Recent Sermons

The Song of Jonah

July 23rd, 2017

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying,
“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
    and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
    and you heard my voice.
For you cast me into the deep,
    into the heart of the seas,
    and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
    passed over me. ..." (Jonah 2:1-9)

The Sign of Jonah

July 16th, 2017

And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)

Layover at DFW

June 9th, 2017

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” ... And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:35-41)

Into the Sea

July 2nd, 2017

Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” ... He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea..." Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get back to dry land, but they could not... So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows. (Jonah 1:11-16)

What Have You Done?

June 25th, 2017

And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. ... and said to him, “What is this that you have done!” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. ... (Jonah 1:7-11)

God of the Storm

June 18th, 2017

But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. ... But Jonah ... was fast asleep. So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” (Jonah 1:4-6)

Running from God

June 11th, 2017

... But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. (Jonah 1:1-3)

The Call of Jonah

June 4th, 2017

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” (Jonah 1:1-2)


The Transfiguration

May 28th, 2017

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. (Matt 17:1-8)


The Pursuit of Holiness

May 21st, 2017

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. (2 Cor 1:7)


Deliverance from Enemies, Within and Without

April 30th, 2017

For I hear the whispering of many—
    terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
    as they plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, O Lord;
    I say, "You are my God."
My times are in your hand;
    rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! (Ps 31)

into your hand I commit my spirit

April 23rd, 2017

For you are my rock and my fortress;
    and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me;
You take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hand I commit my spirit;
    you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. (Ps 31)


COME AND SEE

GO AND TELL

April 16th, 2017

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you. (Matt 28:1-7)


Friendship

April 9th, 2017

Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. (1 Sam 18:1-5)


Cast of Characters

March 12th, 2017

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. ... Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas ... These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God ... Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas ... I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. (Col 4:7-18)


how to walk through doors

March 5th, 2017

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. ... Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (Col 4:2-6)


The christian family

Feb 26th, 2017

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. (Col 3:18-21)


The Christian Worker

Feb 19th, 2017

Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ... Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Col 3:17, 22-25)


THE PEACE OF CHRIST

Feb 12th, 2017

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Col 3:15-17)


CHRISTIAN APPAREL

Feb 5th, 2017

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another. (Col 3:12-14)

 


Christ Is All and In All

Jan 29th, 2017

On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away... Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. (Col 3:5-11)