Preaching Through John – The Good Shepherd (John 10:1-18)

Shepherding language and analogy is somewhat common in scripture, yet we don’t really have that sort of experience in our culture. When Jesus calls himself “The Good Shepherd” in John 10, what does that mean for us, his sheep?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on December 4, 2016. The first 4 minutes of audio were unrecoverable.)

Preaching Through John – The Woman at the Well, Part 1 (John 4.1-26)

Jesus’ discussion with a woman at a well in John 4 occurs against the backdrop of systemic classism and racism in Judea. His message to her is one of inclusion and unity, and carries just as much weight and imperative for the church today as it did for that woman.
(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 21, 2016.)

Finding Your Gifts

If I know that I am supposed to use my gifts for God’s service, the next question must be: how do I find out what they are? How can I discover my “gifts of grace?” And how can I avoid the danger of “quenching the Spirit?” Here are three potential steps to consider.

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 15, 2016.)

The Blessing of Adoption

Adoption is a wonderful thing. It takes a great deal of love and dedication to adopt, and can be a wonderful blessing to the adopted children. It is perhaps no surprise then, that our relationship with God should be compared with adoption. How and why are we adopted by God, and what does that mean for us?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on February 14, 2016.)

Why I am Thankful for the Church

It is easy to complain about all the things that are wrong with the church because fundamentally, we are really complaining about people. But what about the amazing things Christ established the church for? I am certain that if you simply looked around, you would see truly wonderful things taking place where you are, things that can truly inspire thanksgiving.

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on January 17, 2016.)

Letters to the Seven Churches – Thyatira: Tolerance

We hate intolerance, yet in Jesus’ letter to the church in Thyatira, tolerance is the sin he condemns them for. The New Testament presents us with an interesting double standard approach to tolerating sin, ending with this denunciation of the church in Thyatira. What about their tolerance was so wrong?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on January 3, 2016.)