|Sermon Series||The Day of the Lord - Sermon 3|
Open your Bible, if you will, to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We're back to our little text of three verses which has become quite familiar to us over the last several weeks, as we endeavor to understand its truth. I would like to read the first three verses of this fifth chapter so that you might have its setting in your mind.
First Thessalonians ...read
|Sermon Series||The Distinctive Qualities of the True Christian - Sermon 1|
Let's open our Bibles this morning to Philippians chapter 3, Philippians chapter 3. And I want to introduce you to the first three verses of this great third chapter. It is a significant chapter, a marvelous chapter. We will find ourselves greatly enriched as we work our way through in the weeks to come. But these opening three verses in many ways ...read
|The Distinctive Qualities of the True Christian - Sermon 2|
In our ongoing study of Paul's epistle to the Philippians, we find ourselves in chapter 3. May I invite you now to open your Bible and turn with me to chapter 3? We'll read the first three verses as the setting for our continued study of this great section...Philippians chapter 3 verse 1, "Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the sam ...read
|The Distinctive Qualities of the True Christian - Sermon 3|
Shall we open our Bibles together to Philippians chapter 3 as this morning we continue in the examination of the opening three verses of this great chapter. We've entitled this section, "The Distinctive Qualities of the True Christian." And that is such a very very important subject.
Christianity has always been centered around the gospel of Jes ...read
|The Distinctive Qualities of the True Christian - Sermon 4|
May I invite you to take your Bible and turn to Philippians chapter 3 as we return again to this wonderful portion of Scripture, verses 1 through 3.
The Scripture says, "Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me and it is a safeguard for you. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, bewa ...read
|Sermon Series||The Elements of a Strong Spiritual Life - Sermon 1|
It's our time now to turn to God's Word and I invite you to go back to 2 Timothy where we left off seven weeks ago. And I hope your mind is still retaining some of the things you learned so that we'll not need to take an undue amount of time to review. You remember that this wonderful second epistle to Timothy is written to Paul's son in the faith ...read
|The Elements of a Strong Spiritual Life - Sermon 2|
For this morning now we return to 2 Timothy chapter 2 and our concluding look at the first seven verses. Last week we began an examination of 2 Timothy 2:1 through 7, this morning we're going to bring that to completion.
This week I happened to be doing a little bit of reading and I came across quite an interesting account. Several years ago on ...read
|Sermon||The Glory of the Lord|
As you know, last week we finished the section in Matthew which was our concern. And rather than go on to the next section, I decided that instead of spending one Lord's day reviewing the message of Christmas, we'd spend two--this one and the next one. And what I want to share with you this week and next is the real story of Christmas...not the one ...read
|Sermon Series||The How, Why, and When of Creation - Sermon 1|
If you want to open your Bible, you may to Genesis chapter 1...Genesis chapter 1. And we are finally going to arrive at the section on origins in Genesis 1, and then a little in to chapter 2, which is going to be the emphasis of our study in the weeks ahead.
The Bible opens with a monumental statement, "In the beginning God created the heavens ...read
|The How, Why, and When of Creation - Sermon 2|
As you know, we have been doing a series in the last several weeks on the subject of origins. Obviously this had alerted my mind to our society and perhaps more sensitively than it has been in the past. And I think it's safe to say that the lie that the universe as we know it today evolved is the most sophisticated, complex and highly educated lie ...read
|Sermon||The Incarnation of the Triune God|
This morning, again, we have the joyous privilege--as we do each year at this time--of considering the Christmas story. It's always a special challenge and a special thrill for me to come back to this theme each year and to try to approach the wonder of Christmas from another angle, another dimension, another facet. And I find that every year as I ...read
|Sermon||The Inspiration of Scripture|
As you know, we're doing a little series on studying the Bible, how to get the most out of God's Word. And I'm happy to say to you that in August a book will be released entitled How to Get the Most Out of God's Word which will have some of what I'm saying to you and a whole lot more. It will be a sort of a trade sized paperback book, I'm really ex ...read
|Article||The King Who Would be Man|
This time of year, when our thoughts turn toward the wondrous story of our Savior's birth, a lesser-known incident from Jesus' early childhood comes to mind--one I find especially poignant.
Before Jesus had reached His second birthday, He had already become the target of an assassination plot by King Herod, the ruthless and paranoid ruler of Ro ...read
|Sermon||The Last Word on Relationships|
Open your Bible to Titus chapter 3. We come now to the final message in our study of this wonderful power-packed condensed epistle of Paul to his young son in the faith ministering on the island of Crete. And we're going to be looking at the final verses, verses 9 through 15, just some closing remarks by the Apostle Paul, having already given the f ...read
|Sermon||The Marvelous Birth of the King|
As we look to the Word of God this morning, I want you to open your Bible to the first two chapters of the gospel of Matthew...the first two chapters in the New Testament. They introduce us to the birth of the King. It never ceases to be a story of wonder, a story of blessedness, a story of supernatural intervention. No matter how many times we go ...read
|Sermon Series||The Master's Men - Part 1|
Open your Bible, if you will, with me and let's turn to Matthew chapter 10.. .Matthew chapter 10. As we continue to progress through the gospel of Matthew and Matthew unfolds to us the majesty of the King, the Lord Jesus Christ, we find ourselves in chapter 10 getting acquainted with the disciples. By the time we reach the tenth chapter of Matthew ...read
|The Master's Men - Part 2|
Turn with me in your Bible to Matthew chapter 10.. .Matthew chapter 10. I don't know about you, but we have missed so much, the joy of teaching through Matthew in the last month as we've been digressing and am excited about getting back this morning.
We're looking today at Matthew 10 and particularly verses 2 through 4 which give us the names of ...read
|The Master's Men - Part 3|
Matthew chapter 10. And we have the happy privilege these days, as we go through the gospel of Matthew, of focusing in this tenth chapter on the Master's men. Those very special individuals who were chosen by our Lord to be His disciples. Later to be His Apostles sent to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
It's a tremendous thrill ...read
|The Master's Men - Part 4|
Turn in your Bible with me to the 10th chapter of Matthew, Matthew chapter 10. In the wonderful ongoing experience of studying the Gospel of Matthew we have come to chapter 10. The chapter begins with an introduction of the twelve disciples, and follows from there to discuss their initial sending ministry. Before we get into how the Lord equipped a ...read
|The Master's Men - Part 5|
Let me invite you to turn with me in your Bible to the tenth chapter of Matthew this morning for our study of the Word of God. Matthew chapter 10. In our progressing through this marvelous, marvelous gospel that opens the New Testament we have been seeing how Jesus trained His twelve to be sent out as the representatives of the Kingdom. And as we c ...read