Contributed on Mar 24, 2019
1st Peter talks about holiness and says we should "set our hope on the grace." What does that mean and how can we know when we've done it?
Henry Ward Beecher was a fiery preacher in the 1800’s and was a strong opponent of slavery. Early in his life, there’s a story about how he became the kind of man that he did. When he was a boy, there was a story about something that happened at school. According to the story… his teacher asked ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2019
God calls us to be holy as He is holy. But how can I do that? There's no way I can even begin to become like God.
OPEN: A woman was preparing to cash her husband’s paycheck when she realized her husband, hadn't signed it. So, she sent 4-year-old daughter upstairs to "get Daddy's name on the back of it." Her daughter came back downstairs and proudly handed the check back to her mom, and said, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2019
Holiness and fear of God seem to go hand in hand in this passage. But why should I "fear God" and what difference does it make when I do?
OPEN: You may have heard the story of some children at a Catholic school who were lined up for lunch at the cafeteria. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. A nun had made a note: "Take only one, God is watching." At the other end of the table was a large plate of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2019
Why is there so much emphasis on the blood of Jesus in the Bible? What difference does it make that Jesus died on the cross and then rose from the grave?
OPEN: As I was working on today’s sermon I was looking at some old Gospel hymns and I was pleasantly surprised at the # of hymns that - mentioned the blood of Christ. So I thought we’d do this this morning is sing just a few of them: • Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2019
What is the one thing that makes us holy before God. There's lots of things holy people do and don't do... but there's one thing that we MUST do. Do you know what that is?
OPEN: A new preacher had just come to town and was visiting one of the Nursing Homes in the area. Thinking to introduce himself to one of the church members who lived there he leaned over her and gently asked “Do you know who I am?” She smiled sweetly and replied: “No, but if you go the front ...read more