SERMON: “Having Possessions and Being Possessed” (Matthew 6:19-21)

Here is the video of the sermon I preached Sunday at the Shiloh Church on Matthew 6:19-21. I called it, “Having Possessions and Being Possessed.” In the message, I argued that to have possessions without being possessed by them, you must… I. Be concerned of where your treasure resides (vv. 19-20) II. Be committed to […]

Notes from Sunday – 1/15/12

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yesterday ended our 2012 Prayer Emphasis Week. It hasbeen a powerful week of prayer. The week climaxed with our first All-Night PrayerMeeting. It started Friday night at 10 PM and went through Saturday morning at6 AM. What a time! Thanks to all of our staff and volunteers. It was […]

Out of the Salt Shaker

THE SALT OF THE EARTHMatthew 5:13 Sodium Chloride – SALT – gets a lot of bad press. It is blamed for everything from hypertension to obesity to heart disease. The need for salt is questioned. Its use is discouraged. And its presence on many tables is often more decorative than anything else. But this was […]

You Are What You Eat

I resumed my study of the Sermon on the Mount tonight in our midweek worship service. I am still in the beatitudes. My text was Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (ESV). I entitled the message, “How Is Your Appetite?” I addressed three aspects of […]

The Heart’s Response to God’s Word

I plan to begin a new series on sermons this coming Sunday on the Parable of the Sower that I am calling: “The Heart’s Response to God’s Word.” It’s recorded in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. But I will do my work from Matthew’s version – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. I find it most difficult and exhilarating […]