Living in Harmony with God’s Design

August 29, 2016

Sermon on Hebrews 13:1-17, for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, about the list of exhortations or calls to obedience found in that chapter. How does the use of the Law or commands of God compare and contrast from Old Testament to New? What do these commands center in, and how do we get this holiness? How does it place us at odds with the world?


Disciplined to receive His holiness

August 22, 2016

Sermon on Hebrews 12:4-24, for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, about how a Christian faces the discouragement and hardship of discipline, as they continue to train and run the race, with their eyes fixed on Jesus. What are the purposes of God's discipline? What is the nature of our struggle with sin? What is the "new covenant" mediated by Jesus' blood? What "better word" does His blood speak?


Living in God’s Promises

August 8, 2016

Sermon on Hebrews 11:1-16, for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, about how Jesus is the center and object of faith, and what faith means. Why is faith necessary to please God? How does Biblical faith differ from the pop-culture use of the term? How does one get God's commendation?


Not in vain!

August 1, 2016

Sermon on the book of Ecclesiastes (1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26; 12:11-14), for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, about coveting versus contentment, and why the author of Ecclesiastes sees life "under the sun" as meaningless or vanity. How does one find contentment in God? What are the implications of death for everyone? What kind of labor is "not in vain?"