Contributing sermons since Aug 2, 2017
Contributed on May 30, 2019
A lot of us go through life with a watered-down idea of what God's love is. We will look at two incidents from the Gospel of Luke in which someone met that love face to face to help us understand both His love and His holiness.
There is a saying that appears a few times in the Old Testament. Proverbs 9:10 puts it like this: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom". Other verses use slightly different wording, but they all declare the value of the "fear of the LORD". I was troubled by that ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2019
Instead of fighting back when someone does us wrong, we can witness that He is greater than whatever has been taken from us.
The teaching in today's passage is hard for the average person to swallow. When I first read it as a child, I flat-out told Jesus He was wrong. Adolescence refined me; in high school I remarked that this was a lovely thought, but that it just wouldn't work in the real world. Oddly ...read more
Contributed on Jan 1, 2018
A message that uses the parable of the Good Samaritan to explain the doctrine of Justification by Grace Through Faith.
Our Bible passage today is one of the most celebrated and renowned of our Lord's stories, the parable of the Good Samaritan. Well-known as it is, though, I believe it has a point that's easy to miss. Let's give it a close look, and see if you agree. Our passage begins in Luke 10:25 when a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 2, 2017
When Jesus' followers give Him what they have, little though it is, He does a miracle and feeds many through them.
The events in today's text took place at a pivotal time in the apostles' relationship with the Lord. They had just returned from their first "mission trip", when He had given them authority over unclean spirits and diseases and had sent them out to preach. They had a lot to tell Him, but there ...read more