Sermons from 2019

Sermons from 2019

Sermon for 12-22-19

“Giving” John 3:16 (Say together) This is the season for gifts and giving. Of course, it’s also the season for receiving gifts. With Christmas coming up this Wednesday, it seems appropriate to talk about gifts and giving for our lesson today. Someone once said that a great hearted person is one who can’t remember gifts he/she has given, but never forgets a…

Sermon for 12-08-19

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Those words are powerful and full of God’s love. This morning, as we reflect on God’s word about His grace toward us, let us also reflect on our response to such a gift of grace and love. We love because He first loved us. God initiates, we imitate. Our Father in heaven created you and me in His own image and likeness and…

Sermon 12-01-19

How many of you can remember a special pair of shoes you had? For those of us who are adults, what’s the earliest memories that stand out of a pair of shoes you wore? My mom and dad had all our first shoes bronzed and anchored into a picture holder with a baby picture of us. I have mine at home. Ross Jordan shared a sermon on shoes that represent various Christian flaws:…
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…