“Heavenly Hosts’ Herald” Luke 2:8-14

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Heavenly Hosts’ Herald”  Luke 2:8-14 We have considered Mary’s and Zechariah’s Christmas songs which emphasize Jesus’ character and mission. Here we consider the angels’ song which emphasizes the manner and method in which Jesus visited us. Of course these songs overlap with regard to Jesus’ person, mission, method, attitude, etc. and…

“Prophesy of Praise” Luke 1:68-79

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Prophesy of Praise”  Luke 1:68-79 When we considered Mary’s song of praise, we saw what God is like. He is a mindful, mighty, merciful, and methodic being. As we consider Zechariah’s poem of praise, we see what God has done for us. He has planned, promised, prepared, and performed, a powerful,…

“Eternal Food” John 6:26-51

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Eternal Food”  John 6:26-51 The Jews had an erroneous focus on a worldly king, national redemption, political Messiah, and earthly prosperity. They had the Prophets and Writings of God, the Temple and priesthood, but they looked to national liberation and prosperity foretold in their scriptures. What was also foretold in those…

“Crossing the Sea” John 6:15-25

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Crossing the Sea”  John 6:15-25 Jesus will let us be alone. He will even allow us to be alarmed. But the same storms which bring chaos, doubt, conflict, and pain in our lives are the same storms over which He is Lord. He will approach His own to either calm the…

“Servant King” John 6:1-15

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “Servant King”  John 6:1-15 “The key, beyond our believing in God’s ability and will to use us, lies in the wholeheartedness of our surrender to him. William Booth’s secret is an open one. Asked to explain the phenomenal impact of his life, he replied, ‘For the last eighty years God has…

“Who’s on Trial?” John 5:16-47

“Who’s on Trial?”  John 5:16-47 Although Jesus knew their hearts were hardened toward Him; He offered them, His disciples, and now us evidence for who He is. He was not on trial but they were. The mother of all questions came from Jesus: “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus offered us evidence not…

“A Mat Without A Man” John 5:1-17

Sunday Morning Sermon Series:  “A Mat Without A Man” John 5:1-17 Though revolving around a miracle, this passage is about the refusal to trust Jesus’ clear authority over nature, health, sin, and (later) even death (vv. 28-29). John’s Gospel account divides those who encountered Jesus by those who believed and are saved, and those who…