Recent Sermons

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.

Genesis 38:13-26, 2 Samuel 11:1-17, 1 Kings 11:1-13

Acts #45 The God Who Actively Pursues Those Who Thought They Could Never Be Accepted

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.

Deuteronomy 23:1-2, Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Isaiah 56:1-8

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.

Isaiah 55:1-7, Jeremiah 23:1-6, Luke 17:7-10, Galatians 2:15-21