Sermon Manuscript: Security and God’s Call (Genesis 11.27-12.9)

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.

Click here for the sermon manuscript:

Genesis 11.27-12.9 — Security and God’s Call

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Sermon Manuscript: John 6:27-40

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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.

John 6:27-40

Sermon Manuscript: What is Creation?

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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

Does the Bible Support Slavery?

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?