Fight the Good Fight: 1 Timothy, A Preaching Series

Nothing could be more valuable to a young believer than to be mentored and discipled by an older and more mature one.  This is what the apostle Paul did for Timothy.  Paul loved and guided this young man, not only by seeing him come to faith, but by continuing to empower and encourage him with […]

Love Incarnate, An Advent Preaching Series on the First Epistle of John

Love is the cardinal Christian virtue.  The Apostle John is famous for the centrality of love in his teaching.  It is John who tells us in his gospel how God loved the world (the superlative John 3:16).  It is also John who tells us that God is love (in this epistle).  But what exactly is […]

“I’ve Got Good News!” A Preaching Series, Beginning 9-19-21

“I’ve got good news….”  Those words are usually the start of the sentence: “I’ve got good news and bad news; which do you want to hear first?”  Usually if asked that question I’ll take the bad news first.  I prefer to get it out of the way.  And the bad news for us spiritually is […]

In the Wilderness, A Sermon Series on the Book of Numbers 

In the Wilderness.  We call the book “Numbers.”  It is that – there are lots of numbers in Numbers.  That title tells remarkably little about the content and meaning of the book.  The Hebrew Bible names the books after the opening phrases – Genesis is known as “In the beginning.”  The Hebrew bible name for […]

Common Glory, A Sermon Series on 2 Corinthians

In 1992 a farmer named Peter Whatling lost his hammer.  What could be more ordinary and disinteresting than a farmer searching the dirt for his lost hammer?  Yet in that dirt Whatling discovered a lost treasure – gold jewelry, silvers spoons, 1500 year old coins – the Hoxne Hoard.  In an ordinary field was an […]