Sermons on Sin

Really, why do bad things happen?

A father’s deceit and favoritism brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 37:3-4) Jealousy brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 37:28) Physical desire and lies brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 39:6b-7) A bad memory caused pain and suffering. (Gen. 40:23) Lack of vision caused pain and suffering. (Gen. 50:15;19-20) The long and short of it is that SIN…

Seeing the Snake

Proverbs 22:6 Know the Way – Broad is the road that leads to Destruction Narrow is the road that leads to Life Go the Way – Children are more likely to follow your Example Show the Way – Do not turn to the Right or to the Left Keep your foot from Evil “Bar-Mitzvah” “Bar”…

Making a Murder

The Motive

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 14-16 Judas, Caiaphas, and Pilate were the three suspects. Mark 14:10-11 John 18:14; Mark 14:53-55 Mark 15:15 All three had one thing in common:  A heart apart from God. Mark 14:4-5 Mark 14:1-2 John 19:7-8, 12, 15 Power was the motive behind the killing of Jesus. John 11:45-48 Genesis 3:6 Sin was…

The Building of a Church

Acts 2:14 – 2:47 “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” (Acts 2:40) The generation ignored God’s Word The generation ignored God’s signs The generation ignored, rejected, and killed the Savior “What should we do?” (2:37) Repent and be baptized Receive the Holy Spirit The people’s response was twofold:  (2:42-47) Attended Temple together Met in each…

It’s All About Who?

Mark 6:14-29 Herod was to lead Judea Herod was led by sinfulness We are to be led by Jesus through the Holy Spirit Often times we allow sin to lead us Sin brings us to a confused conclusion The one true offensive message: it’s all about Jesus