Sermons from April 2021

Sermons from April 2021

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…