Category Archives: Salvation

Why is the Church So Important?

I Cor. 1:2; 3:5-10 and 16:19. “I am an alumnus of the church”, the man said to a friend. He obviously had given up on the church. I don’t know that I have ever heard of that term until I heard that story. It raises the question, is the church really important? When Jesus said, “upon this rock,

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We Need Revival

Zechariah The Need for Revival. Zechariah reminded them of two reasons they needed revival. They needed revival because of the consequences of disobeying God as their fathers had done. (Zechariah 7:4-14) They needed revival because God blesses those who are faithful too him.(Zechariah 8:6-8) We need revival because we have seen what spiritual apathy has done to

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Two Ways of Life

Jeremiah 17:5-10 “What on earth are you here for?” That is one the primary questions posed by the blockbuster best selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, written by the well known pastor of the Saddleback Church in Southern California. This important question is one that people of all ages should consider. Why are we here?

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Tests from God

Judges 3:1-29 1)      God allows thorns for our benefit (v.2) . . . to keep us from drifting from Him. In times of prosperity we can drift . . . Deuteronomy 6:10-12  “Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to

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The Heart of a Guilty Man

Psalm 51 This is the fourth, and perhaps greatest, of David’s seven penitent Psalms. (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143) I. David’s Confession –Psalms 51:1-6 A. Lord, Be Merciful in my Need – vs. 1-4a 1. I am very sinful – vs. 1-2 Transgression – a high-handed revolt against divinely constituted law Iniquity –

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A Message from the Bone-yard

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Introduction The Bible says in Hebrews 1 that God spoke in the Old Testament through a variety of means. For example, God spoke through men, through a donkey, and through a burning bush. But in Ezekiel 37, God sent a message through a pile of bones. Imagine a skeleton preaching a sermon to you! This morning, I

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All Things Are New

Revelation 21:5-7 Topic: The Lords Supper 5 Now, for the second time in the book, God himself is the speaker (cf. 1:8). From his throne comes the assurance that the one who created the first heaven and earth will indeed make all things new (panta kaina). This is a strong confirmation that God’s power will

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A Traveling Man

Jonah Introduction: A. Title for sermon. In trying to decide upon a proper and fitting title for this sermon, several interesting titles came to my attention. For example this sermon could be called “The First Deep Sea Diver” or perhaps “A Whale with a Stomachache.”  Some other fitting titles might be it, “A Man God Spoke

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A Study of 2 John

1. We should love the truth (2 John:1-3) 2. We should live the truth (2 John:4-6)             A. What we believe is important             b. We should be concerned with our behavior 3. We should look for the truth (2 John: 7-11) How do we confront cults? Give them 15 minutes explaining their understanding of

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A Study of 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians I. Thessalonica A. History 1) Cassander, a former general of Alexander the Great and later king of Macedonia, founded the city in 315 BC and named it after his wife, the half sister of Alexander. 2) 167 BC it was captured by the Romans and named the capital of one of their four

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