Monthly Archives: March 2016


Why Believe Luke 24:1-12

Download audio Download text Luke 24:1-12 None of the four Gospels describes the resurrection itself, which in the event no one saw. That is striking evidence of the historical seriousness of these narratives. They speak only of what people actually witnessed. Nothing is concocted as it would have been in a fabricated story. All four […]


The Man No One Wanted Isaiah 52:13-53:6

Download audio Download sermon Isaiah 52:13-53:6 Today is Palm Sunday, Christendom’s worldwide celebration of the triumphal entry of Jesus of Nazareth into Jerusalem, just days before he would be crucified and a week before he would rise again from the dead. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week which, in common usage encompasses a […]


The Dangers of Wealth James 5:1-6

Download audio Download sermon James 5:1-6 As we have already had occasion to notice a number of times, James addresses themes that are prominent in OT wisdom literature, especially the book of Proverbs, but also in Ecclesiastes and in several of the Psalms that are clearly part of that library of wisdom literature. The most […]


The Early Church at Prayer Acts 12:1-19

Download audio Download sermon Acts 12:1-19 We have now witnessed the epoch-making introduction of Gentiles into the Christian church, a development that, in the nature of the case, happened in areas where Gentiles were concentrated. The Word of God, as our Savior had said it would, was spreading outward from Jerusalem, but events there now […]


“Lord Willing” and “Know Yourself”! James 4: 11-17

Download audio Download sermon James 4: 11-17 Text Comment v.11     In earlier English translations “speak evil against” was rendered with the more acerbic “backbite.” You’ll notice that “you adulterous people” in v. 4 has given way to James’ more characteristic address: “brothers.” That is important in this case because how we speak about others has […]