Finishing the Beatitudes

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in Sermon Series, Sermon Skeletons, The Beatitudes, The Sermon on the Mount | 1 comment

I am preaching through the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) on Wednesday nights. Last night, I complete the introductory section – The Beatitudes of Jesus (Matt. 5:3-12). The next section of the passage in Matthew 5:13-16, where Jesus describes the influence his disciples should have on the world for the kingdom of heaven. Using to gripping and dynamic word pictures, Jesus declares, “You are the salt of the earth” (5:13) and...

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2009 in Sermon Series, Sermon Skeletons, The Beatitudes, The Sermon on the Mount | 0 comments

Tonight, I began a new Wednesday night sermon series through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). I had planned on doing another series, on “Total-Life Stewardship.” It was very eager to get that study going. But I just could not get a green light to start it. I trust that the Lord will allow me to get to it at another time. For the meantime, I will be in the Sermon on the Mount for a while. I plan to cover the entire...

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The Heart’s Response to God’s Word

Posted by on Feb 27, 2009 in Matthew, Sermon Series | 4 comments

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 to preach the parables of Jesus. They are so simple. And yet the profundity of these simple teachings is...

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The Stewardship Of Your Gifts

Posted by on Feb 22, 2008 in MSMBC, Preaching, Sermon Series | 1 comment

God willing, I will continue my series on “Total-Life Stewardship” this Sunday. I am nearing the end. And it is pretty interesting how this series has been growing on me as the weeks have gone by. Sunday’s message will be the next to last in the series. I plan to speak on the stewardship of our (spiritual) gifts. 1 Peter 4:10-11 is the foundational text for this message. It says: “As each has received a gift, use it to...

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The Stewardship of your Speech

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008 in Sermon Series, Speech | 2 comments

On last Lord’s day, I continued my series on “Total-Life Stewardship.” The message was on the stewardship of the body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). I sought to make two major points in that message: (1) We should strive to be healthy, and more importantly, (2) we should strive to be holy. God willing, this sunday I will preach on the stewardship of our speech or our words. The Bible is clear that words matter to God. And our words...

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Total Life Stewardship

Posted by on Jan 9, 2008 in MSMBC, Sermon Series, Stewardship | 3 comments

This coming Sunday I will begin a new sermon series that I am calling “Total-Life Stewardship: Being Faithful with a Borrowed Life.” The bottom-line of Christian stewardship is simply that God owns everything. We are just stewards (or managers) of the things we possess. And this stewardship involves more than just our time, talents, and treasures – even though it definitely includes these fundamental things. Christian...

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