Audio Files of Sermons

The following titles will link you to offsite audio  of sermons preached by Pastor J. R. Norwood.

September 3, 2017 … The Secret of Contentment - Philippians 4:11-13

In times of trouble, how are believers to respond? In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at Saint Paul’s testimony on the matter.

August 27, 2017 … Powerful Lessons from the Potter’s House - Jeremiah 18:4-6

The Prophet Jeremiah was sent to the potter’s house to learn about how God can reshape his people as he pleases.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood preaches about how God gives us new beginnings.

August 13, 2017 … Wise Fools - Acts 17:16-21

There are many who presume to know much and yet miss the most important truths of life. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the introduction of the gospel to the intellectuals of Athens.

August 6, 2017… A Passion for Truth - Acts 17:11-12

Today is seems that far too many people are not very discerning about what they accept or reject as truth.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the Bereans to see how they received the good news of Jesus from the Apostle Paul.

July 16, 2017… A Question of Commitment – 2 Timothy 4:9-11

What does it mean to be truly committed to Christ?  As we evaluate ourselves and as we look toward mentors in the faith  we need to know the difference between those who are committed and those who are not.

July 9, 2017… Awake, Alert, and Almighty – Psalm 121

People need to know that there is some constancy and consistency upon which they can rely. Believers can rest assured that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is awake, alert, and almighty!

July 2, 2017… Real Emancipation – John 8:31-32 & 36

What does it really mean to be “free?” Real emancipation is highly valued, but often pursued in the wrong way and often misunderstood. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks to John 8 to gain a clear view of what real freedom truly is.

June 25, 2017...  Agur’s Wise Prayer - Proverbs 30:7-9

Agur, a mysterious and not well known writer of Proverbs, has a prayer request that is very uncommon. In the initiation of his new walk of faith, he asks of the Lord for two things that he believes will enable him to follow the Lord faithfully. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood shows that we can learn much from this self-proclaimed “brutish” man who came to true faith.

June 18, 2017 ... The Loving Father - Luke 15:20-24

Pastor Norwood explains that the famous parable of the “Prodigal Son”, could be called the story of the “Loving Father.”

June 11, 2017... Deep Clean - Jeremiah 2:22

In this sermon, preached at the 2017 Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribal powwow worship, Pastor Norwood explains that there is a depth of dirt, an insidious stain left by sin that leaves each and every one of us staying by sin.  We need deep cleaning! We need a cleansing that goes beyond our own capability! We need to be washed not only outwardly but inwardly.

June 4, 2017... The Abiding Spirit - Acts 2:16-21

Pastor Norwood examines how Pentecost is the celebration of God doing a new thing. Pentecost is the celebration of God and moving upon his people in new way.

May 28, 2017... The Highest Connection in the Highest Place – Mark 16:19-20

While people strive for influential connections that can benefit them in life, there is only one connection that can benefit them eternally.  Pastor Norwood examines the significance of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

May 7, 2017

The Difference Between Remorse and Repentance - Acts 1:15-20

Is feeling bad about a misdeed the same as repenting?  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood compares the different outcomes between the betrayal by Judas Iscariot and the denial by Simon Peter.

April 30, 2017

A Peculiar Peace – John 20:19-23

The peace that Christ brings into our lives is different from what the world thinks of when it uses the term “peace.” Pastor Norwood looks at why that difference is so important.

 

SERMON SERIES - THE "I AM STATEMENTS OF JESUS"
(These sermons are listed in the order that they were preached)
March 5, 2017
"I Am the Bread of Life" - John 6:35
There is nothing quite like fresh, warm bread. But no matter how good that may be, it cannot compare to the true bread from heaven spoken of by Jesus.
March 12, 2017
I Am the Light of the World - John 8:12
Jesus scatters the darkness within our lives and around our lives. He is the light of the world!
March 19, 2017
I am He – John 8:24
There is a crucial issue in having an accurate understanding of, and putting your trust in, the true identity of Jesus. Jesus is the determining factor of our eternal destiny.
March 26, 2017
Before Abraham Was I Am - John 8:58
Jesus proclaimed, “…before Abraham was, I am. In this statement, Jesus addresses the crucial issue of his veracity, identity, and the importance of both for us all.
April 2, 2017
I am the Door – John 10:7-10
Against the backdrop of illustrative language based upon ancient Palestinian shepherding traditions, Jesus proclaims another truth about his character and mission. Jesus makes the seemingly strange statement, "I am the door."
April 9, 2017
I Am the Good Shepherd – John 10:14-15
Jesus proclaimed, “I am the good shepherd.” In this sermon, Pastor Norwood considers how blessed it is to be part of the flock of the Divine Shepherd is to know divine love a day protection and care.April 16, 2017 (Resurrection Sunday 8:30AM Worship)
I am the Resurrection and the Life - John 11:17-27
Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life,” when he was about to raise Lazarus from the dead.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines how this declaration was proven in the resurrection of Jesus himself.April 16, 2017 (Resurrection Sunday 10:30AM Worship)
I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life - John 14:1-6
On the eve of his crucifixion, Jesus told the Apostle Thomas that He is the way, the truth, and the life.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines how this truth would be made crystal clear to Thomas after the resurrection of Jesus.April 23, 2017I Am the True Vine – John 14:1-5Our connection to Jesus is essential for salvation.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines how that connection is proven through the fruit we bear because of it.
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February 26, 2017
We often hear the term "fake news" today. Christians should been keenly aware of the dangers of believing fake news and the importance of knowing the truth. In this sermon Pastor Norwood looks at how the Apostle Paul confronted the problem of fake news in his day.

 

January 15, 2017

Focus on God - Luke 2:46-49

What is the main focus of faith?  Pastor Norwood looks at the early life of Jesus to answer that question.

 

January 8, 2017

Dealing with the Destroyers - Matthew 2:13-18

There have always been those who have sought to destroy the work of God.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the way believers can be assured even over the challenge of destroyers.

 

December 25, 2016

Far as the Curse is Found - Luke 2:8-14

People celebrate Christmas with in many ways that have nothing to do with Jesus.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood lets us know that the power of the biblical story of Christmas is far deeper than many understand.

 

June 12, 2016 - {Preached Outdoors at the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Powwow}
The Unknown Jesus - John 14:1-7
Not everyone who thinks they know Jesus really knows him. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at how Jesus could be unknown to those who claim to follow him and the importance of truly knowing this one who is "The Way."

June 5, 2016
Compromised Christianity - Revelation 2:18-29
Of the many things over which compromise is reasonable, one's walk of faith is not one of them.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the letter in Revelation to the church in Thyatira and examines the pitfalls of compromised Christianity.

May 29, 2016
Holy Intolerance - Revelation 2:12-17
Tolerance over some things is an aspect of Christian charity, however there are some things which the over which Christ commands intolerance.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the letter in Revelation to the church in Pergamum to see what Jesus requires.

May 22, 2016 - (Preached at the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Spring Tribal Gathering Worship)
Not Good Enough - Romans 3:10-18
Our understanding of goodness is rarely measured against God's ultimate definition of goodness.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood focuses on how human understandings of goodness cannot meet with God's requirement for salvation.

May 15, 2016
What Does This Mean? - Acts 2:1-13
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost was a watershed event, but was also misunderstood by many.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood discusses the meaning of Pentecost then and now.

May 8, 2015
A Mother's Song - Judges 5:1-12
The prophetess Deborah was "a mother in Israel."  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the characteristics of motherhood exhibited by Deborah.

May 1, 2016
Difficult Discipleship - Revelation 2:8-11
What would you do if Jesus told you that your season of difficulty was about to get even harder?  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood speaks about the Letter to the Church of Smyrna in the Book of Revelation in order to gain insight into how to handle challenging times as a disciple of Christ.

April 24, 2016
Principles and Passion - Revelation 2:1-7
When the Lord Jesus told the Apostle John to write to the Church of Ephesus, he told the Ephesians that while they had remained faithful to sound doctrine, they has lost sight of the love they once had.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the importance of being true to biblical principles, but also to never lose your sense of biblical love.

April 17, 2016
What's Important to God - Genesis 1:26-27
The first chapter of Genesis introduces us to a very unusual God. In this sermon Pastor Norwood examines the actions of God in creation to discern what the text tells us about what God finds to be important and why that should be important to all who believe in the God of the Bible.

April 10, 2016
An Issue of Credibility -  2 Corinthians 6:3-4
What does it mean to be a "credible Christian?" In this sermon, Pastor Norwood reminds us that it is one thing to say that you are a Christian and quite another thing to live like a Christian.

April 3, 2016
The Significance of the Resurrection - 1 Peter 1:3-5
There are so many people who treat the resurrection of Jesus Christ casually, as though there is no real significance to it. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks to the words of the Apostle Peter to examine the significance of the resurrection.
March 27, 2016
Resurrection Sunday Sermons...

8:30AM Special Morning Worship
Perplexed by an Empty Tomb - John 20:1-10
The work of God is not always immediately comforting, sometimes it can be confusing.  In this early morning Resurrection Sunday sermon, Pastor Norwood examines how sometimes the unfolding of the sovereign plan of the Lord is beyond our understanding.

10:30AM Worship
Why are You Weeping? Whom are You Seeking? - John 20:11-18
There are many times in our lives when we do not realize how close God is, or that his hand of comfort is already present.  In this sermon Pastor Norwood looks at Mary Magdalene's experience of the resurrection of Jesus.

March 21, 2016
An Angry Jesus - Luke 19:45-48
The image of Jesus filled with rage is not one we typically consider.  In this sermon, preached at the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of Trenton, New Jersey, Pastor Norwood looks at what made Jesus angry, and what we can learn from his anger.

March 20, 2016
Hosanna...The Declaration and the Proclamation - John 12:12-19
Palm Sunday commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the beginning of his final days of ministry before his crucifixion.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines what Palm Sunday says about Jesus, and what it says to us.
March 13, 2016
Do You Believe This? John 11:17-44
Sometimes even believers in Jesus Christ don't comprehend the scope of his power.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the raising of Lazarus from the dead and challenges us to really believe that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life.

March 6, 2016
The Danger of Distraction - Luke 10.38 - 42
Sometimes it is easy to lose focus on what is most important and instead get "hung up" on minor issues.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the lesson we can learn from a dinner party attended by Jesus.

February 28, 2016
The Thorn of Grace -  2 Corinthians 12.7-10
Sometimes what seems to be a burden is actually an instrument of spiritual growth and development.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at how what the Apostle Paul called "a thorn in his side" actually taught him the power of God's grace.

February 14, 2016
What Kind of Love? -  1 John 3:1-3
The word "love" is used in various ways in English.  But how we may love a type of food certainly is different from how we love our families.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the type of love that God has for us.

February 7, 2016
The Blame Game - Genesis 3:8-13
From the beginning of humanity, people have sought to pass responsibility for their own wrongdoing onto others.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the origin of the this tendency to play the blame game.

January 31, 2016
No Weak Side - 1 Kings 20:23-25
Some gifted athletes are admired for their apparent lack of weaknesses in their chosen sport.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks a how the Lord proved that he has no area of weakness.

January 27, 2016
The Grace of Divine Forgiveness - Psalm 130:3-4
Some people feel they are too far gone for God to forgive them, while other feel they are so good that God must accept them.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at God's capacity to forgive and our need for forgiveness.

January 17, 2016
Dead or Alive - James 2:14-20
During the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend, many will reflect upon Dr. King's work and legacy and will perform some charitable work.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the words of James to affirm that the proof of our faith should not be relegated to a holiday.

January 3, 2016
Pondering the Power of God - Luke 2:15-19
Pondering over the power of God is something that believers need to do more. We don't do it enough… Too often we don't take notice of what God is doing… And too often, when we do take notice, we quickly forget what we have noticed.

December 27, 2015
Christmas Doesn't Need Saving - Luke 2:8-14
The celebration of Christmas has been so high-jacked by the world that even believers will talk about those in some crisis not being able to "have a Christmas" or that charities are able to "save Christmas" for those in need.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood reminds us that the true Christmas never needs saving.

December 20, 2015
From Burden to Blessing - Matthew 1:18-25
Sometimes our greatest challenges and struggles can be transformed by God into our greatest blessings.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the annunciation of the birth of Jesus Christ to Joseph and finds that what may seem to be a burden may actually be something very different.

December 13, 2015
When Believers Don't Really Believe - Luke 1:18-20
It is a sad truth, but even those of us who are believers in God can behave as though we don't really believe he is near and active.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the response of the priest, Zachariah, when the angel Gabriel told him that he and his wife Elizabeth would be the parents of the John the Baptist and what it teaches us about ourselves.

December 6, 2015
The Sign of the Season - Isaiah 7:10-14
As people prepare for the celebration of Christmas, what are the signs and symbols that they hold dear? In this sermon, Pastor Norwood considers the one and only true sign of the this season, and all seasons.

November 29, 2015
"The Benevolence of God" - Isaiah 11:6-9
Christians today are often confronted by modern society's increasing hostility toward our belief in a benevolent God. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood responds to one such claim that God does not exist.

November 22, 2015
"Why Bother?" - Haggai 2:3-4
When what you hoped for does not seem to be what will happen, do you keep trying or do you give up?  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at why believers should keep trying to give their best even if their best may not seem to get the result they desire.

November 15, 2015
"Quick, Powerful, Sharp" - Hebrews 4:12
As a guest preacher for the Native American Sunday worship at the Ezion-Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church of Wilmington, Delaware, Pastor Norwood examines how it is that the gospel can overcome the atrocities committed in the name of Jesus and still bring sinners to repentance.

November 8, 2015
"The Exaltation in Humility" - Luke 18:9-14
Self obsessed arrogance is far more common today that earnest modesty or true humility. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the teaching of Jesus on the importance of true repentant humility.

November 1, 2015 (2:00PM)
"Steadfast, Unmovable" - 1 Corinthians 15:58
Ministry requires the true grit of a steadfastly devoted spirit... this sermon was preached by Pastor Norwood at the ordination of a deacon, but applies to the walk of every faithful disciple.

November 1, 2015 (10:30AM)
"Heroes of the Kingdom"  - Hebrews 11:29 - 12:3
During the celebration of the Reformation and commemoration of All Saints Day, Pastor Norwood takes time to reflect on what a hero actually is and what it means to be a hero of the Kingdom.  This day included the lighting of candles for those believers who went on the be with the Lord and are remembered for touching and inspiring the lives of those attending the worship service at Ujima Village Christian Church

 

Being a Christian is more than merely claiming the label.  Disciples of Jesus Christ are to be devoted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In this series of three sermons, Pastor Norwood preaches from the theme "Your Gospel Story: Know It! Live It! Share It!"

9/20/2015 Know Your Gospel - 2 Timothy 2:8-10

9/27/2015 Live Your Gospel - Galatians 2:20

10/4/2015 The Secret Joy of the Sower - Matthew 13:1-9

4/19/2015 (At Indian Mission UM Church, Millsboro, DE)
Prayer that Avails Much - James 5:16
It would be hard to find a believer who would disagree that prayer is an important part of our walk of discipleship.  In this sermon, preached at the historic Indian Mission Church of Millsboro, Delaware, Pastor Norwood examines what effective and fervent prayer is all about.

April 12, 2015
The Absentee -  John 20:24 - 29
Being in the right place at the right time can make all of the difference.  This is also true in our spiritual development.  Pastor Norwood looks at the Apostle Thomas and how he initially missed the blessing received by his fellow Apostles, but was given another chance to experience the risen Christ.

April 5, 2015, Resurrection Sunday 10:30AM
The Danger Of The Resurrection - Matthew 28:11 - 15
While the Disciples of Christ receive the news of the Resurrection with joy, not everyone was happy about it then, nor are some even now.  In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the way that some see the Resurrection as a dangerous matter.

April 5, 2015, Resurrection Sunday 8:30AM
The Witness of the Angels -  Matthew 28:1 - 10
The Angels were the first witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and participated in announcing it to the women who came to the empty tomb. In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the Resurrection from the perspective of the angels.

March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday
Don't Leave It For The Rocks! - Luke 19:28-40
God is going to get his praise either with us or without us.  In this Palm Sunday sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the words of Jesus who told his detractors that if his people kept silent, the very rocks would cry out.

March 22, 2015
A Delivering Faith - Mark 5:22-43
People can encounter many barriers to having true faith in Christ's power.  There are those who feel they are to sophisticated to need Jesus and there are others who feel that they are too far gone for Jesus to help them.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines two miracles of healing that demonstrate that Jesus can deliver anyone who believes in him, and how we all need to believe.

March 15, 2015
When Jesus Does Not Seem To Care - Mark 4:35-41
Many believers have those times of personal challenge or difficulty that may cause them to wonder if Jesus cares about what they are going through.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the miracle of Jesus calming the wind and the waves and considers what it means for believers today.

March 8, 2015
Godly Friendship - Mark 2:3-5
The way people use the word "friend" has changed over the past decade or so... but should it?  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at Godly friendship as it is presented in Mark 2:3-5.

March 1, 2015
Jesus Can Fix It - Mark 1:40-42
A man came to Jesus believing that Jesus had the power to heal him.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood explores how the power of Jesus is what we all need to be made whole.

February 8, 2015
Never Alone - Matthew 28:20b
Even Christians who are strong in their faith need the abiding presence of Jesus to assure and strengthen them.  In this final sermon of his five sermon series "Committed to the Commission,"  Pastor Norwood looks at the promise given to those who take the Great Commission seriously.

February 1, 2015
The Distinction of Discipleship - Matthew 28:20a
Salvation in Christ is by grace alone through faith along in Christ alone.  But, once a person is saved, what is expected?  In this fourth sermon in the series "Committed to the Commission," Pastor Norwood looks at an important aspect of discipleship.

January 25, 2015
More Than Mere Water - Matthew 28:19b
While different Christian Churches may have varying perspectives on the form and function of baptism, Bible believing Christians agree on the importance of baptism as the initiation rite into the visible church.  In this third sermon in the series "Committed to the Commission," Pastor Norwood examines significance and power of baptism.

January 18, 2015
Go Teach! - Matthew 28:19a
There is truly no better news than the "good news" of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sadly, many people don't really know what the Gospel is.  In this second sermon from the series "Committed to the Commission," Pastor Norwood discusses what the Gospel actually is and why it is so important to understand it.

January 11, 2015
The Authority of the Almighty - Matthew 28:16-18
Bible believing Christians will affirm that the Lord Jesus has power over all things, but too often we forget that he also has authority over all things.  In this first sermon from the series "Committed to the Commission," Pastor Norwood looks at the opening verses of the Great Commission and examines the authority of Jesus Christ.

October 5, 2014
Praying God's Blessings - Numbers 6:22-27
Christians have been called a "royal priesthood" in Christ.  An aspect of serving in such a role is the privilege of blessing others.  In this third sermon from the series "Teach Us To Pray," Pastor Norwood focuses in on an ancient form of blessing given by God for use by his priests.

September 28, 2014
Praying the Glory of God - Psalm 34:1-3
Too often our prayers can become "order forms" in which we merely list our wants and desires.  In this second sermon from the series "Teach Us To Pray," Pastor Norwood examines the importance of giving glory to God in prayer.

September 21, 2014
The Importance of Prayer
How much of a priority is prayer in your life?  How important should it be?  In this first sermon from the series "Teach Us How To Pray," Pastor Norwood examines the request the disciples made of Jesus to teach them to pray and stresses just how important prayer is for the believer.

June 29, 2014
Celebrating the Goodness of God
How do you face each day?  Too often Christians wait to see how a day turns out to determine if they have been blessed through it.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks to Psalm 118 for inspiring words about seeing God's goodness everyday.

June 22, 2014
Do The Impossible
Even believers are sometimes confronted by challenges that seem impossible to overcome.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood lifts the feeding of the five thousand to teach us how we are to face the call of Christ to do what seems impossible.

May 5, 2014
Hearts on Fire - Luke 24:13-35
Often even believers have to be reminded of the power of God and the nearness of God.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the experience of two disciples who encountered the risen Jesus as they traveled from Jerusalem to Emmaus and what that experience says to us today.

April 27, 2014
We Have Come This Far By Grace - 2 Corinthians 4:5-10
For many people, the presence of tribulation means the absence of God's grace.  But, this could not be farther from the truth.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood is preaching at the Harmony United Methodist Church of Millsboro, Delaware, on the occasion of their Native American Sunday observance.  He speaks about the fact that the presence of difficulty does not necessarily mean the absence of grace.

April 20, 2014 - Resurrection Sunday

8:30AM Service: I Serve A Risen Savior - Matthew 28:1-6
The reality of a living Jesus who rose from the dead is spoken about, but the weight of that truth is far more powerful that some consider.  In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, the first of two from Matthew 28:1-10, Pastor Norwood examines the power of having a living Savior.

10:30AM Service: Oh I Want To See Him - Matthew 28:6-10
The great hope of every Christian should be to see Jesus.  In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, the second of two from Matthew 28:1-10, Pastor Norwood considers the promise that the disciples will see Jesus, but also proclaims the importance of perceiving Jesus each and every day.

April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday
"What Palm Sunday Is All About" - Luke 19:12-19
Palm Sunday is celebrated by Christians all over the world.  But, do most believers really know why Palm Sunday is so important?  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the story of Palm Sunday in the Gosple of Luke and lifts some important truths about this holy day.

April 6, 2014
"Storming the Gates of Hell" - Matthew 16:15-18
Too often it can seem as though the Church is in retreat, or merely trying to defend itself from attack.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood lifts the words of the Lord Jesus Christ to remind believers that the Church is called to conquer the dominion of the Devil, not merely try to "fend it off."

March 30, 2014
"Standing on the Rock" - Matthew 16:13-18
People are sometimes confused as what the Christian Church is all about, and what Christians should be all about.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the confession of Saint Peter that "Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God," as the foundational confession for the faith.

March 16, 2014
Its Not an Enteraining Performance - Matthew 4:5-7
Sometime people look for God to "dazzle" them in order to prove himself.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the second of three temptations of Jesus after his wilderness fast as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.

March 23, 2014
Compromise is Sin - Matthew 4:8-11
There is so much that bids believers to turn from focusing on the Lord and compromise their faith, to slip in their walk of discipleship, to gain the world while losing their souls. In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the third temptation of Jesus after his wilderness fast as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.

March 9, 2014
Bread is Not Enough - Matthew 4:1-4
For many people, there is a focus on meeting physical needs, wants, and desires, while neglecting the importance of spiritual formation.  In this Lenten sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the importance of spiritual nourishment.

March 2, 2014
Wilderness Endurance - Mark 1.12 - 13
People often look at difficult and trying times as a form of punishment.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the wilderness testing of Jesus and tells how such experiences are not necessarily punishments, but times of proving and strengthening.

February 23, 2014
Don't Stop Fishing - Luke 5:1-11 
There are many things that make a person forget the responsibility every believer has for personal evangelism.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood looks at the story of the great haul of fish to remind us that we should never stop fishing for souls.

February 9, 2014
The Power of Private Prayer - Mark 1:32-35
Everyone has room to improve their prayer lives, and should realize the importance of doing so.  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood examines the priority that Jesus placed upon his own time of prayer and vital prayer is to spiritual development.

Know Your Story - Philippians 3:4-9
Does the celebration of cultural history have a spiritual connection to your walk in Christ?  In this sermon, Pastor Norwood is the guest preacher for the "AFRAM=Christo" celebation at the Saint John Baptist Church of Camden, New Jersey, and he examines the way that reflecting accurately on history and culture can inspire a person's walk of faith.

February 2, 2014
A Sense of Urgency - Mark 1:14-20

January 26, 2014
Through Difficulty to Destiny - Luke 2:36-38

January 19, 2014
An In-Between Time Faith - Luke 2:25-35

January 12, 2014
The Virtue of Obedience - Luke 2:21-24

January 8, 2014
What Worship is All About - Matthew 2:1-2

December 29, 2013
Can You Hear The Angels Sing? - Luke 2:8-14

December 22, 2013
The King is Coming - Luke 1:30-33

December 15, 2013
When the Routine Gets In the Way - Luke 1:11-18

December 8, 2013
The Hope of Holy Harmony - Isaiah 11:1-9

December 1, 2013
Walk in the Light - Isaiah 2:1-5

November 24, 2013
The Difference Between Being "Thankful For" and "Thankful To" - Luke 17:11-19 (focusing on verses 15-17)

November 17, 2013
A Second Wind - Jeremiah 20:8-9

November 10, 2013
Let Me Not Be Ashamed - Psalm 25:1-2