Skycast: Ezekiel 37: Waking the Dead

Welcome to the Life Under the Blue Sky Skycast (podcast). In this episode, you will hear a sermon from Ezekiel 37:1-4. I preached this sermon to my congregation on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2009. Be blessed. Access the sermon manuscript from box.net: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Waking the Dead Prophesy to the Bones. And the Lord put… Continue reading Skycast: Ezekiel 37: Waking the Dead

Skycast: On the Journey With and Without God: Psalm 22

Welcome to the Life Under the Blue Sky Skycast (Podcast). In this installment, I will explore Psalm 22. You can access the sermon manuscript and lectionary notes here. Here’s an excerpt from the sermon: The Psalm doesn’t end with all the wavering and tossing to and fro. It doesn’t end with the ups and downs.… Continue reading Skycast: On the Journey With and Without God: Psalm 22

No Other Name: Acts 4:5-12

Welcome to the Life Under the Blue Sky Skycast (podcast). Below find the audio from last Sunday’s sermon (May 3) from the Acts 4:5-12 Lesson. The manuscript and study notes can be found elsewhere at this blog. The sermon takes about 35 minutes. Be blessed. You can download the sermon at No Other Name or… Continue reading No Other Name: Acts 4:5-12

The Resurrection Changes Everything: Sermon Skycast

Friends, This is the audio from the sermon I preached this morning, The Resurrection Changes Everything. It was based on the Gospel lesson from this week’s Lectionary reading in Luke 24:36-49. I hope you are blessed by this message. In the text for today, the Resurrected Jesus appears among his disciples–from there, things really heat… Continue reading The Resurrection Changes Everything: Sermon Skycast

Drawing, Holding, Considering: Hebrews 10:19-25

Friends, This is a podcast of the sermon I preached this past Sunday evening from Hebrews 10:19-25. It is the fourth part of a series I am preaching through Hebrews. I have been posting the manuscript links here and I will publish this manuscript too and also upload it to my box.net. Here are the… Continue reading Drawing, Holding, Considering: Hebrews 10:19-25

Sky Cast: The Older Brother, Luke 15

Friends, I published the manuscript version of this Skycast earlier and it is also available at box.net. This sermon is based on Luke 15, but I drew heavily upon ideas that were developed in Tim Keller’s wonderful book The Prodigal God. I highly recommend this book. The sermon itself is based on the idea that… Continue reading Sky Cast: The Older Brother, Luke 15

Skycast: Kingdom of the Cross, Luke 9

Friends, This is a special episode of the Life Under the Blue Sky podcast. This is the audio from the sermon I preached on January 25, 2009. I have already published the print version here. The sermon takes about 37 minutes and is based on Luke 9–the entire chapter. Download here: Kingdom of the Cross… Continue reading Skycast: Kingdom of the Cross, Luke 9

Skycast: The Unveiling of Jesus to the Church

Friends, I am happy to announce to you that along with my weekly sermons, I will begin doing a series of podcasts here at Life Under the Blue Sky. The first series of podcasts I have scheduled will be from the book of the Revelation. I will not be covering the entire book, but rather… Continue reading Skycast: The Unveiling of Jesus to the Church

Jesus and Sex

Friends, This is a podcast of a sermon I preached this past Tuesday evening at a community Thanksgiving Worship event in my hometown. The sermon is 18:14 long and is based on Luke 1-2. A good, thorough reading of those two chapters will aid you much as you listen. You can also access the manuscript… Continue reading Jesus and Sex

90 Days with Scripture: Luke 1-2: Jesus

Friends, Here is the latest Skycast from my series 90 Days with Scripture. In this sermon, I explore Luke chapters 1 and 2 and examine four areas that that are subverted in the birth narratives of Jesus. The problem we have as modern disciples is that we have sacralized and sanitized the birth narratives of… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture: Luke 1-2: Jesus

90 Days with Scripture, pt 3a: Exodus 7-12

Friends, Here is part 3 of my current sermon series that coincides with The Bible in 90 Days reading program. In this sermon, which I divided into two parts, we begin looking at the Exodus of Israel from Egypt. In my estimation, the Exodus is one probably the single most significant historical event in the… Continue reading 90 Days with Scripture, pt 3a: Exodus 7-12

The Dangerous God, 2: 1 Samuel 17, The God who Does Bigger with Smaller

Friends, Sermon 2 in the Dangerous God series. This sermon exposes the battle of David and Goliath as more than a small person overcoming some giant in his life. David and Goliath was a battle of a righteous God versus the pagan gods of the Philistines. This is the seed of the woman versus the… Continue reading The Dangerous God, 2: 1 Samuel 17, The God who Does Bigger with Smaller

The Dangerous God: Judges 7, The God who Does More with Less

Friends, I preached this sermon back in November of 2006. It was the first in a series of 8 sermons I preached on the subject, The Dangerous God. Sometimes I think that we Christians are more content to put our faith in places where there is obvious power or obvious safety. But this is not… Continue reading The Dangerous God: Judges 7, The God who Does More with Less

Skycast: The Crucifixion Driven Life: Matthew 1:18-25

Friends, A few years ago, I became weary of the Purpose Driven Life. We had gone through the program at my church, read the book, preached the sermons. When it was all done, I felt no better and our church did not grow. I felt dirty for using someone else’s sermon outlines. (My content stuffed… Continue reading Skycast: The Crucifixion Driven Life: Matthew 1:18-25

SkyCast: Plundering God, Isaiah 3:1-4:1

Friends, I printed the manuscript below for this sermon on Isaiah 3:1-4:1. The audio takes about 22 minutes or so-I am becoming much more efficient in my preaching. In this sermon, I follow on the heals of last week’s sermon which dealt primarily with trusting God. In this sermon, what I did was take that… Continue reading SkyCast: Plundering God, Isaiah 3:1-4:1