Tag: spiritual growth

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: Separating from Worldliness – Part I

This is the seventh sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of James. This sermon covers verses 1-12 in chapter four of James and speaks about the worldly trait of conflict and strife. To read excerpts of this message, click here. To view the outline of the book of James which…


Living Faith: Loving Our Neighbor

This sermon is the fourth message in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. This sermon, based on James 2:1-13 emphasizes the need for believers to practice their faith by avoiding the sin of partiality or showing favoritism. In other words, they should treat others the same way they would want…


Living Faith: Overcoming Trials & Temptations

This sermon is the third message in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. Using the closing eight verses of chapter one, the sermon provides help in overcoming trials and temptations. To read excerpts of this message click here. The outline for the book of James that is being used for…


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…


A Prayer from Prison

This is a sermon based on Ephesians 1:17-19, which is a prayer that the Apostle Paul had prayed for the believers in Ephesus. This letter was written while Paul was in prison, thus it is a “prayer from prison.” The message takes the different aspects of Paul’s petitions and applies them to believers living today….


Look at Jesus

This is a sermon based on Hebrews 12:2 in which the author urges believers to look unto Jesus for encouragement in running the spiritual race that is set before them. The message includes four different qualities found in the life of Christ and urges hearers to seek to imitate Jesus in their lives. To read…


Afflictions of the Righteous

This sermon concerns the topic of suffering and why it is experienced by righteous and godly people. It addresses the “myth” that is sometimes expressed implying that godly people should not experience tragedy, adversity or suffering. To read excerpts of this sermon, click here.


Loving God

This message is based on Matthew 22:37-38 in which Jesus defines the “Greatest Commandment.” The sermon attempts to describe what all is involved in truly loving God and the remedy for any obstacles that hinder such love. The audio recording of this message is not available due to technical difficulties. Written excerpts of the message…