Sermons from 2019

Sermons from 2019

Genesis begins with God who created everything.  As we read this biblical record of creation in the first three chapters of Genesis we discover many foundational things, things on which our faith rests.  First, God was there at the beginning of our physical universe.  God is the source from which everything exists.  God is the…

Sermon 10/28/19

Good morning royal priesthood of Signal Mountain!   Did you know there are 13 chapters in Hebrews and that the word “priest” occurs in every chapter of the book of Hebrews except chapters 1, 11 & 12.  In those 13 chapters it occurs 34 times, more than any other New Testament book.  Surprised?  Impressed?  Maybe it’s…

Sermon 10/20/19

Hebrews 12:14-29 (Open with video about worship. First 4 minutes – https://youtu.be/EJbhZF9e7lY?t=10) Worship is a hot topic in today’s Christian circles.  We want it to be meaningful and attractive.  We want the singing to sound good and all the songs to encourage, instruct and stir our hearts.  We want our prayers to express our…

Sermon 10/13/19

Reading Hebrews 13:10-16  Verse 1 Peter 2:9 If someone said to you: I know you. You are one of those Royal Priests!  How would you react? Really?  What on earth does the concept of “royal priesthood” mean to us today?  I get “royal” but what does the word “priesthood” bring to mind?  Some of you probably picture a man with…

Sermon 10/8/19

Read Romans 12:1-2 again.  I urge you, therefore, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to approve what is that good, pleasing and perfect will of God.…

Sermon 9/22/19

Reading: Acts 2:36-47 (Important!  Read this before reading the sermon) You’ve all seen it and heard it.  The statement goes like this:  _______ is life. The rest is details.  With that in mind, let’s look at what the Bible says… Jesus tells us in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the…

Sermon 9/15/19

Our reading comes from Philippians 3:7-11 These words come from the pen of Paul who is in prison at the time, yet he speaks of joy in the midst of his sufferings.  Today let’s consider another basic matter of Christian faith: The burden and benefits of Christian suffering. Philippians has four chapters.  In each we see Jesus Christ as the…

Sunday’s Sermon 9/8/19

We just finished our Sunday afternoon series: Cherishing the Church, which encouraged our commitment to one another, our unity as a Church and our devotion to Jesus Christ.   Our groups begin this afternoon and I hope and pray that all of us have chosen to participate in this Fall’s campaign as we finish our six year series of God’s Plan for His People. One…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/25/19

Our 2019 third quarter’s series of lessons is on first principals, a back to basic’s series. Last week we talked about sin and sacrifice, where we saw how sin brought the curse of death and bloodshed upon the earth, and how God’s ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s death and bloodshed, brings us eternal life and peace. But… that sacrifice is beneficial, only for those…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/18/19

Today’s back to basics lesson is on sins and sacrifices. Again, like everything else in this basics series, you can not read the Bible and miss this. In fact, the Bibleis so filled with the notion of sins and sacrifices that we can read it and yet be numb and even blind to what that means. As Isaiah said and Jesus repeated: Hearing they don’t hear and seeing they don’t…