Contributing sermons since Dec 1, 2020
Contributed on Sep 13, 2021
Crises have long been a part of the human equation. During a crisis, it is difficult to know what to think or believe. The story of Job helps us to understand that we can affirm at least four truths during a crisis.
1. In crises we can affirm that God is in control. Job 42:1-2 2. In crises we can affirm that God knows things we cannot know or comprehend. Job 42:3 3. In crises we can affirm that the crisis can help clarify our understanding of God, though it may take time. Job 42:4-5 4. In crises we can ...read more
Contributed on Dec 28, 2020
It is easy to assert that it is all about Jesus. Sometimes we believe that our focus is sincerely upon the person and work of Christ. But, is it? John the Baptist was Jesus focused, but when are we? Matthew 3:1-17 provides five moments when we are Jesus focused.
1. We are focusing on Jesus when we call people to repentance. Mt. 3:1-2; Mt. 4:17 2. We are focusing on Jesus when we clarify his identity. Mt. 3:3; Is. 40:3; Mt. 16:13 3. We are focusing on Jesus when we complete our God given tasks. Mt. 3:4-6 4. We are focusing on Jesus when we ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2020
A challenge with basing our lives upon philosophical naturalism is that the birth narrative is full of God's supernatural mighty work. So we have a decision to make. Is the birth of Jesus to be viewed only as any other?
Matthew 1:18-25 offers four elements about the birth of Jesus we can believe. 1. We can believe the birth of Jesus involves supernatural origins. 1:18 2. We can believe the birth of Jesus involves supernatural interventions. 1:19-20 3. We can believe the birth of Jesus involves supernatural ...read more