The Last Act Begins (Matthew 26:1-16)

As we come to chapter 26 in our church’s study through Matthew, we begin the last act in the great story of God’s salvation. This is what Matthew has been building to since the opening words of the book. As one scholar observed, “The reason for the incarnation begins here. God became human flesh and…

Fire Proof Your Life (Psalm 1)

What does it take to “fire-proof” our lives against the inevitable firestorms that come our way on a fallen planet? To answer this question, we begin the new year with Psalm 1 – one of the Bible’s great pictures of what it really means to be a man or woman who lives under the Lord’s…

The Ministry of Mysteries (Eph 3.8-13)

Most people enjoy a good mystery. That’s why mystery novels and movies and games are so popular with so many people. Apparently the apostle Paul enjoyed a good mystery, too – though for a very different reason. For Paul, it wasn’t about solving the mystery. It was about proclaiming the mystery! In this sermon, we…