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What Does a Church Do? – Part 2

This is the fourth sermon in a series of messages about the church of Jesus. The first two sermons described what the church is. The previous sermon and this present sermon describe some of the things that the church does. This message focuses on two activities of the church; disciple-making and accountability. To read excerpts…


What Does a Church Do?

This is the third sermon in a short series that attempts to explain what the church is and what it does. This message briefly reviews the first two sermons then begins to describe what the church does. The two tasks of the church discussed in this sermon are worship and administering the sacraments. Written excerpts…


What Is a Church? – Part II

This is the second sermon in a short series that attempts to explain what the church is and what it does. This message continues to explain the nature of the church from a biblical perspective. Various metaphors used in the Bible help us define the church and its purpose. You may read written excerpts of…


What Is a Church?

This is a sermon that attempts to explain the nature of the church from a biblical perspective. The message describes what the church is NOT, and then begins to define what the church is. Various metaphors used in the Bible help define the church and its purpose. This is the first sermon in a short…


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…