Trusting in Trials | Upward Bound #10

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

EASTER MESSAGE Trusting in Trials Psalm 129 Many years ago I went to college and lived in the dormitory, and decorated my walls with posters. There wasn’t anything risqué hanging up, although I did have a nice picture of an F-15 Eagle. I was a serious Christian; my roommate was too. So, we decorated the walls with Bible verses. Folks …

Reorient Your Map | Upward Bound #9

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

Reorient Your Map Psalm 128 So, we have this thing today called the Global Positioning System (GPS). Have you ever thought of what would happen if the satellites that make your GPS work suddenly fell out of orbit and burned up in the earth’s atmosphere? Would you be able to grab a map, read it, and get from A to …

That’s Life | Upward Bound #8

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

That’s Life Psalm 127 The psalm we’re going to look at today speaks to us on multiple levels. Like the Great American Tower in Cincinnati there is the level that is above ground. It’s big and beautiful and hard to miss. But there’s also the level below ground that supports all of that beauty. It’s easy to miss that foundation …

Where’s the Harvest? | Upward Bound #7

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

Where’s the Harvest? Psalm 126 This week we’ve reached the seventh Song of Ascent and arrived at the middle of our series. In the past, we’ve seen that what pushes us to leave where we are, where everything is convenient, familiar, comfortable, and routine, to make the long hard journey has been an external factor. This week we move inside …

Longing for the Whole Bowl | Upward Bound #6

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

Longing for the Whole Bowl Psalm 125 I’d like you to recall a particularly good Christmas when you were a child. Bring up the images in your mind. Think about the lead up to that Christmas when lights and decorations were brought out and put up. When the tree was decorated—maybe you helped. When the town in which you lived …

“Who Is on Our Side?” | Upward Bound #5

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

Who Is On Our Side? Psalm 124 What makes you change? What makes you move? What makes you take action? I’ll let you let you in on secret, it’s not success or joy or the good stuff. What propels you to change is physical or emotional or economic pain. C.S. Lewis the author of the Chronicles of Narnia books once …

“Life at Tether’s End” | Upward Bound #4

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

Life at Tether’s end Psalm 123 If you will remember… these Songs of Ascent are arranged in groups of three and today we begin into our second group of three. And most of the groups follow the pattern in which the first psalm say: “Where are we …” indicating where we are starting from, that place where God delivers us …

“The Place of Joyful Peace” | Upward Bound #3

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

The Place of Joyful Peace Psalm 122 Years ago I went through a pretty low low. I was living in Scotland at the time and the sky was grey and the air cold and moist—if you’ve ever been in a place like that, you know the cold just penetrates the bones. It was during that season of my life that …

“Changing Elevations” | Upward Bound #1

Daniel Bush Sermons, Upward Bound

Changing Elevations Psalm 120 Do you have a special “get away” spot you like to go to; a vacation spot? I don’t have a place like that, but Brittany does. She likes to visit Lakeside Chautauqua on Lake Erie. I’ve been there a couple of times and it’s a cute gated, Christian retreat village. Last summer we were there for …

Who do you think you are - Ephesians sermon series NorthPointe Church

I Am a Warrior, pt. 15

Daniel Bush Sermons, Who Do You Think You Are?

I Am A Warrior Ephesians 6:10–20 Long ago a home was a person’s castle, but not anymore. The evil of the world comes in through newspapers and magazines, through the radio and television, and within my lifetime we’ve added the internet, smartphones, and social media. You can touch the world from your castle, and the world can touch you back—there’s …