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Sermons on Luke

Christianity: The Basics – Historic Legend or Legendary History

Are the first four books of the New Testament more legend than history? The eyewitnesses whose content filled these gospels would say, “No!” This sermon teaches that their message conveys the truth of who Jesus is and also gives us confidence in believing the good news of why he came.

Answers from the Cross

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Gethsemane is really a special place. It was there that Judas betrayed Jesus. It was there that Jesus decided to lay down his life for you and me, telling his Father: “If it is possible, let this cup pass from me.” In that “cup” was everything that Jesus hated—sin. And…

Who is This Man Named Jesus? – He is the Lamb of God

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY John 1:19-37 In this series from John’s Gospel called, “Who is this Man Named Jesus?” we’re looking at the words and works of Jesus to determine who he is, and what he wants for and from us. In the first sermon we looked at Jesus as the “Logos”—the Word—of God…

Growing God’s Way – An Introduction

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Timothy 4:7-10 As a pastor, I have conversations with lots of people. One thing I’ve learned it that most of use are disappointed with how things have turned out in life. We’re disappointed that we haven’t done a better job preparing for retirement, that we haven’t been a better…

The Christmas Child: Who is He?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Colossians 1:15-20 SERMON SUMMARY During the Christmas season, it used to be common to find nativity manger scenes on public property. But that has become quite controversial today, sometimes bringing lawsuits. To be honest there has always been controversy surrounding this baby. Who was that baby in the manger? Some would say…

Oikonomics – Part 4: To Tithe or Not to Tithe

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 4 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY What is God’s plan for supporting the local church? Is tithing the God ordained method of funding the ministry of the local church, or is there another standard we are to use? A “tithe” simply means ten percent. Those who endorse tithing teach that we are to…

Oikonomics – Part 1: Generosity as a Lifestyle

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 of 4 SERMON SUMMARY The Greek word, οἰκονομία, means “to manage resources owned by another”, and so I’ve entitled this series “Oikonomics 101”. Truth is, all that we have belongs to God. During the next several weeks we are going to learn how to properly manage those God-given resources. Today we…

Kingdoms in Conflict – Part 1 of 2: Cosmos Chaos

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY We recently concluded a study of 1st Peter which is an important book for the church today because in it Peter warns Christians not to be surprised by cultural pushback. Biblically informed Christians shouldn’t be surprised by this, because the Bible reveals that there is an invisible spiritual world that…

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – A Game Plan for Living in the End Times

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – 13 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Jesus (Matthew 16:21-26 & 24:3-8), Paul (1 Timothy 4:1-6) and Peter (1 Peter 4:7-11; 2 Peter 3) all voiced practical concerns regarding how to behave in difficulties we will encounter in “the end times”. During times of suffering, persecution and…

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