Salt and Light

We are continuing our look at the sermon on the mount, perhaps the most famous sermon of all time. What do salt and light have in common, and why does Jesus use these things as analogies of God’s people? What does this practically mean for His people today?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on March 19, 2017.)

Preaching through John – Come and See (John 1:35-51)

Shame and doubt are some of the greatest hindrances in our efforts to reach others with the gospel. What do shame and doubt compel us to do? In the last story in John 1, Jesus, Andrew, and Philip demonstrate the power of confidence and assurance in their simple invitation: come and see.

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(Preaching through John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on July 10, 2016.)

Themes in 1 John – Testimony

One of the major themes in 1 John is testimony, or testifying, the act of telling something you know to be true. John presented his own testimony as a mean of combating doubt and false teaching; how can we testify about the truth of the gospel today? What should our testimony contain?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 22, 2106.)

Social Media and the Christian, Part 2: Potential Benefits and Problems

Having established the importance and prevalence of social media in the life of today’s Christian, we now must ask: how can we beneficially use these platforms? What sorts of problems will we face? How might we lead people closer to God, or become a stumbling block to them?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 24, 2016.)

Social Media and the Christian Part 1: Should (or How Should) the Christian Use Social Media?

Social media has permeated every area of our lives. As it becomes a bigger part of the American experience, the question is apt: does God’s word have any guidance for us as we engage with this technology? And does it even matter?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 17, 2016. For more interesting reading, see the current findings from the Pew Research Center.)