Sermon Archive

What’s a Christian to Do?

Psalm 119:11 ESV 11 I have stored up your word in my heart,    that I might not sin against you. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                      Times are changing.  How many times haven’t we heard that familiar saying and perhaps used it ourselves?  And while some change can be good, not all change fits that description.  For example,…

Surrounded

Revelation 7:9-17 (ESV)A Great Multitude from Every Nation9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who…

Jesus Plus or Jesus Only

Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Dear Friends in Christ,    Though I’ve never been to Germany before, I’ve been told that if you ever spend the money to go there, one…

To the Jew First!

Romans 1:8-17 ESV Longing to Go to Rome8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you 10 always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will I…

Nip it in the Bud

Matthew 5:27-28  (ESV) Lust 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.    I’m going to begin my sermon this morning by doing something that my wife really does not…

Moving Mulberry Trees

Luke 17:6 (ESV) 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.             {Prayer}             “Jesus said, ‘If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be…

A Holy Gift from God

Ex. 20:14 Exodus 20:14 ESV 14 “You shall not commit adultery. Dear Friends in Christ,    Just when you think you’ve heard it all, something comes along that lets you know you haven’t.  That happened to me recently when I read an article about an online dating service that caters – are you ready for this –…

The God of the Second Chance

Jonah 3:1-5 (ESV) Jonah Goes to Nineveh 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in…

Have You Murdered Anyone Lately?

Matthew 5:21-22 (ESV) 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable…

Overcoming Obstacles

Luke 8:22-25 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Calms a Storm 22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with…