Encouragement in Exile (A Sermon)

Intro I want to say at the start that I understand it can be hard to sit there and be engaged. I’ve been there. I want to challenge you, however, to lean in and listen. The events we’re talking about here may be some 2500 years in the past but they have amazing significance today. […]

Insights from Zach Eswine’s book on Preaching

I really enjoyed Zach Eswine’s book, Preaching to a Post-Everything World, here are some highlights: On the importance of illustration… Eswine quotes Calvin Miller and says: “Jesus himself told lots of stories, and his sermons were full of images…. When asked, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ Jesus in effect does not say, ‘Let me give you […]

4 Reasons Sermons are Essential

Why are sermons such a big deal? The Bible tells us to sing as the gathered church. The Bible also tells us to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and baptisms. But why are sermons essential? 

“To God be the Glory!” Sermon on Psalm 115

Discussion Questions When you think of God’s glory, what are some of the things that first come to mind? God deserves glory for so many reasons. What are some reasons you think of that weren’t talked about in the sermon? Can you relate to C.S. Lewis’ struggle? Is it hard to understand why God cares […]

“Treasure in the Right Place” sermon on Matthew 6:19-34

Below are some follow up questions for you consider related to my message “Treasure in the Right Place” from Matthew 6:19-34. Discussion/Application Questions: Is it true that worry often tells us what we worship? Is it true that we can be orthodox and even astute theologically and actually have our heart somewhere else entirely? Is it true that […]

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