What the Bible is Telling Us

In his book Simply Jesus, professor Tom Wright lays out for his readers his case that the Bible is, ultimately, a book about Jesus. “So if, as the Jewish people believed, they were the key element in God’s global rescue operation, it was doubly frustrating, doubly puzzling, and doubly challenging that the Jews’ own national… Continue reading What the Bible is Telling Us

The Unshakable Kingdom of God

Grounding Text: Daniel 2:44-45; Hebrews 12:28-29   Download The Church in Exile 3 February 4 2007 Daniel 2 1 49 This is part of a sermon I preached from Daniel 2. I think it is still relevant and still carries some weight. If you would like to read the text of the entire sermon, click… Continue reading The Unshakable Kingdom of God

Marriage, Holiness and Grace

[This is the text of the sermon I preached at the wedding of some dear friends. I trust they will not be angry that I have published the sermon here for others to benefit from. I admit that I took some liberties with my application of Isaiah 6, but not too many. I also confess… Continue reading Marriage, Holiness and Grace

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

The Kingdom of Crucifixion

Friends, here is the text for tomorrow’s sermon from Luke 9. The gist is that Jesus has given us power and authority to do something. That something is defined by Jesus himself as ‘proclamation of the kingdom’ and ‘healing the sick’ and ‘authority over demons.’ It seems to me that sometimes we church folk have… Continue reading The Kingdom of Crucifixion

The Church in Exile, pt 1

Friends, This is a rather lengthy text from a sermon I preached in January 2007. It was the introductory sermon I preached in a series of sermons from the book of Daniel. I have also uploaded it to box.net if you would prefer the .doc version. jerry The Church in Exile, pt 1 The People… Continue reading The Church in Exile, pt 1

Worship as Possibility: Hebrews 9-10

[Friends: I will be posting some sermons I am preaching on ‘Worship.’ I have benefited greatly from some recent posts at blogs around the web that have dealt with worship. A little searching turned up some great quotes. After I preached this sermon, I thought perhaps points 2 & 3 were a bit cluttered, so I have edited those points… Continue reading Worship as Possibility: Hebrews 9-10