Category Archives: Sin

Choose Life!

Deuteronomy 30:15-19 Bob and Pam were Christian missionaries to the Philippine Islands and Pam was experiencing a difficult time of pregnancy. As her time progressed, Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection that enters the intestines through contaminated beverage or food. This type of infection sent Pam into a coma. To revive Pam from the coma,

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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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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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God’s Cure for an Achan Heart

Joshua 7:1-13 The children of Israel, under Joshua’s leadership, finally began to march into the land of promise. They were given a strict set of guidelines to follow. God said in Joshua 6:18-19: And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing,

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Prepare to Meet Thy God

Amos 4:1-13 Two of life’s basic appointments – death and then the Judgment. Hebrews 9:27, “Just as man is destined to die and then the judgment.”God has made these appoints for us and we will all keep them. You need to be ready to meet God because…. I. You are a sinner, (Amos 4:1-5). None of

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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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Let’s Start Walking on the Water

Matthew 14:22-32 Introduction: Sin has begun to dominate our society. We as Christians are allowing it to dominate us as well. We are becoming callused to sin. Mother and I watched a movie she had seen in 1968. In 1968 they walked out of the movie and said it was “trash.” We watched it a

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Lessons From Nehemiah

1) God gives us much more than we deserve, (Nehemiah 9:7-25). Solomon says there is nothing new under the sun. Humans have not changed. In spite of our sinfulness, God has been good to you and me. The question I have often heard is, “If God is good, why has He allowed this bad thing to happen

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Lessons from a Bar-B-Q

Daniel 3 Topics: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The story is of three Hebrew children, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; also known by their Chaldean names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The fiery furnace was a place that was kept hot 24 hours a day for the cremation of the dead. I. Standing firm begins before you face the fiery

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Lessons from a “Drunken” Sailor

Jonah 1:1-17 I. Love unlovely: God accomplishes His will . . . sometimes this is not what we as selfish humans desire, (Jonah 1:1, Jonah 4:2). He did not give Jonah an option. It is easy to love those who love us. The Assyrians (whose Nineveh was an important city of the Assyrian empire). Nahum 2:11-12; Nahum 3:19 tells of

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