Sermon Archive (Page 18)

A Case of Mistaken Identity

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.…

It’s Friday … But Sunday’s a-Comin’!

John 20:1-18 The Empty Tomb 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalenewent to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord…

That’s Not Fair

Good evening and welcome to what I hope and pray will be a very special and meaningful time of worship for all of us as we gather together in God’s house on this Good Friday evening to commemorate and dare I say even celebrate the earth-shaking, sin-breaking, history-making events that took place nearly 2000 years…

The Bible’s Lifejacket

Matthew 21:9 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve noticed that though we’ve made mention of these life jackets several times this…

A Hallelujah God

Isaiah 46:8-9 8 “Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. 9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. Dear Friends in Christ, What is your favorite story in the Bible?  That’s a tough…

The Sting Removed

Numbers 21:4-9 The Bronze Snake 4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea,[a] to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no…

How to Correct Poor I-Sight

Psalm 29:1-2 1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Dear Friends in Christ, I know some of you will find this hard to believe, but on Aug. 11…

A New Command

John 13:34-35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Dear Friends in Christ, Over the course of my ministry I have seen my share of…

Receive Justification

Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed:…

My Beloved Son

Mark 9:7 7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Dear Friends in Christ, I have to admit when I was a kid I wasn’t perfect at everything.  As much as I wish I could say I was…