Sermons – 2020

DateServiceSermonDescription
1/5/20AMIsaiah 40 (#1)
After 39 chapters of judgment for Israel’s sins, the book of Isaiah has a great change to promises of John the Baptist and Jesus the Messiah. This sermon covers Isaiah 40:1-11.
1/5/20PMIsaiah 40 (#2)
After 39 chapters of judgment for Israel’s sins, God mocked the ignorance and impotence of idols to exalt His saving strength for His people. This sermon covers Isaiah 40:12-31.
1/12/20AMIsaiah 41
God called the nations of the earth to a debate to prove their idols were worthless. The topic for the debate was the rise of Cyrus the Persian to rescue the Jews and send them back home to Jerusalem.
1/12/20PMChurch Purity
Israel under Moses had strict rules and great examples for preserving purity. The N.T. has its own rules and examples for the same end, but pastor and people must follow them, which is hardly done today.
1/15/20PMPhysical Attributes of God
Slides by Nathan Crosby show God is a spirit without a body, but He has revealed Himself with physical attributes for His children to know Him better and to know He is vulnerable, approachable, and relatable to us in comforting and encouraging ways.
1/19/20AMRapture Heresy Refuted
Jim Cutler presented the modern heresy of a secret rapture and then refuted it by the Bible. Jesus is certainly coming again, but not in the way or with the timing Futurists have invented and popularized in the last 150 years.
1/19/20PMStrangers and Pilgrims
Adam Wells reminded the church that this world is not our home - we seek one to come. We are only passing through. We are the sons of God. These facts about God's children should affect our perspective and choices in life.
1/22/20PMMen's MeetingMany men participated with long and short presentations to sharpen their brothers in the faith and kingdom of Jesus Christ.
1/26/20AMRude Preachers Review
Newell Eastland reviewed Bible examples and principles as to why God's ministers, even John, Jesus, and Paul, were rude in preaching content and style at times. They were opposite most preachers today pandering to compromisers.
1/26/20PMJohn 1:1-18 Review
Jonah Unger taught the glory of Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh, from John's preamble to His gospel. This section is dense with truth about the nature and ministry of John and Jesus, with Jesus the Life and Light and Savior.
2/2/20AMIsaiah 42
God would send His Servant - Jesus our Lord - and He would greatly bless His ministry to save the Gentiles from their blindness and idolatry. Hallelujah! But He would also destroy the Jews, who rebelled against greater privileges.
2/2/20PMThe Price of Your Soul
Jesus asked, What if a man shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? God describes salvation and discipleship in economic terms. Daily choices show how you value your soul. Jesus dying for sinners shows the soul price of salvation.
2/5/20PMRight Side Up - 2020 (#1)
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Slides to show the horrible danger of spatial disorientation for pilots and divers. They must learn their instruments to fly in bad weather. Christians must learn the Bible to survive the bad weather of this wicked world and their own lusts.
2/9/20AMIsaiah 43
God promised Israel He would save them from Babylon; He would exchange others for them. He would regather them as a nation and prove He was the only God. They deserved the captivity, but He would save them for His own sake.
2/9/20PMRight Side Up - 2020 (#2)
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Slides to show the horrible danger of spatial disorientation for pilots and divers. They must learn their instruments to fly in bad weather. Christians must learn the Bible to survive the bad weather of this wicked world and their own lusts.
2/16/20AMIsaiah 44
God comforted Israel that He had great things in store for them. He ridiculed the folly of idolatry and explained He blinded such men. He had forgiven Israel and would send Cyrus to save them from Babylon to fulfill prophecies of their return.
2/16/20PMIsaiah 45
God promised Cyrus and Israel He would use Cyrus for His glory to restore His people to Jerusalem. He declared His sovereign rule over all men, and though His work was not always seen, He would eradicate idolatry for His own final glory.
2/19/20PMElection & Conversion
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Election is God's choice to eternal life. All others are reprobates. Conversion is belief of the truth. How do they relate? There are unconverted elect, de-converted elect, and converted reprobates. Examine yourself (II Cor 13:5).
2/23/20AMIsaiah 46
God comforted the captive Jews in Babylon that He was superior to idols by nature, by fulfilled prophecy, and by righteous salvation. While Persia would carry Babylon's idols away, God carries His people from birth to old age.
2/23/20PMIsaiah 47
God mocked Babylon as a virgin daughter to be disgraced by the Persians and as a lady doomed to widowhood and loss of children. God would destroy Babylon for her sorcery and witchcraft. Her satanic advisors would not stop Him at all.
3/1/20AMIsaiah 48
God reproved Israel for sins in spite of His fulfilled prophecies and chastening. He chose to end the time in Babylon for His own name's sake. He showed His care of Israel by sending Cyrus, but the reason for their trouble was their fault.
3/1/20PMIsaiah 49
The chapter begins by an intimate exchange between Messiah and God. He would have more success with Gentiles than with Jews. He would unite Jews and Gentiles to be a great kingdom with numbers beyond belief given the situation.
3/4/20PMBiblical Meditation
God saved His people to know Him, and He inspired the Bible to reveal much more about Him. We reject the Eastern and Catholic ideas of meditation - opening oneself to Satan - to follow Bible rules and examples for spiritual meditation.
3/8/20AMIsaiah 50
Israel deserved the captivity due to sins. Then Jesus spoke in prophecy of God teaching Him and His faithful use of God's gifts. He let men crucify Him, but with God's help He mocked His adversaries and their vain ideas and plans.
3/8/20PMFear, Faith, Facts, Fables
Coronavirus fear is everywhere, but Christians should be full of faith. They should exalt facts over fables in the media feeding frenzy of terrifying Americans. There is a godly balance to deal with the world's constant fear tactics.
3/15/20AMIsaiah 51God comforted captive Jews with deliverance and future blessings. He told them to think of Abraham. He would save by almighty power from their impotent condition. Their sons/bulls could not help. He would turn fury on their enemies.
3/15/20PMIsaiah 52God comforted His captives in exile and introduced Messiah His Servant. God would save His people and bless them into the N.T. The last three verses introduce Isaiah 53. Jesus was promoted to highest glory for saving His elect.
3/18/20PMNotice:Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our church members will stay home and use the website and other means for sermons, singing, and worship. You may use the same sermons that we will post here, whether from website archives or new recordings by our pastor from our church facility.
3/22/20AMIsaiah 53 (from 2002 archives)
This great chapter describes the glorious work of salvation by God's Servant Messiah - our Lord Jesus Christ. The Jews despised and rejected Him, but God punished Him for our sins. We were thereby justified, and He was glorified.
3/22/20PMHealth, Sickness, and Death Slides (from 2017 archives)Sin brought sickness and death into a perfect world. Unbelievers have no hope beyond this life, so they exalt their bodies over their spirits and time over eternity. The Bible has rules for us to have the right perspective in these crucial things.
3/29/20AMIsaiah 53 SlidesSlides detail this chapter foretelling the glorious work of salvation by God's Servant Messiah - our Lord Jesus. The Jews despised and rejected Him, but God punished Him for our sins. We were thereby justified, and He was glorified.
3/29/20PMThe Master of Disease SlidesThe coronavirus pandemic has the world terrified, but Jesus rules all disease. Ten axioms tell the cause, reasons, and cure for disease. Take comfort that Jesus is in full control of COVID-19 as much as He was the Sea of Galilee with His apostles.
4/5/20AMIsaiah 54God promised the Jewish church would explode in size, including many Gentiles. He would take her back like a loving husband and never reject her again. Prosperity and protection were guaranteed to her and to her children forever.
4/5/20PMIsaiah 55The gospel has a feast of fat things for the soul to find great delight. It includes the Son of David as leader and commander and abundant pardon for backsliders. His word is certain - the prosperity sure - for God's own name, sign, and glory.
4/12/20AMIsaiah 56Messiah's kingdom is for all people, so Isaiah comforted eunuchs and Gentiles. God measures men by character and conduct, not anything else. God had called Babylon to devour the nation, and He blasted their wicked pastors.
4/12/20PMIsaiah 57With terrible judgment coming, God took righteous men to heaven. He then mocked the idolatry and spiritual adultery of the nation. He promised to save the remnant in spite of themselves, though there would no peace to the wicked.
4/19/20AMIsaiah 58A glorious chapter! God blasted hypocritical worship like today's carnal Christianity. But He gave many rich promises for godly conduct, with the emphasis on charity and mercy with all others. Embrace these precious promises.
4/19/20PMIsaiah 59God deserted Israel for their sins. He listed many of their sins, which left the nation hopeless. Isaiah interceded for them. God promised to save them by Himself due to lack of a Deliverer. Messiah would save the elect and bless them forever.
4/26/20AMIsaiah 60Arise! Shine! God gave the Jewish church His Son, His gospel, and many Gentile conversions. After 70 years of captivity and 400 years of obscurity, God blessed the Jewish church with David's Son for great joy and unity of Jews and Gentiles.
4/26/20PMIsaiah 61Jesus fulfilled this prophecy in His hometown synagogue. But there is more than Jesus read. The Jewish church would explode with growth by many Gentile conversions. God exalted the elect Jews and changed them for their great joy forever.
5/3/20AMIsaiah 62Isaiah and pastors of the Jewish church prayed for God's promises to be fulfilled. God swore to always protect them. In addition to prayer, they prepared for the worldwide growth, which began with John the Baptist and then by the apostles.
5/3/20PMNations - Blessed or CursedWhat makes a nation great? Why is America a great nation? God blesses or curses nations as they protect or promote His gospel and church. Christians must know the divine and spiritual facts, rules, and forces in play in world politics.
5/10/20AMIsaiah - Chapter 63God as an angry, mighty avenger destroyed Edom, the perpetual enemy of Israel. Isaiah then led a review of God's love and mercy to Israel. On that basis He prayed God would see their plight in Babylon and deliver them like from Egypt.
5/10/20PMIsaiah - Chapter 64After chapter 63, Isaiah prayed for God to terrify Babylon by His mighty power. Remembering the law of Moses, Isaiah confessed the accumulated sins of the nation and begged God for mercy based on their relationship and worship.
5/17/20AMIsaiah 65God justly punished the Jews, and He introduced Himself to Gentiles that had not sought Him. He saved only a small elect part of Israel. He exalted the big difference election makes, and He described Christ's N.T. gospel kingdom gloriously.
5/17/20PMIsaiah 66Two great events occurred around Jesus - Jerusalem was burned, and the gospel exploded. God mocked the Jews trust in ceremonies and promised vengeance. He united Jews and Gentiles in the church and exalted them over enemies.
5/24/20AMReview of Isaiah 1-22 SlidesSlides are used to summarize each chapter of Isaiah from the recent sermon series. The purpose is to jog memories of the good things learned at the end of a long series. Extensive notes are on the website for deeper study of any verse.
5/24/20PMReview of Isaiah 23-44 SlidesSlides are used to summarize each chapter of Isaiah from the recent sermon series. The purpose is to jog memories of the good things learned at the end of a long series. Extensive notes are on the website for deeper study of any verse.
5/31/20AMReview of Isaiah 45-66 SlidesSlides are used to summarize each chapter of Isaiah from the recent sermon series. The purpose is to jog memories of the good things learned at the end of a long series. Extensive notes are on the website for deeper study of any verse.
5/31/20PMMen Share Favorites of IsaiahGod mercifully showed us precious things from Isaiah's many chapters and verses. Though still limited by the pandemic rules, about 20 men shared favorite verses from Isaiah. The variety reflects experiences of different men and Holy Spirit use.
6/3/20PMChrist of I Timothy 3:16 SlidesSlide presentation to review a key N.T. verse summarizing the gospel. The six facts here are greater than all events of human history. We must learn and love the Man Christ Jesus that did all these great things for us, especially as Gentile pagans.
6/7/20AMThe Crucifixion in I Timothy 3:16The inspired summary of truth Paul gave Timothy for the apostolic churches has six glorious phrases. Where is the crucifixion? It is found in each of the six events, if you stop to consider the richness and depth of the summary list. Hallelujah!
6/7/20PMJesus Is Our Yea and Amen (1)Everyone and everything you know in this world changes. You cannot trust anything with full confidence. God's promises are different, for they depend on the integrity and performance of Jesus - the great Yea and Amen of God's promises.
6/14/20AMJesus Is Our Yea and Amen (2)Everyone and everything you know in this world changes. You cannot trust anything with full confidence. God's promises are different, for they depend on the integrity and performance of Jesus - the great Yea and Amen of God's promises.
6/14/20PMJesus Is Our Yea and Amen (3)Everyone and everything you know in this world changes. You cannot trust anything with full confidence. God's promises are different, for they depend on the integrity and performance of Jesus - the great Yea and Amen of God's promises.
6/21/20AMGod As Our Father (1)For Father's Day we lifted our eyes to our heavenly Father to delight in Him for 20 spectacular traits that make Him far better than a perfect earthly father we might imagine. Adoption as sons is the sweetest gift of God's gracious salvation.
6/21/20PMGod As Our Father (2)After reviewing 20 traits of God as our Father, we studied 20 duties that make us better children for our Father's delight and glory. This sermon should convict change to be more like God our Father in our character and doctrine while here.
6/24/20PMNails and Bulls
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At a men's meeting, lessons from Isaiah 22 (Shebna and Eliakim) and Isaiah 51 (young men as bulls) were used. Eliakim was the nail for his family tree and an example for godly men. Cities need young men to be bulls, but Judah had none.
6/28/20AMJesus Is Our Yea and Amen (4)Everyone and everything you know in this world changes. You cannot trust anything with full confidence. God's promises are different, for they depend on the integrity and performance of Jesus - the great Yea and Amen of God's promises.
6/28/20PMMercy for Rebel AnarchistsAs anarchists loot, riot, and burn in several cities, godly men are angry. But God promised the godly and evil would be perpetual enemies. Yet still God is far angrier at us for our sins, but He mercifully forgave us our crimes and adopted us.
7/5/20AMEbenezer: Stone of Help (1)Samuel led a great revival in Israel and beat the Philistines with God's help. This sermon is background and context. Samuel burned a sucking lamb to secure God's help and honored Him with a memorial - Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.
7/5/20PMEbenezer: Stone of Help (2)Samuel led a great revival in Israel and beat the Philistines with God's help. This sermon explains and applies memorials. Samuel killed a sucking lamb to secure God's help and honored Him with a memorial - Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.
7/19/20AMJesus Is Our Yea and Amen (5)Everyone and everything you know in this world changes. You cannot trust anything with full confidence. God's promises are different, for they depend on the integrity and performance of Jesus - the great Yea and Amen of God's promises.
7/19/20PMA Teachable SpiritA teachable spirit is a key trait for success with God and men. David and Solomon emphasized it. We arrive in life ignorant, so we must be taught everything. Growth requires change, and change requires criticism and reformation.
7/22/20PMWhat Would Jesus SayAt a men's meeting, the pastor used the parable of the unjust steward to remind them to wisely prepare for the Lord's coming. Worldly men are wiser to prepare for their professional futures than Christians for the Day of Judgment.
7/26/20AMJesus Is Our Yea and Amen (6)Pharisees despised Jesus for loving repentant sinners. He came to save such sinners. Learn to hate the vile spirit of Pharisaism in yourself or in others. Jesus will never cast out a sinner coming to Him. He loves big sinners, knowing they love more.
7/26/20PMJesus the Friend of SinnersPharisees despised Jesus for loving repentant sinners. He came to save such sinners. Learn to hate the vile spirit of Pharisaism in yourself or in others. Jesus will never cast out a sinner coming to Him. He loves big sinners, knowing they love more.
8/2/20AMGlory of God in Salvation (1)God planned salvation so He only gets glory for it (I Cor 1:29-31). He chose to save those the world calls base or foolish, and His choice determines their response to the gospel. He sent His Son to secure four glorious things for them only.
8/2/20PMGlory of God in Salvation (2)God planned salvation so He only gets glory for it (I Cor 1:29-31). He chose to save those the world calls base or foolish, and His choice determines their response to the gospel. He sent His Son to secure four glorious things for them only.
8/9/20AMParables of Matthew 13 (1)Jesus used many parables in this chapter to hide truth from some and reveal it to others. There are eight parables teaching five key lessons about different aspects of the N.T. gospel kingdom of Jesus Christ. Learn and apply the lessons.
8/9/20PMParables of Matthew 13 (2)Jesus used many parables in this chapter to hide truth from some and reveal it to others. There are eight parables teaching five key lessons about different aspects of the N.T. gospel kingdom of Jesus Christ. Learn and apply the lessons.
8/16/20AMDoctrine of Matthew 22 (1)Jesus blasted the Jews with six lessons that utterly confounded them. The same truth confounds most Christians today. Here are six ancient landmarks of the apostolic faith presented by the Master of truth, wisdom, logic, and rhetoric.
8/16/20PMDoctrine of Matthew 22 (2)Jesus blasted the Jews with six lessons that utterly confounded them. The same truth confounds most Christians today. Here are six ancient landmarks of the apostolic faith presented by the Master of truth, wisdom, logic, and rhetoric.
8/19/20PMDestruction of Jerusalem SlidesThis important prophetic event of 70 A.D. was foretold throughout the Bible. From Deuteronomy to Hebrews, these slides review prophecies other than our Lord's Olivet Discourse. Most Christians no longer know this key event.
8/23/20AMDoctrine of Matthew 22 (3)Jesus blasted the Jews with six lessons that utterly confounded them. The same truth confounds most Christians today. Here are six ancient landmarks of the apostolic faith presented by the Master of truth, wisdom, logic, and rhetoric.
8/23/20PMSongs & Their Stories (1)Apostolic religion requires singing with the understanding. The words teach and admonish each other in congregational worship. Like the scribal notations give perspective to Psalms (18,34,51,52), so do the stories behind our favorite hymns.
8/30/20AMRomans 1:16Paul's systematic theology starts here. He will indict Gentiles, then Jews, and then both. He will condemn mankind by creation, providence, conscience, and scripture. But he first summarizes the gospel of Christ for believers.
8/30/20PMSongs & Their Stories (2)Apostolic religion requires singing with the understanding. The words teach and admonish each other in congregational worship. Like the scribal notations give perspective to Psalms (18,34,51,52), so do the stories behind our favorite hymns.
9/2/20PMReview of Romans 1-8 SlidesSlides were used to summarize the first half of Romans. The goal was to jog memories of good things learned during a long sermon series covering the whole book. Extensive notes are on the website for deeper study of any verse.
9/6/20AMRomans 1:18-25God's wrath is coming from heaven against the wicked. As Paul wrote, He gave all men opportunities to know Him, glorify Him, thank Him, and obey Him. They did not and instead invented lies, so He blinded and rewired them to sexual folly.
9/6/20PMWhat Drives & Sustains You?You do what you do by influences and goals you allow or choose. To please God and live victoriously, you must reset the factors for your priorities. Listen for the three reasons that should rule your life for God's glory and your success.
9/13/20AMRomans 1:26-32 SlidesWhen men reject God's obvious existence by creation, He may rewire them to do perverse things. Sodomy is His judgment, not a cause for judgment. But there are many more dysfunctional things He turns men over to as well. Beware!
9/13/20PMJewels of Calvary in Hebrews (1)
Hebrews has a single and simple theme - the preeminence of Jesus Christ. Written to Jews used to a sacrifical system involving priests, Paul made many comparisons to show our Lord's death far superior to any O.T. priest or offering.
9/20/20AMAre You Saved?Judgment Day is fast approaching, when you will be judged and sent to hell or allowed into heaven. Any other fear of man like Covid-19 is nothing in comparison. Do you have Bible evidence to be sure of heaven? It is crucially important!
9/20/20PMFroward SpousesHuman relations involve sinners, so they will frustrate or hurt at times. Marriage has two sinners closer for longer than any other. Your spouse will upset you. What will you do then? It is only in this situation you can truly please God.
9/27/2020AMIn a Crooked and Perverse NationAmerica is a mess in 2020. It is crooked and perverse like Philippi was when Paul wrote them. What should a Christian do? Paul gave us clear marching orders from the Lord Jesus Christ. They are found in Philippians 2:1-18. Rejoice in truth!
9/27/2020PMThe Poetic Books of the BibleThe Bible is a library covering every part of your life. God gave us all we need to know for ultimate pleasure and profit in life. In the middle of the Bible are five special books, Job - Song of Solomon. Do you fully value them? Do you read them?
10/4/20AMJewels of Calvary in Hebrews (2)
Hebrews has a single and simple theme - the preeminence of Jesus Christ. Written to Jews used to a sacrifical system involving priests, Paul made many comparisons to show our Lord's death far superior to any O.T. priest or offering.
10/4/20PMJewels of Calvary in Hebrews (3)
Hebrews has a single and simple theme - the preeminence of Jesus Christ. Written to Jews used to a sacrifical system involving priests, Paul made many comparisons to show our Lord's death far superior to any O.T. priest or offering.
10/7/20PMFurniture, Feasts, Sacrifices SlidesMost of the Bible is written to Jews about Jewish worship, thus many features of buildings, holy days, and sacrifices. These slides are to explain those things to help know the Bible better and appreciate what Jesus did for us on the cross.
10/11/20AMJesus the Son of God (1) SlidesSlides to show Jesus fulfilled Psalm 2 by resurrection and coronation, as Paul taught in Hebrews 1 and 5 and Acts 13. Eternal sonship and a deferred kingdom are both refuted by many scriptures combined for the truth of Jesus Christ's Lordship.
10/11/20PMJesus the Son of God (2) SlidesSlides to show Jesus fulfilled Psalm 2 by resurrection and coronation, as Paul taught in Hebrews 1 and 5 and Acts 13. Eternal sonship and a deferred kingdom are both refuted by many scriptures combined for the truth of Jesus Christ's Lordship.