Sermons by Pastor Zank

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We are Family…Forever!

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes Family Guide We are Family…Forever!   Isaiah 65:17–25 17 “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. 18But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem […]

Know the Worth of Wealth

Know the Worth of Wealth! (Luke 12:13–21) 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of […]

Christian, Take Up Your Cross!

Christian, Take Up Your Cross!   (Luke 9:18–24) Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” 19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come […]

We’ve Got Work to Do!

Download Life Guide We’ve Got Work to Do! John 17:20–26 (NIV84) 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also […]

The End!?

Download Life Guide The End!? 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who […]

Consider Your Net Worth

Download Life Guide     “Zank, you’re in the game. Tell the quarterback: Right 46, tight end quick slant, on two.” This was my big chance to impress Coach Ambrosino. I was a Junior at D.C. Everest High School and a tight end on our varsity football team. Not only was the coach putting me in […]

God Makes All Grace Abound to You

Download Life Guide God Makes All Grace Abound to You! 2 Corinthians 9:8–11 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts […]

Jesus, Take Us to the Mountain

Download Life Guide    No doubt you’ve seen the Southwest Airline commercials like the one that features the young executive who climbs into a car, thinking he’s giving instructions to his Uber driver only to discover he’s just jumped into a getaway car of some bank robbers. Or how about the general who rushes into […]

Do not be afraid!

For the past few weeks I’ve been following with some interest the way people greet one another at this time of the year. For example, I’ve noticed that if I say to a store clerk, “Merry Christmas!” the clerk is usually quite ready to echo my greeting: “A Merry Christmas to you!” If, on the […]