Sermons categorized under Singles
Jesus will carry your backpack as you hike toward heaven.
The real question is not, "Who is my neighbor?” but rather "Whose neighbor will I be to those I meet today?”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
What do you do when you don’t like the circumstances of your life and it seems as if those circumstances aren’t going to change anytime soon? When I asked that question to a group of friends, a man looked up and said, “I hope you can give us some help because I’ve been wrestling with that […]
This is a sermon about a topic we rarely discuss in church. This is a sermon about doubt. As such, it is an unfamiliar topic to most people, even though there are whole books of the Bible that deal with the issue of doubt in various ways — Job, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, and Habakkuk. Many of […]
The last few days I have been meditating on the famous parable of the seed and the sower. It is obviously important because is found in three different places in the gospels (with Jesus’ explanation in parenthesis): Matthew 13:3-9 (18-23) Mark 4:3-8 (14-20) Luke 8:5-8 (11-15) Context is all-important in understanding this parable. It stands […]
It is sometimes said that a crisis never makes a man–it only reveals what he already is. That thought is both comforting and frightening because we all wonder how we would react if everything we held dear was really on the line. Our family … Our health … Our career … Our life … We […]