Contributing sermons since Feb 17, 2021
Contributed on Mar 26, 2021
God is worthy of worship because of His nature. This sermon considers how various aspects of God's nature should shape our worship of Him, lest it become meaningless with repetition.
I. In the novel “The American” by Henry James, Count Valentin remarks to Newman about some of the terrible things Newman has endured. “You’ve spent some awful, some deadly days, and you’ve done some extremely disagreeable things: you’ve shoveled sand, as a boy, for supper, and you’ve eaten cat in a ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2021
This lesson first introduces the serving of the Lord's Supper, then flows into the sermon after the Lord's Supper has been eaten.
I) [Introduction to Lord’s Super.] Easter, the day that many celebrate the resurrection of Christ, is right around the corner. While we do not celebrate this holiday, because God did not ask that we do so, the resurrection is nevertheless certainly an essential part of our faith. A) Paul reminds ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2021
Man has always sought unlimited power. God has given believers just that. What is this power that God has given us, and how do we avoid squandering it?
I) The search for unlimited power has been constant theme of history. A) Politically, we see this in attempts throughout history to rule the world. For example, Alexander the Great ruled Greece at the age of sixteen and soon set out on a conquest that saw him ruling most of the known Western ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2021
As Joel addresses a nation brought to its knees by a locust plague, he leaves us with a plan for surviving overwhelming disaster in our own lives. Broad outline borrowed from "The Day of Disaster," a sermon by W. Maynard Pittendreigh.
I) In Joel 1:1-3, God through His prophet addresses a people faced with absolute calamity. A) He asks, “Has anything like this happened in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?” (NKJV). He says that the nation faces a crisis greater than any seen in generations (“or even in the days of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2021
God calls us to be heroes not only in extraordinary circumstances, but in our daily lives.
I) Let’s talk a bit about heroes. A) I love to read adventure thrillers. One of the authors that I used to read a lot (while he was living) was Robert Ludlum. His stories were frequently built around an average citizen who sees or hears something that he should not have. He then becomes caught up ...read more