Sermons

Sermons

The Wind and the Sea Obey Him

Mark 4:35-41 We can have confidence during crisis. Great storms can seemingly rise out of nowhere. We may feel fear and despair when Jesus is unresponsive. Jesus controls the chaos. The presence of God with us is more awesome than the chaos around us.

Withered Hands and Hard Hearts

Mark 2:23-3:6 Reference: Deuteronomy 23:24-25 Proposition: Beware of manufactured religious rules 1. God’s gracious gifts can be warped into man-made burdens (Mark 2:27). “Jesus’ point in saying the Sabbath was “made for man” was that it is a gift from God to His people, a gift to keep them from wearing out their bodies, their animals, their servants, and their fields. However, the rabbinic tradition had turned the Sabbath from a great gift to a laborious burden. People had to…

But Now I See

John 9 A question for Jesus (John 9:1-5)He wasn’t born blind because something bad happened in the past.He was born blind so that something greater could happen in the future! An encounter with Jesus (John 9:6-34) When you have an encounter with Jesus, people are going to notice it. When you have an encounter with Jesus, people are going to hear about it. A response to Jesus (John 9:35-41)Knowing and trusting that God has a purpose in our suffering is…

Cleansing the Living Dead

Mark 1:40-45 Jesus has authority over uncleanness. We are unclean from disease (40).– Isaiah 64:6 – Psalm 36:1-2– Lev. 13:45-46 Jesus will cleanse you (41-42). Jesus took our place as the outsider (43-45).

It Had To Be This Way

Luke 24:1-53 1. The historical event: What happened. The facts of the event. The evidence.  2. The providential purpose.  Why it happened. What God was accomplishing in the event.   1 Corinthians 15:3  δεῖ  (dei) “it is necessary”. “What should or must happen or what is absolutely necessary.” Practically –  Necessity in reference to what is required to attain some end. Theologically – Necessity established by the counsel and decree of God, especially by that purpose of his which relates to the…

Eternity Awaits!

Revelation 21-22 1. Eternal Joy – 21:1-8 What is the source of our eternal joy?God with us.No more tears, no more pain, no more mourning, no more death. 2. Eternal Home – 21:9-27 Where is our “Eternal Home?”There are 3 “Heavens” mentioned in the Bible: The sky, atmosphere, The universe, space, stars, planets. The dwelling place of God and angels We will live with GOD, in the new JERUSALEM, on the new EARTH. 3. Eternal Life – 22:1-5 What will life be…

When Christ Returns

Revelation 19:1-20:15 Rejoicing in Heaven (Revelation 19:1-10)Matthew 24:29-30 The Second Coming (Revelation 19:11-21)Zechariah 14:122 Thessalonians 2:8 The Millennial Kingdom (Revelation 20:1-10) The Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15)John 5:22-23 Though many have attempted to find some scriptural way to avoid the doctrine of eternal punishment, as far as biblical revelation is concerned there are only two destinies for human souls; one is to be with the Lord and the other is to be forever separated from God in the lake…

The Just Wrath of God

Revelation 14:1-18:24  “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” – Richard Niebuhr  The wrath of God defined:God’s wrath, in perfect harmony with all of his divine attributes, is his just and righteous response towards sin and unrepentant sinners.  God is who he is. He is all loving, gracious, merciful, AND he is HOLY and JUST.  Out of his holiness and justice – flows his hatred…

Key Players of the Tribulation

Revelation 12:1-13:18 I. The Woman (Revelation 12:1-2) Identity of the woman: Similarities to Joseph’s dream in (Genesis 37:9-11). Isaiah describes Israel as a travailing woman (Isaiah 26:17-18; Isaiah 66:7-8). The woman was present at the birth of Christ. The woman gave birth to Jesus. II. The Dragon (Revelation 12:3-17) The Past (Revelation 12:3-5) Middle of the Tribulation (Revelation 12:6-12) Second half of the Tribulation (Revelation 12:13-17) III. The Beast (Revelation 13:1-10) IV. The False Prophet (Revelation 13:11-18) Applications:We overcome the…