Sermons on Bible
The Book That Reads Us
Cornell University social psychologist David Dunning, studied the tendency for people to overestimate themselves. He found that those who were the least competent performers have the most inflated view of themselves. The study also revealed that their over-inflation wasn’t due to arrogance, but ignorance. Obviously, this can be true for Christians as well. We routinely flatter ourselves with false assessments of our own competence. We aren’t even aware of our pride, because we think we’re simply being honest. Jeremiah 17:9 ESV…
How to Pray to God
I simply want to recommend four resources to help you to pray. One is essential, and the other three are very helpful. 1. The Word of God 2. Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney 3. A Way to Pray by Matthew Henry, O. Palmer Robertson 4. Echo Prayer App
Jephthah’s (Not So) Tragic Vow – Pt. 1 (Judges 10:17-12:7)
Introduction In an article for marthastewartwedding.com, Taysha Murtaugh, provides several examples of modern wedding vows that couples can make in order change things up from the boring religious and traditional vows we’re so used to hearing. Murtaugh writes, We’d expect nothing less than super-cool vows from this California couple, who threw a chic picnic-party wedding. The groom’s self-penned script included the funny phrase, “I love putting the toothpaste on your toothbrush, I’m yours for eternity.” Honestly, after reading all ten…
A Prophet Vs. A Priest (Amos 7:10-17)
Introduction Amos has warned the deaf nation of Israel about their moral and religious hypocrisy. We’ve seen the first three of five visions Amos received: Plague of Locusts (1-3) Judgment of Fire (4-6) The Plumb Line (7-9) The Lord relented from destroying Israel after Amos intercedes in the first two visions. However, there is no such relief mentioned regarding the vision of the Plumb Line, which dealt with the ground of judgment. In tonight’s passage we see a confrontation between…
A Spiritual House (1 Peter 2:4-10)
Jesus Christ builds his Church by centering the hearts of believers upon his saving grace.
Meditates Day and Night (Psalm 1)
Introduction The Psalms: Combine theology with personal biography. Express every human emotion > the antidote to intellectual formalism. They move us from Trust > Obedience > Praise. Psalm 1 teaches us how we are to offer our praise to God. Read Psalm 1 The pursuit of happiness drives everyone. No one has said it more succinctly, clearly and repeatedly than John Piper: “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.” Where am I finding satisfaction? Our happiness in…
The Defense Presents Acts 7:1-16
God routinely rescues His rebellious people. God Called Abraham (1-8) God Rescued Joseph (9-16)
Resolved By God’s Grace Psalm 119:1-8
Introduction If you’re anything like me, you do a better job making New Year’s resolutions than keeping them. Have you become completely cynical about New Year’s resolutions? This passage concludes with a joyful resolution, expressed from a dependent heart. Read Psalm 119:1-8 The psalmist is explaining how to get what all of us are after, happiness. The gospel doesn’t lead us to make excuses for our sin, but to delight in obedience. Joyful obedience requires dependence. Augustine, “Give what Thou commandest; command what…
Devoted to the Apostles’ Teaching (Acts 2:42-47)
First, we’ll look at What the Apostles’ Teaching Is Not. Second, we’ll see What the Apostles’ Teaching Is. And third, we’ll see How They Were Devoted to It.
The Explanation of Pentecost (Part 3) – Spirit
First, we will see Peter’s Commitment to the Exposition of God’s Word (25-31). Second, we’ll see his Commitment to the Empowerment of God’s Spirit (32-36).