“Worship: The Lamb Who Was Slain”

This sermon, preached on Sunday, September 15, is part of the series “Revelation: a Vision of Christ.” The throne room vision continues in Revelation 5. Q. How often do you pray a lament, like, “How long, O Lord?” (Psalm 13) When you heart is broken by personal tragedy or the hurts of the world or …

“First Love”

This is the third sermon in our sermon series through Revelation, and the first in a miniseries through Revelation 2-3, looking at the 7 Letters to the 7 Churches. The Letter to the Church in Ephesus can be read in Revelation 2:1-7. Q. Have you seen or found Jesus to be among His churches? Is …

Christ-Minded

This is a sermon given for the Church of Springfield, on Independence Day Weekend, during our annual Outdoor Worship Service. Read Philippians 2:1-11 for yourself. Q. Do you think of yourself as basically selfless, or selfish? How do you justify that self-concept? Would others agree with you? What would they say if you asked them? …

Revelation: A Vision of Christ

This is the beginning of the new sermon series through the book of Revelation. Read the beginning of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” in Revelation 1:1-8. Q. Which of “America’s Four Gods” (Baylor Religion Survey, 2006) do you find yourself believing in most often? The Authoritarian God: God is both deeply engaged in the world, …