The Resurrection and the Life: Lazarus, Harvey, and the Love of Jesus

I am the resurrection and the life. —Jesus of Nazareth From all appearances, Jesus arrived too late. Far too late. And not fashionably, stylishly late, but wrongfully, neglectfully late. His friend Lazarus had been sick—critical condition—and Jesus waited. He didn’t rush to Bethany, like a real friend would’ve done. He didn’t come right away, like … More The Resurrection and the Life: Lazarus, Harvey, and the Love of Jesus

Lesson and Legacy: Tell the Coming Generation (Sermon from Psalm 78:1-8)

The following is the manuscript of a sermon I preached at Fellowship Church in Louisville, Kentucky (audio here). Psalm 78:1-8 (ESV) 1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of … More Lesson and Legacy: Tell the Coming Generation (Sermon from Psalm 78:1-8)

Short & Pithy Wisdom on Decision-Making (from Anonymous Sermon Notes)

I’ve been performing a mass reorganization and clutter-cleanse over the last week and have been discovering all sorts of gold. Tonight I came across these unnamed, undated sermon notes with the working title, “Making Biblical Choices & Good Decisions.” I don’t mean to plagiarize, and while I do have several guesses about who the preacher might have … More Short & Pithy Wisdom on Decision-Making (from Anonymous Sermon Notes)

Psalm 119:97-104

H. B. Charles, Jr. serves as Senior Pastor at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  He spoke in TMC’s chapel on Monday morning to launch us out on our annual Outreach Week, focusing on Psalm 119:97-104.  I have realized over the years how blessed I am to gather together regularly with a Christian college … More Psalm 119:97-104

A Heart-Driven Modesty: God and Clothing (Sermon Manuscript)

This is the manuscript of the sermon I preached tonight at Placerita Baptist Church as part of our SummerFest 2009 series on “Worldliness.”  I promised that I would post it here for further consideration and discussion.  I have edited a few things that are unnecessary for a blog-post, and some elements will be unique to … More A Heart-Driven Modesty: God and Clothing (Sermon Manuscript)