Category: Sermons

Ezra the Scribe (Sermon)

Ezra is a man with an impressive pedigree, a useful profession, and a unique purpose. But what is the secret to his success? The following is a message I shared at Grace Bible Fellowship on January 13, 2019. Title: Ezra the Scribe (The Hand of… Continue Reading “Ezra the Scribe (Sermon)”

Temple Restoration (Ezra 3:8-13)

In Ezra 3:8-13, the first group of returning exiles lay the foundation of the temple in Jerusalem. This requires preparation and dedication. It should be an event to celebrate, but it’s clear that something is wrong when the older men begin weeping.

The God of the Bible

Who is the God Christians worship? What is he like? In Psalm 139, David introduces us to the God who is all-powerful, ever-present, and intimate. Listen along to hear more. The following is a message I shared at Cherrydale Bible Chapel on April 29,… Continue Reading “The God of the Bible”

The Death of Christianity

Every so often a culture dies. How does it happen? What would it take for Christianity to die? Find out more by listening along. The following is a message I shared at Grace Bible Chapel on August 20, 2017. Follow along here: Matthew 28:18-20

Unacceptable

After Jesus’ temptation, John records a year-long ministry trip around Israel. On this trip, Jesus cleansed the temple Jerusalem and performed miracles in Capernaum. Returning to his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus entered the synagogue and stirred up a hornet’s nest. The verdict of his… Continue Reading “Unacceptable”

Deacons

Paul describes the church as the “Household of God” in 1 Timothy. As such, he encourages Timothy to help people understand how people ought to conduct themselves in this household. One aspect of a “successful” household is its leadership. In this passage, Paul helps… Continue Reading “Deacons”

Not Ashamed

I am not ashamed of the gospel

Manhood and Deity

Are you sold out to doing God’s will? Even at the expense of your own? After Jesus grew up, he was baptized and then immediately sent into the wilderness to be tested and tempted by the Devil. Of course, he passed with flying colors,… Continue Reading “Manhood and Deity”

Confession

Where do you go to buy soap that cleans the heart? When David sinned (and was called out for it) he went before God and confessed his sins. We can learn a lot from his prayer on how we should be quick to confess… Continue Reading “Confession”

1 Timothy Introduction

Though it was necessary for Paul to leave Timothy in Ephesus, he wrote two brief letters to help his “son in the faith” understand “…how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and… Continue Reading “1 Timothy Introduction”