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Things I Know for Sure

This is a sermon that was preached with no congregation present because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings. The message shares a few brief truths that we can know for certain from God’s Word regardless of the uncertain circumstances in our world. The video recording of the entire service can be viewed…


Broken Hearted God

This is a sermon based on the last phrase in Genesis 6:6, “He was grieved in his heart.” The message describes the basis for God’s broken heart, which is love then explores the reasons God heart is broken. It concludes with comments about how we can delight God’s heart rather than break it. Excerpts of…


What Does a Church Need?

This sermon is the sixth and final message in a series of sermons on the church of Jesus. Two messages spoke about “What a Church Is;” three messages were on the topic, “What a Church Does;” and this final message speaks about “What a Church Needs.” The sermon focuses on two needs of any church:…


What Does a Church Do? – Part 3

This sermon is the fifth sermon in a series of messages on the Church of Jesus. The series has been describing what a church is and what it does. This message continues the theme of the previous two messages in talking about the mission of the church and the tasks involved in fulfilling that mission….


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…