Recent Sermons

 

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.





Health, Sickness, and Death

11/15/17 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.





Warnings about Hell (1)

11/12/17 AM

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

Men fear death and do most anything they can to avoid it, but there is judgment after death that makes it little more than a nuisance. Jesus warned that those who kill the body are very minor compared to God, Who can kill the body and cast both body and soul into hell.





Warnings about Hell (2)

11/12/17 PM

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

Jesus preached more about hell than anyone else. He preached more of hell than heaven. Just the gospel of Matthew has many lessons about hell - all of them exhorting readers to righteous living to avoid it. Godly character and conduct proves grace that saves from hell.





The Day of Pentecost (8)

11/5/17 AM

2:41-47 for the traits and nature of the Spirit-filled church in Jerusalem at its best.

These verses are a mandate and mission statement for every church. The apostles are gone; the Spirit is not. The N.T. epistles teach what is shown here. This powerful church had apostolic ordinances, brotherly character, and great joy. God blessed it with more growth.





Reception of New Members

11/5/17 PM

Nine applicants give testimonies before joining with the church as members.

The Jerusalem church would not accept Paul until Barnabas gave testimony (Acts 9:26-28). This fabulous service had detailed testimonies from all nine, the right hand of fellowship, and the communion of our Lord. The gracious providence of God to us continues by His will.





The Gunpowder Plot (Guy Fawkes)

11/1/17 PM

Catholic conspirators in 1605 tried to blow up Parliament and kill King James & family.

God rules the nations. William Tyndale was killed for translating the Bible into English. He begged God to use the king of England. King James ordered an exact version to replace all other Bibles, which was done gloriously in spite of a devilish Catholic plot to destroy him.





The Day of Pentecost (6)

10/29/17 AM

2:25-32 for proof of Jesus resurrection by Psalm 16 and great inductive reasoning.

Peter summarized the gospel (2:22-24). He then proved Jesus rose from the dead by Psalm 16, inductive reasoning about David, and that many had seen him alive. This is Bible preaching at its best. Jesus also gave an example for all to follow trust God in danger.





The Day of Pentecost (7)

10/29/17 PM

2:33-40 for Peters conclusion to his great sermon and the glorious response.

Peter proved Jesus alive and in heaven giving out the Spirit. He used Psalm 110:1 to prove Jesus was Lord and Christ and the Jews very guilty. 3000 responded well. They were to repent, be baptized, receive the gift of the Spirit, and avoid the Jewish ruin coming.





Money Matters (2)

10/25/17 PM

Meeting of men to review basic rules of financial management from God in the Bible.

The Bible teaches money management; the Bible expects money management. A measure of a man is how he handles his money. God desires the best for His children, and His rules for money are in their best interests, but most foolishly and habitually do it their own way.





The Day of Pentecost (5)

10/22/17 AM

2:22-24 is a precious summary about Jesus Christ that all men should heed carefully.

Peter unloaded incredible information on the Jews of Jerusalem. He told them, Hear these words. Many prophets and righteous men had never heard such great things. Most men have not known the fantastic knowledge of the gospel (I Tim 3:16). Do you care? Beware!





Church History Review

10/22/17 PM

The church reviewed how God mercifully led us over 40 years for special guests.

Starting with the 7.5 billion on earth, it is good to see how God mercifully called us to be part of His very small remnant. It is His providence that arranges the countless details of life to come to a knowledge of the truth. All glory to God! May we always earnestly contend for it!