Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Living by God’s Wisdom

Living by God’s Wisdom James 3:17-18 People believed John Wayne said, “Life is hard. It’s harder when you’re stupid.” We chuckle at that because we all know it’s true. Let’s flip that statement around into something positive: “Life is hard, but it’s easier when you have God’s wisdom.” That’s better, isn’t it? And it’s just as true as the first statement. Our problem…

Wise Up about What Matters Most

Wise Up about What Matters Most James 1:5-8 I first ran into a proverb “Too soon old, too late smart.” The first part is certainly true. We are too soon old. The young folks don’t understand this, but soon they will. Nothing is more certain than the passage of time. Yesterday we were born, today we live, tomorrow we die. Life rushes on for all of us. The second…

Praying Boiling Prayers

Praying Boiling Prayers James 5:16-18 We face two dangers whenever we talk about prayer. We can make prayer seem so difficult that only the “super-Christians” can pray effectively while the rest of us just muddle along. Sometimes the stories we tell about saints who spent hours on their knees crying out to God end up discouraging us because we’re busy and tired and the…

Living the Word

Live the Word James 1:21-25 This morning, I want to talk to you about how to better listening the Word of God and live it. Here in this passage James is talking about listening to God’s Word. They didn’t have printed Bibles in the first century. When James says, “Be doers of the Word and not hearers only,” he means both parts of that statement literally. You heard…

No One Like our Mother

No One like Our Mother Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” A London editor submitted to Winston Churchill for his approval a list of all those who had been Churchill’s…

One Man Did Not Stay Dead

Acts 2:29-32 “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his…

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…