Contributing sermons since Dec 6, 2010
Contributed on Jan 30, 2014
"Real Worship" is an exposition of John 4:21-24 that makes two main points: (1) Real worship is not about us (4:21-22). And (2) real worship is about God (4:23-24)
REAL WORSHIP John 4:19-24 Spiritual necessity compelled Jesus to travel to Galilee through Samaria. Weary from the journey, Jesus rested at Jacob’s Well in Sychar as his disciples went for food. As he sat there, a woman of Samaria came to draw water. And a life-changing conversation ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2014
"Mutual Prayer for Difficult Times" is an exposition of 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5. There is a powerful dynamic that works when pastor and people pray for one another, when saints pray for one another.
MUTUAL PRAYER FOR DIFFICULT TIMES 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 In this brief letter to the young church at Thessalonica, Paul teaches about the last days or end times. There was confusion about the second coming of Christ. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul discusses the coming of the Lord to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2014
"Embracing the Priorities of Jesus" is an exposition of Mark 2:1-12 that teaches that Jesus always prioritizes the eternal over the temporary.
EMBRACING THE PRIORITIES OF JESUS Mark 2:1-12 Jesus was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth. But Capernaum was his home and headquarters during his Galilean ministry. Simon Peter, one of the initial disciples, also lived in Capernaum. In Mark 1, Jesus healed the sick – including ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2013
"Jesus' Answer to the Question of Divorce" is an exposition of Matthew 19:3-10, where Jesus responds to questions about divorce and remarriage. It explains the Lord Jesus' explanation of the proper grounds of divorce.
Matthew 19:3 states the occasion of the text: And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” The Pharisees were the moral examples, religious leaders, and theological scholars of the day. With few exceptions, they ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2012
"When Duty Calls" is an exposition of Jesus' instructions to his disciples in Luke 17:1-10. This passage teaches that obedience to Jesus requires holy fear, unlimited forgiveness, genuine faith, and total submission.
WHEN DUTY CALLS Luke 17:1-10 On July 4, 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring on the Entebbe International Airport, rescuing 103 Jewish hostages. In 15 minutes, the soldiers killed the seven kidnappers and set the captives free. But three hostages were also killed during Operation Entebbe. As ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED DR. C.C. MCCUTCHIN of Oklahoma was on the highway, traveling from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, to visit a member who was in the hospital. But on the way, he got a flat tire. Thankfully, he made it to a "Call Box" on the side of the road. But he had ...read more