The Elephant in the Room

Back to sermon Archive
 banner

The Elephant in the Room

How is it that a couple you've known for years - who've always seemed so happy - suddenly announce that they're separated? Explain to me how your sister, who lights up Facebook with updates about how great life is out of nowhere, sends you a message saying she's at the end of her rope? Surely these are deeply complex situations. But what's also true is that very often we fail to grasp an essential rule of life: if something big and potentially dangerous shows up in your life where it doesn't belong don't hide it or underestimate it. Deal with it. Don't fool yourself into thinking you can live with an elephant in the room. The thing about big bad powerful problems is that if you don't deal with them eventually they deal with you. In this series we will look at what it means to deal with your "elephant" rather than hide them and how doing so brings glory to God and ease to our souls.

September 25, 2016

Week 3: From Tragedy to Trophy

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Elephant in the Room Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Ephesians 2:4–2:10, Genesis 50:20–50:20

September 18, 2016

Week 2 | Confront it with Others

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Elephant in the Room Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Ephesians 4:1–4:3, Ephesians 4:25–4:25, Ephesians 4:32–4:32

September 11, 2016

Week 1 | Bring Your Whole Life Into The Light

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Elephant in the Room Topic: Queens Parish verse: Ephesians 5:1–5:17

August 5, 2018

Week 5 | Psalm 22 (Abandonment)

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 22

July 29, 2018

Week 4 | Psalm 51 (Grief Over Sin)

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 51

July 22, 2018

Week 3 | Psalm 23 (Fear and Death)

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 23

July 15, 2018

Week 2 | Psalm 35 (Enemies and Obstacles)

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Summer in the Psalms Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Psalm 35

July 1, 2018

Week 5 | A Messy Faith

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Kings 2:1–2:4, 1 Kings 2:10–2:12

June 24, 2018

Week 4 | A Great King

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 2 Samuel 1:1–16, 1 Samuel 16:4–16:12, Mark 10:45–10:45

June 17, 2018

Week 3 | A Wise Wife

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Samuel 25:1–25:35

June 10, 2018

Week 2 | Fleeing and Fearful

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Samuel 21:1–21:9, Matthew 11:28–11:29

June 3, 2018

Week 1 | An Unlikely Hero

speaker: Mark Budenholzer Series: Life of David Topic: Midtown Parish verse: 1 Samuel 17:38–17:50, Psalm 25:1–25:5