Sermon Archive

The Pandemic Experience #2: Isolation

Hebrews 4:15-16, Matthew 4:1-11 — Perhaps the greatest impact the coronavirus will have on many people is the experience of isolation. In order to slow the spread of the virus, the authorities have imposed restrictions on social gatherings and travel. These are likely to tighten in the weeks to come. There are real challenges associated…

Part 15 – You Can Do Something!

Mathew 25:14-30 — Our lives have changed fairly drastically over the last couple of weeks and we’re all still adjusting. We’re still figuring out what to and perhaps we feel like we can’t do anything. We can’t gather for worship and we can’t minster to our brothers and sisters in Christ like we have for years and…

The Pandemic Experience #1: Anxiety

I Peter 5:6-7 — “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” — Running right alongside the coronavirus epidemic is an epidemic of anxiety. People across our nation are worried about their health and about major…

Part 14 – The Bridesmaids Who Had To Wait

Matthew 25:1-13 — In our study through Jesus’ Olivet Discourse we come to the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. The story has to do with a wedding procession through the streets to the bride’s house where the wedding banquet was held. Ten virgins (the bridesmaids) were waiting for the bridegroom to come so they…

Elah The Drunk

I Kings 16:8-14, Proverbs 23:29-35 — King Elah is a very minor figure in the broad sweep of Biblical history. His reign covers barely two verses in the Book of I Kings. All that’s recorded is where he was, and what he was doing, when he was killed by one his servants. He was drinking…

Jesus Dines With Sinners

Luke 11:37 — “And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.” The Pharisees were Jesus’ fiercest critics. They opposed Him just about everywhere He went. In this chapter we see them going so far as to accuse Jesus of being a…

Abijam: Hero Or Villain?

I King 15:1-8, II Chronicles 13:1-22 — Abijam (Abijah) followed his father Rehoboam on the throne of Judah and in the Scriptures we are given two accounts of his life and reign. What is especially interesting about these accounts is that each portrays him in a different light. One is largely negative and the other…

The Third Warning: Faith & The Word

Hebrews 4:1-3 — “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” Drawing on Israel’s failure after the Exodus to enter into the Promised Land, the author of Hebrews urges Christians not to do the same – not to…

Part 13 – Be Ready!

Matthew 24:43-51 — “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” As we continue our study through the Olivet Discourse we come to the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Servants. We consider why the wise servant was wise, and why the foolish servant was foolish…

Are You Full Of Light?

Luke 11:33-36 — “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.” Jesus had performed many signs that testified to who He was, and yet the people were asking for more. They were effectively laying the blame for their refusal to believe at Jesus’ feet. So Jesus turned the spotlight onto them. He addressed their spiritual perception and called into question the light they thought they had…