Tag: faith

John, Jesus and Joy

This sermon is the first in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message begins by providing limited background the Apostle John, who is the author, and the rise of false teachers, which is the occasion for the letter. The remainder of the message focuses on John’s description of…


God Is Not Dead

There is no audio recording for this message, but a video recording can be viewed on YouTube┬áhere. The service was conducted in our church parking lot because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings. Attendees were able to hear the speaking and music via FM radio in their individual vehicles. The sermon continues…


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…


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.”…


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…


Separating from Worldliness – Part II

This is the eighth sermon in a series of messages on the New Testament book of James. This sermon is based on verses 13-17 of chapter four and verses 1-6 of chapter five. The sermon speaks about separating from the worldly traits of arrogant planning and living for luxury. To read excerpts of the message,…


Living Faith: Practicing Self-Control

This sermon is the sixth one in a series of messages on the New Testament book of James. It is based on chapter three and focuses on the use or misuse of the tongue, which is a clear indication of self-control or lack thereof. To read excerpts of this message, click here. The outline which…


Living Faith: Working It Out

This message is the fifth sermon in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. James provides numerous admonitions for living out one’s faith in a practical way. This sermon focuses on James 2:14-26 and discusses the need to verify one’s faith by the works that accompany such faith. Genuine faith is…


Living Faith: Under Pressure

This sermon is the first in a series of messages on the Epistle of James. It is based on James 1:1-12 and presents six different truths that James provides regarding daily tests and trials. To read excerpts of this message, click here. The outline on the book of James that is being used for this…


Myths and Mysteries – Prayer

This is the fourth message in a series of sermons discussing some of the common misconceptions Christians hold that are not supported by an accurate understanding of the Scripture. This sermon talks about the “myth” that we can use prayer to manipulate God into doing our wishes if we just make sure we use the…