Sermons by Donald McLean

Saved! (Eph 2:1-10)

The word save means different things to different people. For example, a banker has a different concept of saving than a soccer goalie does. But when it comes to being saved in Jesus Christ, the Bible gives us a clear picture of what God means by the word. In this sermon from Ephesians 2:1-10, we…

Growing Prayers (Eph. 1:15-23)

Many faithful Christians struggle in their prayer lives, and one of the reasons we struggle is that we are not quite sure what to pray. We know all about the obvious prayers (the “give us this day our daily bread” variety) and the vague prayers (the “God bless so-and-so” requests). But after a while, we…

The Inheritance Blessings

It would be strange indeed to go to a sporting event and hear no cheering. Yet in a sense, that’s what happens when Christians receive “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” in Jesus (Eph. 1:3) but then fail to give praise to God. In this sermon, we consider two more blessings we have in…

#Blessed (Eph 1:3-6)

If you search #Blessed on Instagram or Twitter you come up with all sorts of idea of what it means to be “blessed.” But what does the Bible say? More specifically, what does Ephesians say it means to be “blessed”? We explore this question in the next three sermons, beginning with the Blessing of Election.…

Two Kinds of People

If you search for “two kinds of people in the world” on the internet, you’ll find all sorts of entertaining results. But in Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus gives a sobering take on the “two kinds of people” trope. According to Jesus, when He returns to earth, there will be only two kinds of people, and which group we find ourselves in depends on what we do with Jesus before that Day arrives.

Living Ready, Part 3 ~ Be Faithful

Sooner or later we all ask the question: “Why are we here?” What is the purpose of our lives? The answer we find in the Parable of the Talents is that we are here to live faithfully for Jesus Christ. In this sermon, we explore the Parable of the Talents and identify seven key truths we need to remember if we are going to live faithfully for Jesus.