No matter how hopeless the situation looks, God has not lost the battle. In the end we’re going to come out on the winning side.
Text: Romans 11:1-10Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)
Nothing of God dies when a man of God dies.
Text: 2 Kings 2
Are you familiar with term asymmetric warfare? It’s a concept that has received lots of news coverage in the recent […]
Sermon Series: Asymmetric Spiritual Warfare
God must bring us to the end of ourselves so that we learn it’s all about him and not about us.
Text: 1 Kings 17:17-24Sermon Series: Elijah: God's Mountain Man
This is the hardest passage in the New Testament. That’s what my Greek professor said when we were studying I […]
Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
The Christian walk is synonymous with innocent suffering and pain, through which Christ our Lord suffered and died. He left us all an example of how to follow him in this. A Christian’s call to this behavior goes against the grain of his human tendencies: to suffer unjust treatment without retaliation, trusting only that God would be the judge of things ultimately. Jesus lived the sacrificial life to which he calls all his believers. It is a life that leads to the cross, and he has modeled how to live this sacrificial life for us. When we suffer unjustly, we share in a tiny portion of what happened to him. When we are mistreated, we are to turn the other check, bless those who curse us, and return good for evil. We are not to retaliate, not to threaten, not to get even. Jesus showed us how to live, and he showed us how to die. This response is a miracle in itself and is under girded and made possible only by the gift of grace from God.
Text: 1 Peter 2:21-25Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
What would it cost Jesus to be the Savior of the world? He paid for our sins with the price of his own blood. Jesus is just one week old, and already he enters into the pain of human existence.
Text: Luke 2:21Sermon Series: Christmas Messages
If Christ has really been born, why is the world so messed up? Why aren’t things better by now?
Text: Matthew 11:3Sermon Series: Christmas Messages
After a six-week break, we are returning to our study of I Peter. I want to begin by reminding you […]
Text: 1 Peter 1:17-21Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
(This particular sermon was a “tag team” effort where I preached the first part, and Pastor Bob Boerman preached the […]
Text: VariousSermon Series: God Speaks Today