Advent 2023 #1 – How the Bible’s Account of Christmas Dismantles Some Firmly Ingrained Religious Presuppositions, Enhances the Gospel & Shows God to Be Far More Approachable
A sermon on Matthew 1:1-17. The Christmas Story has been distorted by attempts to clean it up and make it more sentimental than real. Beginning the Advent story with a genealogy. Fix your eyes on Jesus, only.
A sermon on Acts 8:26-40. Eunuchs were kept out of Jewish worship according to the law. Isaiah prophesied a time when they would be included. The Ethiopian Eunuch was reading this as he went along the road. Philip was told to go to him and explain to him that this time had come in Jesus. God is the relentless pursuer of sinners.
Acts #44 The Sin of Trying to Purchase (& not just with money) God’s Power, Grace, Gifts, Favor & Blessings
A third sermon on Acts 8:9-25. The primary Gospel truth accentuated by this text is that we cannot buy or earn our salvation.