1 Peter 3:16-17 - We know that Nero was the emperor at this point, he wasn't kind to many people under him, Christians and non-christians. Peter is talking about the Roman government and he tells us a number of things here. Obey the government. Identify them as God ordained even if they are not Christ-honoring.... Read More
We've read the Bible, the New Testament and the epistles and the greetings and closing farewell blessings many of them have. They are encouraging to read, but we often buzz over them like they are filler and polite expressions. If we read them thoughtfully though, there is power to be found in those words. Romans... Read More
1 Peter 5:5-6 - God is in charge of what happens in our lives and we want to strive for patience as we encounter life's issues. Isaac doesn't get a lot of "press" in the Bible. His life only takes up several pages in the Bible, but even a lot of that has to do... Read More
Texts used - Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 34:8, Luke 9:23-26, John 15:14, John 16:7, I Peter 4:17, Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus put the cost of discipleship front and center. He did not hide the cost of following Him. He was not very "seeker-sensitive"! Seeing Jesus' bluntness-- why did the crowds stumble over themselves to find Him? He... Read More
This is a father's day sermon, but there are things here for all of us. Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 6:1-4 - The responsibility is placed on the father for his family.
Acts 24:14-16 - Paul says that he goes to great lengths to keep a clear conscience before God and his brothers and sisters. Romans 2:14 - The conscience is a gift from God! Paul says that the law is written in our hearts. Even with the infection of sin in the garden, man still has... Read More
1 Peter 2:11-25 - This morning we'll be talking about honorable conduct and how our conduct affects the world around us. We see two possible effects that our conduct can have on the lost around us. First off, they could respond by joining us, this is the outcome we hope for the most! Secondly, they... Read More