Contributed on Feb 15, 2010
Ash Wednesday sermon about reconciliation.
Now Is the Day of Salvation! 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Introduction The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once sought to describe the incarnation of God in Christ. He used this simple illustrative story: A certain king was very rich. His power was known throughout the world. But he was most ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2010
Jesus is the second Adam, the redeemer of national Israel, and the Son of God.
The Temptation of Jesus, Luke 4:1-13 Introduction Charles Haddon Spurgeon, commenting on the depth and power of preaching in his day, which I believe reverberates in our own, made the following comment: “I know a minister whose shoe laces I am unworthy to unloose, whose preaching is ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2010
We are saved in Christ alone. God's aims in salvation cannot be thwarted.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Luke 13:31-35 Introduction Although Charles Wesley had been engaged in preaching the gospel with much diligence and earnestness, he did not know what it was to enjoy peace with God until he was in his thirtieth year. Being laid low by an alarming illness, and seeming as ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2010
Repentance is the hard truth that sets us free to enjoy God forever through worship.
A Hard Truth, Luke 13:1-9 Scripture “Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2010
Jesus ate with sinners. We have likewise been called to dine with derelicts!
Dining With Derelicts, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Scripture Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Then Jesus told them this parable: Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2010
The love of Mary for Jesus contrasted with the selfish motives of Judas.
Love Contrasted, John 12:1-8 Scripture “Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took ...read more
Contributed on Mar 31, 2010
The love of God burns so brightly that all is either purified or burned away in its presence.
Love Aflame, Luke 24:13-35 Introduction Charles Spurgeon once wrote of the difficult but satisfying calling of Christians. Commenting on Hosea 6:1-3, where we are admonished to return to the Lord for the binding up of our wounds, that we may ultimately live in His presence, the prince of ...read more