Sermon Topic: Hope

The Old Sabbath and the New Lord’s Day

Date: January 30th, 1983  |  Scripture: Colossians 2:16-17  |  Topics: Christianity, Hope, Law, Legalism, Lord's Day, Sabbath, Sunday

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Jesus Is Coming Again

Date: March 27th, 1983  |  Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-7  |  Topics: Disobedience, Doubt, Faithlessness, Hope, Immorality, Judgment, Mercy, Patience, Scoffers, Second Coming

This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginningContinue Reading


Date: June 12th, 1983  |  Scripture: Matthew 27:46  |  Topics: Brokenness, Crucifixion, Despair, Glory, Hope, Hopelessness, Jacob, Jesus, Suffering, Weakness

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Dying For a Lost World

Date: December 11th, 1983  |  Scripture: Matthew 20:28  |  Topics: Christmas, Death, Hope, Sin

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Dying For A Lost World

Date: December 11th, 1983  |  Scripture: Matthew 20:28 Luke 19:10  |  Topics: Christmas, Death, Hope, Sin

The sermon has in it a twofold hope in its message. Number one: that back of Christmas – with all of its color, and tinsel, and tinfoil, and the accouterments, the sleigh, the carol, the Santa Claus, the reindeer, the tree – back of all of it we remember the great purpose of the coming of our Lord into the world.

How Can God Sympathize with Me?

Date: April 19th, 1984  |  Scripture: John 11:1-5  |  Topics: Death, God, Hope, Sorrow, Sympathize

Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

How Can God Raise Me From the Dead?

Date: April 22nd, 1984  |  Scripture: John 11:21-26  |  Topics: Death, Heaven, Hope, Intellectuals, Lazarus, Resurrection

Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. BelieveContinue Reading

How Can God Raise Me From the Dead?

Date: April 22nd, 1984  |  Scripture: John 11:25  |  Topics: Death, Heaven, Hope, Intellectuals, Lazarus

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

The Christ of Christmas

Date: December 9th, 1984  |  Scripture: Luke 2:1-7  |  Topics: Bethlehem, Christ, Christmas, Hope, Incarnation

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And sContinue Reading

The Christ of the Common Road

Date: April 7th, 1985  |  Scripture: Luke 24:13-35  |  Topics: Christ, Despair, Disciples, Emmaus, Encouragement, Hope, Resurrection

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them,Continue Reading