The First Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)

The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means arrival/coming. Even though it starts near the end of our calendar year, it is the start of the Christian calendar year. When we observe Advent, we celebrate the birth (arrival) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a time to retell theContinue reading “The First Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:33-37)”

The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)

Our focus in this sermon is The Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is one of two ordinances (the other being baptism) instituted by Christ for the Church. An ordinance is a decree or demand. The ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are demands from Christ for His Church to obey. The Gospels mention JesusContinue reading “The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)”

The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)

Does the return of Christ excite you, terrify you, or could you not possibly care less? The aim of this sermon is to convince you to care and to prepare for the Day of the Lord. The Terrible Day of the Lord Malachi concludes his book with a call for the people to get readyContinue reading “The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)”

Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)

In our text from the Bible today we have a question about when the kingdom of God would come.  In Jesus’ answer, He not only talks about when, but where, how, and why.  Let us look together and Jesus’ answer and may it help us “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matt 6:33). When andContinue reading “Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)”