Contributed on Mar 19, 2012
People respond to Jesus today just as they did two thousand years ago. We can divide people into four camps.
One Messiah, Four Responses (Mark 14:1-11) 1. ABC is producing a new TV show, with a bad name, that is a direct attack upon evangelical Christians, presenting us as immoral hypocrites. 2. How has our country sunk so low? A better question is, “Why did this take so long?” The waning ...read more
Contributed on Mar 26, 2012
We need to focus upon the meaning of the Lord’s Supper to renew our appreciation of and commitment to Jesus Christ.
The Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-30) 1. It is a myth to think that the only interesting people are young. 101-year-old Grandmother Sets Paragliding Record (WATCH) By Good News Network Thursday, March 22, 2012 Not wanting to be outdone by her 75-year-old paragliding son, Mary Allen Hardison of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2012
For Jesus, Gethsemane was a place of worship, a place to surrender his will to the Father; for Judas, it was a place to completely betray Jesus. No location can substitute for the heart.
Gethsemane: Place for Prayer, Place for Betrayal (Matthew 26:36-50) 1. I found a strange article Friday titled, “Bear Saves Man in Mountain Lion Attack.” 2. “Robert Biggs, 69, who often hikes in the Whisky Flats area, came across a mother bear and her cubs, which were about 40 feet from ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2012
Resurrection Sunday demonstrates that eternal light and life will ultimately win over death and darkness. Jesus used the imagery of the Temple to picture his resurrection. So let’s go there.
The Indestructible Temple 1. Because Easter is such an important day, our elders met and decided, "You know, we want to get a really special speaker. Why don’t we call the best preacher in the state and ask him to speak." And they did and he said "No". So they said, "Well, if we can’t ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2016
Whether we are or are not convinced that Christ rose from the dead does not affect the reality of the Resurrection. But if we accept its reality by faith and live consistently in light of it, it changes our lives like nothing else can.
"Return from the Dead" (John 20:19-29) [note: this is a revised sermon from my 2003 sermon, "Back from the Dead."] 1. For a lot of kids, Easter is about eater eggs and candy. Boy 1: "How did you get that bruise on your arm?" Boy 2: "I ate some Easter candy." Boy 1: "Eating Easter candy ...read more