons by Michael Howell

Sermons by Michael Howell

Michael Howell

Following Jesus

John 1:35-42 At the beginning of a new year, we ask “what do we mean when we say we are followers of Jesus? What does this look like?” Followers of Jesus trust him, spend time with him listening to and learning from him, and embrace the new life he calls us to.

Into the Darkness

John 1:4-9 Christmas begs us to be honest with ourselves about the state of our world, but also about the state of our hearts. Jesus is the true light that gives light to everyone who came into the world (John 1:9). His divine light shines into the darkness of our world and reaches into the dark corners of our hearts. Light proclaims the truth. Light reveals the way. Light brings life.

A set-apart community

Exodus 35-39 Exodus 35-39 gives us a glimpse of what it can look like when God’s special people live out their special purpose in this world.


Romans 11:1-10 Part 3 of Paul’s argument in Romans 9-11. God’s grace to obstinate Israel is seen in his preserving a remnant. This message reminds us that at the heart of the gospel is grace – God’s kindness to undeserving sinners.


Romans 9:1-29, 11:33-36 This passage introduces a tension which the rest of Romans 9-11 seeks to resolve. How are we to reconcile the incredible promises and privileges given to Israel with their present rejection of the Messiah (and yet the Gentiles have received him)? Has God’s word failed? (9:6) Has God rejected his people? (11:1) Is there any future hope for Israel? (11:11) These questions and more are addressed in the chapters to follow, as Paul helps the Roman church…