Sermons



Emmaus City Church in Worcester, MA  Learning More about Jesus Together.


Our next Sabbath service of worship | mass (check out why we still call it a mass) is Saturday, August 18 at 4 p.m. at the Fusion Center at 30 Tyler Prentice Road. In the meantime, below are selections of sermons from series we have done in the past, including our current series at the top of the page.


2018 4 Gs of God Series | God is Great, Glorious, Good, and Gracious
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God is Great
Text: Psalm 145:1-3; Job 9:8-10; Jeremiah 33:2-3; Ephesians 3:8-10; John 21:25

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God is Glorious
Text: Psalm 145:2, 4-5, 11-12; Exodus 33:14-18; Romans 1:22-23, 3:2315:7; Colossians 1:27; Matthew 5:16; Revelation 1:5-6

2018 Gospel of Matthew Series Sermon on the Mount

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Change Agents w/ Pastor Tra'Vorus Weaver
Text: Matthew 5:13-16

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Writing His Rule of Love on Our Hearts 
Text: Matthew 5:17-37

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Bless, Love, and Flourish for Your Enemy
Text: Matthew 5:38-48

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Our Father Knows
Text: Matthew 6:1-8 

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Kingdom Prayer and Power
Text: Matthew 6:9-18

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: What Do You Treasure?
Text: Matthew 6:19-24

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: The Care of Our Father is the Cure for the Anxious Heart w/ Pastor Ryan Bowen
Text: Matthew 6:24-34

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: When We See the Plank as the Cross
Text: Matthew 7:1-6

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Keep Knocking, Emmaus City w/ Pastor Tra'Vorus Weaver
Text: Matthew 7:7-12

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Straightforward and Secure
Text: Matthew 7:13-23

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: The Sure Foundation w/ Pastor Tra'Vorus Weaver
Text: Matthew 7:24-29

Resurrection Weekend 2018
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: O, Death, Where is Your Sting? 

Special 2018 Sermons

Sermon Audio: Dying to Anger

Gospel Activities during Lent 2018

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: 
Beholding Beauty and Offering Repentance
Texts: Matthew 26:26-28Luke 15:11-32

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Practicing Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Texts: Matthew 5:23-24Luke 22:14-201 Corinthians 10:16-1711:18-32 

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Thanking God for the Mysterious Justice of Our Redemption
Texts:
John 6:29-35, 41, 43, 47-61, 66-69; Luke 24:15-21, 28-35

Sermon Audio and LiturgySeeking Jesus' Peace and Restoration Until He Returns
Texts: Jeremiah 29:7-13; Luke 14:15-23; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:14-20; Revelation 19:5-9

Gospel Identities during 2017 
| 2018 Gospel of Matthew Series


2017 | 2018 Gospel of Matthew Series
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Keeps His Promises to His Family
Texts: Matthew 1:1-17

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Is Faithful to Us Through It All

Fall 2017 James Series
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Count It All Joy
Texts: James 1:1-4, 12-18

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Ask for Jesus' Wisdom
Texts: James 1:5-83:13-18

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Pour Out Jesus' Generous Justice (IJM Freedom Weekend w/ Route One)
Texts: James 1:9-112:1-135:1-6

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Be Quick to Hear and Slow to Speak in Light of Jesus 
Texts: James 1:19-27; 4:13-17 

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Reveal Faith in Jesus's Grace Through Works of Faith that Require Jesus' Power

Special 2017 Sermons
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Broken, Bold, and in the Battle for Life with Genesis Community Church, Woburn, MA
Texts: 
Exodus 34:5-10; Ruth 1:1-616-172:2-4,144:13-15

Sermon Audio: 
Blessed Are Those Who Find Refuge in the Son with Covenant Chapel, Manchester, CT
Text: Psalm 2 

Sermon Audio: Rich Faith in Jesus and His Generous Justice with Redemption Church, Charlotte, NC
Text: James 5:1-6

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: An Economy of Grace with Pastor Brice Williams, South End Neighborhood Church, Boston, MA
Text: Matthew 19:20-20:16

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Good News of Great Joy Will Resist Even Our Darkest Hours
Texts: Nehemiah 8:1-12; Luke 2:8-20; John 15:1-11

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Rest, God's Got This
Texts: Genesis 1:26-272:71:28-2:3; Romans 8:22-29

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Jesus Loves His Church

Texts: Ephesians 5:25-32Matthew 22:8-10Revelation 19:6-9

Summer 2017 
Haggai (Celebrate!) Series
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Has a Name and He Is Who He Will Always Be for Us
Texts: Exodus 34:5-9John 17:26 

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Is Here and He Is Listening. Will You Listen?
Text: Haggai 1:1


Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Consider How God Gives You More
Text: Haggai 1:2-71 Kings 8:22-61Ephesians 2:19-223:14-21

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Wants to Stir Us Up for More
Text: Haggai 1:7-15 

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Will Shake Heaven and Earth to Bring Us Peace
Text: Haggai 2:1-9

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: God Put a Ring On It
Text: Haggai 2:10-23

Pentecost 2017 
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Following, Failing, and Following Again in the Spirit of Jesus
Texts: Acts 1:14-152:1-411-13

Ascension 2017 
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Rebel Joy is Received in Blessing, Ascending, and Rejoicing
Texts: Acts 1:4-58Luke 24:50-53

Eastertide 2017
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: The Road to Emmaus
Texts: Luke 19:10Luke 24:13-35

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: The Road Back from Emmaus to Jerusalem
Texts: Luke 19:10; Luke 24:36-49

Holy Week 2017

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Your Humble King Has Come (Palm Sunday Weekend)
Texts: 
Luke 19:35-4223:20-2334Zechariah9:9-10Revelation19:11-16

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Your Victorious King Has Won (Easter Celebration Weekend)
Texts: 
Mark 15:32; Luke 23:33, 39-43Colossians 1:13-14, 19-22

Winter 2017 Abide in Jesus Series
Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Jesus is Our Gift and Our Goal
Texts: John 15:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:30


Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Turning from Our Disgraceful Pride to Our Gracious Savior
Texts: Matthew 5:37:21-23Proverbs 11:229:23

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Turning from Our Slothful Indifference to Our Zealously Righteous Savior
Texts: 
Matthew 5:625:14-46; Revelation 3:15-22Matthew 6:33

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Turning from Our Exiling Envy to Our Welcoming Savior of Sorrows and Joy
Texts: Matthew 5:411:29-30Proverbs 14:3023:17Ecclesiastes 4:4Isaiah 57:18-19

Sermon Audio and Liturgy: Turning from Our Greedy Hoarding to Our Extravagantly Merciful and Generous Savior
Texts: Matthew 5:7, 6:19-33Isaiah 58:3-14Proverbs 28:5; Psalm 10:3; 1 Timothy 6:10Luke 12:16-21Acts 20:35; Matthew 10:8; Mark 8:34-36

1 Thessalonians: The Hope of a World Turned Upside-Down Series
Sermon 1 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The History-Altering, World-Changing, Life-Transforming Good News of Jesus for You
Text: Acts 17:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 1

Sermon 2 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: Bold and Gentle
Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16


Sermon 3 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: A Father's Love and Longing
Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13

Sermon 4 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The Will of God: His Love and Holiness Abounding in You

Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-4:12

Sermon 5 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The End is Near (And It's Truly Good!)

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Sermon 6 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: Jesus' Church Grows Beautiful Together as His Grace Fuels Our Ceaseless Efforts
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:9-28




Select Sermons
Video and Audio: King Jesus Begins and Finishes with Us
Text: Philippians 1:1-11

Audio: Where Does Truth Meet Us? Where Does Truth Take Us?
Text: John 4:1-41

Audio: The Kingdom of God is Near
Text: Mark 1:14-15

Audio: Even in the Face of Trial and Denial, Jesus Still Resurrects and Restores
Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9The Gospels; Acts 2:22-411 Peter 2:243:18

Audio: Steadfast Love Shapes Every Way


Facets of the Gospel Series: 
Sermon 1 of 5 Audio and LiturgyFacet I: Redemption

Sermon 2 of 5 Audio and LiturgyFacet II: Justification 

Liturgy: Union in Christ

Sermon 4 of 5 Audio and Liturgy: Facet IV: Adoption
Texts: Romans 8Luke 10:21-22 

Sermon 5 of 5 Audio and Liturgy: Facet V: New Creation | Renewal in Holiness

Book of Ruth: From Empty to Full Six-Part Sermon Series: 
Text: Ruth 1:1-5

Sermon 2 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The Choice of Love in the Face of Lament and Death
Text: Ruth 1:6-18

Sermon 3 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The Focus of Love in the Midst of No Recognition
Text: Ruth 1:14-22

Sermon 4 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The God of Love's Gracious Suprises

Sermon 5 of 6 Audio and Liturgy: The God of Love is Our Redeemer and Shelter
Text: Ruth 3 

1 Peter Sermon Series: The Hope of Humble Holiness for the Sake of the World
Sermon 1 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Prequel to 1 Peter 

Sermon 2 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: The Comeback
Texts: Acts 2; 1 Peter 1:1-2


Sermon 3 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Born Again for More
Text: 1 Peter 1:1-9

Sermon 4 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Delighting in and Longing for Jesus
Text: 1 Peter 1:8-12

Sermon 5 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Hope-full Gifts
Text: 1 Peter 1:13-21

Sermon 6 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Solid and Smooth
Text: 1 Peter 1:22–2:3

Sermon 7 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: The Cornerstone
Text: 1 Peter 2:4-12

1 Peter 2:13-25 and 4:12-19 will be combined in one sermon – Resting in Jesus in Service and Suffering  in March 2015

Sermon 8 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Marriage and Mission
Text: 1 Peter 2:21-3:9

Sermon 9 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: Grace in the Catholicity of Jesus' Church ... Say What?
Text: 1 Peter 3:8-22

Sermon 10 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: House Dynamics Part 1 of 3: Suffering Refines Us, Sin Consumes Us, Grace Flourishes Us and Others
Text: 1 Peter 3:21-4:11

Special: We Will Draw Near to God
Text: Hebrews 6:19-8:12

Sermon 11 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: House Dynamics Part 2 of 3: Resting in Jesus in Service and Suffering
Text: 1 Peter 4:10-19 (and 2:13-25)

Sermon 12 of 12 Audio and Liturgy: House Dynamics Part 3 of 3: How Can I Be Humble and Be Led?

Text: Psalm 23; 1 Peter 5

Advent 2016 Series: Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love Break Through
Sermon 1 of 4 Audio and Liturgy: Peace Breaks Through
Text: Isaiah 9:2-7

Sermon 2 of 4 Audio and Liturgy: Hope Breaks Through
Text: Luke 2:7Matthew 2:1-2Luke 2:17-18


Sermon 3 of 4 Audio and Liturgy: Joy Breaks Through
Text: Psalm 98Matthew 2:1-16Hebrews 12:2-3Nehemiah 8:10

Sermon 4 of 4 Audio and Liturgy: Love Breaks Through
Text: Luke 2:8-18Isaiah 9:6John 3:16-17

2015 Advent Sermon Series: Jesus is Our Joy, Love, Reconciliation, and Restoration
Sermon 1 of 3 Audio and Liturgy: Jesus Is Our Joy: Why We Need Advent
Texts: Luke 2:8-20

Sermon 2 of 3 Audio and Liturgy: Jesus Shapes Our Love: His Choice, His Cost, His Cross
Texts: Matthew 1:18-25Matthew 2:1-111 John 3:11-18

Sermon 3 of 3 Audio and Liturgy: Rejoice! Jesus Comes to Bring Us Reconciliation and Restoration 
Texts: Luke 1:46-55Ephesians 2:13-222 Corinthians 5:17-21Luke 2:27-35Acts 1:6-8Colossians 1:13-14, 18-23

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