Sin, Sorrow and the Joy of Christmas

The lights glow softly, the Christmas music plays, and wondrous thoughts of the birth of our Savior fill our minds.  What a blessing it is for the believer who still finds childlike joy in this time of year.  Being “grown-up” is a bit over-rated, because being “grown-up,” according to the world, usually entails a constant […]

Gehazi’s Leprosy – 2 Kings 5:20-27

Here is a sermon I preached at Bethel Grace Baptist Church. It covers three main points. 1. The danger and lure of sin, 2. The consequences of sin, and 3. The grace of God for the child of God even in the consequences of sin. The mp3 of this sermon can be downloaded here. God […]

Do Not Lay Up Treasures on Earth

Do not lay up treasures on earth. – Matt. 6:19 Why should we not lay up treasures on earth? In Matthew 6:19-24, Jesus is in the middle of His Sermon on the Mount and he is addressing us about our relationship to the treasures of this world.  Not only does he give us this command, but […]

Understanding the Sermon on the Mount

I am currently teaching through the Sermon on the Mount.  The lessons are being uploaded weekly at the Bethel Grace Baptist Church website.   I am using Martyn Lloyd Jones’ book, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, if you would like to follow along.  Some of the topics we will be covering include… Matt 5:1-4 – Introduction […]

Worship and a Troubled Conscience

Let us draw near with a true heart – Hebrews 10:22 What does it mean to draw near to God with a true heart?  After spending a couple of chapters explaining how the old covenant was unable to actually take away sin, and how Christ has offered Himself as the one true sacrifice for sin, the […]