Recent Sermons

 

Gospel of John (126)

5/20/18 AM

14:15-18 for Jesus promising the eleven the Holy Spirit as His personal presence.

Jesus told the eleven He was leaving (13:33). They were troubled and scared (14:1,27). He promised to pray the Father for another Comforter - the Holy Spirit - that would never leave them. He promised to come to them this way. He would not leave them comfortless.





New Members Meeting

5/20/18 PM

Special assembly of church to receive eight members and rejoice with them.

David was exceptional for desiring to build God a house (a temple). Solomon built it, but David paid for it. A N.T. church is also the house of God (and temple). Members are also living stones of an organism (a body). Membership is a big matter, especially in a disciplining church.





Balaam the Prophet

5/16/18 PM

Folly, prophecies, sex strategy, and lessons from the life of this diabolical prophet.

King Balak of Moab feared Israel. He hired Balaam to curse them, but God turned his curses into blessings. These blessings include wonderful prophecies. He then advised Balak to corrupt Israel with Baal sex worship. There are excellent lessons for the church today.





Gospel of John (125)

5/13/18 AM

14:7-14 for Jesus explaining He was God and the benefits for believing in Him.

Jesus explained the union of God the Father with Him was such that seeing Him was seeing the Father. He called for faith in Him to truly know God, know doctrine, for great miracle power, and for great power in prayer. Have you advanced in your knowledge of Jesus Christ?





Marital Speech (2)

5/13/18 PM

Oral lovemaking is a very important skill to learn to have a great, romantic marriage.

You shall give an account for every idle word - especially any words that hurt your spouse. On the other hand, acceptable and right words are the most powerful force to win your spouse and improve your marriage. Will you rule your tongue and use it to please your spouse?





Gospel of John (124)

5/6/18 AM

14:4-6 Jesus is the only way, truth, and life for any man to ever get to heaven.

Christianity is now relativistic and inclusive about heaven. Some say there are other paths to heaven. Some say most or all men will be saved. Jesus strictly declared exclusiveness of His religion - He is the only way, truth, and life to the Father. No one else gets to heaven.





Boldness to Enter the Holiest

5/6/18 PM

Hebrews 10:19-22 described a new and living way to God by the death of Jesus.

God hates sin and sinners - angels or men. When men get near God, they know they are vile. There is no helper to reconcile the two parties at war. God in wisdom and prudence made a new and living way to come to Him through Jesus Christ. We may now go boldly!





Second Coming Facts

5/2/18 PM

Jesus is coming again and you should fully understand this very transcendent event.

The world knows nothing. Jesus is coming to burn the universe up and take His elect people to be with Him forever. But the world worries about global warming, Ebola, and other fables while His return gets closer and closer. How should you be living in light of His coming?





Gospel of John (123)

4/29/18 AM

14:3 for the promise of Jesus to return to earth to receive His followers forever.

The first coming of Jesus was glorious - He died for the sins of His people. He will come again, which is a greater event to remake the heaven and earth for the eternal pleasure of His people. We should live with His return first in our hearts and minds to be holy and pure.





Marital Speech (1)

4/29/18 PM

Oral lovemaking is a very important skill to learn to have a great, romantic marriage.

God gave you lips, mouth, and tongue for many uses, but the most important is speech. Death or life is in the power of the tongue - including marriage. Great lovers use words to please and win those they love. Bad speech by either spouse is a sin, and it is destructive.





Gospel of John (122)

4/22/18 AM

14:2 for promise of heaven, which should grab our hearts and change our lives.

Baptized believers should live by faith, not sight, and be passionate for the coming of the Lord. But most are nearsighted, seeing the goodies of this life while slighting promises of heaven. This ought not to be. Repent for loving this life more than promise of a new universe.





Measure Your Marriage (1)

4/22/18 PM

God has given several ways to measure your marriage to see if you can and will do better.

Real Christians grow in grace, grow in Christ, and walk with God. To achieve these goals we must love Christ and keep His words. The Bible says lots about marriage. Does your marriage have the passion of the Song of Solomon? If not, why not? What will you do about it?





Giving Thanks for Rulers

4/18/18 PM

The Bible exalts civil rulers and expects the children of God to give thanks for them.

In 2018, especially in America, there is great disrespect for the president and other rulers. The Bible harshly condemns those that speak evil of civil rulers. God calls them "gods." If you want to be a true Christian, you will guard thoughts, speech, and actions to honor them.





Gospel of John (120)

4/15/18 AM

14:1a as Jesus told His apostles to guard their hearts in light of coming difficulties.

Jesus comforted His apostles in the upper room. They were troubled one of them would betray Him (13:22), He was leaving them (13:33), and their leader would deny Him (13:36-38). He told them to guard their hearts against worry, which He also repeated (14:27).





Gospel of John (121)

4/15/18 PM

14:1b for the basis and means to guard your heart against anxiety in the N.T.

The apostles believed in God, but Jesus told them of a new dimension for faith - believe in Him also. Faith in God was enough for the elders to gain a good report (Heb 13:2). But faith in Christ brings greater power, which you can experience, as the apostles later proved.





Gospel of John (118)

4/8/18 AM

13:18-30 when Jesus identified Judas as the traitor among the twelve to betray Him.

John chapters 13-17 are the last hours Jesus had with His apostles. Most of this material is only in John. Jesus told the twelve one of them would betray Him - so when it happened in a few hours they would know He was Messiah. He told Judas to get to it! What a Saviour!





Gospel of John (119)

4/8/18 PM

13:31-38 for lessons of glory and love and for Jesus telling Peter he would deny Him.

With Judas gone to get the murderous mob, Jesus knew His great glory was closer. He told the eleven He was leaving soon, so they must love each other to build His church. All the apostles promised to die with Jesus, but Peter needed to be humbled before great service.





A Threatened Virgin

4/4/18 PM

God considers His church as His virgin bride, and He will jealously defend her.

Once upon a time, a very popular and powerful man tried to seduce and then force the virgin church of God against her will. God defended her in great fury and destroyed the cruel and evil man. He described His church mocking this vile enemy. Are you a chaste virgin of God?





Two or Three Eunuchs

4/2/18 PM

Some Bible details are not important and become distractions from the key lessons.

Some want a harmony of the four gospels more than learn the life and lessons of Jesus for conversion. Others reject prophetic truth because they fixate on prophecy details rather than obvious fulfillment. This outline shows how details may be more or less important.





Gospel of John (117)

4/1/18 AM

13:1-17 for Jesus washing the feet of His apostles to teach them crucial lessons.

John chapters 13-17 are special, because they are unique material left out of the other three gospels. Since Jesus knew He was leaving, He had to end the infighting of the apostles about who would in charge after He left. He gave the lesson by the example of washing their feet.