Peace on Earth – A Christmas Sermon

Peace on Earth Luke 1:1-2:21 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Luke 2:13–14 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and … Continue reading

Savior, Sovereign, Shepherd – A Christmas Sermon

Jesus Christ Savior, Sovereign and Shepherd Matthew 1:1-2:6 THE AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Passages like the one we just had read for us – at least the 1st 17 vss., are often skimmed over quite quickly, … Continue reading

To be, or not to be – A Buzz-kill. Thoughts on Christian Cuevas and The Voice

Christian Cuevas on The Voice Like many, I’ve been alerted to the recent semifinal performance of [The] Voice contestant Christian Cuevas. He sang the popular worship song, ‘To Worship You I live.” And let me start off by affirming both … Continue reading

As I was reading today – A thought from Deuteronomy 14

Deuteronomy 15:1–6 (ESV) 1 “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbor. He shall not exact … Continue reading

As I was reading Today

Many of us avoid large swaths of the Old Testament, because they just do not seem relevant to us. But as the Puritan John Flavel noted, the Old Testament serves as the illustration book to the more direct, doctrinal teaching … Continue reading

Sermon Notes for Introduction to 2 Peter: Parting Words

PARTING WORDS A Study in 2 Peter Part 1 Introduction & Overview   The last words of people when they are about to die have always been of great interest to me. They tell you so much about what the … Continue reading

Sermon Notes: Toward a Theology of Giving

Toward a Theology of Giving Genesis 4:1-5 Exodus 23:14-17 John 3:16 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Something very interesting happened to the Evangelical Church in the 20th century, that seems to have no parallel in previous generations: … Continue reading