Sermons

For many of my sermons, there is both audio and transcript. Audio recordings are 15-20 minutes. Older sermons are at the bottom, most recent at the top. Feedback welcome. I’m a substitute preacher, which can pose challenges as I can be walking into an unknown situation or my message must stand alone. (I also preach at an assisted living facility, and the audio for those isn’t always as good due to the sound situation in the room.)

⇒ NOTE: most of the audio links are from google drive, and it seems best to download it and then listen to it. If you don’t download, you may find the recording will suddenly stop at some point, and you’ll have to begin again.

The peace that surpasses understanding. Be less like a thermometer and more like a thermostat. Philippians 4:4-7.  Link HERE.

Psalm 100. Make a joyful noise. Link HERE.

Life’s second most important question: What is a human being? Based on Psalm 8, references to Romans 1. Link HERE.

Believe and Wait. Message on Psalm 27, and Luke 2:25-33, 36-38 (Simeon and Anna). Link HERE.

Look and Live. John 3:16.  Link HERE.

The Beginning of Signs. John 2:1-11. Link HERE.

Adam and Jesus, Beware of shortcuts. Luke 4:1-13. Link HERE.

Elizabeth and Mary, women of faith and depth. Luke 1:39-55.
Link HERE.

Jesus, our Righteousness. (First Sunday of Advent). Scripture readings were: Psalm 98, Jeremiah 33:14-16, and Philippians 3:5-9. Link HERE.

Redemption and the Three Crosses. Luke 23:32-43. Link HERE.

Zacchaeus…“You are not too bad to come in; Or too good to stay out.” Luke 19:1-10. Link HERE.

The supremacy of Jesus. Based upon passages in Deuteronomy 18 and Hebrews 1. Link HERE.

What does your “prayer pie chart” look like? Message on the Lord’s Prayer and Colossians 1:9-14. Link HERE.

Are you overlooking these three great miracles? Message based on Genesis 1:1-5 and John 1:1-14. Link HERE.

Are you blessed? (Are you sure?) Psalm 1 and the Sermon on the Mount. Maybe we’ve gotten our ideas about blessing and prosperity all mixed up. Link HERE.

Waiting. Lament in the life of the Christian. Based on Lamentations 1:1-6 (and 3:22-26) and Jeremiah 29. Perhaps you’ll be surprised by the original context of certain Scripture passages. Link HERE.

Jesus, The Great I AM. Preached at the assisted living facility. Based on Exodus 3:1-14 and the 7 “I AM” statements of Jesus in the book of John. Link HERE.

Broken Cisterns. Are you thirsty? Where are you seeking satisfaction outside of Jesus? Based primarily on Jeremiah 2:4-13, with references to Psalm 36 and John 4:7-14. Link here.

Freedom. A walk through the book of Galatians. Are you living free – and not as a slave to the law or to sin? Link to audio and transcript here.

Are you standing in grace? This message was based on Romans 5:1-11, and emphasizes the doctrine of justification. Link to audio and transcript here.

Jesus, the bread of life. This was preached at the assisted living facility. The Bible readings were: Isaiah 55: 1-3, 6-9; Psalm 63:1-8; John 6: 25-40.  Link to audio and transcript here.

Are you confident to serve? Luke 5 and Isaiah 6. The calling of Peter and Isaiah. Link here to audio and transcript.

What is peace? And the connection between peace and thankfulness. This message is based upon Colossians 3:15-17; John 20:19-21. Link here to audio and transcript.

Do you need a spiritual alarm clock? This message is on a tough passage, Mark 9: 38-50. Link here to audio and transcript.

Love. Taking 1 Corinthians 13 off the pedestal. Link here to audio and transcript.

Wisdom. Fear of God, Solomon, and Jesus. This message is based on 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20. Link here to audio and transcript.

Peace is a Person. Reconciliation with God and others through Christ. Radical inclusion through Christ and the church. This message is on Ephesians 2: 11-22. Link here to audio and transcript.

King David and King Jesus. This message is on the anointing of David in 1 Samuel 16. The David story anticipates the Jesus story.  Who are you overlooking? Link here to audio and transcript.

Christians should not be optimists or pessimists. This message is on Romans 8:18-27. Link here to a transcript.

The Name. Are you sure you are trusting in the right name? This message is on Acts 3:12-19. Link here to audio and transcript.

The non-triumphant triumphant entry? Palm Sunday message at assisted living facility. This message is based upon Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2,19-29.  Link here to audio and transcript.

The Promises of God. Abraham, Jesus, and us. Do you have a 400 year faith? At the assisted living facility. Message based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Romans 4:13-25. Link here to audio and transcript.

Jesus in Psalm 23.  Link here to the transcript and audio.

Why did Jesus call Peter Satan? And how you can avoid the same. This message is on Matthew 16:21-27. Link here to audio and transcript.

Suffering in the Christian life. This message was on 1 Peter 5:6-11. Stay humble and cast your anxiety upon Jesus; he cares for you. Will suffering weaken or strengthen your faith? Be alert.  Link here to audio and transcript.  * Note: I consider this my “worst” sermon! I think I have good content, but it is too rambling and needed some abbreviating!

HOPE. “What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” Emil Brunner – This message was on I Peter 1: 3-9. Link here to audio and a transcript. This was my very first sermon!