Sermons by Mark Hadley

All Things To All People

Paul’s letter to the Corinthians addresses a variety of issues within the community. In chapter nine Paul states that he “has become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might win some.” Paul is longing for those around him to know the God-story. How us this story being shaped in…

David Is Broken

Though David is Israel’s anointed king he makes a dreadful choice. This familiar story of betrayal, murder, adultery, and cover-up remind us not only of the dangers of sin but the reality of brokenness. Moving forward, Jesus came to usher in a kingdom of restoration. Though the pain of brokenness was dark, the light of…

Dallas: Martyr

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “martyr?” Typically, martyrs are those who radically choose to die for what they believe. They risk everything. They go all in. This morning we explore the difficult story of Stephen- the first Christian martyr. What can we learn from his example?…

Plano: King

It is the moment the disciples had been waiting for. It is the moment when Jesus would make good on his promise. It is the moment that Luke’s story has been pointing toward. It is the moment when Jesus would come and be King. Yet this morning the King is not riding on a chariot…

Dallas: Woes

Is it difficult to imagine Jesus insulting someone? It is if you think of the insults being insensitive or derogatory comments about something people can’t change. But Jesus did insult a bunch of religious leaders when he accused them of things they could change, but were unwilling to change. Luke records the “woes” (or warnings)…

Dallas: WE are the New Community

Paul continues to define the WE church by offering a profound reality: through Christ’s redemptive work we have been formed together. And together we have been made alive by a gift we did not deserve – we have been given access to true peace – we have been shaped into a new community. With Christ…

Dallas: Achy, Breaky Heart

Betrayal is a painful reality. When trust is lost and unfaithfulness settles in, is it possible for the relationship to be restored? This is the aching question the prophet Hosea seeks to answer. So God asks Hosea to preach the impossible- he must embody the adulterous lifestyle that Israel has embraced. Through this life-song Hosea…