Lexington, Kentucky

Sermons on Kingdom

Seeds and Soil

Acts 8:1-8 Persecution in the early church lead Christians to scatter and spread the gospel beyond the familiarity of Jerusalem (if persecution forced you from your church/neighborhood, would you start one in your new home/neighborhood?). The persecution/scattering lead the early Christians to follow Jesus example of a God-trusting, life-risking, obedience to and advancement of the […]

A Bigger Picture

After being falsely accused of threatening the temple and the customs of Moses  Acts 6:8-15  , Stephen, the first Christian Martyr, preaches a long sermon ‘reviewing’ Israel’s history  Acts 7  . The long review highlights the failure of Jewish leaders, throughout Hebrew history and in Stephen’s day, in truly heeding Prophets sent by God. In  his […]

The Holy Spirit

An Early Christian teacher wrote, “The subject of the Holy Spirit presents a special difficulty because by the time we get (involved in) the long sequence of teaching topics, we are already worn out by the multitude of questions. So we become like those who have lost their appetite…we have an aversion from all discussion”. […]

Coming Soon, Now Playing The Kingdom of God

Jesus came preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Mt 4:17). The meaning of “repent” and “the kingdom of heaven has come near” could be worded “change your thinking, God has made His way to you” (the idea that God has made his way to us counters all other religions, which teach a […]