Sermons from July 2022

1 John 1: 5 – 2:2

Far too often, there is a discrepancy between what we say we are (e.g. Christians) and how we act. In 1 John 1:5 and following, John says that this ought not to be so. Those who claim fellowship with the God who is light must walk in the light. Obviously, we don’t always succeed. But…

1 John 1: 1-4

In the opening verses 1 John, the Apostle John makes a staggering claim: the life has come. In this statement, John grounds Christianity neither in concepts nor in principles, but in a historical Person who is a historical fact. And this Person can and will give not merely extended life, but eternal life to all…

Jonah 4

The final chapter of Jonah’s story is simultaneously strange and beautiful. It’s strange both because Jonah seems to end as he began – trying to distance himself from God – and because it ends with a question to which we never get to hear Jonah’s answer. It’s beautiful because it shows us a glimpse of…

Jonah 3

When we think of the book of Jonah, we get so fixated on the “fish” part that we forget that there is a larger, God-given purpose to, and for, Jonah. Chapter 3 brings us back to that larger purpose: God’s grace in calling sinners to faith and repentance. We see that God delights to save sinners…

Isaiah 43:1-7

When tragedy strikes, when trials come, or when sorrow seems to overwhelm us, is there comfort to be had? The Word of God assures us that the God of the Word not only provides comfort for His people, but that He is the comfort for His people. If you’re in need of encouragement and comfort today, listen to…