Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Believing in Resurrection

Believing in Resurrection Acts 26:8 Christmas and Khmer New Year celebrations have too many distractions. But Easter seems quiet. I like it because I am not worrying about distraction. But there is more deep issue I need to bring up. It is the problem of the heart and too many excuses for that. It happened before. The year: AD 60. The place: The palace of Herod Agrippa II…

To Satisfy God

To Satisfy God Isaiah 53:10-12 Wow today we celebrate two things at the same times: Khmer New Year and Holy Week. Well, for Khmer New Year I don’t have much question but for the Holy week which includes the Good Friday I have lots of questions. So here is the main question for the Good Friday. Why did Jesus die? Few things in life are more difficult than the sudden death…

He is my Suffering Substitute

Isaiah 53:4-6 Why did God send Jesus to die? Why Jesus had to die that way? Thoughtful people have pondered that question for 2000 years. So how did he end up dying on a Roman cross? We will never understand God until we understand the cross. No chapter helps us more in that quest than Isaiah 53. This is the very heart of the gospel. And the “heart of the heart” comes in…

When It Is Too Simple

When It Is Too Simple John 3:1-7 Religion is a way back to God. Some are easy and some are very hard. Some Religion followers are serious and some are not. Some Christian are serious and some are not. So the question is, am I a real Christian or am I just a religious person? There are many religious people in the world and many different religions. Do you know Mother…

To Live My Everyday Life

To Live My Everyday Life 1 Thessalonian 4:9-12 Illustration: Here are the words of Mark Twain, an American Christian writer: “It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” He’s right about that. We know what he meant. You can spend years studying difficult Bible passages and come away…

God’s Deposit

God’s Deposit 2 Corinthians 5:5 “It is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinthians 5:5). Not many things in life are truly guaranteed. If you have a job today, you might not have one tomorrow. If you are healthy today, you might be sick tomorrow. If you have made money today, who…

Hold It Lightly

Hold It Lightly Luke 12:16-21 The land of a rich man in this parable produced plentifully and he thought to himself, “What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?” And he said, “I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many…

Living Best for Every Moment

Living Best of Every Moment Matthew 25:14-30 This wonderful little story is called the Parable of the Talents. Readers are drawn to it because it is simple, clear and easy to understand. And its lessons are impossible to miss. This parable tells what to do while we wait for Jesus to return. While we are waiting, we are to work for the Lord. Often we will not risk anything…

Love is a Risky Hope in God

Love is a Risky Hope in God I Corinthians 13:7 The New International Version tells us that love “always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” The King James Version says that love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” No matter which translation you use, the meaning is the same. The word “always” or the phrase…

To Love People

To Love People I Corinthians 13:4-6 Illustration: A Peanuts cartoon shows Lucy standing with her arms folded and a stern expression on her face. Charlie Brown pleads, “Lucy, you must be more loving. This world really needs love. You have to let yourself love to make this world a better place.” Lucy angrily whirls around and knocks Charlie Brown to the ground. She screams…