The Exodus provides a thematic spine to Scripture. Hebrew prophets and poets often referred back to it as evidence of God's nature and commitment to Israel. This sermon introduces a series that traces this theme from Moses to Jesus by examining the character of God revealed in the exodus.
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.