Anyone can sing “Shout to the Lord” when life is good, your health is good, your marriage is strong, your kids are doing well, and all is right with the world. If with Paul and Silas you can sing praise to God at midnight in jail, then what you’ve got is real.
Text: Acts 16:25Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
When Jesus is betrayed and arrested, Peter impulsively strikes with his sword to try to protect Him. Jesus rebukes Peter, heals Malchus’ ear and quietly submits, knowing that in the end, God’s will must be done. What should Peter have done? How does a follower of Christ react when all is lost?
Text: Luke 22:49-51Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
The real impact of the gospel will be seen when we don’t feel joyful, when we don’t want to pray, and when we can’t think of a reason to be thankful. That’s when we discover if our Christianity is the genuine article or a spiritual counterfeit.
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
Christmas is an amazing time of year. Yesterday I ran across a statement that sums it up: “Isn’t it amazing […]
Text: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23Sermon Series: Christ BC
Many of us need to give God a “one-minute praising” for all his blessings. We’re sure good at telling the Lord what we want him to do for us. We need a good dose of Psalm 103 to wash out that complaining spirit and replace it with a heart of gratitude to the Lord.
Text: Psalm 103:1-5Sermon Series: Absolute Praise (Psalm 103)
Whoever occupies the Oval Office for the next four years will make decisions that will guide our nation far into the future. Which way will we go? How should we make up our minds? This sermon argues that we should “choose life” by taking our Christian convictions with us into the voting booth.
Text: Deuteronomy 30:19-20Sermon Series: Election Day Special Sermon
God uses the hard experiences of life to bring us to the place where our trust will be in him alone. Through those hard times, we learn to seek him and to rejoice even when life doesn’t make sense.
Text: Jeremiah 29:12-14Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
This sermon reveals the four disastrous consequnces if the resurrection is not true. If Christ did not rise from the dead, our preaching has no purpose, our faith has no forgiveness, our death has no deliverance, and our service has no significance.
Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20Sermon Series: Easter Sermons
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)
There are two dangers we face whenever we come to the Lord’s table. The first danger is that we will […]
Text: I Corinthians 11:27