Chapters 4 and 5 of First Thessalonians have often been used as the basis for teaching "the rapture". This sermon looks at those passages in their textual and historical context while coming to a different understanding. Nonetheless, Christians have great hope for life as we anticipate the return of Christ.
As Paul writes to new church he recently left he encourages them. He also defends himself against (apparant) claims that he's a charlatan. As part of his defence he describes himself as caring for the church like "a nursing mother". What can we learn about church leadership from this unusual descriptor? 1 Thessalonians 2
It's all well and good for Yahweh to despcribe himself as gracious and compassionate, but how does play out? This sermon looks at Psalm 68 and God's heart for the widows, orphans, foreigners and lonely. God's directs his goodness to those who need it most.
What is God like? We all have our own ways of answering this question and describing God. Even the Bible describes God in different ways in different places. We could make a long list. So when God takes the time to describe himself, we should listen. This sermon discusses Exodus 34:5-6.
The final sermon in this short series, and the Easter message: This sermon explores the ways Jesus' resurrection fits into the overall story of Scripture and how the resurrection changes the way we view the cross. On Good Friday, death wins. On Sunday, God wins.