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The Tidy House

Luke 11:24-26 — “And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in…” What was the message Jesus was communicating in this obscure little paragraph about an unclean spirit who goes out of a man and then returns? Was…

The Stronger Man

Luke 11:21-26 — “But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.” What was Jesus communicating to His audience by way of this little parable about a strong man who is overcome by a stronger man? Did it…

A Very Dumb Politician

I Kings 12:1-20 — “And the king answered the people roughly… saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” When Solomon’s son Rehoboam went out to meet the people at Shechem he gave what was perhaps…

A Critique Of Criticism

Proverbs 12:1 — “Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.” How well do you take criticism? What is your first response when someone gives you negative feedback? Do you really want to know the truth about yourself and your actions? It’s safe to say that we all struggle to receive criticism…

“God Doesn’t Love You”

Matthew 27:41-43 — We often pay close attention to the physical suffering Jesus experienced during His various trials and as He was crucified. We are also careful to ponder the deep spiritual component of His suffering as He was “made sin for us.” What we don’t often think about, is how He felt when He…

A Hard Truth For A New Year

Matthew 27:24 — “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.” In this, the first sermon of a new year, we consider Pilate’s actions…

Deliver Us From Evil

Matthew 2:16-18 — The Massacre of the Innocents is the part of the Christmas story that we don’t like to think about. It’s the part that usually isn’t found in the Nativity play that children perform, nor is it mentioned in the Christmas cards we give to our loved ones. It’s difficult to understand why, in…