Sermon Archives

Judgment
February 4, 2018

The Heavy Hand of a Glorious God

The Heavy Hand of a Glorious God

The Philistine armies defeated Israel and captured the ark of the covenant. Although they had conquered Israel, the Philistine soon discovered that they were no match for Israel’s God. When the people of God cry out to him with true repentance, God helps them recover the glory he has made them to enjoy.

August 6, 2017

The Tragic Triumph of Jephthah

The Tragic Triumph of Jephthah

The fifth “primary” judge is a man named Jephthah, whose story is one of the most tragic in all the Bible. In response to the people’s surface confession, God leaves them to their own devices in securing their deliverance from the oppression of the Ammonites. Jephthah’s initial success is ensured by God, but the apparent […]

December 6, 2015

Saved or Judged by the Word

Saved or Judged by the Word

While it appears that Christianity has been a great success, winning a following from devotees from all over the world, what can we say about the majority of people who are still unconvinced? Unbelief in the Christian gospel is no argument against its truthfulness. Instead, we find in the Christian gospel an understanding of why […]

October 18, 2015

Sight for the Blind

Sight for the Blind

The man whom Jesus had cured of blindness was publicly shunned and disgraced by the Pharisees for his commitment to Jesus. But Jesus returns to bring the man an even greater miracle than the recovery of his physical sight. Jesus calls the man to trust in him, leading the man to be cured of his […]

August 30, 2015

How to Know Who Jesus Is

How to Know Who Jesus Is

Throughout his life Jesus was often misunderstood, so much so that many people who though they knew him best found that they didn’t really know him at all. Even today many who assume they know Jesus are in danger of missing him altogether and will end up dying in their sins. But God is eager […]

August 16, 2015

Guilty and Forgiven

Guilty and Forgiven

The story of the woman caught in adultery was probably not originally part of the Fourth Gospel, but analyzing this story can teach us much about the Bible. Knowing the basics of why texts like this may be inauthentic should not cause the Christian to have doubts about the Bible’s trustworthiness. On the contrary, we […]

June 21, 2015

Jesus and His Father

Jesus and His Father

It was one thing for Jesus to violate the Sabbath regulations, but the most outrageous claim he made was calling God his own Father. The Jews rightly understood this claim to be a claim of equality with God, but they misunderstood what this equality meant. Jesus explained to them his relationship with the Father, a relationship […]