Tag: walk the walk

God Is Love

This is the 8th sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon is based on 1 John 4:7-21 and presents John’s message regarding the topic of love. John declares the eternal truth, “God is love.” Then he describes other aspects of love that logically follow from that…


Children of God – Part 2

This is the sixth sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon covers the second part of chapter 3, which speaks of qualities that should be evident in a child of God. Those who are interested in viewing a video recording of the worship service in which…


Jesus Is Our Advocate

This is the third sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message is based on 1 Jn. 2:1-11 and focuses on the implications of the fact that Jesus Christ is our Advocate. This passage of Scripture describes the ministry of our Advocate as well as the consequences…


God Is Light

This sermon is the second sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This message is based on 1 Jn. 1:5-10 and focuses on a statement about God (God is light), as well as the additional implications of that fact which follow. If God is light then His children…


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: 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…


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…


The Divine Distinctive

This is a message based on Exodus 33:16 where Moses asks the Lord, “What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” He asks this question to support his request for God’s special divine presence to accompany them as they travel toward Canaan. It is…


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?…