Sermons

Reading: Isaiah 54:1-8 Sermon: John 5:1-9 Discussion Questions 1)  Since Jesus healed more people than we're told about, why did John tell us about this specific healing? 2)  Why did Jesus go to this pool called "Bethesda" while He was in Jerusalem? 3)  What does the fact that "multitudes" of people are waiting by the pool for the water to be stirred reveal about them?  What was their hope in?  How do people in our time do the same thing, spiritually-speaking? 4)  Some people argue that it's not fair that God only saves some.  But the same argument could be made here: was it unfair that Jesus healed this man?  Was it unloving in any way?  How would you respond to someone who accuses Jesus of injustice here? 5)  Why does Jesus ask this powerless man if he wanted to be healed (v.6)?  Why was it loving and not cruel  And what does the man's response (v.7) reveal? more...

Reading: Acts 13:26-37 Sermon: Psalm 16:1-11 Discussion Questions: 1)  What is the request that David makes in this psalm? How does this request demonstrate Biblical faith (v.1)? 2)  Why is it important to realize that we have no good in us, apart from God (v.2)? 3)  Why does love for God result in a love for His saints (v.3)? 4)  Why is it important that we believe that God is sovereign, all-powerful, and good? What difference does it make in good times? In hard times? 5)  What pagan "gods" are you tempted or inclined to serve? How can you overcome that temtation? 6)  How do we find peace and contentedness in every circumstance (v.5)? 7)  Many people have the idea that Christianity is a joyless religion. Why is that? Why is it NOT a joyless religion (v.11)? more...

Reading: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Sermon: John 4:43-54 Discussion Questions: 1) What is the difference between coming to faith in Jesus for who He is, rather than for what He can do? 2) Why did Jesus leave Samaria - a place where He was seeing a lot of success? 3) What are some of the similarities and differences between this miracle, and the first miracle in Cana (cf John 2:1-11)? 4) Why does it matter that Jesus healed the royal official's son without leaving Cana? 5) What does the word "yesterday" (verse 52) reveal about the royal official's faith in Jesus? 6) Why is evidence insufficient for bringing a person to faith in Jesus? 7) What is the difference between "seeing is believing" and "believing is seeing"? more...

Reading: Isaiah 12:2-6 Sermon: John 4:31-42 more...

Reading: 1st Chronicles 16:24-31 Sermon: John 4:27-30 more...

Reading: James 3:4-12 Sermon: Psalm 15 more...

Reading: Exodus 32:1-8
Sermon: John 4:23-24
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Reading: Deuteronomy 27:1-13 Sermon: John 4:19-22 more...

Reading: 2nd Corinthians 5:11-20 Sermon:  John 4:1-10 more...

Reading: Philippians 4:4-9 Sermon: Psalm 13:1-6 more...

Reading: Philippians 2:1-11 Sermon: Acts 6:1-7 & 1 Timothy 3:8-13 more...

Reading: Philippians 2:5-16 Sermon: John 3:22-30 more...

Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 Sermon: John 3:18-21 more...

Reading: Isaiah 43:8-13 Sermon: John 3:16-17 more...

Reading:  Numbers 21:1-9 Sermon:  John 3:14-15 more...

Reading: 2nd Corinthians 4:13-18 Sermon: Psalm 11:1-7 more...