Sermons from December 2017

Wisdom – James 3:13-18

Wisdom may be the world’s greatest need and yet is probably the only thing one cannot order on Amazon! An Amazon search reveals that out of 184,000 results, the best we can do is a best-selling book by Oprah which details “life-changing” conversations with various “spiritual people”. Trust me, there is nothing meaningful these experts…

Christmas Eve 2017: Isaiah 9

This Christmas Eve, we will look at one of the most well-known passages regarding Jesus connected with Christmas. “For unto us a Child is born, and unto us a Son is given.” This familiar quote from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah is never quoted in the New Testament! Is that surprising? How do we know…

Romans 6:15-23

Have you ever felt like your life is out of control? Have you ever felt the frustration of doing something even though you really don’t want to do it? As we step into the second half of Romans chapter 6, Paul deals with control issues. You will no doubt determine to control yourself in the…

Romans 6:1-14

Leaving the courtroom, we are now entering the “power plant” at the beginning of Romans chapter six. Paul starts by answering a question that might immediately surface after we learn God’s grace overflows where sin abounds: well then, why not sin so that grace might “super-abound!?” But, the truth is that we are in a…

Romans 5:12-21

The second half of Romans chapter five could be summed up as “Two men in a one act play.” Paul uses the picture of “two Adams”; a first Adam, the Adam in the garden, bringing original sin into humanity, and then the “second Adam”–Jesus Christ–who provides a remedy for this sin. Listen in as Pastor…