Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment
Sermonette; Given 4/26/2019
Mercy eclipses any kind of sacrifice one may offer, triumphing over judgement. The leaven of the Pharisees consists of prideful, hypocritical, merciless judgment.
Hope Is the Strategy
Sermonette; Given 3/2/2019
Hope is the ability to expect positive outcomes despite current circumstances. Faith, hope, and love are the three elements of the fuel for our spiritual journey.
How Will We See God?
Sermonette; Given 1/5/2019
Revelation 1:6-9 assures us that every eye will see Jesus Christ when He returns, but in what light will we see Him—in earnest joy or abject fear?
Our Spiritual Marathon
Sermonette; Given 12/1/2018
Bill Onisick, reflecting on his recent experience training for and running a marathon, draws some analogies that apply to our spiritual marathon—a race …
Drifting
Sermonette; Given 10/20/2018
Hebrews warns us to resist the pernicious pulls of the world and the flesh that cause us to spiritually drift, particularly pride and double-mindedness.
Rahab's Spiritual Reality
Sermonette; Given 9/29/2018
Because of her resolute action on behalf of the spies, God granted Rahab into the line leading to David and Christ. The just do indeed live by faith.
Our Spiritual Reality
Sermonette; Given 9/15/2018
Neither virtual reality nor spiritual reality can be seen with the naked eye—the first requires equipment, and the second requires eyes of faith.
Perfect Through Suffering
Sermonette; Given 7/28/2018
As we follow the pattern set by Jesus Christ, we will suffer as God prepares us for roles of great glory as members of His Family.
Doorway to the Kingdom
Sermonette; Given 6/23/2018
Any time we feel prompted to exalt ourselves, we demonstrate Satan's spirit of pride, thereby jeopardizing our entry into God's family.
The Lord Our God Is One: Echad
Sermonette; Given 5/20/2018
Bill Onisick, focusing on the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-6), especially on the word transliterated echad, meaning unity, understands that the emphasis lies on a unified …
Humble Your Hearts and Be No Longer Stubborn
Sermonette; Given 4/21/2018
The peace that passes all understanding comes from yielding to God's will, asking Him for a soft, pliable heart to replace the hard heart of stubbornness.
Our Father's Joy
Sermonette; Given 3/17/2018
Bill Onisick reminds us that, during our pre-Passover self-examination, we need to ask God for the ability to see our hidden weaknesses. Paradoxically, when we see a …
Developing EQ to Overcome Fear
Sermonette; Given 1/6/2018
Bill Onisick, reflecting on the extraordinary geographical, gustatory, and horticultural skills demanded of a sommelier, draws a spiritual analogy likening the wide …
Unequally Yoked?
Sermonette; Given 10/28/2017
Bill Onisick, expanding on the "Being Unequally Yoked" youth Bible Study he delivered at the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles, explores the results of joining …
IQ, EQ, GQ?
Sermonette; Given 10/10/2017
We understand IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient), but do we also have 'GQ' (Godly Quotient)?
An Ounce of Prevention
Sermonette; Given 9/9/2017
Bill Onisick, holding a cluster of grapes which had prematurely dried because of a fungus infection, laments that this blight could have been stopped by proactive …
Honoring God the Father
Sermonette; Given 6/17/2017
Father's Day may have originated when the Roman Catholic Church set aside March 19 to honor fatherhood.
Fire Igniter or Fire Extinguisher
Sermonette; Given 5/27/2017
Bill Onisick, reflecting on the horrendous damage caused by forest fires in the Carolina mountains, draws some parallels to the spiritual forest fires currently raging …
I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life
Sermonette; Given 4/15/2017
Bill Onisick, acknowledging that God's called-out ones were designated followers of "the Way" long before they were called Christians (the latter term at …
To Pray or Not to Pray?
Sermonette; Given 3/11/2017
Many have over-reacted to Christ's instruction about the Pharisees praying in public to be seen by men. Jesus and the disciples often prayed in public.