The Joshua Victor Theory
Seeing and Entering the Kingdom of God

Seeing and Entering the Kingdom of God

May 31, 2021

Sermon on John 3:1-17, for Holy Trinity Sunday 2021 (B), about how we are born again/born from above/born of water and the Spirit, and how the Spirit opens our eyes to see the kingdom and enter the kingdom. 

“Convicted for Life”

“Convicted for Life”

May 25, 2021

Sermon on John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15, focusing on 16:8-11, for Pentecost Sunday 2021 (B), about the work of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. What does conviction mean? 

The Testimony of God

The Testimony of God

May 18, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 5:9-15 (really focused on v. 6-12), 7th Sunday of Easter, about the contrast between the testimony of man vs. the greater testimony of God. What is testimony? Who takes the stand to witness/testify to us? What is the testimony about? 

Children of New Life

Children of New Life

May 10, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 5:1-8, for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about how faith, love, and a true confession of Jesus are identifying marks of the children of God. How does John  present the "new life" of believers, and how do we become such children? What defines and shapes our love in the Christian family? 

Live by the Truth

Live by the Truth

May 3, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 4:1-6, for the 5th Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about how we are to "live not by lies" but to "live by the truth." How does a Christian learn to discern the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of error/lies? 

Resurrection Love

Resurrection Love

April 27, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 3:16-24, for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about what it looks like to live with "Resurrection Love." What creates and fuels it? Where is the battleground in the contest between God's truth and worldliness, and how does this relate to how we live out resurrection love? 

We Shall be Like Him

We Shall be Like Him

April 20, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 3:1-7, 3rd Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about what it means to be children of God and how we will "be like Him" when "we see Him as He is." 

Raise for Fellowship

Raise for Fellowship

April 13, 2021

Sermon on 1 John 1:1-2:2, 2nd Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about how Jesus raises His church up for fellowship or life together. What does fellowship mean? Why does God create it? How do we break or keep that fellowship? 

Just as He told you

Just as He told you

April 13, 2021

Sermon on Mark 16:1-8, for the Resurrection of our Lord, Easter 2021 (B), about Jesus' reliable word and how the angel's word exposed the fear and distrust of the disciples, and God's heart to provide "spiritual repair" to those who had not believed. 

All…!

All…!

April 13, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Good Friday, about Jesus giving "all" for us. 

He Prepares a Table

He Prepares a Table

April 13, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 49:71-3, for Maundy Thursday, about the Good Shepherd's promise that we will neither "hunger nor thirst." 

Blood of the Covenant

Blood of the Covenant

March 30, 2021

Sermon on Zechariah 9:11 and Mark 14:24, for Palm Sunday 2021 (B), about the "Blood of the Covenant." What are covenants, and how were they made? What does Jesus mean by using this phrase at His Last Supper? What was His plan and purpose, riding into Jerusalem on the donkey, and the meaning behind Zechariah's prophecy about the blood of the covenant?

One little Word can fell him

One little Word can fell him

March 30, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 49:1-6, for Lent 6 Midweek, about the "sword" in the mouth of the Servant of the Lord. How does Jesus "wield" the Word of God? 

The Road Between

The Road Between

March 23, 2021

Sermon on Mark 10:35-45, 5th Sunday in Lent 2021 (B), about James and John's request seeking glory at Jesus' right and left, and how Jesus refocused their attention on the road between mission and glory, and how it would come with suffering, service, and crosses. How was Jesus' ransom a total new beginning for us? 

Get Out!

Get Out!

March 23, 2021

Sermon on Isaiah 48:17-22 for Lent Midweek 5 about God's call to exiles: "Get Out!" How do we get trapped in sin and death, and how do we make our escape?

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