Jesus, the World, and Us

Friends, This is a sermon I preached from John 17:6-19 on May 24, 2009. My congregation has been going through some tough times lately and this sermon was a great way to put those issues in perspective. The battle we wage is not against the flesh; Jesus prayed for and prepared us for the battle… Continue reading Jesus, the World, and Us

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

All Things New: Redemption & New Mercy

Friends, this is the manuscript for a sermon I wrote about three years ago. Interestingly, I had gone to a Stephen Curtis Chapman concert and a song he sang–or maybe the record he was selling–had something to do with all things being made new. The song inspired me to search a little deeper these things… Continue reading All Things New: Redemption & New Mercy

Where it All Went Wrong

90 Days with Scripture Week 1: September 28, 2008 Genesis 3:1-24:  When Everything Went Wrong Introduction 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The… Continue reading Where it All Went Wrong

Skycast: Isaiah 2:6-22, Trusting God

Friends, Sadly, much of the church has become inundated with all sorts of idolatry. I think this idolatry is perhaps even more insidious than the sort of idolatry recognized by small statues in our front yards or shrines on the mantlepiece. This sermon is about Trusting God. This is what Isaiah was imploring the people… Continue reading Skycast: Isaiah 2:6-22, Trusting God

Isaiah 2:1-5, Raising God

Friends, here is part three of my series from Isaiah’s Gospel. In this sermon I discuss the inevitability of people being drawn up the moutain of God. What I noticed, and what is ironic, is that the ‘people’ of the nations say, ‘Let us go to the house of the God of Jacob…’ but the… Continue reading Isaiah 2:1-5, Raising God