Category: Sermons

Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?
March 29th, 2020

Matthew 12:46-50 When Matthew wrote his gospel, he did not randomly pick stories to tell about Jesus. He was writing to Jews and wanted to show how Jesus fulfilled prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, what we call the Old Testament. He began with the genealogy of Jesus, showing that Jesus was descended from David and […]

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Why are you so afraid?
March 22nd, 2020

Matthew 8:23-27 This is very strange. I am standing here, looking out at empty seats, less then ten people, spread out from each other, keeping social distance. Where is everyone? You are in apartments and villas, sitting in front of your computer watching from the safety of your own home. This is a new experience […]

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What is it you want?
March 8th, 2020

Matthew 20:20-28 If you are like me, then you want a great many things. When I make a trip to Thailand to see my daughter and her family, I wonder what it would be like to fly in business class or first class and stretch out in comfort without someone’s elbow poking me on my […]

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Longing to Hear God speak
February 23rd, 2020

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 At the end of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonian church, he writes short exhortations and we could preach on each of those for the next month. But because we have preached about most of those topics in other sermons, I am going to pass over most of those exhortations and focus on […]

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Children of the Light
February 16th, 2020

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 The text from 1 Thessalonians this morning talks about how it will be when Jesus returns and the timing of his return. So I thought I would start out with a card trick. [Note: the trick did not work when I preached the sermon. I had hoped…] This is what it is […]

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