SERMON: A Lesson in Morality

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13aA. INTRODUCTIONAdultery, cover-up, murder, abuse of authority . . . It sounds like the story of a modern-day dictator, or a plot of a modern-day movie. And yet all these ingredients (and more) or included in the pages of the Old Testament. And,...

SERMON: Ordinary, But Committed, People

1 Samuel 3:1-10 & John 1:43-51A. INTRODUCTION1. Organizations in GeneralIn most organizations you can belong to in our society, there are people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And people with all different levels of commitment.At one extreme there are...

SERMON: The Material and the Spiritual

Deuteronomy 15:10-11, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Matthew 10:39 & 1 Timothy 6:9-10A. INTRODUCTIONIn many ways it’s quite normal to pursue our own wants and desires: to strive to be totally self-sufficient; to own our own home, to have our own transport, to have enough...

SERMON: Coping with Difficulties

Deuteronomy 1:29-36 & John 14:1-14A. INTRODUCTION1. The Reality of DifficultiesWe all face difficulties in life—some of which of our own making, some of which we have contributed to, and some of which have been imposed on us from outside. We can face family...

DEVOTION: God’s Blessings

Leviticus 26:3-17The book of Leviticus is one of those books that has turned many people away from reading the bible. It is tedious. It gives details of when to give sacrifices, how to give sacrifices, and what to give as sacrifices. And with the sacrifice of Jesus,...