Sermons

Sermons

Pentecost-2023

Revelation 3:14–22 (ESV) To the Church in Laodicea 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15 “ ‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich,…

Ascension – 2023

Revelation 3:7–13 (ESV) To the Church in Philadelphia 7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. 8 “ ‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, that no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you…

Easter 6 – 2023

Wake Up and Live Revelation 3:1–6 (ESV)To the Church in Sardis3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “ ‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember,…

Easter 5 – 2023

Revelation 2:18–29 (ESV)To the Church in Thyatira18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 “ ‘I know your works, your love and faith and service, and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess…

Easter 4 – 2023

Revelation 2:12–17 (ESV) To the Church in Pergamum 12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 13 “ ‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you: you…

Easter 3 – 2023

Revelation 2:1–11 (ESV) To the Church in Ephesus 2 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 “ ‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know…

Easter 2 – 2023

Dear fellow redeemed: The last words that Christ gave to us came through “The Revelation of St. John.” As with a couple of Old Testament books, like parts of Daniel and Ezekiel, it is written in the form of an Apocalypse, a series of fantastical images that clearly are symbolic rather than literal. If that weren’t enough, the second sentence is often translated, “And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John1” or “Christ expressed this…

Easter Festival – 2023

THE TENTH WITNESS — Mary Magdalene EXORDIUM The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Dear fellow redeemed: As we left it three days ago, John had seen Jesus die, Jesus was dead. Through sightless eyes, John had seen only what mere human eyes could see, and honestly, it wasn’t much. By his eyes, John saw only a lifeless body. Only the eyes of faith could reveal that this was the Lamb of God, who had now taken away…

Good Friday – 2023

John 19:25–37 (ESV) John the Gospel Writer 25 But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. 28 After this, Jesus, knowing…

Maundy Thursday – 2023

John 13:21–30 (ESV) One of You Will Betray Me 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at the table at Jesus’ side, 24 so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. 25 So that…