Sermons from 2017

Sermons from 2017


Jesus had an (im)perfect family tree – Matthew 1:1-16 Jesus had an (im)perfect earthly beginning – Luke 1:26-35; Matthew 2:16 Jesus invites imperfect people to join His family tree and become perfect as he is perfect – 1 Timothy 2:1-4; John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 And that’s why I choose Him as my King!

The Stump that Discovered the Tree of Life

Despite God’s warnings, Judah rejected God. (2 Chronicles 36:15-16) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s belief, God used him to punish Judah. (2 Kings 25:1-2) Despite Daniel’s warning, Nebuchadnezzar fell victim to his pride. (Daniel 4:27;29-33) Despite Nebuchadnezzar’s punishment, he lifted his eyes to Heaven and his reason returned to him. (Daniel 4:34-35) If Judah would have looked to God alone, their reason would return, and they too would have recognized He is the only true God. Daniel 4:1-3

An Underrated Discovery

Josiah didn’t let his father influence his pursuit of God. (2 Chronicles 34:1-2) At 16 he sought God (2 Chronicles 34:3a) At 20 he affirmed his love by destroying idols (2 Chronicles 34:3b) At 26 he made history (2 Chronicles 34:15; 35:18) Josiah discovered that God… Deals out justice (2 Chronicles 34:24-25) Protects those who seek after Him with a tender and humble heart. (2 Chronicles 34:26-27) The power of God’s Word is that it will lead us to know…

Divided and Conquered

Israel was divided because… Solomon had a lost heart. (1 Kings 11:9-11) David had a faithful heart. (1 Kings 11:12-13) God divided it. (1 Kings 11:14,23,31-32) Psalm 86:1-11 NIV Psalm 86:11 (NIV) – “…give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” An undivided heart… has a single allegiance Shows humility is eager to learn

The Most Useless Sermon I’ll Preach

Solomon started out with a specific purpose (2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Kings 3:5-9) Solomon turned his heart away from God and toward his own pleasures (1 Kings 11:1-3) Solomon came to the conclusion that everything under the sun is vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:12-14) Except one: “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; 1 Kings 9:6-7)

Lead Me

Mark 6:30-44 God gave us the gift and design of leadership. When leaders lead things get done. When leaders learn from Jesus, what they deliver satisfies. When followers submit to Jesus they are filled. What does this have to do with church leadership? The leaders need only to deliver what comes from Jesus. Mark 6:41 The leaders need to be qualified to lead God’s church. 1 Peter 5:1-4 The church needs to submit to what God has ordained. 1 Peter…

King David: What was God Thinking?

Saul was rejected because… He disobeyed – 1 Samuel 15:19 He relied on his own spirit – 1 Samuel 13:12 He didn’t understand what God desires – 1 Samuel 15:22-23 David’s qualifications and differences from Saul were… Honor – 1 Samuel 24:6-10 Endurance – 2 Samuel 5:4 Adoration – 1 Samuel 17:26 Repentance – 2 Samuel 12:13 Trust – 1 Samuel 23:2 God wants our heart.  Because when the heart is all in, the soul, mind, and, strength, follow.

King Saul: The People’s King

King Saul: The People’s King Donkeys & Dice The People’s Request – 1 Samuel 8:4-9 The Donkey Wrangler – 1 Samuel 9:1-27 Toss the Dice! – 1 Samuel 10:20-24 Sacrifices & Survivors Seven day wait – 1 Samuel 10:8; 1 Samuel 13:5-14 Sounds of Survivors – 1 Samuel 15:2-26 Consequences & Consultations Tormented by an Evil Spirit – 1 Samuel 16:14-22 Consulting a Medium – 1 Samuel 28:3-25