Matthew 13: Kingdom of God (a sermon text)

I preached a couple of weeks ago (again!) and I decided to use Matthew 13 as my text. I had been doing some light research on the chapter and taught a little of it in my Sunday school class so I took the next logical step and went ahead with a full blown manuscript. It… Continue reading Matthew 13: Kingdom of God (a sermon text)

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

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

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

New Testament Lesson: Acts 4:5-12 No Other Name** Introduction The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest’s family. 7 They had Peter and John brought before them and… Continue reading No Other Name

Lectionary Study Notes: Acts 4:5-12, May 3, 2009

Friends, Here is my second installment of study notes for this week’s lectionary readings. This one focuses on Acts 4:5-12. The study focuses on the Spirit’s role, the Name, and the Exclusivity.  Quotes from William Willimon, Richard Philips, John Stott, Robert Tannehill, LJ Olgivie, DA Carson, Eugene Peterson, Aijith Fernando, Mark Driscoll, and more. There… Continue reading Lectionary Study Notes: Acts 4:5-12, May 3, 2009

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