Current Sermon Series

Here at La Jolla Pres., we want to see lives transformed through a relationship with Jesus. One way we witness that is by sharing God’s Story, and equipping you to share His story as well. We strive for sermons that are informative, applicable, inviting and transformative.

Welcome to La Jolla Presbyterian Church’s Summer of 2023 Sermon Series! Join us for an inspiring and transformative journey as we dive into three captivating blocks of sermons that will deepen our faith, open our eyes, and reveal God’s perspective on our lives.

Block 1 Jude in June:
In the first two weeks of our summer series, we will embark on an enlightening study of the Book of Jude. Through powerful teachings and reflections, we will delve into the themes of the transformative power of changing our narrative and standing firm in our faith. We'll finish the month hearing from Mindy Smith (Stan and Marie Beard's daughter) talking about the paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda and Pastor Scott on the battle for the world's rule. Prepare to be inspired and challenged as we explore the profound truth of who truly rules the world.


Scripture Sermon Title Speaker Watch Listen

Jude 1:1-4

Changing the Narrative

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

Jude 1:17-25

Don’t Give Up

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

John 5:1-15

Do You Want To Be Well?

Rev. Mindy Smith

Video Audio

John 12:27-36

Who Rules The World Anyway?

Rev. Scott Mitchell Video Audio

Block 2: Open Our Eyes
Throughout the month of July, our focus will be on the transformative theme, “Open Our Eyes.” Together, we will embark on a five-week journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. This series will encourage us to not only seek God’s gaze upon our lives but also to cultivate a deeper awareness of the world around us. Through engaging sermons, thought-provoking discussions, and practical applications, we will be inspired to view ourselves, others, and our communities through the lens of God’s love and compassion.


Scripture Sermon Title Speaker Watch Listen

Hebrews 11:1-3

Seen and Unseen

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

Psalm 121

The God Who Sees

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

Luke 16:19-31

Seeing The Invisible

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham

Video Audio

Deuteronomy 4:5-14

Don’t Forget What You’ve Seen

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

Revelation 22:1-5

What We Will See One Day

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

Block 3: Seeing with God’s Perspective
As we enter the final portion of our Summer of 2023 Sermon Series, we will continue to be enriched by the wisdom and experiences of a variety of voices. This month will provide an opportunity for diverse voices to share their unique perspectives, enriching our understanding of God’s character and work in the world. Each week, we will explore different themes expanding our spiritual horizons and deepening our connection to God.


Scripture Sermon Title Speaker Watch Listen

Rev. Paula Taylor Video Audio

Rev. Chad Fransen Video Audio

Matthew 11:1-10

What Have You Seen?

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham

Video Audio

Cynthia Blase Video Audio

Rev. Scott Mitchell Video Audio

We invite you to join us for this transformative summer series as we seek to be seen by God and open our eyes to the things that God sees. Together, let’s grow in faith, expand our perspectives, and be inspired to live out God’s calling in our lives. Stay tuned for more details on each sermon and guest speaker in the coming weeks. We look forward to sharing this meaningful journey with you!