When I Consider… A Sermon Series Exploring the Reasonability of our Faith

David reflects in Psalm 8:3-4, “When I consider the works of your hands, the moon and stars that you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?”  No doubt David considered these kinds of things while he whiled away the hours on a hillside outside of Bethlehem tending his father’s […]

Mercy, Not Sacrifice. A Preaching Series on the Book of Amos

Amos isn’t a complicated man.  He is a shepherd and a caretaker of fig trees.  Yet when the call of God came, he became a spokesman for truth, confronting the selfishness and godlessness of his generation.  There are tremendous lessons here for ordinary saints who wonder whether God could use someone like me for his […]

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

“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 […]