The Last Week – Being a Messenger of Jesus

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John 13 has two interwoven, interacting themes: Judas’s betrayal of Jesus, contrasted with Jesus’s preparation of his disciples to be his messengers. This week we will look at the second; what does Jesus expect of his messengers and what qualities do we need to possess if we want to be one?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on September 2, 2018.)

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Daniel 4:1-37 – A King Brought Low

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As Nebuchadnezzar’s story draws to a close, we are faced with a question: what was God’s purpose in dealing with this king, and what should we learn from his experiences?

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(Preaching through Daniel. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on July 2, 2017.)

Judge Not

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It is not uncommon for people to use “Judge Not,” found in Matthew 7:1, as a kind of “Get-out-of-jail-free” card. What does Jesus actually saying about judging others in Matthew 7, and are we using that phrase correctly?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 30, 2017.)

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

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We begin our look at the Beatitudes (why are they called that?) with the poor in spirit. What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”? Why does Jesus seem to think that people in unfortunate circumstances are the ones who are better off?

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(Preaching through the Beatitudes. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on January 8, 2016.)