The Holy Spirit


This was my second sermon at Glory of Christ Fellowship on August 10th, 2014.  We were going through a theological series called “Behold Your God” based on our member affirmation of faith.  While the norm for the preaching at GCF is more of a “verse-by-verse” approach, it was helpful to have a topical series on specific theological topics that are central to biblical Christianity. There were a number of passages that I chose to reference to show the person of the Holy Spirit, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  As with any teaching situation, it really is amazing how much you grow and learn when you’re “forced” into teaching it:)

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The Priority and Power of the Gospel


This was my first sermon at Glory of Christ Fellowship on April 28th, 2013.  Being the first opportunity I had to preach as a lay pastor/elder at Glory of Christ, it was hard to imagine preaching on anything other than the most important topic there is to me – the gospel.  I figured that, in the case that it would be my only sermon, this is what I would want it to be on.  It also just so “happened” that after being asked to preach that I was just starting chapter 15 of 1 Corinthians in my daily reading, so it seemed that God laid the text in my lap, if you will:) It really was an incredible privilege to preach and more specifically to preach on the heart of the gospel – namely, the cross of Christ. I have to say that I am thankful for the years that I spent as a member at Sovereign Grace Church (with one of my favorite preachers – Rick Gamache) where I was given such a wonderful foundation of cross-centered preaching which, no doubt, has greatly impacted my passion for the cross.  The sermon text was 1 Corinthians 15:1-4;

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures”

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Forsaken

“Forsaken” – it’s not a very pleasant word. It means to be deserted or abandoned. It is the epitome of loneliness. We’ve all experienced this to some extent or another. We all know what it’s like to be forsaken. To have friends that turn their back on us. We all know the feeling of someone who we love deserting us in some way. Maybe we have felt lonely and forsaken when a loved one has died. Continue reading

A Change of Clothes

Zechariah 3:1-4

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.”

There is a wonderful picture of the gospel here that I’d like to consider… Continue reading

We Need Someone Who Will Get Things Done!

I’m sure you’d agree that we are living in the midst of a highly-charged political atmosphere.  Conversations are full of passion, emotions are frequently running very high (I’m including myself here).  With all the high emotion, maybe it’s not a surprise then, that there’s a lot of confusion as well.  What is the real reason why everyone is so upset?  What do we really want out of government or the next president?  What is a real conservative?  What is a socialist?? Continue reading