Resources

Walking with Christ in the New Year

This is a sermon that was given on the first Sunday of the new year, 2020. It is based upon the text found in Hebrews 13:5-6 – (NKJV) Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”…


Bethlehem’s Shepherd Ruler

This sermon is based on Matthew 2:6 which records the answer provided to the Magi regarding the birthplace of the newborn king of the Jews. The message provides a comparison with the original prophecy in Micah 5:2 as well as meditations on the ruling and shepherding roles of the Messiah. To read excerpts of this…


Light a Candle

This is a short message based on Psalm 18:27 that was preached for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. The sermon speaks about God’s light in our lives, to whom it is provided and the purpose it fills. To read excerpts of the sermon, click here. (There was no audio recording of this message.)


Back to Bethlehem

This is a short message that was delivered following the choir’s presentation of a cantata titled, “Take Me Back to Bethlehem.” The message stresses the need for believers to seek a renewed enthusiasm about the awe and wonder of the incarnation. It also urges believers to seek a renewed excitement regarding the moment of their…


Promises, Promises

This is a sermon given on the second Sunday of Advent for this year. The message relates to the prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah, which are promises of God’s intervention in history. It not only examines some of the promises that have been fulfilled, but also speaks about the qualities of the “Promise…


What’s in a Name?

This is a sermon given on the first Sunday of Advent this year. It uses Isaiah 9:6 as the main text to talk about the various names or titles that were ascribed to Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Names were always significant in eastern cultures, especially in biblical times. Each name provides an additional…


Thanksgiving Choirs

This sermon discusses the OT book of Nehemiah, chapter 12, where the writer makes reference to “thanksgiving choirs” that were utilized in the celebration when the rebuilt wall around Jerusalem was dedicated. The sermon provides some contextual details and then points out four observations from the passage and applies them to our responsibility to join…


A Hymn of Praise

This sermon is based on Psalms 103 and expresses the appropriateness of giving praise to the Lord at all times, but especially during the season when our nation recognizes a national day of Thanksgiving. In the Psalm, David provides an appeal for personal praise; a sampling of God’s attributes; and an exhortation for universal praise….


The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil

This sermon is based on the parable told by Jesus in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8 about the four kinds of soil upon which the seed of the Word has fallen. The message uses the interpretation Jesus provided regarding each of the soils and applies them to the present day. Emphasis was given…


A Normal Christian Life

In recognition of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, this sermon was given based on 2 Timothy 3:12, “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” The message emphasizes the fact that suffering for the name of Christ was a normal expectation for first century Christians and for…