Sermons by Doug Meyer

When Messiah Comes There Will be Singing

Isaiah 35 Joy of the Redeemed 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;     it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,     the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord,     the…

When Messiah Comes: There Will Be Light

Isaiah 2:1-5 The Mountain of the Lord 2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established     as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,     and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let…

Values vs. Virtues

Judges 21:25 25 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news for you today.  The good news is that according to the most recent Harris Poll that was conducted in April of 2014, America’s favorite book is… guess…

Politically Correct or Theologically Correct?

2 Timothy 4:2-4 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want…

Gummy Bears or Green Beans?

Hebrews 5:11-14 Warning Against Falling Away 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You…

Answering More of the Big Questions of Life

Acts 4:12 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Dear Friends in Christ, What would it take for you to give up your Bible?  What would have to happen for you to relinquish it to an enemy that…

Answering the Big Questions of Life

Psalm 119:105 105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Dear Friends in Christ, During my current sermon series which I am calling “The Foundation of Our Faith,” I’ve been sharing a few stories with you from this book that I read some time ago called Extreme Devotion.  This…

More Great Reasons to Read the Bible

Psalm 19:9-10 9 The fear of the Lord is pure,     enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm,     and all of them are righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold,     than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey,     than honey from the honeycomb. Dear Friends in Christ, How hungry are you for the Word of God?  Hungry enough…

Great Reasons to Read the Bible

2 Timothy 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across the most incredible story recently about this fellow here.  His name is Dean Karnazes.  He is known as the Ultra…

Why People Don’t Read the Bible

Colossians 3:16 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.   Dear Friends in Christ, Use story from Extreme Devotion, p. 201 as my Time to Reflect. In light of the…