Contributing sermons since Dec 17, 2020
Contributed on Aug 3, 2022
Paul reminds his fellow Jews that it was not the Law that made them righteous before God. Abraham did not have the Law but was a role model of a relationship with God through faith. The Law is a guide but does not provide salvation. Faith in the Lord is what redeems us.
Paul has been explaining to his fellow Jews (Chapters 2-3) that their lineage and heritage as God's people was a blessing to the world and something for which to be thankful. They had been given the privilege and responsibility to teach other nations about the True God who created the world ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2022
The biblical evidence that Paul uses to describe true human nature is summarized perfectly in the closing verses of Romans 3. The same evidence can also be used when we read the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican Jesus taught in Luke 18:9-14.
Romans 1-3 shatters any illusion we might have that we are somehow immune or exempt from the despicable behaviors and attitudes Paul has described thus far. No one, Jew or Gentile, is without excuse. The Jews had the Law of God, and the Gentiles had the inner law of the conscience, so we cannot ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2022
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, and no one else (Matthew 16:13-19). We have strayed from what the Scriptures teach us about the church' purpose and responsibilities and allowed the world and our opinions take precedence over what we are to be and do.
When we hear the word "church", most of us immediately think of a building or membership in a particular denomination, each with a standard of beliefs and guidelines for worship, order, Scripture, and sermons. The problem is that far too many people also see the church as a symbol of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2022
We tend to pray for the salvation of someone we know, or for a job, or for the return of the LORD, or some other issue, and He answers it in a way that either we don't expect or like. Let's not forget that God is in charge, and His will overrides our ideals.
I want to share with you an insight that the LORD impressed upon me as it pertains to prayer, and how the LORD graciously answers our petitions and requests that are presented before Him. You are probably familiar with the saying that He answers our prayers three ways: Either He will tell us ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2022
The Scriptures tell us, "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring." (Proverbs 27:1). Too many people in these last days forget that they may not have tomorrow. The need to be prepared to meet God is now.
All of us at one time have put things off until the last minute, such as the writing of a research paper for school or studying for exams. We put off important decisions at our place of work, or filing tax returns, buying your family Christmas presents on or near Christmas Eve, or asking that ...read more