My sermon from this past Sunday (December 17, 2017) is below the fold. My text was Luke 1:26-38. The subject was the phrase spoken to Mary by the angel Gabriel: “Do not be afraid.”
This morning I (John) preached on Jeremiah 32:1-15. My sermon notes are pretty complete, so instead of making up a transcript, I’m just going to share the notes with you. Little things are missing, but everything essential is there.
Hopefully, I won’t come to regret sharing this, but I’m really looking forward to this Sunday’s sermon. I plan to preach on Jeremiah 32:1-15. I believe this is one of the greatest passages on divine and human faithfulness found in the Old Testament, but it takes a little unpacking before one can understand the full scope of what is going on.
My sermon from this past Sunday (October 29, 2017) is below the fold. My text was Matthew 14:22-33. This is an extremely rare instance where my sermon notes almost form a complete manuscript, so I’m simply sharing them.
My sermon from this past Sunday (October 8, 2017) is below the fold. My text was Philippians 3:4-14. I didn’t have an official title for this sermon, but its come to be known as “The Dung Sermon.”
Below the fold is a manuscript version of my (John’s) sermon from Sunday, September 24, 2017, on Matthew 20:1-16. It’s a sermon about getting not what we deserve, but what we need.
Below the fold is an edited transcript of my sermon “Why We’re Here” from this past Sunday (September 10, 2017). My texts were Psalm 100, Exodus 8:1-7, Luke 4:16-22a, and Revelation 4:6b-11.
Below the fold is a written version of my (John’s) sermon from Sunday, August 27, 2017 on Exodus 1:8-2:10.
Below the fold is a written version of Jenny’s sermon from Sunday, August 20, 2017. Her title was “Joseph and His Brothers,” her text was Genesis 45:1-15,
Below the fold is a written version of my (John’s) sermon from Sunday, August 13, 2017, in which I addressed the previous days events in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have taken a transcript of the sermon and altered it slightly to better reflect what I wished to say. (I was speaking with few notes and often extemporaneously.)
I need your help. I want to crowd source part of my coming sermon. I’m preaching on Genesis 28:10-19a, the story of “Jacob’s Ladder.” My usual summary of Jacob’s character is that he is not someone you would want to buy a used car from, However, Tim Holm has pointed out to me that I’m hard on car salesmen (although he says I’ve been getting better*). At any rate, describing Jacob as someone you wouldn’t want to buy a used car from is out. I need another description. Any suggestions?
*Perhaps because I had such a wonderful experience buying a used Toyota Camry from Holm Chevrolet. I’ll admit that this is a shameless plug, but we really did have a wonderful car buying experience.
Below the fold is a written version of my (John’s) sermon on Matthew 11:28-30 from Sunday, July 9, 2017. If you’re looking for the sermon where I talked about the corn kerneler this is it.