He Was Transfigured Before Them | Mark 9:2-13

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. …

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The Son of Man Must Suffer | Mark 8:31-9:1

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and …

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Unworthy Servants | Luke 17:9

Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? Luke 17:9 ESV Shortly before we were married, my wife and I were interim youth and children ministers at a church. During a children’s church service, we conducted a miniature Olympic-style competition between the children, which we divided into two groups. After a series …

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Passover & the New Covenant

This Good Friday sermon was originally preached in 2019. Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink …

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The Wicked Are Not So | Psalm 1:4

The wicked are not so, Psalm 1:4 ESV As we set our gaze upon verse 4, the psalmist presents us with the great contrast of this psalm. You see, for the first three verses, the focus has been upon the blessed man, the one who is favored by God. Verse 1 revealed the company that …

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Judging the Gods | Exodus 12:12

and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. Exodus 12:12 ESV We have already observed that the plagues of Egypt often targeted specific Egyptian gods. The prelude sign of the staff turning into a serpent displayed God’s superiority of the power of Pharaoh, which Pharaoh sought to invoke …

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Abraham Sacrifices Isaac | Genesis 22

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. This chapter is certainly the greatest trial that Abraham ever faced. His twenty-five-year wait, his war against kings to rescue Lot, his walk of faith to Canaan were nothing compared to the difficulty of trusting the LORD in this task. However, by this, we learn that Abraham truly …

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I Am the LORD | Exodus 6:1-9

Chapter 5 began with the long-awaited meeting of Moses and Pharaoh; however, the splendid sparks that the exodus story is so known for scarcely flew. Rather than beginning Egypt’s ruin by the hand of God, the brief encounter ended with the king of Egypt tightening his tyrannical grip upon the Hebrews even further by forcing …

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Being Authentic Isn’t Good Enough

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Pl3voGVXP5rbDY5ypHLlE?si=BlrxNQczSKalbFPKlSOzWg It is no secret that many today hunger for authenticity. And that really shouldn’t come as surprise. Photoshop, deepfakes, and curated social media profiles don’t exactly strengthen the bonds of societal trust. Indeed, I question whether authenticity is even possible on social media particularly. Is it not a fool’s errand to think that anyone …

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I Will Be with Your Mouth | Exodus 3:16-4:17

The text before us is a direct continuation of what we studied last week. After four hundred years of slavery in Egypt and after Moses’ forty years of living in the wilderness of Midian, God came down to reveal Himself to Moses and to send him back to Egypt to deliver His people out of …

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