Sermon Archives

February 27, 2012

Galatians 4:12-20 “A Pastor’s Anguish”

Galatians 4:12-20 "A Pastor's Anguish"

Galatians 4:12-20 “A Pastors Anguish” Far from being a stoic emotionless pastor, Paul demonstrates ultra human traits in his letters. He was not the perfect picture of calm and collect. He was not the perfect picture of a professional minister. He was not professional at all. He was passionate for his churches and he was […]

March 5, 2012

Galatians 4:21-31 “Children of Promise”

Galatians 4:21-31 "Children of Promise"

The question I want to start with this morning is this: Do you work around Jesus to get to God? Or do you try to please God apart from Jesus? Perhaps the obvious answer is, “no.” Most of us know that there is only one-way to the Father: through the Son.  That is how we […]

March 12, 2012

Galatians 5:1-6 “Be Free!”

Galatians 5:1-6 "Be Free!"

A few questions I want to start by getting a sense of where our people are at with a few very important issues. These are theologically weighty questions so hang on tight. Okay, I am going to say 2 items and you need to say which ones you like more? Ready?  Okay. Ham or Turkey?  […]

March 19, 2012

Galatians 5:7-15 “Freed to Love”

Galatians 5:7-15 "Freed to Love"

I want to start this morning with an important question. Where are you at in your faith?  On a scale of 1 to 10 where would you gauge your spiritual passion?  Now think back to a time when your faith was vibrant, when you were red-hot for God.  This may have been many, many years […]

April 2, 2012

Matthew 27:32-50 “A Savior for Sinners.”

Matthew 27:32-50 "A Savior for Sinners."

Matthew 27:32-50 Not a happy story The story of the crucifixion is not a happy story.  It’s not attractive. It’s not acceptable in popular culture. We like pretty things, nice things, attractive things.  A man dying a horrible and excruciating death is not going to be a point of interest for most people. Crucifixion was […]

April 9, 2012

Matthew 28:1-10 “The Greatest Day in History”

Matthew 28:1-10 "The Greatest Day in History"

The greatest day ever The resurrection of Christ is the greatest day in human history. No other events in history can compare to it.  The winning of the World Series, the winning of the Super bowl or an NBA championship, the election of a president, the winning of a war, the day you land a […]

April 17, 2012

Philippians 3:1-11″Thanking God for Gospel Partners”

Philippians 3:1-11"Thanking God for Gospel Partners"

    The following sermon audio is from Steve Johnson of Bethlehem Seminary Philippians 1:3-11 | “Thanking God for Gospel Partners” Introduction The Lord is Risen! I would like to thank you all for inviting me to preach today. God has brought me here today in a very providential way. Pastor Gabe and his wife are […]

April 23, 2012

Galatians 5:16-26 “Flesh vs. Spirit: The battle only God can win”

Galatians 5:16-26 "Flesh vs. Spirit: The battle only God can win"

Galatians 5:16-26 A brief overview So we are back in the book of Galatians after a short break from it. We will finish chapter 5 today and have a few more sermons to wrap up the book of Galatians.  So just as a brief summary of where we’ve been. The book of Galatians is in […]

April 30, 2012

Galatians 6:1-5 “Bearing One Another’s Burdens”

Galatians 6:1-5 "Bearing One Another's Burdens"

Galatians 6:1-5 A flyover view So just to do a quick flyover of this text, Paul is instructing this church of what to do if one of its members is caught in a sin. He has explained that salvation is a free gift of God and that forgiveness is offered to sinners without cost. But […]

May 7, 2012

Galatians 6:6-10 “The Justice and Mercy of God”

Galatians 6:6-10 "The Justice and Mercy of God"

Galatians 6:6-10 “The justice and mercy of God” The impulse for works based righteousness I want to begin this morning by acknowledging the human impulse to return to works-based righteousness.  The human heart is always vying for control.  We are always pushing toward being the center of the universe. At least, I always am. And […]

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