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

Resurrection Changes Everything, Luke 24:36-49

Friends, Here is the link to the sermon I have written based on this week’s Gospel Lesson from Luke 24:36-49. I have attached a link to the notes too. Be blessed. Resurrection Changes Everything, Luke 24:26-49 Gospel Lesson notes: Luke 24:36-49 Here’s an excerpt: Resurrection changed everything. The resurrection of Jesus set the world on… Continue reading Resurrection Changes Everything, Luke 24:36-49

Resurrection is Today

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his… Continue reading Resurrection is Today

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

Growing in Jesus and Our Understanding of His Work

Friends, This is the third in a series of preliminary sermons I have preached from the book of Hebrews during Lent. You can download the manuscripts at my box.net (I have provided the links.) I will be preaching through the entire book starting in May 2009. Sermon one is: Listening to and Thinking about Jesus… Continue reading Growing in Jesus and Our Understanding of His Work

Resting In and Holding Fast to Faith

Sunday, March 8, 2009 (PM) The Imperatives of Hebrews, 2 The Book of Hebrews [These sermons are also available for download at my box.net account.–jerry] 1. Listening to and Thinking about Jesus 2. Resting in and Holding Fast to Faith Last week [here], we began some preliminary explorations of the book of Hebrews, in preparation… Continue reading Resting In and Holding Fast to Faith

Listening to and Thinking about Jesus

Sunday, March 1, 2009 (PM) The Imperatives of Hebrews The Book of Hebrews “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he… Continue reading Listening to and Thinking about Jesus

The Older Brother: Luke 15

The Real Older Brother Luke 15 1Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4″Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of… Continue reading The Older Brother: Luke 15

Like Filling a Cup From a Waterfall

Like Filling a Cup from a Waterfall 2 Samuel 9:1-12 Introduction David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They called him to appear before David, and the king said to him,… Continue reading Like Filling a Cup From a Waterfall