Category Church

Palm Sunday Victory Sacrifice

Palm Sunday is nearly upon us, and since I have too many thoughts to put into one sermon you will get some here. Read Mark 11. Jesus is the coming King. He is announced as king and rides into the city with a kingly greeting (11:8-10). The Son of David has come to the holy city […]

The Son Of Man And The Flaming Sword

I preached on Mark 8:27-9:1 and I focused on one aspect of Jesus’s teaching in verses 8:38-9:1 which read as follows, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father […]

Stouthearted Christians Needed

What happened to the Christianity that bleeds? It is interesting to note what Christians in history did because of what they believed. I remember back in a philosophy course when my atheist professor said, “Beliefs are action guiding.” I will never forget that. He was right. We see the truth of that statement all around […]

Worship Is Supposed To Be Hard

I was once a minister in a mainline denomination. While there, I served nearly three years and had led worship services in the assumed evangelical manner. You know, two or three songs, sermon, offering, closing song and a benediction. The service usually lasted 45 minutes to an hour. This was easy worship, and it was […]

The God Of Peace At War

A snippet of an Advent sermon concerning Genesis 3:15 and Romans 16:20. Mary, is the last of the barren women whose miracle Seed will save the world. Genesis 3:15. How does this fit in with what Paul says in Romans 16:20? Well, here are some questions: What would it take to defeat a dragon? What would […]

Attempt For Sermon Clarity

My sermon this past Lord’s Day was on Mark 3:13-35, and while I am certain there are things which I said that lack a level of sufficient clarity, for which I ask your pardon, but one particular point came through after the service. I am thankful for the push, because in my mind I was […]

Calm Down, Dad

Let me relay a humbling story to you. My family and I were on a little weekend trip to visit some sister churches in another town, in another state. A six hour drive included about four hours of our three year old singing 20 letters of the alphabet along with his own song made up […]

Free Stuff Is Not Always Good Stuff, But This Is

I’m excited to bring you some free content from Emmanuel Chapel. We have been posting the Lord’s Day sermons, of course, and those are free and can be found, here. We have also begun to generate extra content for free, and so far we have put out two brief essays. The first essay concerns itself […]

God’s Cosmic Loogie

A Lord’s Supper Meditation I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16 In the Old Covenant, one of the purposes of the ascension offering was […]

Bellowing Praise

When we gather ourselves together in the worship of the Lord, we are, by the power of the Holy Spirit and by our faith, lifted into the heavenlies before the throne of God. Every Lord’s Day, we are in heaven before God’s throne, and it is very important what we do there. We notice in […]