Here are the sermons I have preached in 2012.
Current or newest sermons are added to the top of this page.
Gifts to Give all Year - Giving for Christians does not end after Christmas.
New Year Commitment (A sermon in song)
Treasure in Heaven - Where is your treasure?
Woman of Virtue.htm - Solomon gives all women some great
challenges to be a woman of virtue.
of Miracles - We know and believe the miracles of Jesus
and his apostles. But what was their purpose?
- We know about fasting in the OT. What does the
New Testament teach about fasting today?
Damaged Words - The world has stolen many good words and
given them a new meaning.
11th Commandment - Jesus added another command for us
Wrong Uses of the
Tongue - While the tongue can do many good
things, it is also able to do great harm.
10 Tips for
Raising Children - Here are some practical tips for
parents to remember.
Jesus Christ: The Son of Seven - Jesus is more than the Son
of God. He is the son of 7.
Gain - Why do we fear death? Paul says that death
has some benefits.
September Series on the 10
Commandments - 10
We Do To Mess Up Our Lives - See links to the outlines from the
2nd Mile Brings
a Smile - Jesus taught second mile service in His
sermon on the mount.
Abuses of Grace -
While grace is important for our salvation, many
abuse the gift of God's grace.
in Christ - There are many blessings to being in Christ.
Here are some we don't often think about.
Mind of Christ - We have the mind of Christ. Or, at least, we
should. What does it mean to have the mind of Christ?
Providence of God -
God's providence is clearly taught but more
difficult to recognize.
Beware of the Dog - Paul warns against the "dogs" in the church.
Pearls and Net - We look at 3 of the short parables in
Matthew 13 and what they mean.
Oaths - Are all oaths forbidden? When should we take
an oath? Why are some oaths wrong?
Frog Legs for
Breakfast - We must be cautious about our pride
causing us to fall.
Emptied Himself - How was Christ made human. What did He
give up to become God with us?
Preaching Christ - Some may preach from wrong motives, but Paul
is glad that Christ is preached.
- All of us may feel alone at times, but for many it is a
way of life and leads to depression.
and Valleys of Life - Many great men had a high point in their
life followed by a deep valley of despair.
Zechariah - The deepest, more difficult of the minor prophets.
This book also has more about the coming Christ.
- The last prophet until the time of Christ. This book is
a debate with God. God wins.
Zephaniah - God promises that following the punishment comes
the blessing and reward - IF they learned their lesson.
- The only 1-chapter book in the OT is about the doom
of the twin brother of Israel (Jacob). Esau (called Edom) needed to
- Why was the temple not built? Why has it been 14 years
since any work was done? Excuses that God did not accept.
150 years after Jonah saved Nineveh, it was now ready
for complete destruction.
The Running Prophet - Jonah is the more familiar of the
minor prophets because of the story involved. But there are also
several important lessons to learn from Jonah.
Adultery in the Heart - With the
technology of today, many are
committing adultery by long distance.
Locust Prophet - There are some important lessons we
should learn from the locust plague on Israel.
Circle - We have many people we know, some are closer
than others. Then we have a few close friends. Jesus also had an
inner circle of those closest to Him.
Micah - Micah is an important book in the minor prophets.
22:6 - A Mother's Day sermon to encourage parents who feel
they have failed to properly train their children.
Habakkuk - Lessons to learn from this short book.
Hall Pass to
Life - A Graduation Sermon about leaving high school and
entering into life.
Restoration Then and Now - While much
work has been done to restore
the New Testament church, there is much to be done. This is a 2-part
sermon on 1) What has been done - 2) What is yet to be done.
Loser's Limp - We see we are losing the battle so we begin to make
excuses for our loss.
Lessons from Hosea - Spiritual adultery is still a problem with God's people.
Atheist and the Preacher - There is a
sharp contrast between the view
of a preacher and the view of an atheist.
Amos - There are some important lessons from this
short book in the Old Testament.
Why I Believe in the
Resurrection - Many have tried to scoff at the
resurrection of Jesus, without success.
Introduction to the Minor Prophets - This sermon is the beginning of a
on the Minor Prophets. See all this series at - Minor Prophets.
Law Destroyed? - Is there a contradiction in the Bible about the Law
being destoyed and Jesus saying He did not come to destroy it?
Jesus - Hell Fire Preacher
- Gehenna is used 12 times in the New
Testament - 11 times by Jesus.
Adventist - Should we worship on Saturday or Sunday? Are the
10 Commandments still binding?
of "Church" - Like many other words, the word church has been
abused and misused. How does the Bible use this word?
What about Re-Baptism? - Should one be baptized a second time?
Don't Shine Your Light - Let your light shine is different than those who
shine their light to be seen of men.
Frog - In my frog collection is a tomato frog. He has a defense
system - but dies in the process of using it. Sometimes the church is slow
to defend the gospel of Christ.
Communion - When, Who? - There are many questions about the Lord's
Supper, communion. This lesson looks at when we are to partake and who
is to partake.
What Constitutes Marriage? - In
today's society the purpose and even the
value to marriage is devalued. Many do not know that marriage is.
Once Saved, Always
Saved? - Does the Bible reject the teaching of eternal
security, often called, once saved, always saved?
The Raising of Lazarus - What can we learn from the events of John 11?
Essential? - Is baptism just a good idea or is it essential to eternal life
and forgiveness of sins?
Name of the Church - There is much discussion about what name should be
used, if any, to describe the New Testament church.
Are we the
only ones? - Many ask if we think we are the only ones who will go to
heaven? This question is answered in this sermon.
Jerusalem - Why did Jesus go to Jerusalem when He knew that He would
be arrested and killed?
Begat, Begot - What is the purpose for those long lists of strange names
in the genealogies in the Bible? Should we study them?
Total Depravity - Does the Bible teach this part of the doctrines of Calvinism?
Things are New - With the beginning of a new year there is a feeling of
We get to clean the slate and start over.
Instrumental Music -
This sermon looks at some of the defenses trying to support the use
of instruments in worship to God.