I preached this message on December 20:
Believe it or not but today is Dec. 20th - that means only 5 days until Christmas.
For most people, even non-Christians, Christmas is a time of fond memories, the observance of family traditions, ugly sweater parties, favorite foods and decorations. For some it includes extra church activities, dramas,...
Dec29TueDecember 29, 2015
I preached this message on December 13:
It doesn't work to start in the middle of a story. You can't crack open a novel and begin reading in the middle and hope to make any sense out of what is happening. Characters, conversations, plots don't make any sense. If you start in the Christmas season with the baby in Bethlehem, you're not...
Dec10ThuDecember 10, 2015
The Taj Mahal in India is a magnificent mausoleum. Built entirely of white marble, it was commissioned by the Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his wife, who died suddenly. It took 22 years to complete. Millions of tourists visit this memorial annually in order to see this grand structure the emperor ordered to be built in memory of the woman he...
Big Idea: When we understand our place in history it leads to practical godliness.
Nov24TueNovember 24, 2015
These are my notes to the sermon I preached on November 22, 2015. You can also listen to it here .
Title: The Debt You Always Owe
Big Idea: Believers ought to love one another because this fulfills what the law commands.
On the one hand, Paul tells us to get out of debt while on the other hand he tells us we have...
Nov24TueNovember 24, 2015
These are my notes to the sermon I preached on November 15. You can also listen to it here .
Title: The Christian’s Relationship to the Government
Big Idea: Everyone is to submit to the governing authorities because every governing authority is from God. The authorities that are over us are placed there by God. And it is not just the...
Nov10TueNovember 10, 2015
These are my notes for the sermon. You can also listen to it here .
“It would be political suicide to give that speech,” said an aide to his boss. “He’s right, Senator,” chimed in another aide. “It’s just one clear-cut statement after another.”
Perhaps I am committing pastoral suicide to dare...
Nov3TueNovember 3, 2015
We believe that the Lord Jesus commanded the church to observe two ordinances. One is baptism, which is unrepeated and signifies the beginning of life in Christ. The other is the Lord’s Supper which is repeated and...
Oct27TueOctober 27, 2015
Because of God’s mercy, we are to give our whole selves to God. We are to lay our lives on the altar. The Lord Jesus wants all of us, our hearts, our minds our everything. He wants the totality of our lives. Because of God’s mercy we are to die to self...
Oct22ThuOctober 22, 2015