Recent Sermons

 

Gospel of John (98)

1/21/18 AM

11:28-45 for Jesus with empathy and sympathy before he raised Lazarus to life.

Some are jealous for the glory and strength of Jesus, so they minimize His compassion. They believe He wept about Lazarus because of the weak faith of those there. But He is better than that. Jesus orchestrated the whole event for the glory of God and to increase good faith.





Gospel of John (99)

1/21/18 PM

11:46-57 for God turning the wisdom of Caiaphas upside down on evil Jews.

The Jews hated the raising of Lazarus, for it was a huge confirmation of Jesus as Messiah. They conspired to kill Him, so Caiaphas the high priest made a prophecy that said far more than intended. It described Jesus dying as a substitute for both Jews and Gentiles. Glory!





Gospel of John (96)

1/14/18 AM

11:1-15 for introductory details leading toward our Lord resurrecting Lazarus from death.

Jesus individually with us, like Lazarus and his sisters. Jesus loved them as special friends. We should seek the same. We should trust His delays and responses to prayers. We should fulfill our duties while we can. Death is no more than sleep of the body to a believer.





Gospel of John (97)

1/14/18 PM

11:16-27 for Jesus improving the faith and knowledge of Martha about His resurrection power.

Martha knew Jesus could have kept Lazarus from dying. She knew He could pray and have God raise him. But Jesus declared He could raise Lazarus Himself and all believers could trust His power and promise for them. Martha then declared her faith in Him personally.





I AM Verses in John

1/13/18 PM

Jesus made some glorious statements about Himself in the gospel of John for your faith.

There is no founder or leader of any religion that can come close to Jesus Christ. He could declare things only true of God and things far exceeding any earthly monarch or spiritual head. Enjoy these claims of His preeminence and worship Him with great joy and delight.





Inspired Disjunctives

1/3/18 PM

Brother Jim Cutler uses slides to show precious disjunctives for glorious gospel contrasts.

A disjunctive joins two clauses but sets them in contrast or opposition to each others. BUT is the most common such conjunction used to contrast two opposing statements. Man by sin condemned himself, BUT God saved him. Worldly men think and act one way, BUT godly men think and act differently. Enjoy!





Gospel of John (95)

12/24/17 AM

10:31-42 for Jesus defending Himself against unbelievers and finding believers.

The Jews tried to stone Jesus when He told them His identity. He appealed to His miracles and the scriptures to show their error. True scripture is word perfect. But in a remote place, His poor elect, rich in faith, believed. This short sermon is part of a longer service.





Marriage Celebration

12/24/17 PM

A marriage in Christ was celebrated with reading, charges, singing, and a feast.

God created two sexes, invented and ordained marriage, and arranges marriage by bringing men and women together. His rules are the only way to be happy in marriage, and two believers can have incredible romance and greater productivity serving in the church.





Ethics in a Gay Society

12/20/17 PM

Christians may do business with those of different lifestyles and still please God.

Some Christians refuse to transact business with gays and others. The world fines them and mocks their antics. Other Christians talk about them like heroes. The Bible shows they are wrong and very different from how godly men functioned in the world in the past.





Gospel of John (93)

12/17/17 AM

10:19-26 for division among Jews Jesus settled by declaring them reprobates.

When Jesus preached, there was division (Jn 7:43; 9:16; 10:19). When Jesus is preached rightly, there will also be division. The Jews provoked Jesus to tell them if He was the Messiah, but they did not believe all the clear evidence. Why? Because they were not elect!





Gospel of John (94)

12/17/17 PM

10:26-30 for Jesus explaining election as the divider of men and salvation by it.

The Jews did not believe Jesus, because they were not His sheep. God chose His sheep, Christ gave them eternal life, and they would never perish. Only the elect believe the gospel and follow Jesus. Language could not be plainer, though Arminians corrupt it anyway.





Gospel of John (91)

12/10/17 AM

10:1-10 review with more explanation for interpreting parables and first five verses.

John 10 opens with a parable (10:6). Parables are interpreted for their contextual lesson, not for their details. The details can be dangerous, if each phrase is considered independent and given a meaning. Look for the general lesson. Like the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29,36).





Gospel of John (92)

12/10/17 PM

10:11-18 to review Jesus as the good shepherd compared to Pharisees hirelings.

A shepherd owns sheep and depends on their prosperity for his profit. Hirelings were day laborers only interested in their wages. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and laid down His life for His sheep from the Father. He will not lose even one, for their union with Him is inviolate.





Health, Sickness, and Death

12/6/17 PM

The Bible has rules for the children of God to deal with the three cases properly.

Health, sickness, and death are realities. But Christians know things unknown to man from the Bible. They know the cause and cure of sickness, death, and cemeteries. Christians should age and die graciously, full of faith and praise, after training the next generation.





Gospel of John (89)

12/3/17 AM

10:1-10 for Jesus as the parabolic door of the sheep for a lesson of comfort for sheep.

Parables are studied for the lesson, and the details basically ignored lest they confuse the lesson. Jesus by the parable here condemned the Jewish ministry as frauds and greedy abusers of the flock. Only He and His have divine authority and right for helpful ministry.





Gospel of John (90)

12/3/17 PM

10:11-18 for Jesus as the parabolic good shepherd for a lesson of comfort for sheep.

Parables are studied for the lesson and the details basically ignored. Jesus has an owners interest in the sheep, very unlike ministerial hirelings working a career. He sacrificed Himself for both the Jewish and Gentile elect and laid down His life voluntarily for them.





Celebrating God (1)

11/26/17 AM

A special service to celebrate God by preaching and extra singing and praying.

Hezekiah prayed for life extension in order to celebrate God, which he could not do in the grave, so God gave him 15 more years (Is 38:18). While men glory in riches, wisdom, or strength, God wants us to glory that we know Him and His glorious attributes (Jer 9:23-24).





Celebrating God (2)

11/26/17 PM

A special service to celebrate God by preaching and extra singing and praying.

Hezekiah prayed for life extension in order to celebrate God, which he could not do in the grave, so God gave him 15 more years (Is 38:18). While men glory in riches, wisdom, or strength, God wants us to glory that we know Him and His glorious attributes (Jer 9:23-24).





Warnings about Hell (3)

11/19/17 AM

The Bible has a lot to say about the eternal torment of the wicked after this life is over.

It is important to see both the grace of God and our works to know we are the objects of His salvation. The extremes of exalting one side at the expense of the other are popular. The truth reconciles both. Salvation is of the Lord, yet we are to work that salvation out.





Warnings about Hell (4)

11/19/17 PM

The Bible has a lot to say about the eternal torment of the wicked after this life is over.

From Jesus in the Gospels to the last chapters of Revelation, the Bible warns repeatedly about the day of judgment, the wrath of God, and the lake of fire. The children of God should be overcomers in serving Christ in each part of their lives to boldly know they will escape hell.