Jesus will carry your backpack as you hike toward heaven.
Text: 1 Peter 5:7Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
When we pray, “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors,” we are asking God to forgive our sins according to the same standard we have used in forgiving the sins of others. When you pray this prayer you are really saying, “O God, deal with me as I deal with other people.”
Text: Matthew 6:12Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
God delights in saving notorious sinners. He proved it by saving Rahab, a prostitute in ancient Jericho whose faith saved her whole family. There is no pit so deep that the love of God is not deeper still. There is no sin so terrible that Jesus cannot forgive it.
Text: Hebrews 11:31Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Why shouldn’t two adult Christians who happen to be divorced and have fallen in love—why shouldn’t they sleep together? That’s the question a man asked in an email. Here is my answer.
Sermon Series: Crucial Questions
God may arrange things so that your faith bears vast fruit in the years to come. Your legacy will be most clearly seen after you have gone to heaven. Sarah never lived to see the world-changing impact of her faith in God, but we still remember her 4000 years later and honor her example.
Text: Hebrews 11:11-12Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
What do you do when you don’t like the circumstances of your life and it seems as if those circumstances […]
Text: Jeremiah 29:1-4Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
This is a sermon about a topic we rarely discuss in church. This is a sermon about doubt. As such, […]
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
The last few days I have been meditating on the famous parable of the seed and the sower. It is […]
Text: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told
It is sometimes said that a crisis never makes a man–it only reveals what he already is. That thought is […]
Text: 1 Kings 18:16-46Sermon Series: Elijah: God's Mountain Man
When one pastor leaves and another one comes, we learn again that God’s work depends on God, not on God’s messengers. Build your life on God’s Word, not on the man who delivers it.
Text: I Thessalonians 2:1Sermon Series: Standalone Messages