Your faith adds nothing to His finished work, but receives it all as a pure gift of God's grace. Hear the full audio of "Baptized in the Water and the Blood of the Lamb?" A sermon on 1 John 5:6-10; John 19:34-37 (ESV) Good Friday / 30 March 2018 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (ESV) 13 Behold, my servant shall … Continue reading Baptized in the Water and the Blood of the Lamb?
Baptizing and Teaching is how Christ's disciples are made. Their Lord's Supper sustains them... Hear the full audio of "Do We Make Disciples Who Take, Eat and Drink?" A sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:27-31; 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV) Holy Thursday / Maundy Thursday / 29 March 2018 Exodus 24:3-11 (ESV) Moses came and told the … Continue reading Do We Make Disciples Who Take, Eat and Drink?
A King comes to speak peace to you, why defy His governance by means of grace? Hear the full audio of "Fear Not, Daughter of Zion..." A sermon on Zechariah 9:9-12 Palm Sunday & Confirmation / 25 March 2018 Zechariah 9:9-12 (ESV) 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! … Continue reading Fear Not, Daughter of Zion!
Our Heavenly Father patiently teaches His dear children how to talk... Hear the full audio of "Do We Use God's Household Words in God's Way?" A sermon on Acts 16:15, 31-34; 1 Tim. 3:4-5,12 Midweek Lent Service Six / 21 March 2018 Gen. 17:9-14 (ESV)[compare NIV] 9 And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you … Continue reading Do We Use God’s Household Words in God’s Way?
Is the Truth so plain and obvious none would ever contest, deny or reject it? Hear the full audio of "The Truth Heard, But Not Believed" A sermon on John 8:42-59 (ESV) Fifth Sunday in Lent / 18 March 2018 John 8:42-58 (ESV) 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would … Continue reading The Truth Heard, But Not Believed
In Baptism, God arranges a body whose members say "I belong!" and "I do need you!" Hear the full audio of "An Apostrophe in a Wrong Place? On His Believers' Baptism" A sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-21 (ESV) Fifth Midweek Lent Service / 14 March 2018 1 Corinthians 12:12-21 (ESV) 12 For just as the body is … Continue reading An Apostrophe in a Wrong Place? On His Believers’ Baptism
We're born into relationship as His free children of promise, not slaves living in fear of the Law's threats: "obey Me, or else..." Hear the full audio of "We are Children of Promise" A sermon on Galatians 4:21-31 (ESV) 4th Sunday in Lent / 11 March 2018 Galatians 4:21-31 (ESV) 21 Tell me, you who desire … Continue reading We Are Children of Promise
Apollos was not re-baptized in Ephesus, but some who never heard of the Holy Spirit were... Hear the full audio of "We Acknowledge One Baptism: Do I Need More?" A sermon on Acts 18:24-19:10 (ESV) Part Four for "All Who Believe and Are Baptized" Lent Series Ezekiel 36:22-29 (ESV) 22 “Therefore say to the house of … Continue reading We Acknowledge One Baptism: Do I Need More?
A poetic meditation and vignette on this Bible passage, which I composed following my daily devotional reading this morning. The name Christopher literally means "Christ-bearer."--slight edits 3.9.18 Genesis 37: A maskil of Christopher I Their Father, “Off to Hebron!” sent his Joseph there to implement His will, discover whether jealous brothers and their flocks fared … Continue reading Genesis 37: A maskil of Christopher
The Teaching, The Fellowship, The Breaking of Bread and The Prayers matter far more than our sin or our stuff... Hear the full audio of "Gathering Together Day by Day" A sermon on Acts 2:41-47 (ESV) 3rd Sunday in Lent / 4 March 2018 Acts 2:41-47(ESV) 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and … Continue reading Gathering Together Day by Day