2015 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
December 20th, 2015
Flee to Egypt
(24:20 min.)
Matthew 2:13-23
Advent Things are about to change!
Jesus Christ is born!

(sermon starts: 05:05)

Scripture reading: Hosea 11:1-5
December 13th, 2015
Favored One
(22:04 min.)
Luke 1:28
Advent The First Christmas Gift
While Mary may not have been up to the theological conversation that would spring forth, she was sure about one thing!

(sermon starts: 05:35)

Scripture reading: Ann T -- Isaiah 9:3-7
December 6th, 2015
Send Her Away
(29:12 min.)
Matthew 1:19
Advent The Right Decisions
We're often faced with making the right decision, which is the wrong decision. This according to God's will!

(sermon starts: 05:55)

Scripture reading: Tresa L -- Isaiah 7:1-9
November 29th, 2015
Decree Went Out
(35:41 min.)
Luke 2:1-2
Advent God'S Word is True!
History was very busily fulfilling prophecies that God had made centuries before!

(sermon starts: 07:50)

Scripture reading: Bill B -- Daniel 9:24-27
November 22nd, 2015
Your Faith
(30:17 min.)
Luke 17:11-19
Thanksgiving God Is Real and Active!
If God is active in our lives then we need to act like it!

(sermon starts: 07:25)

Scripture reading: Ann T -- Isaiah 12
November 8th, 2015
Begin to Proclaim
(36:57 min.)
Mark 1:40-45
Thanksgiving Thank God for who He is!
Our Thanksgiving needs to start with a firm appreciation for who God is, and proceed from there.

(sermon starts: 08:10)

Scripture reading: Psalm 147:1-12
November 1st, 2015
Seeking the City
(37:08 min.)
Hebrews 13:14
Tribulation in Christ Prisoners of Faith
Our faith has yet to be truly refined and sharpened until we face a crisis in life that tests it.

(sermon starts: 06:50)

Scripture reading: Angel Q -- Hebrews 13:17-22
September 20th, 2015
Great and Foremost
(27:23 min.)
Matthew 22:35-40
Veil Was Torn Sin Has Not Changed
Contrary to what the world will tell you today, the very nature of sin has not changed because God has not changed!

(sermon starts: 06:15)

Scripture reading: Don M -- Galatians 3:1-9
September 13th, 2015
Bought with a Price
(29:26 min.)
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Veil Was Torn The Temple of God
God was not pleased when His people became too casual with His temple!

(sermon starts: 06:05)

Scripture reading: John 2:13-21
September 6th, 2015
Spirit of Christ
(36:37 min.)
1 Samuel 28
Romans 8
Summer Potpourri Unity with God
Through His Spirit! God communicates with you in an enormous number of ways! But most importantly, His Spirit informs our spirits.

(sermon starts: 08:20)

Scripture reading: Elaine F -- 2 Timothy 1:8-14
August 30th, 2015
Breath of Life
(29:11 min.)
Romans 8
Summer Potpourri Law of Life
Those around you may have a much harder time forgiving your sins. But if you are sincere, and you turn away from that sin, and you truly ask for forgiveness, you are forgiven!

(sermon starts: 06:05)

Scripture reading: Bill B -- Exodus 31:1-5
August 23rd, 2015
Tormented By Demons
(31:11 min.)
John 13:26
Summer Potpourri Sin is Crouching
Isn't it that much of the time that we are "demonized" it's because we have allowed sin to enter in to our lives, and these are but the consequences of that sin?

August 16th, 2015
Abides in Us
(27:37 min.)
1 John 4:7-14
Summer Potpourri Love Accomplishes All
The love that we share with one another comes not from within who we are but rather from our God in heaven!

(sermon starts: 06:30)

Scripture reading: Bill B -- 1 John 3:31-36
August 9th, 2015
Arise and Tell
(28:52 min.)
Psalm 78:1-7
Summer Potpourri Generation to Generation
The single most important thing that we can do as Christians is ensure that the church/kingdom/gospel robustly continues into the next generation!

August 2nd, 2015
Eradicated Out of Israel
(34:35 min.)
2 Kings 10:17-28
Summer Potpourri Demise of an Evil Empire
I pray for the day that Planned Parenthood will no longer count its days amongst us, but rather be merely a painful and grievous memory.

July 26th, 2015
There Were Added
(27:05 min.)
Acts 2:41
Summer Potpourri Attendance
Do not forsake the assembly of the saints, where does that take you in your life?

(sermon starts: 6:10)

Scripture reading: Hosea 6:1-6
July 19th, 2015
In Their Affliction
(29:58 min.)
Hosea 5:15
Summer Potpourri Seek God Out
How do you honor God? Is it in what you say? What you do? The meditations of your heart? Is it in what others think of you?

(sermon starts: 4:58)

Scripture reading: Isaiah 64:4-8
July 12th, 2015
Sword of the Spirit
(27:00 min.)
Ephesians 6:10-20
The Sword of His Mouth Defense of Your Faith
The tools that you can bring to bear in defense of your faith are just that, defensive. But the tool that God brings to bear in defense of your faith is quite the opposite.

(sermon starts: 5:35)

Scripture reading: Isaiah 11:1-5
July 5th, 2015
Two-Edged Sword
(29:58 min.)
Hebrews 4:12-16
The Sword of His Mouth Perseverance
It makes no sense to live a life of Christian faith if it doesn't change who you are.

(sermon starts: 6:40)

Scripture reading: Jeremiah 23:25-32
June 28th, 2015
Will Not Depart
(29:53 min.)
Proverbs 22:6
Current Events
in the News
Supreme Court Decision
The simple fact is that the SCOTUS decision concerning LGBT marriage is our own fault, we have been either too lazy or dissociated to be effective.

June 21st, 2015
(24:08 min.)
Colossians 3:11
Current Events
in the News
In memory of those lost at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charlotte, South Carolina

I hate being right about things like this.

June 14th, 2015
Whoever Has No Sword
(28:43 min.)
Luke 22:36
The Sword of His Mouth Weapons for a Christian?
What does 'sword' even mean in the Bible? Does it mean what we think it means? What was Jesus' plan with His apostles and their sword?

(sermon starts: 7:50)

Scripture reading: Matthew 10:34-42
May 31st, 2015
Love Your Wives
(29:54 min.)
Ephesians 5:25-33
Let's look at some of the practical, down-to-earth things that make a marriage last "until death do us part".

(sermon starts: 09:10)

Scripture reading: Don M -- Ephesians 2:4-10
May 24th, 2015
Night is Almost Gone
(28:49 min.)
Romans 13:8-14
The "L" Word Honor and Commitment
Honoring our service members, veterans, and first responders. Obedience and respect for our authorities. This is loving God.

(sermon starts: 07:10)

Scripture reading: Galatians 5:16-26
May 17th, 2015
Keep My Commandments
(34:48 min.)
John 14:15-24
The "L" Word God's Real Love
The world sells us on the idea that love is transitory, God tells us otherwise.

(sermon starts: 08:50)

Scripture reading: Romans 8:28-39
May 10th, 2015
Greatest Commandment
(29:52 min.)
Matthew 22:36-40
The "L" Word Love As Life
What is it about our love life that doesn't bleed over into our life, as if we can stop the one and start the other on command?   And why would we want to keep the two separated anyway?

(sermon starts: 12:20)

Scripture reading: Angel Q -- John 21:15-17
May 3rd, 2015
Be Perfect
(27:23 min.)
Matthew 5:43-48
The "L" Word Love is Maturity
It takes a mature Christian to turn the other cheek, to walk the extra mile, to give away the cloak!     For my friend Dan: God's love only gets better the more you seek Him out.

(sermon starts: 6:45)

Scripture reading: Bill B -- Matthew 5:21-26
April 26th, 2015
Are Not Burdensome
(29:20 min.)
1 John 5:3
The "L" Word God Is Love
If God is love then it's a given that He will provide a pathway into eternity for us. But we have responsibilities as a result of His love.

(sermon starts: 5:30)

Scripture reading: Mark 7:6-13
April 19th, 2015
All That You Do - part 2
(25:05 min.)
1 Corinthians 16:14
The "L" Word Most Misunderstood Word in the Language
Love is:
Is a relationship. Is not a feeling.
Is a decision. Is not a requirement.
Is a commitment. Is not an opportunity.
Is a way of life. Is not a convenience.
Is a responsibility. Is not neglected.
Is other centered. Is not self-centered.
Is more what you do. Is less how you feel.
Has staying power to it. Is not temporary.
(sermon starts: 3:24)

Scripture reading: Isaiah 30:1-5
April 12th, 2015
All That You Do - part 1
(35:20 min.)
1 Corinthians 16:14
The "L" Word Most Misunderstood Word in the Language
Love is:
A relationship. Not a feeling.
A decision. Not a requirement.
A commitment. Not an opportunity.
A way of life. Not a convenience.
A responsibility. Not neglected.
Other centered. Not self-centered.
More what you do. Less how you feel.
(sermon starts: 13:40)

Scripture reading: Don M -- Romans 12:6-18
March 29th, 2015
Stones Will Cry Out
(28:52 min.)
Luke 19:28-40
A Witness for God Disbelieving God's Witness
We can't force people to believe, often we can't reason with them, we can't bribe them to believe (they won't stay bribed).
(sermon starts: 5:05)

Scripture reading: Psalm 100
March 22nd, 2015
Do Not Fear
(28:28 min.)
Matthew 10:24-39
A Witness for God A Willing Witness
We can get into situations where we face incredible pressure to deny Jesus Christ.
(sermon starts: 7:25)

Scripture reading: Elaine F -- Commentary: Don M - Matthew 10:16-23
March 15th, 2015
Water Springing Up
(34:20 min.)
John 4:14
A Witness for God An Effective Witness
We can't always get the story right, we may not have all the information available. But God uses our witness effectively to further His kingdom!
(sermon starts: 9:45)

Scripture reading: Don M - Malachi 1:6-14
March 8th, 2015
Captains of Fifty
(28:14 min.)
2 Kings 1:1-18
A Witness for God Alone as God's Witness
We're not always going to have a host of fellow believers present when we are called upon to be God's witness, more often than not we will be alone!
(sermon starts: 7:35)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Habakkuk 2:18-20
March 1st, 2015
Holy One of Israel
(28:34 min.)
Isaiah 30:10-11
A Witness for God God's Word as a Witness
We find in the Bible that God has decreed certain circumstance be written down as a witness against someone. Not always a pleasant situation for those involved!
(sermon starts: 7:05)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - Romans 16:17-20
February 22nd, 2015
Make the Pathways Straight
(28:48 min.)
Matthew 3:1-12
A Witness for God Down by the River
John, as the warm-up band for Jesus Christ, held an extremely important job in the coming of the Lord.
(sermon starts: 5:45)

Scripture reading: Ed T - Luke 6:12-19
February 15th, 2015
There is No Other
(29:54 min.)
Isaiah 45:5
A Witness for God God's Will Be Done
God will use us for His purposes, even if it means being a witness for Him, whether we like it or not.
(sermon starts: 8:50)

Scripture reading: Romans 12:4-13
February 8th, 2015
Neither Hot Nor Cold
(29:32 min.)
Revelation 3:14-22
Faith and Belief Trouble in North America
We, as church here in North America, have a huge problem, mostly of which, we are blind towards.
(sermon starts: 8:10)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - 2 Kings 17:6-14
February 1st, 2015
Waters of Meribah
(32:02 min.)
Numbers 20:13
Faith and Belief A Casual Relationship
Sometimes we can get so 'comfy' with God that our belief turns into unbelief!
(sermon starts: 9:45)

Scripture reading: Bill B - Exodus 17:1-7
January 25th, 2015
A Difficult Statement
(29:02 min.)
John 6:60
Faith and Belief They Walked Away
The bulk of His followers walked away when the teachings became too difficult. Have we done the same?
(sermon starts: 5:05)

Scripture reading: Loren T - Luke 10:1-11
January 18th, 2015
Sin is Crouching
(29:01 min.)
Genesis 4:7
Faith and Belief Choices
We have choices about whether to just know about God, or to believe in Him.
(sermon starts: 8:20)

Scripture reading: Ann T - 1 John 3:9-15
January 11th, 2015
He Believed in the Lord
(30:37 min.)
Genesis 15:6
Faith and Belief The Only Question Worth Answering
The only thing that really matters in our lives today is God, is us, is faith.
(sermon starts: 6:50)

Scripture reading: Angel Q - Hebrews 11:3-7
January 4th, 2015
I Believe
(30:00 min.)
John 9:38
Faith and Belief Seeing and Unseeing
The blind man was made to see, while the sighted were intentionally blind!
(sermon starts: 6:05)

Scripture reading: Bill B - John 9:1-11

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