Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Sermons by Der Lor

Abraham-like Faith

In this sermon, Pastor Der teaches on Paul’s argument to the so-called ‘Weak’ and ‘Strong’ factions in the house churches of Rome about how both Jewish and Gentile disciples are justified by “faith” in the same way that Abraham was.

Christoformity, Glory, Hope

These three words, Christoformity, Glory, and Hope, represent the basic arch of Paul’s theological conviction for a unified multiethnic family of Jesus followers. Through what Scott McKnight calls “Christoformity” or the process of becoming like Christ in self-sacrificing ways, the Weak and the Strong – Jews and Gentiles–bring Glory to God when they give up…

Hear This Promise

When we’re going through seasons of despair or lament, it’s naturally difficult to see beyond to the other side. In this standalone sermon, Pastor Der shares some of his own difficult seasons in life and ministry and how God’s promises for future blessing can be the impetus that moves us forward.

Mentoring

The relationship between Paul and Timothy teaches us about Christian mentoring. Paul recognizes the contribution Timothy’s mother and grandmother have made to his faith. Paul encourages Timothy to “stir up” the gift from God that is already within him. This is an important truth for us to internalize when we are tempted to impose our…