Salvation Belongs to the Lord

This week’s sermon, “Salvation Belongs to the Lord,” is from Jonah 1:1-4:11 and is the latest in Pastor Jay’s summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel.”

We need to come to terms with the fact that salvation belongs to the Lord.

  • We have to take His salvation wherever He sends us.
  • We may be more effective in evangelism than our efforts deserve.
  • He determines whether we perish.
  • He will send His messengers with his message.
  • He will save those who repent and believe His message of salvation.
  • Salvation is true to His nature and self-disclosure.

Comfort or Concern

Pastor Jay continues his summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel,” with this week’s sermon “Comfort or Concern” from Obadiah 1:1-21.

God’s inevitable victory over His enemies ought to comfort or concern us.

  • God will humble His enemies.
  • God will utterly bring them down.
  • God will destroy their strength.
  • God will hold them accountable for how they mistreated His people.
  • God will judge the nations on the Day of the Lord.
  • God will redeem the remnant of His people and dwell with them in Zion.

The Lord Roars

Pastor Jay continues his summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel,” with this week’s sermon, “The Lord Roars,” from Amos 5:18-9:15.

When the Lord roars, we should listen.

  • The Lord roars concerning the Day of the Lord
  • The Lord roars but His people denounce the prophets.
  • The Lord roars concerning the end.
  • The Lord roars hope of coming restoration through Christ.

Deaf to the Roar

Pastor Jay continues his summer series on the minor prophets, “Primer Lessons to the Gospel,” with this week’s sermon, “Deaf to the Roar,” from Amos 1:1-5:17.

When the Lord roars, we ought to listen.

  • He roars through scripture.
  • He roars against all transgressions.
  • He roars against His sinful people.
  • The Lord roars inevitably.
  • He roars that we should return to Him.
  • He roars that we meet Him on the field of battle.
  • He roars before He passes through our midst.

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

Pastor Jon Kelly preaches a sermon from John 5:1-17 entitled “Jesus Heals on the Sabbath.”

John 5:1-17 (ESV)

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’ They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

This miracle gives us a glimpse of the Father and an honest look into our own hearts.

  • Why did Jesus heal the man in the first place?
  • What was the  Pharisees’ problem?
  • Why did Jesus even ask that?