Sermons on Bible

Jephthah’s (Not So) Tragic Vow – Pt. 1 (Judges 10:17-12:7)

Introduction In an article for marthastewartwedding.com, Taysha Murtaugh, provides several examples of modern wedding vows that couples can make in order change things up from the boring religious and traditional vows we’re so used to hearing. Murtaugh writes, We’d expect nothing less than super-cool vows from this California couple, who threw a chic picnic-party wedding. The groom’s self-penned script included the funny phrase, “I love putting the toothpaste on your toothbrush, I’m yours for eternity.” Honestly, after reading all ten…

A Prophet Vs. A Priest (Amos 7:10-17)

Introduction Amos has warned the deaf nation of Israel about their moral and religious hypocrisy. We’ve seen the first three of five visions Amos received: Plague of Locusts (1-3) Judgment of Fire (4-6) The Plumb Line (7-9) The Lord relented from destroying Israel after Amos intercedes in the first two visions. However, there is no such relief mentioned regarding the vision of the Plumb Line, which dealt with the ground of judgment. In tonight’s passage we see a confrontation between…

Meditates Day and Night (Psalm 1)

Introduction The Psalms: Combine theology with personal biography. Express every human emotion > the antidote to intellectual formalism. They move us from Trust > Obedience > Praise. Psalm 1 teaches us how we are to offer our praise to God. Read Psalm 1 The pursuit of happiness drives everyone. No one has said it more succinctly, clearly and repeatedly than John Piper: “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.” Where am I finding satisfaction? Our happiness in…

Resolved By God’s Grace Psalm 119:1-8

Introduction If you’re anything like me, you do a better job making New Year’s resolutions than keeping them. Have you become completely cynical about New Year’s resolutions? This passage concludes with a joyful resolution, expressed from a dependent heart. Read Psalm 119:1-8 The psalmist is explaining how to get what all of us are after, happiness. The gospel doesn’t lead us to make excuses for our sin, but to delight in obedience. Joyful obedience requires dependence. Augustine, “Give what Thou commandest; command what…
Judas betrays Jesus for 30 pieces of silver

Replacing Judas (Acts 1:15-26)

The reality is this: Left to ourselves we are traitors like Judas, but in Christ we are faithful disciples. It is a sobering warning and a call to faith.