Is This The End?

COVID-19 has swept the world. Is this a sign of the End Times? How would we even know? And what would that change?

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(Prerecorded for people to use on Sunday, March, 2020. We live in interesting times. Because this was not actually preached, I have no idea how it will seem. It’s just me talking into a mic.)

Overcoming Discouragement – Examining the Problem

The Christian walk is a long one, and thus requires endurance. But along the way, there are many things that can lead us into discouragement. What did the churches in Asia face, and what did Jesus say to them?

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(Preaching on discouragement. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 11, 2019.)

Letters to the Seven Churches – Sardis: Perception vs Reality

What is the difference between perception and reality? What makes our perception of something closer or farther from the way it really is? And how do these questions impact our relationships with the Father? As we examine Jesus’ letter to the church in Sardis, these questions form a helpful frame for the discussion.

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on Janurary 10, 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.)

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.)