Sermons on Scripture
Sermon text: Luke 23:32-49 Crucifixion was one of the most horrific forms of punishment ever devised by mankind. The treatment Jesus received prior to His crucifixion was brutal and sadistic. Taken together, Jesus suffered the worst death imaginable. He was mocked and jeered by the Jewish leaders, the Roman soldiers, the crowd, and even the criminals hanging beside Him. Yet He endured all of this to save us from our sin.
Sermon text: Genesis 3:1-24 Mankind’s history with sin began in the garden of Eden. Everything God created was good, including Adam and Eve. They had the best of everything. God had set them up in paradise. But the serpent convinced Eve that God was holding out on her and her husband. She fell for his scheme and disobeyed God. Adam, though, was not deceived. He simply succumbed to temptation and rebelled as well.
Sermon text: 1 Timothy 6:6 In his first ever “sermonic word study” Pastor Bruce looks at what it means to be godly. Paul wrote to Timothy that godliness with contentment is great gain. If we understand that contentment is finding our sufficiency and purpose in Christ, then what is godliness? And why does possessing this trait bring the believer great gain?
Topical Sermon Sermon 2 in our series “More Than Checking the Boxes.” The Bible is our guide for life. Yet, its importance can get lost in the rush of daily life. If it mattered enough to God to write it and preserve it, shouldn’t it matter enough to us to know what’s in it? Not just a surface awareness of its contents, either. No, a deep, abiding appreciation for and understanding of Scripture. This is what we need to grow,…
Sermon text: Mark 16:1-8 For centuries, scholars have debated exactly where the book of Mark ends. While chapter 16 has twenty verses in virtually every Bible, the last twelve verses are disputed. Your Bible may very well have a note in its margins about this. What if verse eight is in fact the final verse of Mark’s gospel? It would create a challenging cliffhanger for all who read it.
Sermon text: John 1:43-51 Jesus said to Philip, “Follow me.” When Philip told Nathanael about Jesus, Nathanael was less than impressed. Philip couldn’t tell him much, so he challenged Nathanael, “Come and see.” To his credit, Nathanael came and saw. And when he did, Jesus told Nathanael, “I saw you.” Simple phrases, but ones which changed these men’s lives.
The Bible is chock full of references to light and darkness. Many times these are in reference to spiritual realities. Light denotes holiness and good, while darkness is sin and depravity. Several of these light and darkness passages are prophecies of the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Matthew’s gospel begins with a long list of names. It’s tempting to just skip over this list. Don’t do it! These names tell us a great deal about Israel’s history. But it goes much deeper than this. These opening verses in Matthew also reveal much about God’s plan of salvation.
Many believers are awaiting the Rapture of the church. Pastor Chuck explains what this is and when it might occur. He also encourages Christians to be strong in these trying times.
If we want to be faithful to God, it helps to know what He values. And what better place to start than the Ten Commandments. But the commandments (and the law as a whole) are actually only minimums. Jesus expects much more from His followers.