Evaluating A Sermon – a pastor’s perspective On any given Sunday, some will say, “excellent sermon” while another may not enjoy the sermon whatsoever (and that’s just on the elder board … lol, jk). People have different preferences for preaching styles, content, illustrations, methods, and deliveries. The taste for what makes a good sermon is as…

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In my current preaching series through Romans, our church family had to join with me in navigating the ethical high wire act Romans 1:24-32—the New Testament passage that most clearly and thoroughly discusses the sin of homosexuality. This article is an “edited for reading” version of my two sermon manuscripts on that passage. It is…

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  In Sunday’s message I made these statements: “Marriage is a sacred covenant before God, and one that, when defined and pursued in accordance with His design, is ratified by Him through the establishing a sacred spiritual union. It is first and foremost a commitment to one another. A sound, healthy, and God-honoring marriage MUST…

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Last week’s sermon on Matthew 17:14-21, entitled “How to Exercise Faith,” raised some good questions from a couple of folks. I thought I would try to answer them here. I have answered some other questions about healing before, and you can read those by clicking this link to the previous article. The first question relates…

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Psalm 63:3-4 – Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. David states in this psalm that part of his personal practice of worship was lifting up his hands in the name…

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I got a couple of great follow-up questions from some folks after the sermon about Jesus delivering the demonized man in Matthew 8:28-34. Here’s my best attempt at giving an answer. The first question was asked by more than one person. It basically went like this: “Where did the demons go after the pigs died?…

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I got a great “Sermon Question” sheet in the box on the back table after the message about miraculous healings. Because we are not having our regular monthly “Question and Answer” night in December, I thought I would get the answer to you all this way. First question: “You said that Jesus’ healings were ‘instantaneous.’…

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