This morning we started a 5 week series we’re calling The Gospel According to Abraham. If you’re new to the Bible, Abraham is the biggest character in the Old Testament. He’s monumental. Three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam claim Abraham as a father of their faith. This means that the majority of the world population trace their beliefs back through Abraham.
And when you read the life of Abraham in the Old Testament, you find that Abraham stood out from the crowd. In a world of sameness, he was different. Life didn’t happen to Abraham—he happened to life. Why? How? That’s what this series is all about.
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Genesis 11.27-12.9 — Security and God’s Call
Sunday we completed week 5 of our series “Who is Jesus?” We’ve been looking at texts from the first half of John’s gospel. It’s called the Book of Signs because John has carefully selected vignettes from the ministry of Christ which highlight the essence and nature of his Messiahship. This Sunday we examined Jesus as the Bread of Life in John 6. A copy of the manuscript I preached from is available below for your own study.
The Old Testament prophetic book of Jonah tells us a lot about who God is and what he’s doing in the world. It reveals his mercy and our stubbornness to his commands. Here’s the sermon manuscript for week 2 of our series:
The Old Testament prophetic book of Jonah tells us a lot about who God is and what he’s doing in the world. It reveals his mercy and our stubbornness to his commands. Here’s the sermon manuscript for week 1 of our series:
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through our Summer series! This week’s manuscript can be found below:
Sermon Manuscript: What is Sin? Genesis 3
This past Sunday was week 2 of a 9 week series on Christian doctrine at Lake Wylie Baptist Church.
What is Creation? That was our topic for the week. We saw that creation is good, but it’s not God. This means we enjoy the world we’re living in, but we never treat it as ultimate in our lives. We also so that this world is corrupted by sin and, because of Christ’s work at the cross, creation will one day be remade. Below is a link to the full manuscript:
Genesis 1 et al. (What is Creation)
Other sermons in this series include:
What is the Bible? 2 Timothy 3.10-17
This past Sunday I preached from 1 Peter 2.13-25. In the text Peter addresses servants/slaves. Because the sermon was not primarily about the Bible’s stance on slavery I didn’t take much time to explain a Biblical theology of slavery. The following are links to videos and articles I’ve found helpful:
Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? An Overview
Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? Examining Difficult Texts
Why Is the New Testament Silent on Slavery—Or Is It?
In Psalm 9 David tells us that God never forgets those in need, yet David himself is being pursued and attacked. Is David saying that God is inconsistent? How can David suffer and yet celebrate God at the same time? The following sermon manuscript was preached at Christ Community Church.
Psalm 9 Manuscript
While many books of the Bible tell us to love God, obey God, and have a relationship with God, the Psalms actually show us what that looks like. They show us where to start. This sermon was preaching on May 1st 2016 at Christ Community Church.
Psalm 119 Manuscript
David had a love relationship with that that makes our pale in comparison. How did he get so close to God? Why should we want that same relationship? Psalm 63 gives us a picture of what it looks like to love God completely and shows us how to do it too. Download the sermon notes here: