Tag: communion

The Cleansing Blood

This sermon was preached for a worship service in which the sacrament of communion was shared at the close of the service. The sermon uses a number of Scriptures to emphasize the cleansing from sin that is provided through the blood of Jesus Christ. The message speaks about the corruption of sin, the cleansing of…


He Did It All for Me

Using the classic “suffering servant” text from Isaiah 53:4-6, this sermon was delivered for a worship service in which the sacrament of communion was shared. The message emphasizes the theme that Christ sacrificed Himself for each of us, even though we live over two thousand years after His crucifixion. A video recording of the worship…


Forgiven

This is a message that was preached for a Good Friday communion service. It focuses on the words of Jesus as he was being crucified, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Written excerpts of the message can be viewed by clicking here.


His Face Was Set

This is a sermon that was based on Luke 9:51, 53 which describes Jesus’ determination to go to Jerusalem in spite of all the opposition and eventual crucifixion He would be facing at Jerusalem. The message was accompanied with the sacrament of communion. Written excerpts of the sermon can be viewed here.


The Blood that Speaks

This sermon is based on Hebrews 12:24, which mentions that the blood of sprinkling “speaks better things than that of Abel.” This message was provided for a worship service in which the Sacrament of Communion was administered following the sermon. It discusses what it means to say that the blood speaks of better things. To…


Come to the Table

This sermon was preached during a service in which the sacrament of communion was shared. The sermon is based on some of Paul’s words in First Corinthians 10 and shares some comparisons between coming to the table at a family dinner and coming to the Lord’s Table. Those who wish to view a video recording…


God Is Love

This is the 8th sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. This sermon is based on 1 John 4:7-21 and presents John’s message regarding the topic of love. John declares the eternal truth, “God is love.” Then he describes other aspects of love that logically follow from that…


Growing in Christ

This sermon is the fourth in a series of messages through the book of First John. This message covers 1 John 2:12-29 and speaks about the theme of spiritual maturity. In this passage, John addresses believers who are in various stages of spiritual development and tells them what spiritual maturity will enable them to do….


A Remembrance

This is a short Good Friday Communion meditation that was recorded on video. No congregation was present because of restrictions on public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore “participants” were instructed beforehand to prepare the bread and the cup at home prior to watching the video. The short meditation was based on the words…


What Does a Church Do?

This is the third sermon in a short series that attempts to explain what the church is and what it does. This message briefly reviews the first two sermons then begins to describe what the church does. The two tasks of the church discussed in this sermon are worship and administering the sacraments. Written excerpts…