Sermons from December 2012

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Remedy for a Troubled Heart


Jesus gives a simple one word remedy for our troubled hearts—“Believe.” “Believe” is the key word in the Gospel of John. Some form of “believe” is found 101 times in John. About one third of all the references to “believe” in the Bible are found in John’s Gospel (101 out of 322).

In a Manger


Luke 2:7-16 I love the Christmas song “Away in a Manger” (#148) written centuries ago by Martin Luther.  God made “a way” in a manger for us to be saved. Jesus is “the way.” I.     The PLACE of the manger (v. 7—“And she brought her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, […]

God Incarnate!


You will not find a more concise and profound statement of Christ’s
deity or incarnation than what we read in our text. It could not be clearer— Jesus Christ is God in the flesh.

Parable of the Householder


Matthew 13:51-53 We come to the eighth and final parable in Matthew 13 concerning “the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.” These eight parables are related by pairs— Inverted outline of the parables: I. The Reception of the Word (the soil— vs. 3-9) A. The separation of good and bad (tares— vs. 24-30) 1. The growth […]

Parable of the Dragnet


Today, we’re going to study a parable about “God’s Dragnet.” Ladies and gentlemen, the story you’re about to hear is true. The names have not been changed. We’re going to examine the facts as they were spoken by Jesus. Here’s His story. [Read text— Matthew 13:47-53]