Three Nails

Three nails fixed Jesus to the cross, two through his wrists, one through his feet.  On the cross Jesus suffered the wrath of God for us sinners.  God punished Christ in our place.  Jesus died, was buried and raised the third day.  And he appeared to hundreds of people after his resurrection.

In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul the Apostle summarizes the most core elements of the gospel of Jesus Christ to remind the Corinthians (and us!) of the work of Christ that saves us.

Palm Sunday: The Rejected King

Palm Sunday marks the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, a sign of his divine kingship.  The events that unfold during “Holy Week” in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John point to Jesus’ kingly–and indeed, divine–status.

The religious leadership of Israel rejects Jesus, but God doesn’t.  Through his suffering and sacrificial death on the cross, Jesus acquires  all the authority in heaven and on earth.  This messages explores the depths of Jesus’ kingship in light of the religious leaders’ rejection–and what it means for us today.

Spiritual Warfare

Does the Devil really exist?  Does he really tempt people to sin or disobey God?  How do we resist and combat him then?  This message looks at the most explicit “spiritual warfare” passage in the New Testament and gives some advice on what the schemes of Satan are and how to counter them.

How to Have Bible-Soaked Relationships

This message focuses on the importance of Bible reading, and more than that, the delight of Bible reading.  God-honoring relationships should be rooted in a love of God’s Word, since it is God’s revelation of himself and his will for us.  What we often miss is the fact that the Bible is a delight!  Hopefully this sermon will inspire you to read it and see for yourself.

Why Mixed Marriages are Dumb

Mixed marriages are dumb.  Not the kind where black people marry white people, but the kind where followers of Jesus marry people who don’t follow Jesus.  Mixed dating is dumb, too.  If it’s foolish to marry someone who hates your God, it’s foolish to date them, too.

And since choosing a spouse is the second most important decision you will ever make (after choosing to follow Jesus), it’s a pretty important discussion.

But why does one’s religion matter so much in choosing a mate??  This message seeks to address this crucial question.