Sermon Archive

No Yuck Factor

Luke 8:40-48 — “A woman having an issue of blood twelve years…came behind [Jesus], and touched the border of his garment.”  This story at the end of Luke chapter 8 is quite familiar, but do we know what life was really like for this sick woman? Do we understand why she tried to secretly touch Jesus’ clothes?…

Consequences & Compassion

Judges 10 — “…I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.” (vs.13-14) The Children of Israel were again guilty of idolatry. They rejected the LORD and went after the gods of many nations – some of the very nations…

The Confirmation Of The Gospel

Hebrews 2:3 — Why do you believe the Gospel? Is it because of the benefits the Gospel brings into your life? Is it because you like the message? Or is it because the Gospel is true? Primarily, we ought to believe the Gospel because it’s the truth and that leads us to ask another question…

The Problem Of Bible Illiteracy

Nehemiah 8 — There is a glaring deficit of Biblical knowledge in our world today. Most people know very little about what the Bible says and we are witnessing the consequences. This was much the same in Nehemiah’s day, although the big difference is that the people wanted to know what the Bible says and…

We Must Pray

I Timothy 2:1, Ephesians 6:18 & Philippians 4:6-7 — Most of us live very busy lives and that means we can easily get distracted. We can wander away from the Lord and it can happen slowly and surreptitiously. It’s not so much a deliberate turning away from Christ, it’s just that our commitment slips or fades.…

We Faint Not

II Corinthians 4:1 — “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not…” What is the ministry that Paul talks about here? Was it something unique to the Apostles? Is it something just for church leaders? Or is it for every follower of Jesus? What motivates this ministry? And how does…

They Need A Barnabas

Acts 9:26-27 — “They were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles…” When Saul returned to Jerusalem as a Christian and wanted to join the church, the disciples were understandably afraid and suspicious. This was the man who only three years earlier…

The Worst Thing Happened

Luke 8:40-56 — “While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead…” These are words no parent ever wants to hear. These are words that terrify mothers and fathers when their anxious imaginations take a dark turn. The worst thing that could happen to Jairus…

Neglecting Our Great Salvation

Hebrews 2:3 — “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” What is this “salvation” that the writer to the Hebrews is referring to? What does it mean to “neglect” it? How should this text impact our everyday Christian life? In this study, Steve takes us through key aspects of the doctrine of salvation in…

The Joyful Fearful Gift Of Tongues

Leviticus 23:15-21, Acts 2:1-11 — For over fifty years there has been much controversy in evangelical circles concerning the gift of tongues. What is often forgotten in this controversy is what this gift actually signified and how wonderful it was. Even among those who believe that the gift of tongues is no longer given by…