Tag: obedience

Growing in Christ

This sermon is the fourth in a series of messages through the book of First John. This message covers 1 John 2:12-29 and speaks about the theme of spiritual maturity. In this passage, John addresses believers who are in various stages of spiritual development and tells them what spiritual maturity will enable them to do….


The Law of Your Mother

This is a sermon that was given on Mother’s Day and it was based on Proverbs 1:8 “… do not forsake the law of your mother.” The message provides insights into the meaning of words used and then applies the phrase to life today. Mother’s law is based on God’s law; provides wisdom and protection;…


The King of Glory

This is a sermon that was recorded with no congregation present because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings. The message is based on Ps. 24:7-10 and is applied to the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday. There is no audio recording for this message, but a video recording of the entire service can…


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…


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…


Substitute Sacrifices

This sermon comes from 1 Samuel 15 regarding the story of Saul’s battle against the Amalekites in which he spared the best of the animals to bring back and sacrifice to God. Samuel rebukes him by telling him that sacrifices cannot take the place of obedience to God’s commands. The message suggests some of the…


Living to Please God

This is a sermon that explores what the Bible has to say about pleasing God. Several passages of Scripture are used which speak of various actions that are pleasing to the Lord. When we say that we want to conduct our lives in a way that is pleasing to the Lord, what does that entail?…


How Does One Worship – Part 2

This is the fourth sermon in a series of messages on the theme of worship. This message continues discussing how we should worship the Lord. We not only need to worship Him in spirit and in truth (previous sermon), but we should worship with our words and with our conduct.