Sermon Archive

Caesar & Jesus

Luke 23:1-2, John 18:30-19:33 — “If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend…” There is one person who looms large over the account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion who we don’t think about very much. He wasn’t there, but his influence most certainly was. His voice was never heard, but he was on…

Are You Religious?

James 1:26-27 — “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” Many followers of the Lord Jesus Christ are uncomfortable with being called “religious.” Evangelical Christians tend to associate “religion” with works righteousness. It consists of performing…

Changed By Overflowing Grace

I Timothy 1:14 — “And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” Paul went from blaspheming the name of Jesus to believing in the name of Jesus. He went from hating the followers of Jesus to loving them. How did this happen? It was because he…

He Loved His Bride

Genesis 23 — Abraham lived for many years in the land of Canaan as a nomad. He moved from place to place with his household and his flocks. When Sarah died he decided to purchase some land in which to bury her. This land would become his family’s ancestral burial ground. The local lord of the…

Not In Harmony With Jesus

Luke 9:51-56 — “But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” As Jesus made His way to Jerusalem there was a Samaritan village that refused to receive Him. In response to…

A Wonderful Example

I Timothy 1:12-13 — “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious…” The elders in the church at Ephesus had lost their focus on the Gospel. They’d become enamoured with other subjects that were not…

The Purpose Of The Incarnation

Hebrews 2:14-15 — “He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death…” As we continue our verse-by-verse study through the Book of Hebrews, we think about what the writer means when he says that Jesus “partook of flesh and blood.”  We also think…