Sermon: Romans 12:9-15, “Brotherly Love”

I like lists. Good lists seem to be the only way I get anything done. I have a work lists, I have farm project lists, I have Tractor Supply lists, I have honey-do lists and so on.   The Apostle Paul is known for his lengthy statements that are always filled with doctrinal truth.  What we see in these verses and the ones that follow is almost like a bullet-point list.   Last week we studied Paul’s description of the Read More

One Body in Christ

Our culture today seems obsessed with self. Self image, Self Magazine, self help, selfies. One popular self-help author’s message was summed up like this: “we alone have the power within us to solve our problems, relieve our anxieties and pain, heal our illnesses, improve our golf game or get a promotion.”   It is dangerous to become too obsessed with your own self image, because when you do you start believing stuff like that.   This sermon was preached on Read More

“Let the children come to me”

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands Read More

Contentment

That was the title of today’s sermon at Lebanon PCA. The sermon text was Exodus 20:17, “You shalt not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Our pastor has reminded us each Sunday that every commandment forbids something and at the same time, it commands the corresponding opposite. Coveting what your neighbor has is the obvious Read More