Sermon Resources (Page 11)

Questions – Abraham Isn’t Such A Great Guy

It’s Fall again which means that community groups are starting back up. The plan is to post discussion questions here for those groups that have chosen to use the sermon as a conversation-piece. Group leaders, don’t feel obligated to use all the questions. Please figure out what works best for your group. Just remember to…

Sermon: Trinity

Michael Reeves’s book that I referenced throughout the sermon can be found HERE and it’s pure gold. Also, if you are interested in learning more about the theological and historical development of the doctrine, one of the absolute best is Robert Letham’s The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, Theology, and Worship. At 20 bucks it’s well-worth purchasing. At the center…

Sermon: Pentecost Matters

Two of the best resources that I have found on the topic of spiritual gifts were both written by Verne Poythress. Dr. Poythress has taught at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia since 1976. In addition to being a prominent philosopher and theologian he also holds a PhD in mathematics from Harvard. He, along with one of…

Ascension Song

After listening to the sermon a friend wrote me: “I can’t imagine what a homecoming it was for Christ…and I wonder if the angels sang something like Paul writes in Phil 2.” Fabulous reflection. A myriad of angels serenaded shepherds at the birth of the Son with the Gloria in excelsis Deo. Imagine the song(s) that must…

Sermon: Ascension Matters

I’ve appreciated from a distance the work of Tim Chester at The Crowded House in the UK. Tim’s collaborative work with Jonny Woodrow on the Ascension comes with strong recommendations. The ascension has been criticized by some as a terrible evangelism strategy. If God wants people to know Jesus as the Risen Lord and King, why would…

Sermon: The Rich Young Ruler

Note: going forward I plan to gear these sermon resources posts toward Community Group discussions. The traditional reading of the passage sees here a flattering, self-righteous man whose god is his money and whose moral behavior is a self-deluded attempt to work his way into heaven. In Sunday’s sermon, I provided an alternative interpretation, but…

Sermon: Divorce and Remarriage

Back in 1992 the PCA convened a committee to study the matter of divorce and remarriage and provide advice to the denomination. The material is a bit dated by now, and the report is rather lengthy. Nevertheless, the study paper they produced is an excellent resource. The writer whom I came across that seemed to have the…