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The Breastplate of Righteousness

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32 What is the essence of Christianity? Some people view…

“The Big Picture (And the Details)”

“I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’” Isaiah 46: 9-10 Super Bowl 51 is being heralded by sports enthusiasts as one of the greatest Super Bowl games…

The True Good Samaritan

“But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.” – Luke 10:33 ESV Last week, I had the distinct honor and privilege of preaching The Parable of the Good Samaritan at Desert Rivers Community Church. This parable is dripping with Christ-centered symbolism. There is inherit…

They Have Eyes But Can’t See

“They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will…

The Poor In Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in the spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” – Matthew 5:3   The year is 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts when Jonathan Edwards preaches a sermon entitled, “God glorified in man’s dependence”. Edward’s thesis statement for the sermon is “God is glorified in the work of redemption in this, that…

The Misnomer of Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 ESV) How many times have we seen this verse plastered on a picture with a man holding a trophy while the crowd is cheering him on? While the scope of the verse seems universal, the context would prove otherwise. Is Philippians 4:13 the…

The Second Adam

THE SECOND ADAM “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.” – Galatians 3:13 A few months ago, I preached a sermon on Genesis 3 entitled the God of Redemption that dealt with the nature of…

Grace Upon Grace

Grace Upon Grace   And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before…

The One Thing You Should Do More This New Year’s

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15 ESV)   REPENT AND BELIEVE   As another year passes behind us, many will be ambitious with their resolutions…

Love Your Enemies

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES   “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” – Matthew 5:43-44   Jesus, as He does in all the other sections, begins to explain the correct use of…