Evening Sermon Series

Sermons to minister to your heart.

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December 10 – Christ’s Sufficiency, Our Assurance

Scripture(s): Hebrews 10

All significant truths have significant consequences. Whether it is gravity or the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice, they all have consequences. Ignoring those consequences are when we have trouble.

December 3 – The New Covenant: We Can Look to the Future!

Scripture(s): Hebrews 9

Sometimes we are helped understand things by pictures. Preachers use word pictures to capture our imaginations. What Jesus has done for us can be understood in pictures as well.

November 26 – The New Covenant – What is It?

Scripture(s): Hebrews 8

The gift of salvation is amazing because it brings together all those things which make gifts wonderful: person, cost, and perfection.

November 5 – Playing instead of Believing

Scripture(s): Scripture(s): Hebrews 6 

There is no more important faith rule than to take our relationship with Jesus seriously. If we don’t, we will discover real spiritual pain.

October 29 – The Deep Waters of Faith – Melchizedek and Jesus

Scripture(s): Heb 5:11-14; Heb 7:1-28

Studying “types” is not easy. It is important,  yet difficult work. This mysterious Melchizedek shows us that we cannot be saved by our own merit.

October 22 – Our Compassionate Savior

Scripture(s): Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Some people’s understanding of salvation is heavy with the consequences for sin. We emphasize those consequences because so many do not understand their need for a Savior. Yet, do we really understand why Jesus went to the trouble of dying for us? Do we know how He views us and our daily struggles to honestly love for Him? Do we know His compassion?

October 15 – Holding Fast Because of Others

Scripture(s): Hebrews 4:1-13 

So, we can be motivated by the inspiration of others or the cost to ourselves. Can we be motivated by our love of others?

October 8 – Hard Hearts Hurt

Scripture(s): Hebrews 3:7-19

Therefore… because of the faithfulness of Jesus and Moses… Don’t get hard.

October 1 – Called to Faithfulness

Scripture(s): Hebrews 3:1-6

We have people in our lives who speak to us even though we are no longer around them. Do we let Moses do that?

September 24 – A Little Lower

Scripture(s): Hebrews 2:5-18

When Jesus became human he was brought low. To him it was worth it.

September 17 – The Consequences of Jesus’ Greatness

Scripture(s): Hebrews 2:1-4 with assorted other verses from Hebrews

Truth has consequences.  There is no truth greater than the fact that Jesus is greater than all.  So, what happens now that Jesus has revealed Himself to the world?

September 3 – The Son is No Mere Angel

Scripture(s): Hebrews 1:5-14 

No matter how great a thing is, nothing is better than the Creator.  That is the relationship between Jesus and angels.  He is greater.

August 27 – Our Superior Jesus

Scripture(s): Hebrews 1:1-4

The book of Hebrews is deep book with a simple message: Jesus is the best expression of God that we could ever wish for or imagine.  Chase after Him. – Such a good text that I had to preach on it twice!

July 30 – Our Superior Jesus

Scripture(s): Hebrews 1:1-4

The book of Hebrews is deep book with a simple message: Jesus is the best expression of God that we could ever wish for or imagine.  Chase after Him.

July 23 – What about the Unrepentant?

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:13-17

Ignoring the sins of others doesn’t have to come due to sin or complacency. Sometimes, familiarity makes us comfortable with the lack of growth in ourselves or others. Paul challenges us to be different.

July 16 – Live, don’t Meddle

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 

It is a funny thing to think of the interesting characteristics of a random group of people.  However, would anyone want to qualify as a busybody?

June 25 – Do as I Do

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10

June 4 – Pray

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Like the rest of our Christian life, there isn’t some special path to being a super Christian.  What it takes to pray well is faithfulness. Let’s start here.

Sunday, May 28 – Responding to the Hard Stuff

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 2:11-16 

As we would expect, the response of believers to the end times should be different from the lost.  It is the same with our everyday struggles.  Is it?

Sunday, May 7 – The Man of Lawlessness

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10 

When we think about the end times, we can shy away from the parts that bother us.  However, if God has revealed it, we must be ready.

Sunday, April 30 – Cultivating a Godly Attitude toward Persecution and Suffering

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 1:9-12 

We say we want God’s best for us.  However, sometimes wanting that best requires something greater than common sense.  It requires believing in God’s character over what we are experiencing.

Sunday, April 23 – Who Shines for God?

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 1:1-8 

Who do the best of the best praise?  They praise those who truly shine.  When we think of faithful disciples, what characteristics shine?

Sunday, April 8 – Words to the Old

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 12 

As we live we feel like life will always stay the same.  One of the realities experience teaches us is that life changes.  Will that reality have significance in how we follow God?

Sunday, March 26 – Words to the Young

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 11

We all want to be important. To someone. What will make us important?

Sunday, March 19 – The Lying Power of Sin (part 2)

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 10:1-20

The one who lies about eternity to steal our hope will also lie about life here on earth to steal our joy.

Sunday, March 5 – The Lying Power of Sin (Part 1)

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 9

Why is it that two people looking at the same information can come to different conclusions?  It is because of the half-truths they believe.  We must be aware of the half-truths Satan tells us.

Sunday, February 26 – To Whom Do We Run?

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 8

What do you do when life doesn’t make sense?  To whom do you run?

Sunday, February 12 – The Call of Moderation

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 7:15-28

When we hear the word moderation we think of what we eat or drink.  Yet, God’s Word asks us to do all things in moderation.  Why?  Because moderation is the consistent application of wisdom in all of life.

Sunday, January 29 – Foggy Happiness

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 

There is nothing wrong with being happy, but there is a problem with seeking happiness and ease.  The problem is what becomes our God?  Our goal is walking with the one true God.  What is yours?

Sunday, January 22 – Contentment is Where Happiness Lives

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 5:10-20; 6:1-12

Potato chips, chocolate cupcakes, and all other snack foods illustrate a whole life principle: living by our appetite is not good for us.  God urges us to live by His calling instead.  To be happy we need contentment.

Sunday, January 1 – Being Thoughtful Toward God

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Jesus told a parable about a servant who was being fired.  He decided to make friends with his master’s money before he was fired.  Jesus then said that lost folks know what to do with money better than the saved.  Solomon’s thoughts today are like that.  Even in his struggling state, Solomon knew what God deserved.

Sunday, December 4 – Where is Your Hope?

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 4

I once read that there was no such thing as false hope. That is a lie. For hope to be real it must be able to hold us up. Otherwise, we either don’t really believe it or it isn’t worth trusting. We need Jesus.

Sunday, November 27 – Are We Different Than the Lost?

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 3:12-22

Solomon defines for us the ethic and purpose of good people without Christ. Are we really any different?

Sunday, November 6 – The Good Life

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

Too many times our world tries to sell us the lie of the good life. It is in our advertisements. It is in our idealism. Often, that good life is focused on a life free of pain. God’s focus is a life leading to Him.

Sunday, October 30 – Eternity, the Revealer of Worth

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 2:12-26

When we take away the superficial reasons we do things we discover if the things we are doing really matters. When we look forward to forever life gets put into perspective.

Sunday, October 16 – Chasing

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11

We don’t like feeling empty.  Jesus said that, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.” (John 7:37)  What does a man do when he is thirsty?  He chases water.

Sunday, October 9 – When This Is All You See

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

When all we look at is this world, its problems, or people then that becomes all we can see. Solomon struggled with that. Do we?

Sunday, October 2 – 3 Essentials of Forgiveness

Scripture(s): Philemon 1:17-20

Too many times we call things forgiveness that aren’t. We hold grudges. We just say the words, but we hold onto the pain. How can we truly forgive?

Sunday, September 25 – Restoration through Forgiveness

Scripture(s): Philemon 1:8-17

Restoration changes things: Attitudes, feelings, hopes, dreams. What would restoration do in a few of your relationships? Have you thought about it?

Sunday, September 18 – The Healthy Habits of Forgiveness

Scripture(s): Philemon 1:1-9

There is great value in choosing healthy habits to become healthy. No, we may not be healthy already, but those habits make us healthy. Spiritually, the healthy habit that we need is forgiveness.

Sunday, September 4 – The Foundation of Forgiveness

Scripture(s): Philemon 1:1-7

It is something to be forgiven.  When you know that you have done wrong and need restoration.  At that point, there is nothing sweeter.  However, it is difficult for the person who is being asked to forgive.  Why?  Because it costs them so much.

Sunday, August 14 – Human Solutions to Big Problems

Scripture(s): Judges 17-21

People have problems.  People with Jesus have problems.  People without Jesus have problems.  Does it make a difference how they solve their problems?  Should it?

Sunday, July 31 – Samson – Learning to Follow Well

Scripture(s): Judges 14-16

The life of Samson is not about learning from a stellar example.  It is about learning from a man of faith’s mistakes.  Like Solomon, Samson shows us what not to do.

Sunday, July 17 – The Curious Case of Jephthah

Scripture(s): Judges 11 

To be honest, it should disturb us who God uses.  Yet, it is the fact that God uses people who disturb us that gives us hope.  That means that He can use us.

Sunday, June 26 – Losing the Peace

Scripture(s): Judges 9

God is so good to us. It isn’t just Satan or others that can ruin it. We too can ruin what God has given to us if we don’t apply His word to our lives.

Sunday, June 12 – Sharing Through Prayer

Prayer is universal.  We receive it.  We accept it.  When we pray for another, they let us share in their lives.  As they do, let us share with them the One who can save them.

Sunday, June 5 – How God Grows Our Faith

Scripture: Judges 6-7

Sunday, May 29 – The Struggles of the Faithless

Scripture(s): Judges 4

It is easy to make coming to church or reading our Bible about gaining information.  However, that is not its purpose.  The Bible, and church, are both the place we hear from God.  When we hear from God, what are we to do next?

Sunday, May 22 – Opportunities

Scripture(s): Judges 3

When life comes at us, we can be pulled in many directions.  God’s people must see the invitation to choose God’s path.

Sunday, May 1 – When Sin is in Charge

Scripture(s): Judges 1-2 (19-21) (1-3; 10-17)

When we are warned about sin, many times our understanding of its consequences is simplistic.  However, sin does not just have one consequence.  It has many.

Sunday April 24 – Defeating Satan (Bonus!)

Sunday, April 24 – Thinking Again About the Types of Angels

Sunday, April 17 – Guardian Angels

Sunday, April 10 – The Angel of Death

When you think of the angel of death, do you have a picture of some green mist or a picture of the grim reaper?  What does the Bible teach us about the angel of death?

Sunday, April 3 – Satan (part 2)

Satan has many names and descriptions in the scripture. Yet, all those names and descriptions are consistent in character. Satan is a personal being who wishes to destroy those made in the image of God.

Sunday, March 20 – Satan

Satan has many names and descriptions in the scripture. Yet, all those names and descriptions are consistent in character. Satan is a personal being who wishes to destroy those made in the image of God.

Sunday, March 6 – Demons (part 2)

In the second of a two part introduction we examine the pictures God uses to describe demons.  We see that demons are not more powerful than angels.  Satan is not equal to God.  They are just created beings that have rebelled.  What are these beings?

Sunday, February 28 – Demons

In the first of a two part introduction we examine the pictures God uses to describe demons.  We see that demons are not more powerful than angels.  Satan is not equal to God.  They are just created beings that have rebelled.  What are these beings?

Sunday, February 14 – Shining God’s Glory

An angel’s first purpose is not to simply minister or share God’s Word.  An angel’s purpose is to shine for God.  They show us God’s greatness.

Sunday, January 31 – Delivering God’s Messages

We see angels most often in Scripture delivering God’s messages.  What messages do they deliver?  Why did God use them and not a prophet?

Sunday January 24 – Touched by an Angel

Angels are called ministering spirits.  Just how do they minister?

Sunday, January 17 – The Words We Use for Angels

Like the true angelic beings, we must take care that the words we say reflect God’s thoughts.

Sunday, January 3 – The Types of Angels

Sunday, December 27 – General Observations about Angels

For more sermons from our series on 1 Peter, click here

For sermons from our series on the Proverbs, click here

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