Category: Sermons

John Piper on the ESV Study Bible

Sermon: Paul’s Encounter With Christ (Acts 9)

From a Ravenous Wolf to a Loving Shepherd Paul’s Encounter with Christ Acts 9:1-22 Acts 9:1-22 (ESV)      But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest  [2] and asked him for letters to the…

Sermon: Encounters with Christ: Levi’s Effectual Call

Encounters with Christ Levi’s Effectual Call Luke 5:27-32   **Scripture reading Luke 18:9-14 Luke 5:27-32 (ESV)      After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.”  [28] And leaving…

Sermon: Encounters with Christ…Peter’s Gracious Restoration (John 21)

Encounters with Christ Christ’s Gracious Restoration of Peter John 21:15-22   John 21:15-22 (ESV)      When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know…

Sermon: The Great Mystery of Sovereignty (Matthew 11:20-30)

The Great Mystery of Sovereignty   Matthew 11:20-30 (ESV)      Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.  [21] “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty…

Sermon: Prayer Transcends Trouble (1 Samuel 1:1-20)

Remember, Prayer Transcends Trouble 1 Samuel 1:1-20   Have you ever been in a situation in which you knew you should pray, but for whatever reason you didn’t?  Have you ever simply forgotten to pray? Have you ever been in a terrible situation and…

Sermon: Obediently Abnormal (Genesis 6:5-10)

Obediently Abnormal Genesis 6 How do you know when a person is out of his mind? Well, what if a man behaves like nobody else behaves? What if he says he hears things nobody else hears? What if he fears what nobody else fears?…

Sermon: A Portrait of Salvation (2 Kings 5:1-15)

A Portrait of Salvation 2 Kings 5:1-15   In our passage today we are forced to deal with many things about God that stretch our understanding.  We just get to the place where we think we are starting to understand God and then He…

Death and Resurrection by Design 3.23.08

Death and Resurrection by Design Romans 4:17-21 (ESV) For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.  [14] For if it is the adherents of…

This Do in Remembrance of Me 3.16.08

This Do in Remembrance of Me 1 Cor. 11:17-34 (ESV)      But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.  [18] For, in the first place, when you come together…