Sermons from April 2012

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God’s Supreme Folly – Part 1 – 1 Corinthians 1:18-27


Christ the Wisdom and Power of God18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one […]

How to Avoid a Church Split – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17


Divisions in the Church10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is […]

A Parable of Seeking, Suffering and Rejoicing – Luke 15


The Parable of the Lost Sheep15:1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, […]

How to Appropriate The Word Of God – James 1:19-25


Hearing and Doing the Word19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your […]

The Sermon From Hell – Luke 16:19-31


The Rich Man and Lazarus19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came […]

His Agony is Our Hope – Psalm 22


Why Have You Forsaken Me?To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,and by night, but I […]