Recent Sermons


Sermon Handout

11/12/18 PM

To help follow the seven sayings of the cross found in the four Gospel accounts.

Matthew and Mark only have one saying of our Lord from the cross. Luke and John each recorded three unique sayings for a total of seven. This handout is to help you put them in order and see the distribution. The sayings are valuable. Glory in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel of John (158)

11/11/18 AM

19:17-30 for the five events John recorded about the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus.

All four Gospels have the crucifixion. Psalm 22 is the most graphic by prophecy; it is in the first person. Matthew and Mark are similar. Luke and John add unique material. Know we are not saved by the gore or grief of the cross but the death, which John detailed for us.

Seven Sayings of the Cross

11/11/18 PM

The seven sayings of the cross give us a unique view of Jesus during His crucifixion.

Going to the cross, Jesus warned about the ruin of Jerusalem in that generation. While on the cross, Jesus spoke seven times. Luke and John each recorded three unique statements that fulfilled scripture, teach truth, and give practical lessons. A handout is linked nearby.

Deborah & Jael (slides)

11/7/18 PM

Slide presentation of Judges 4 and 5 about Deborah, Barak, and Jael saving Israel.

The book of Judges describes the terrible up and down history of Israel as they turned from God and then turned back again. God used Deborah and Barak to defeat the king of Canaan. But He also prepared a mystery woman to kill Sisera, the captain of the army.

Lead Me to Calvary

11/5/18 PM

This song teaches the need to remember what Jesus our Lord did for us at Calvary.

Christians sing to teach and admonish each other with His grace in our hearts (Col 3:16). The old man, our weak flesh, the world, and Satan cause us to forget Jesus death for us. Use this song, especially the first 13 words, to remember and recommit in love to the Lord.

Gospel of John (156)

11/4/18 AM

19:1-11 for the second trial of Jesus before Pilate leading up to His sentencing.

Pilate was determined to let Jesus go (Acts 3:13). He scourged Jesus, hoping this pain and punishment would placate them, but they demanded His death. John wrote more than the other Gospels of words between Pilate and Jesus and how the Jews finally forced him.

Gospel of John (157)

11/4/18 PM

19:12-16 as Pilate sentenced Jesus our Lord and turned Him over to be crucified.

Threatened by the Jews as disloyal to Caesar, Pilate gave sentence for Jesus to be crucified. He sat in his judgment seat and condemned Jesus. Jesus will soon sit in His judgment seat and condemn Pilate. As many do, with Jesus out of sight, Pilate could live ignoring Him.

Gospel of John (154)

10/28/18 AM

19:1 introduction and review of interview with Herod between chapters 18 and 19.

John chapters 18 and 19 contain the arrest, trials, torture, crucifixion, and burial of Jesus. This is most excellent matter, as Paul wrote (I Cor 2:2; Gal 6:14). Prophesied and recorded in four Gospels, we want to know Jesus Christ to love and serve Him for what He did for us.

Gospel of John (155)

10/28/18 PM

19:1 for lessons from Herod and Pilate and scourging prophesied and fulfilled perfectly.

Herod and Pilate became friends with one Man to hate - our Lord Jesus. We should learn how men join together to hate the righteous. We should resent natural curiosity like Herod had, for it is no work of grace. Jesus was scourged for you, since you deserved the lashes.

Ending Christian Inertia

10/24/18 PM

Many forces keep you from gaining velocity or better direction to be your best for God.

Grace should produce growth - more passion for Christ and more fruit. Many Christians do not grow. Inertia keeps them from running their race faster for the prize. Many forces keep them at rest or in slow motion. Examine yourself to improve your trajectory to heaven.

Gospel of John (152)

10/21/18 AM

18:28-32 for Jesus betrayed by Caiaphas to the Gentile, Roman governor Pilate.

The Jews should have died to save one of their own from crucifixion by the Roman invaders and occupiers. Instead, their own high priest, the highest official in Israel, betrayed Jesus to the pagan foreigners and slandered Him for crimes against Caesar.

Gospel of John (153)

10/21/18 PM

18:33-40 for Pilate interrogating Jesus and the Jews chose Barabbas instead.

Pilate knew the Jews had delivered Jesus for envy. He was determined to let Him go. He knew their issues were religious, and he easily confirmed that Jesus was no threat to Rome. However, he missed the chance of a lifetime and eternity by mocking the truth Jesus had.

Gospel of John (150)

10/14/18 AM

18:12-14 for Jesus taken to high priest Caiaphas in the worst political conspiracy.

The most diabolical enemy of Jesus Christ was Caiaphas. John is careful to make sure we understand his role by recalling information about his conspiracy against Jesus in John 11:45-53. Never fear politicians. Jesus turned this conspiracy upside down several ways.

Gospel of John (151)

10/14/18 PM

18:15-24; Caiaphas questioned Jesus, His response, hit in the face, two verdicts.

Peter denied Jesus the first time, then John inserted efforts by Caiaphas to get Jesus to incriminate Himself about His disciples or doctrine. He had no evidence. Jesus did not fall for it. Caiaphas swore Him to speak. He did, condemning the Jewish rulers of 70 A.D.

The Gospel of John (149)

10/7/18 AM

18:1-11 for betrayal of Jesus, correction of Peter, prior to arrest in Gethsemane.

Having finished instructing His apostles (Jn 12-17), Jesus was ready for the cross to die for His people. To fulfill scripture, Judas betrayed Him and other events occurred in Gethsemane. The section ends with glorious words about His cup of suffering and death for our salvation.

The Cup of Christ

10/7/18 PM

Jesus drank the cup of the fury and wrath of God for our sins so we could live forever.

Peter tried to defend Jesus in Gethsemane, but Jesus corrected him about the cross. God had planned a cup for Jesus to drink - a metaphor of suffering and death - and He was ready to drink it. When you take the cup at communion, remember the bitter cup Jesus fully drank.

The Book of Philemon

10/3/18 PM

Repeat of Philemon slides presented to the men by request for the whole church.

Jesus prayed in John 17 for the apostles and all believers to be one (11,21). We are to make peace with others and between others. It is done by soft answers (Pr 15:1) and a soft tongue (Pr 25:15). Paul used soft words to make peace between Philemon and Onesimus.

Gospel of John (148)

9/30/18 AM

Summary of chapters 12-17 with single-page chart for easy reference and review.

John 12-17 covers the last week of Jesus life up to Gethsemane. He gave precious lessons to the apostles not recorded in other Gospels. He promised the Spirit in great detail and many other blessings. He prayed to the Father in their presence about them and about us.

Favorites of John Chapters 12-17

9/30/18 PM

Church men testify of favorite verses or sections of recent preaching from John.

John 12-17 has 205 verses. The pastor covered these six chapters in 48 sermons over 8 months with 245 pages of outline. He summarized it for easy reference and review. At this service men led by the Spirit told of verses and sections most precious to them.

Philemon - Soft Skills

9/26/18 PM

Men met for many activities and topics, including Philemon verse by verse slides.

Jesus prayed in John 17 for the apostles and all believers to be one (11,21). We are to make peace with others and between others. It is done by soft answers (Pr 15:1) and a soft tongue (Pr 25:15). Paul used soft words to make peace between Philemon and Onesimus.