Contributing sermons since Feb 17, 2021
Contributed on Jun 8, 2021
Israel's desire for a king is used to illustrate the temptation we face to be more like the rest of the world. But even though the world's view of us often chafes, it is God's plan that we be conspicuously different.
I) After Moses brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt, they did not have a king for many years. A) Unlike the nations around them, they were led by men and women, judges, who were direct intermediaries between God and man. B) Early on, the people tried to make one of those judges, Gideon, into ...read more
John 5: The Divinity Of Christ
Contributed on Apr 24, 2021
A large share of the population, and even of Christians, believe that Jesus was not God incarnate, but a mere man. In John 5, Jesus answers those accusing Him of blasphemy with a claim of divinity that leaves no room for that belief.
I) The divinity of Jesus is a fundamental and essential tenet of Christianity. It is also one of the most difficult aspects of Christianity for the world to accept. A) A survey conducted in 2020 by Ligonier Ministries found that 52 percent of U.S. adults believe that Jesus is not God. Not only ...read more
The God Who We Worship
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
The Resurrection: History Or Myth?
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
God's Power Toward Us Who Believe
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