From the story of Abraham offering Isaac, we learn that God calls us to yield our dearest treasures to him. Anything good can become an idol when it becomes too important to us. What is your Isaac? Are you willing to lay it down for Jesus’ sake?
Text: Hebrews 11:17-19Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Our focus in this message is on the man we often call “Father Abraham.” Hebrews 11:8-10 tells how he obeyed God’s call at great personal sacrifice. It tells us what he did; more importantly, it tells us why he did it. And it clearly shows us that obeying God doesn’t always work out the way we think it will.
Text: Hebrews 11:8-10Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
This is a sermon about a topic we rarely discuss in church. This is a sermon about doubt. As such, […]
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
Greet one another with a holy kiss … but don’t go kissing everyone. That will serve as a useful summary […]
Text: Romans 16:17-20Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
A quarter-century ago, when we were living in the Los Angeles area, I attended an all-day seminar on prayer led […]
Text: Romans 15:30-33Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
Earlier this week I took a bike ride along the Natchez Trace. Exiting at Friendship Road, I rode a mile […]
Text: Luke 24Sermon Series: Easter Sermons
For the last few weeks in our studies of Romans 14-15, we have been looking at the call of God […]
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
Christians disagree about almost everything. And when we disagree, we usually start a new church. Which reminds me of a […]
Text: Acts 15:36-41Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
To understand forgiveness, consider Jesus on the cross. In his dying moments He uttered words that still ring across the centuries: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Even as he said those words, the crowd laughed, mocked, cheered, jeered. They taunted him. When he died, the people who put him to death were quite pleased with themselves. No one seemed very sorry. No one said, “I was wrong. This is a mistake.” And yet he said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” That is precisely what we must say if we are going to follow Jesus.
Text: Romans 15Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
“Then He said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…’ What did Jesus mean? He meant there were many people ready to be harvested for the Kingdom. All around us there are broken, bleeding, hurting people, ripped apart and left to die, they are ready to be reached if only someone will go to the harvest fields. If only someone will tell them about Jesus. Where are the harvest fields today? Let me name a few ….
Text: Matthew 9:35-38Sermon Series: World Missions