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: Galatians 3:21-27

Yesterday we continued our sermon series through the book of Galatians. We’re calling it Saving Faith. In this letter the apostle Paul challenges those who were distorting the doctrine of justification by grace alone. Judaizers, as we have come to know these false teachers, were teaching that the work of circumcision must be added to the finished work of Christ for salvation. Paul issues the strongest warning he ever gives to these teachers and to this church. To distort the true gospel is to have no gospel at all. To download the sermon manuscript from this past Sunday just click the link below:

Galatians 3.21-27

Sermon Manuscript: Galatians 1:1-5

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Yesterday we began a sermon series through the book of Galatians. We’re calling it Saving Faith. In this letter the apostle Paul challenges those who were distorting the doctrine of justification by grace alone. Judaizers, as we have come to know these false teachers, were teaching that the work of circumcision must be added to the finished work of Christ for salvation. Paul issues the strongest warning he ever gives to these teachers and to this church. To distort the true gospel is to have no gospel at all. To download the sermon manuscript from this past Sunday just click the link below:

Galatians 1:1-5

Sermon Manuscript: John 11

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Sunday we completed the final week 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 Resurrection and the Life in John 11. A copy of the manuscript I preached from is available below for your own study.

John 11

Sermon Manuscript: John 4:43-54

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On Sunday we continued a six week series through John’s “Book of Signs.” Our goal in the series is to examine the vignettes John offers in the first half of his gospel account to gain a full picture of who Jesus is and what he means to us. The fourth part of the series was from John 4:43-54, and the sermon manuscript can be found below:

John 4:43-54

Sermon Manuscript: John 2:1-11

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On Sunday we continued a six week series through John’s “Book of Signs.” Our goal in the series is to examine the vignettes John offers in the first half of his gospel account to gain a full picture of who Jesus is and what he means to us. The third part of the series was from John 2:1-11, and the sermon manuscript can be found below:

John 2:1-11

Sermon Manuscript: John 1:29-34

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On Sunday we continued a six week series through John’s “Book of Signs.” Our goal in the series is to examine the vignettes John offers in the first half of his gospel account to gain a full picture of who Jesus is and what he means to us. The second part of the series was from John 1:29-34, and the sermon manuscript can be found below:

John 1:29-34

Sermon Manuscript: Luke 2.1-7

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This past Sunday we look at Luke 2:1-7. Luke shows us that the birth of Christ is a historical event. He links the birth of our Lord to historical facts. Christ’s birth was also a prophetic event. Luke highlights Bethlehem as the city of David pointing us back to Micah 5 and 2 Samuel 7. Finally, Luke shows us that the birth of Christ is an offer of peace. Christ humbled himself to redeem us.

Here’s the manuscript for the sermon: Luke 2:1-7

Sermon Manuscript: Love Lake Wylie – Week One

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Yesterday we kicked off a three week series on church membership and ministry we’re calling “Love Lake Wylie.” We’re taking seriously— the teaching of the Bible— that we cannot become who God has called us to be without the church. We’re countering the individualism of our culture and declaring something bold: we need one another. We need our church. We don’t just need to be served by the church. In order for us to become who we were made to be – we must be serving others. Here’s a link to the entire sermon manuscript. This Sunday we observed community so the manuscript is a bit different than normal.

Love Lake Wylie – Week One – Romans 12:3-8