The Joshua Victor Theory
Uncommon Thinking

Uncommon Thinking

October 19, 2021

Sermon on Mark 10:17-22, for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' closing reflections on the encounter with the rich young man, and how wealth creates a difficulty in entering the kingdom of God; in fact, it's difficult period! How does Jesus' challenge the common thinking of men with His own uncommon thinking? 

Single-minded obedience

Single-minded obedience

October 12, 2021

Sermon on Mark 10:17-22 for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about the rich young man's question about eternal life, his own evaluation of his obedience, and Jesus' response. How does Jesus look upon us with love, and give us a high calling? What is the true nature of Christ's obedience? How can we inherit eternal life?

Wonderfully Made: Male and Female

Wonderfully Made: Male and Female

October 5, 2021

Sermon on Mark 10:6-8, for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how God gave us our bodies as male and female, and that we are wonderfully made. Looking at how the body is an engineering marvel, and why we shouldn't demean or devalue the human body, or devaluing or demeaning either of the sexes. What is the glory and the hope for our bodies?

Call upon the Lord

Call upon the Lord

September 28, 2021

Sermon on Acts 2:21 for Children's Sunday, about what it means to call upon the Lord. Who do we trust to help us? How do we call upon Him? What are we asking God to do for us when we ask Him to save? God's got a text message for you...don't leave it unread...

DELIGHT yourself in the Lord!

DELIGHT yourself in the Lord!

September 21, 2021

Sermon on Psalm 37:4-7, for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about what it means to "delight in the Lord", and how that happens. How can we properly delight in the Lord? 

From faltering to faith

From faltering to faith

September 14, 2021

Sermon on Mark 9:14-29, for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about the nameless father who comes to Jesus for healing for his demon-possessed son, and pleads "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!" What does this story teach us about faith and prayer, and the ways God helps and heals?

Does the Bible Read you?

Does the Bible Read you?

September 7, 2021

Sermon on Psalm 28, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how to pray and let God's Word "read and interpret us" as it searches our hearts and minds. How does Psalm portray our fears and frustrations and an "emotional turning point" to trust and hope? 

The Heart is the Matter!

The Heart is the Matter!

August 31, 2021

Sermon on Mark 7:14-23, for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' diagnosis of the heart. What makes us unclean? What cannot make us clean? How does God read our heart? What is the real solution to getting a clean heart?

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

August 24, 2021

Sermon on Mark 7:1-13, for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how the Pharisees tried to go "above and beyond" the Law in a way that hurts, rather than helps. How does Jesus go "above and beyond" in a way that truly helps? 

Magnifiers!

Magnifiers!

August 16, 2021

Sermon on Luke 1:46-55, for the Festival of St. Mary, mother of our Lord, about her song, the "Magnificat", where she declares: "My soul magnifies the Lord..." 

What does it mean to be a "soul magnifier" of the Lord? What mighty deeds has He done? How do we pass on the faith from generation to generation? How do we become "soul magnifiers" of God? 

New Clothes for our New Walk

New Clothes for our New Walk

August 10, 2021

Sermon on Ephesians 4:17-5:2, for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how we are to "put off" the old flesh like an old pair of clothes, and to "put on" the new self. How do these "new clothes" work, and what does it do for us? How do the "old clothes" affect us? What's our struggle and how does God remember us? 

Walk Worthily

Walk Worthily

August 3, 2021

Sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16, 10th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about walking worthily according to the call to which we have been called...what is the difference between the worthy and unworthy walk, and how are we part of the body of Christ. 

The Calm “I AM” in the midst of the storm

The Calm “I AM” in the midst of the storm

July 27, 2021

Sermon on Mark 6:45-56, for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' walking on water to the disciples in the midst of the storm, and how the presence of Jesus, the Great I AM, brings calm in our lives. What does it mean to "take heart" and how can we lay down our fears, exhaustion, doubts, etc, with Jesus? 

Three Kinds of Freedom

Three Kinds of Freedom

July 6, 2021

Sermon on Galatians 5:1, 13-26, for the 4th of July 2021, about 3 Kinds of freedom: spiritual, civil, and the freedom of the flesh. What do these freedoms mean? What are the dangers to losing them? How do we receive and walk in freedom? 

Warring Kingdoms

Warring Kingdoms

July 6, 2021

Sermon on Mark 3:20-35, for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus casting out demons and the accusation that He did so by the power of Beelzebul. Jesus talks about warring kingdoms, and who is the strongest man. 

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