By Arron Chambers
Christian leaders, some of them preachers themselves, tell us about a sermon they can’t forget—and maybe you won’t either.
Marie is an avid reader, running enthusiast, and a passionate pursuer and supporter of Brian Jobe, lead pastor at Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles, Missouri.
Marie’s Best Sermon: The best sermon on what it means to be a temple of the Holy Spirit by John Mark Comer, pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon (https://vimeo.com/90938239).
Why Marie likes this sermon: “I am very passionate about inspiring others to take responsibility with the temples they have been entrusted with. This sermon clearly lays out the fruitful and freeing life that is possible when we surrender our temples to God’s plan and desires for us. John Mark Comer articulates it in a way that is both convicting and encouraging . . . drawing you in with humor, authenticity, and great truth.”
Ian DiOrio became a Christian in his 20s after spending his younger life in the underground music scene in Los Angeles as a DJ. He has served as a teaching pastor at Rock Harbor Church, Bakersfield, California, and Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, California, and currently writes and speaks from Southern California where he is the lead pastor of Yucaipa (California) Christian Church. He was recently featured in Christian Standard as one of the top 40 leaders under 40. His first book, Trivial Pursuits, was published by Baker Books. He is thrilled to be the husband of Julia and the father of Semeia, Asha, and Zion.
Ian’s Best Sermon: The best sermon on forgiveness in an age of revenge. This sermon is by Mike Erre, senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton in California (https://vimeo.com/52340915).
Why Ian likes this sermon: “In the day and age where an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth reigns, Jesus’ call to love our enemies and forgive those wrongs done to us is radically needed. In this sermon, Mike Erre shows how forgiveness is one of the subversive ways we follow Jesus in an age of violence and revenge.”
Arron Chambers serves as lead minister with Journey Christian Church, Greeley, Colorado.