Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Children Walking In Truth

II John 4 — “I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth…” John was overjoyed to learn that some of the children of his dear friend were walking with the Lord. They were following Christ in very difficult circumstances. In this short study, we think about why exactly their faithfulness was…

God’s Grace & Real Repentance

II Chronicles 33:10-20 — “Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God…” The story of Manasseh’s reign doesn’t finish where we might expect. Instead of going to the grave in thrall to false religion, Manasseh repented and put His faith in the LORD alone. We know his change of heart was authentic because He…

What You Throw Away If You Walk Away

II Kings 21:1-8 — In this sermon we consider the wreckage of Manasseh’s reign. We look at the catalogue of pagan religious practices he propagated throughout his kingdom. We think about why he gave himself so thoroughly to paganism and what it cost. He threw away what was priceless. He chose what was worthless. There…

The Christian’s Confidence

II John 3 — “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ…” The greeting in II John is unlike any other in the New Testament. Instead of expressing his wish for the elect lady and her children, the Apostle expresses his confidence. He articulates what is…

The Worst Of All

II Kings 21:1-18 — “Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.” Manasseh was the worst king that ever sat on the throne in Jerusalem. His wickedness exceeded even that of the Canaanites whom the LORD drove out when Israel entered its Promised…

Christian Love

II John 1-2 — “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth…” In the opening verses of II John there is a simple and yet profound expression of Christian love. We’re also given an explanation for this love. The Apostle tells us why he, and all the Christian…

A Good King – A Bad Deal

II Chronicles 20:31-37 — “And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly: And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish…” Jehoshaphat was a good king who loved the LORD and led his people well, although he did make some…

A Letter To A Lady

II John 1 — “The elder unto the elect lady and her children…”¬†This is the first message in a new study through the Book of II John – a letter in the New Testament that probably doesn’t get a lot of attention. In this simple introduction we consider, (1) who wrote the letter, (2) who…

“This Do”

Luke 22:17-20 — “This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.” In this sermon we think about these famous words that Jesus spoke at the Last Supper. We consider what He was telling His disciples to do and how they went on to obey. Everywhere the Gospel went,…

A Word To Workers

Titus 2:9-10 — “Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters…” In this the final study in our series, we come to the largest group in the church that Paul wanted Titus to address. These were the slaves and at the time they may have constituted up to 30% of the population of the…