Sermons from May 2007

Sermons from May 2007

God’s Thoughts on Our Giving

Sadly, the Church of Jesus over her history has often shown herself to be greedy for money. In the days prior to the Reformation, in the early fifteen hundreds, the Church devised a plan to sell indulgences to people. The Church was teaching the unbiblical Doctrine of Purgatory. The Doctrine of Purgatory teaches that believers in Jesus die and that most of them, except for a rare few, enter into a place where they suffer miserably for a certain number…

The Justice of God

God is very clear, throughout Scripture, as He reveals Himself to be just in all of His dealings with man, and yet the heart of natural man commonly argues against God’s justice. The unredeemed struggles with affirming God’s justice because God executes His justice so differently than we would. Think for a moment, how might you administer justice in this world? You probably would have stopped Sung Hu Cho’s massacre before thirty-two people were gunned down at Virginia Tech. You…

Divorce and Apostasy

God’s shepherds do not have the authority to decide which topics to preach about and which topics to avoid. As a pastor of Jesus’ church, it would be a sin for me to refuse to teach on certain issues because they are too “theological” or because they are too “sensitive” or because they are too “controversial” or because they are too “offensive”. A pastor is called to be God’s herald; that is to say, God’s messenger or God’s ambassador, a…