John the Baptist knows who he is before the Lord. Better still, he knows who he is NOT. Do you? Click to hear the full audio of "A Voice of One Crying Out" A sermon on John 1:19-28 / Fourth Sunday in Advent / 22 December 2019 John 1:19-28 (ESV) 19 And this is the testimony … Continue reading The Voice of One Crying Out
People-pleasers come in all shapes and sizes, even when the the one person you're trying to please is you. Christ enters in to call us to yield to his judgment, even concerning ourselves. We are freed from chasing the likes, shares, favor and approval of anyone but Jesus--by Jesus who justifies the ungodly. Click to … Continue reading Big Deal, or Small Thing?
Freed from captivity and returned to their homeland, God's people start to feel safe and comfortable in once again, even in their sins. The Lord intervenes, sending His Word to turn the hearts of families--torn asunder by careless whims--back to their share in His heavenly blessing and lives lived according to His holy will. Click … Continue reading Turning the Fathers’ Hearts
Our focus tends to be on the past, where we once were. God is leading forward, into contentment! Hear the full audio of "The Land Where God is Bringing you" A sermon on Deuteronomy 8:1-10 / Service of Thanksgiving / 24 November 2019 Deuteronomy 8:1-10 (ESV) 8 “The whole commandment that I command you today … Continue reading The Land Where God is Bringing You
The former things are gone. Our God is making something new for you--fully worthy of your joy and delight! Hear the full audio of "Rejoice in That which I Create" A sermon on Isaiah 65:17-25 / Last Sunday of the Church Year / 24 November 2019
First in an original Advent series entitled "Anxious for the Holidays," worries about complex family situations often fill our hearts. Behold the King of Glory willing to intervene for you, even when it means getting His hands dirty on the cross! Click to Hear the full audio of "Anxious for Divine Intervention" A sermon on … Continue reading Anxious for Divine Intervention
Jesus teaches us to pray, "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." Here the Lord speaks of the gracious generosity and merciful readiness with which we are to forgive others. He warns of serious spiritual consequence should we refuse to forgive them "from your heart." But what if the heart … Continue reading The Justice of Divine Mercy