Tag: worship

Colossians: The Preeminent Christ

This sermon is the second message in a series of messages through the New Testament book of Colossians. Based on Col. 1:15-23, the message focuses on the words of Paul as he describes various qualities and characteristics of Jesus, the Son of God. A video recording of the worship service in which this message was…


Will Stones Speak for You?

This sermon focused on the passage of Scripture in Luke 19:40 “… if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” The message provides a look at other passages in which stones were used to convey important messages, then addresses the possible meanings Jesus had in mind by making the statement. A video…


The King of Glory

This is a sermon that was recorded with no congregation present because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings. The message is based on Ps. 24:7-10 and is applied to the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday. There is no audio recording for this message, but a video recording of the entire service can…


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…


What Is a Church?

This is a sermon that attempts to explain the nature of the church from a biblical perspective. The message describes what the church is NOT, and then begins to define what the church is. Various metaphors used in the Bible help define the church and its purpose. This is the first sermon in a short…


Thanksgiving Choirs

This sermon discusses the OT book of Nehemiah, chapter 12, where the writer makes reference to “thanksgiving choirs” that were utilized in the celebration when the rebuilt wall around Jerusalem was dedicated. The sermon provides some contextual details and then points out four observations from the passage and applies them to our responsibility to join…


A Hymn of Praise

This sermon is based on Psalms 103 and expresses the appropriateness of giving praise to the Lord at all times, but especially during the season when our nation recognizes a national day of Thanksgiving. In the Psalm, David provides an appeal for personal praise; a sampling of God’s attributes; and an exhortation for universal praise….


Number One Priority

This message is based on several passages of Scripture and emphasizes the primary mission of the church and all Christian believers – to glorify God. The sermon strives to show that giving praise, adoration, honor and glory to God should be highest priority before we attempt to do anything else for God. This sermon is…


Myths and Mysteries – Prayer

This is the fourth message in a series of sermons discussing some of the common misconceptions Christians hold that are not supported by an accurate understanding of the Scripture. This sermon talks about the “myth” that we can use prayer to manipulate God into doing our wishes if we just make sure we use the…


How Does One Worship – Part 2

This is the fourth sermon in a series of messages on the theme of worship. This message continues discussing how we should worship the Lord. We not only need to worship Him in spirit and in truth (previous sermon), but we should worship with our words and with our conduct.