Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Christmas Makes Me Rich

Christmas Makes Me Rich 2 Corinthians 8:9 Have you ever tried to explain the real meaning of Christmas to a child? It isn’t easy. There is so much tradition mixed up with spiritual truth that it’s sometimes hard to tell Jesus from Santa Claus and the Wise Men from the snowmen. There is a verse that for me sums up the real meaning of Christmas better than any…

Is Christmas Yours?

Is Christmas Yours? Matthew 11:1-3 Tom Flynn, as a secular humanist, in 1993, he urges other non-believers to ignore Christmas altogether. Here’s the key quote: “If Jesus is not your Savior, Christmas is not your holiday.” When I read those words, my mind started running in three or four directions at once. But after thinking about it, I decided Tom Flynn had a…

A Restaurant in the Wilderness

A Restaurant in the Wilderness Psalm 78:19 “They spoke against God, saying, ‘Can God spread a table in the desert?’” No, he can’t. God can’t set a table in the wilderness. This is the lesson I want to bring for the time of Black Friday between Thanksgiving and Christmas to remind us what life is. Can God spread a table in the desert? Foolish question. The wilderness is…

My Daily Living Lifestyle

My Daily Living Lifestyle Matthew 6:11 “Give us today our daily bread.” Before we begin: Name three things you pray about most often. Healing, blessing, protection. But here in Matt. 6:11, why does God want us to ask him to provide “daily” bread? Why does God ask me o pray for bread or rice when I have plenty of it in my kitchen or barn? There are two words we need to…

Our Faith Rests on Facts

Our Faith Rests on Facts Psalm 136 Our faith has solid foundation but many Christian sill struggle about it when life hitting hard time and then walk away from God. Why “break up” with Jesus? We have to find out who God is so that we will be strong when the winds of sorrow blow against us.  Good theology does that for us. We can see this principle at work in Psalm 136,…

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Revelation 22:1-2 We come to Revelation chapters 21 and 22 and a look at the capital city of heaven. When Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, He included a marvelous promise to believers. He said to them in Matthew 5:12, “Your reward in heaven is great.” Jesus also included in the Sermon on the Mount a command to “Lay up treasures in…

To Display His Mercy Part 2

To Display His Mercy Part 2 Romans 11:30-32 Key words: Sin, Delete button, God’s mercy, and grace and propitiation. Propitiation story: Years after the death of President Calvin Coolidge, this story came to light. In the early days of his presidency, Coolidge awoke one morning in his hotel room to find a cat burglar going through his pockets. Coolidge spoke up, asking the…

To Display His Mercy Part 1

To Display His Mercy Part 1 Romans 11:30-32 Key words: Sin, Delete button, God’s mercy, and grace. What motivates God to make the astonishing offer to forgive all our sins? it’s all about God’s mercy: God desires to make his mercy the apex of his own glory in the eyes of all creation. I can imagine when God is full of glory He likes to create something that he share his…

Bye Bye Paradise

Bye Bye Paradise Genesis 3:20-24 In French language they it has two words for Bye bye, Au revoir and Adieu. Au revoir means see you again and adieu means up to God. Let look at our lesson today to see which word God wants to say to mankind in the Eden garden. Is it up to us or up to Him that we can return when He evicted us from the Garden of Eden ? I wonder if Eve said…

Sin: Nothing Works Right

Sin: Nothing Works Right Genesis 3:7-19 As long as we live in a world of sin, bad things will happen to good people, even to people who have given their lives to serve the Lord. The Bible tells us “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23a). It has always been that way, ever since God warned Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the…