The Honeycomb
Sermonette; Given 8/28/2021
Words spoken in anger or thoughtlessness, though they may not break bones, can irreparably damage or destroy a person's spirit long after broken bones heal.
Treasure Your Birthright
Sermonette; Given 6/5/2021
Jacob, though having a conniving spirit, nevertheless knew the superior value of the birthright, and struggled with everything he had to hang onto it.
A Man of Fortitude and Conviction
Sermonette; Given 4/24/2021
Desmond Doss was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. This Sabbath-keeping medic exemplifies total conviction.
The Messiah in Three Psalms
Sermonette; Given 3/13/2021
Psalms 22, 23 and 24 form a trilogy, each part of of which is a Messianic prophecy that tells a part of the Gospel of God's Kingdom.
Advice to Kings
Sermonette; Given 1/30/2021
Deuteronomy is so important that God commands it to be read every seven years. Internalizing it ensures the humility required to become a servant leader.
Pillars in the Temple of God
Sermonette; Given 12/12/2020
Christ says He will make those who overcome 'pillar[s] in the temple of My God.' The pillars of a building support its roof and the structure as a whole.
Lydia
Sermonette; Given 10/24/2020
Ted Bowling, focusing on a woman known for her hospitality (Acts 16:13-16), reveals that she was evidently a wealthy woman, probably a widow, who used her business …
Keeping Our Focus Through Stormy Seas
Sermonette; Given 10/5/2020
Distractions of any type may cause us to shift our attention from our Creator, as Jesus' disciples did on that stormy night in the Sea of Galilee.
Listen, Wait, and Then Speak
Sermonette; Given 8/29/2020
James provides some of the best advice on communication and control of the tongue. The correct order of communication is listening, waiting, and then responding.
James: From Skeptic to Believer
Sermonette; Given 7/18/2020
James was not called during His ministry, but may have received his calling when Jesus entrusted the care of His mother to John, a non-family member.
What Type of Leader Are You?
Sermonette; Given 5/9/2020
Jesus Christ did not teach the pyramid model of leadership, where successive levels of leaders provide direction to those in the lesser ranks. He served.
The Leavening of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herod
Sermonette; Given 4/9/2020
Jesus warned of three varieties of leaven that we must guard against, staying aware of the pitfalls that will pull us down and corrupt us.
This Body of Death
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 3/10/2020
The Romans would torture murderers by shackling them to their victims, a striking picture of a sinful individual's relationship with his iniquities.
Garden of Gethsemane: The Oil Press
Sermonette; Given 2/29/2020
The Garden of Gethsemane has particular significance because it was not only an olive grove, but also the location where olives were pressed into oil.
The Convicted Soldier
Sermonette; Given 1/25/2020
A good soldier must exemplify honesty and self-control, qualities God desires in us. Uriah demonstrated this high standard by refusing to violate his code of honor.
As The Deer Pants
Sermonette; Given 11/23/2019
Ted Bowling, focusing upon the figure of a deer panting for water in Psalm 42, explores the various connotations of the verb pant as it applies to thirsting after …
Harmony with God and the Brethren
Sermonette; Given 10/20/2019
God's people are like a musical ensemble, each having unique pitches and timbre. As we yield to our Conductor, we also blend with one another, creating harmony.
Asa's Laodicean Attitude
Sermonette; Given 9/14/2019
King Asa started his reign trusting in God's intervention and providence, but like the Laodiceans, he finished his course weak and compromised. Here's why.
Who is Your Superhero?
Sermonette; Given 5/4/2019
When difficult times afflicted America, Marvel Comics tapped into the peoples' desire for justice, providing them with heroes that are counterfeits of Christ.
The Elder Brother
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 4/4/2019
In the Prodigal Son, most people dwell on the relationship between the prodigal and his father. However, the elder brother has much to teach us as well.