The Last Week – The World Will Hate You

Jesus was very clear with his disciples: the world will hate you. Not might, not may, but certainly will! Why was this the case, and should we expect the same today?

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(Preaching through John’s Gospel. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on October 7, 2018.)

Things that Shouldn’t Surprise the Christian

It is easy to get discouraged about “the way the world is going”. Things like: how people perceive morality, truth, and politics, and how we talk about these things. However, the writers of the New Testament had a lot to say about what Christians should expect to face. We are surprised about things that shouldn’t really be that surprising, and our primary reaction shouldn’t be discouragement.

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(Warning: this one is long. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 15, 2018.)

Letters to the Seven Churches – Pergamum: An Inconsistent Faith

Why would someone defy persecution and hold to Christ in the face of death, yet refuse to follow the teachings of Christ? This is just one aspect of an inconsistent faith that Christ addresses in his letters to the seven churches. In this letter, he tells the church in Pergamum exactly what he thinks of this inconsistency.

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on December 27, 2015.)