Sermon Archive

Part 8 – Run For Your Lives

Matthew 24:15-22 — “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains…” As we continue our study of the Olivet Discourse we come to an urgent exhortation. When the abomination of desolation is set up in the holy place, Jesus tells those living in Judaea to run for their lives. He paints a bleak and…

The Greatest Danger Our Children Face

Proverbs 22:15a — If someone was to ask you, “What is the greatest danger our children face?” How would you answer? Is it peer pressure? Bullying? Social media? Internet pornography? Consumerism? The secular worldview? These all pose a significant threat to our children’s emotional and spiritual well-being, but the Bible gives a different answer. That’s…

Mundane & Extraordinary

Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-21 — There are some truly remarkable details in the Christmas story. Some things happened that never had before or since. There are also some parts of the story that are very ordinary. The narrative is a mixture of the common and the unique, the breathtaking and the boring. In this sermon, we…

Part 7 – The Abomination Of Desolation

Matthew 24:15 — “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place…” As Jesus describes the signs that will precede His Second Coming, He mentions something the prophet Daniel had written about — something He calls “the abomination of desolation.” What is this rather ominous sounding event?…

Authentic Worship

Isaiah 29:13 — “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me…” In Isaiah chapter 29 we see the prophet coming to the people of Judah with a message of judgment, and when we consider the context,…

Part 6 – Persecution & Grace

Matthew 24:9-14 — “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake…” Today, there are many places around the world where followers of Jesus are persecuted. There are other places where freedom of religion is maintained but the Christian…

How To Be An Encouraging Christian

Hebrews 3:13 — “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” What does it mean to “exhort one another?” How should we understand this command and how can we put it into practice? In answering these questions, our attention is first…

Part 5 – Where Is The Church?

Various Texts — In the Olivet Discourse Jesus describes the events that will occur during the Tribulation (see Part 4). This is a time of unprecedented trouble and suffering that immediately precedes Christ’s return. Is it possible that Christians alive today might live through this time? Or to put it another way, does the Church, the…

An Evil Heart Of Unbelief

Hebrews 3:12 — “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” In Hebrews chapter 3 we are introduced to the concept of “rest.” The author writes about it by referring to the experience of the Children of Israel in the wilderness. What…