Contributed on Mar 4, 2015
This is a psalm of the Messiah; the words are applied to the Lord Jesus in Hebrews 10:5—“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.”
February 25, 2015 Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 40: PAST TRIUMPHS AND PRESENT TROUBLES (Part 3) A psalm of David. Part 1 David’s Conviction (verses 1-5) Part 2 David’s Consecration (verses 6-8) Part 3 David’s Confession (verses 9-10) Part 4 David’s Contrition (verses ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2018
Folks, we have a living hope. Jesus Christ will come again, and the dead in Christ will be raised, and we will have glorified bodies like Christ’s body. Keep in mind that resurrection is not reconstruction. God does not reassemble the original body . . .
3-29-04 Title: Seven Incorruptible Things Text: “and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” (Romans 1:23) Introduction: In a world of decay and change, it’s good to know that some things ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2018
It is Paul’s greatest declaration of Christian truth; he says that the great results of Easter are: 1. Easter confirmed Christ’s identity. 2. Easter cancelled sin’s penalty. 3. Because of Easter, we can celebrate eternal life.
3-29-04 Title: What Easter Gives Us Text: “Declared to be the Son of God with power...by the resurrection from the dead.” (Romans 1:3-4). Bible Reading: Romans 1:1–4, 4:24–25, and 8:11 Introduction: Just after World War II, a Preacher by the name of William Sangster, came down ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2018
When Micah wrote these verses, Israel’s southern kingdom, Judah, had become corrupt. The people there were faithfully bringing sacrifices to the Lord, under the false impression that this would satisfy His demands. However, God corrected His people . . .
11-25-03 Title: What Is It That Pleases God? Text: “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). Bible Reading: Micah 6:6-8 6 “With what shall I come before the ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2018
Most people have experienced bizarre or inappropriate thoughts and have engaged in repetitive behaviors at times. However, people with obsessive-compulsive disorder find that their disturbing thoughts and behaviors consume large amounts of time . . . . .
7-1-04 Title: A Magnificent Obsession Text: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Bible Reading: Philippians 1:21; 3:7-11 Introduction: The title of today’s lesson is “A Magnificent Obsession.” So let’s begin by answering the question, “What is an ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2018
She began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.
10-6-04 A Sacrificial Faith Luke 7:36-7:50 (Read first) What we have in our text this morning is a record of the worship of a woman who falls at the feet of Jesus in worship. We are never told her name. Luke does not record a single word spoken by the woman in her sacrificial act of ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2018
There was time, when real men didn’t cry, or so we were told. Today, we are told that real men are sensitive, compassionate, in touch with their feelings and do cry.
10-11-04 ADAM: Real Men Relate to God Genesis 1:1-3:21 When I began studying Adam and learning what it means to be a real man, I asked myself, "What will the women be doing while I am speaking?" Well, I have an answer for all the women this morning. You’ve worked hard all your life. You ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2018
Today’s passage reminds us that with salvation comes the responsibility to join the task of sharing the good news with those who have not yet heard. Some will go great distances, others will share with friends and neighbors, but we are all called . . . .
10-26-04 Bringing Joy To The Lord’s Heart Luke 10:1-10:24 Luke’s Gospel account is the only one that tells of the sending out of the seventy. It is also the only version that describes their joyous return and victory over the forces of darkness. These seventy men are not called ...read more
Contributed on Jun 4, 2018
This world of ours is in a conflict between God and the devil and the forces of good and evil. The apostle Paul writes: "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world
10-12-04 Cain and Abel - the Story of Every Man Genesis 4:1-4:12 1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2018
IT WAS A DAY to be remembered, when the multitudes of Israel were assembled at the foot of Mount Carmel, and when the lone prophet of the Lord came forward to defy the four hundred and fifty priests of the false god.
3-21-04 Title: Elijah’s Speech to the Undecided Text: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him; if Baal, then follow him."—1 Kings 18:21. IT WAS A DAY to be remembered, when the multitudes of Israel were assembled at the foot of Mount Carmel, and when the lone ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2018
We will never get to heaven on our own. Never, never, never. We'll never be that good, we'll never do enough good, and we’ll never, ever, ever deserve heaven on our own.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 Get On Your Feet Acts 3:1-3:11 (NRSV) It was a day, just a day like any other day. His brothers had gotten him out of bed and gotten him dressed. And on their way to work they carried him ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2018
Today, we are going to look at a conversation that Jesus had with a government official that led to a miracle in his life. This man heard from God in a crisis, and since we too face crises in our lives, we too need to hear from God.
16 October 2005 Hearing From God In A Crisis John 4:46-4:54 46 In the course of his journey through Galilee, he arrived at the town of Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in the city of Capernaum whose son was very sick. 47 When he heard ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
Jesus is not like a magician who uses smoke and mirrors or sleight of hand. He is the living God who creates out of nothing through the sheer power of His will. He is not a steroid induced athlete that is able to do things to open the eyes and amaze every
August 25, 2005 The Outsiders Matthew 8:1-8:17 Magicians and power-lifters sure are fun to watch. They can do some pretty cool stuff, like cutting people in two and ripping apart phone books. Neither of which can do much for you in the world, but they are still cool things to see. We ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
Samson’s feats are legendary but it’s his flaws that prove to be fatal. His two greatest weaknesses were revenge and romance. In fact, his weakness for women often led him on the road to revenge. He was extremely gifted, but certainly not godly.
8-9-05 Samson: Dealing with Fatal Flaws Judges 13:1-16:31 Today, we’re going to focus on Samson and the fatal flaws in his character and perhaps what we learn will help us to deal with our own fatal flaws. We won’t have the time this morning to hit all the highlights, or lowlights, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 29, 2018
During the first year of Jesus’ ministry, and while He was in Galilee, and shortly after the calling of Peter, James and John, Jesus’ invitated a tax collector by the name of Matthew to be a disciple.
The Calling of a Tax Collector Luke 5:27-5:32 Introduction Today, we are going to look at Jesus’ invitation to a tax collector by the name of Matthew to be a disciple. This event takes place during the first year of Jesus’ ministry, and while He was in Galilee, and shortly after the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 30, 2018
Among the great abilities that characterized the life of Jesus was His everlasting determination to practice genuine love toward those who crossed His pathway.
3-22--05 Title: The Command to Love Text: “This I command you, to love one another.” (John 15:17 RSV) Bible Reading: John 15:12-17 Introduction Among the great abilities that characterized the life of Jesus was His everlasting determination to practice genuine love toward those ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2018
When we picture Christ, we always picture him as the Son of God who started working AFTER he was born on Christmas. But according to the Bible, Jesus was working long BEFORE he was born on Christmas.
March 28, 2006 "THE CRAFTSMAN AT GOD’S SIDE" Proverbs 8:22-8:31 22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. 23 I have been established from everlasting, From the beginning, before there was ever an earth. 24 When there were no depths I was ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2018
Aaronic Blessing. Aaron was the one who announced it to the people, and that is how the Aaronic Blessing got its name.
12-10-05 TITLE: THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU Text: “The LORD bless you and keep you.” (Numbers 6:24) Introduction At the beginning of the twentieth century, we didn’t have any ancient copies of the Hebrew Scriptures. The oldest existing copy dated back to about A.D.1000. The critics of God’s ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2018
I am so grateful that Jesus is God and that He never changes, or else we would have been consumed long ago.
8-4-05 The New Heart "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh."—Ezekiel 36:26. I want to begin by revealing a wonder of God’s love. When God makes one of His creatures, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2018
Our lives are beyond our control. Without help, we usually will fail to do the right thing.
4 October 2005 The True Vine John 15:1-15:8 Introduction – Have you known the agony of not doing the right thing? Have you ever thought, “I ought to do this or that” only to forget all about it? Have you ever promised yourself that you’ll never say something or do something only to blurt it ...read more
Contributed on Sep 9, 2018
The story of the Pharisee and the publican is the story of two great sinners. One knew he was a sinner and acknowledges it before God. The other knew not that he was a sinner and boasted of his righteousness.
Are There any Sinners in Your Church? Luke 18:9-18:14 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2018
This event not only confirms the deity of Christ, but also gives us a thrilling insight into the power of Jesus to do the impossible.
12 October 2005 When Jesus Did the Impossible John 6:1-6:14 In the Sixth Chapter of his gospel, John records a unique incident in the ministry of our Savior. This event not only confirms the deity of Christ, but also gives us a thrilling insight into the power of Jesus to do the impossible. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2018
Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes wrong? It doesn’t make any difference how hard you try; it just seems that everything backfires on you?
5 November 2005 When You’re Down John 14:1-14:6 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2018
This is a lesson about terrorists and falling towers. Everybody still talks about that day; it was a day of tragedy and injustice. People were going about their business when they were suddenly and brutally killed.
11-18-04 Why Do Good People Suffer? Luke 13:1-13:9 INTRODUCTION Today, I want to speak to you on “Why Do Good People Suffer?” I’ve taught on suffering before. In fact, one lady told me, “Preacher, I never knew what suffering was until I heard you preach. Now I know.” Some preaching and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2018
Peter and John seem to have been led by the Holy Spirit, to perform a miracle on a man who was over forty years old and had been a cripple from his birth.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 A Lame Man Healed (Acts 3.1-11) Note: since this is a long sermon, I suggest it be given in two parts; part 1 (vs. 1-5) on Sunday morning, and part 2 (vs. 6-11) on Sunday evening. Acts 3.1-3.11 (KJV) 1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2018
"They cannot die anymore; because they are equal to angels . . . they are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection."
Date: 7-16-2016 Text (NIV): Job 19:23-27; Luke 20:27-38 Title: No More Death The Question So this was the holy man everyone was talking about; the miracle worker who had drawn a crowd of people that wanted to see a miracle. A group of Sadducees had forced their way to the front of the ...read more