Acts 18:1-4 · Sun Oct 10 2021
Luke 8:1-3 · Sun Sep 12 2021
Matthew 12:46-50 · Sun Sep 05 2021
Acts 16:6-15 · Sun Aug 29 2021
Judges 5-6 · Sun Aug 22 2021
Avoiding the extremes of feminism and hyperpatriarchalism, this sermon shows how Deborah can be an example to modern women on how to be supportive in bringing reform to a backslidden nation.
Luke 2:36-38 · Sun Aug 15 2021
This sermon delves into six facets of what is involved in praying in the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 1:3-7 · Sun Aug 08 2021
Many women have husbands who are very uninvolved in the faith of the family. This sermon addresses those tough situations and what can be done to ensure covenant succession still happens. It also addresses the difficult situation of families that have no local church.
Genesis 29-46 · Sun Aug 01 2021
This story of redemption shows that God can produce great things out of horrible beginnings. Little by little God weaned Leah from finding security in man and helped her to find security in God. Over time even Jacob recognized what a gem she had become by God's grace.
Mark 1:29-31 · Sun Jul 25 2021
Teaching and application of various passages related to Peter's mother-in-law.
Mark 5:21-30 · Sun Jul 18 2021
This sermon explores faith in the face of suffering and hopelessness.
Psalm 2 · Sun Jul 04 2021
This sermon gives a Biblical theology of conspiracies from Psalm 2.
Exodus 2:1-10 · Sun Jun 27 2021
A biographical sermon on the life of Miriam with applications
Matthew 15:21-28 · Sun Jun 20 2021
Seen within an Old Covenant context of God's treatment of Canaanites, Christ's behavior with this woman is perfectly understandable. This sermon shows how she went from a seeking dog to a found sheep in the house of Israel.
1 Samuel 25 · Sun Jun 13 2021
A biographical sermon on a remarkable woman of faith who lived in a suffocating and miserable marriage.
Proverbs 31:10-31 · Sun Jun 06 2021
This sermon shows the ways this woman is a model for women and the ways in which she is not. She was a wealthy woman who did not allow her wealth to keep her from being a woman of faith who walked in the fear of God. Seeing the poem through the lens of is structure gives added meaning to each verse.
1 Kings 17:8-24 · Sun May 30 2021
A biographical sermon on the widow of Zarephath showing numerous applications to the present
Matthew 20:20-28 · Sun May 23 2021
Lessons and applications from the life of Salome, the sister of Mary.
2 Kings 5 · Sun May 16 2021
A Jewish girl was kidnapped and became the slave of Naaman the Syrian's wife. Instead of becoming bitter, she loved her captors and told them about the God of Israel. This girl gives ten challenges to our faith that can get us out of our “prison” of feelings and into an overcoming faith.
John 11:1-44 · Sun May 09 2021
Second biographical sermon on Martha and Mary
Luke 10:38-42 · Sun May 02 2021
Biographical sermon on Martha and Mary
Genesis 2:21-25 · Sun Apr 25 2021
Biographical sermon on Eve
Joshua 2 · Sat Apr 17 2021
The story of Rahab and the lessons learned
Revelation 1-22 · Sun Apr 11 2021
This summary of Revelation follows the chiastic structure of the book to illustrate how its powerful message of God's grace and judgments on Rome and Israel continues to be relevant. It teaches us practical lessons about Christ's Lordship over all of life, how He uses us in spiritual warfare, and how Christ's victory will extend to the Christianization of the entire world.
Jude 1-25 · Sun Mar 21 2021
The message of Jude calls us to contend earnestly for the faith against false teachings and false teachers. Only believers who are spiritually in shape can answer this call adequately. The introduction and conclusion show us how to be in shape. The rest of the book shows us how to resist apostates and why we must resist them
3 John 1-14 · Sun Mar 14 2021
Though 3 John also deals with abusive leadership and other issues, the central theme is the nature of faithful hospitality.
2 John 1-13 · Sun Mar 07 2021
This book shows elders how to integrate single moms with broken families into our church. In the process it also beautifully illustrates the Biblical balance between self-government, family government, and church government. It takes on hyper-patriarchy, anarchy, and other issues of our time. An appendix to the transcript has 97 applications that go verse by verse through the book.
1 John 1:1-5:21 · Sun Jan 31 2021
This sermon exposes heresies old and new. But it also shows us how to discern the difference between fake and true Christians. In the process it spurs us to greater consistency in holiness, love, and doctrinal purity.
2 Peter 1:1-3:18 · Sun Jan 24 2021
2 Peter outlines the difference between a consistently God-centered Christianity (chapter 1), a consistently man-centered false Christianity (chapter 2), and then applies it to the doctrine of eschatology. Modern churches fall all along the continuum between God-centered and man-centered Christianity. This sermon challenges us to be as God-centered in all our thoughts, words, and actions as possible.
1 Peter 1:1-5:14 · Sun Jan 17 2021
This Psalm introduces you to 1 Peter's rich theology of suffering and persecution.
James 1:1-5:20 · Sun Dec 13 2020
This overview of James focuses upon the heart of the chiasm (2:14-26) and shows how every point reinforces the true interpretation and shows how the interpretations of Rome, Federal Vision, and even the Carnal Christian Theory all fail to take the structure of the book into account.
Hebrews 1:1-13:25 · Sun Dec 06 2020
This book was a written sermon. It teaches us much about homiletics, apologetics, covenant, eschatology, and other topics. But it's primary focus is on the supremacy of Christ over everything.
Philemon 1-25 · Sun Nov 22 2020
This sermon shows how the two typical interpretations of Philemon with respect to slavery fail to account for all the facts of the book. Philemon does not present a new ethic, but neither does it justify the unbiblical slavery of the Antebellum South. This fabulous book on freedom properly interprets the Old Testament law.
Titus 1:1-3:15 · Sun Nov 15 2020
This sermon shows how ecclesiology, discipleship, leadership, and all the other issues in this book are tightly tied to Paul's correction of false views of grace in chapter 2:11-15.
2 Timothy 1:1-4:22 · Sun Oct 18 2020
Both the content and the chiastic structure of this book show this to be part two of Paul's pastoral advice to Timothy. This book is a powerful antidote to the apostasy we are seeing all around us.
1 Timothy 1:1-6:21 · Sun Oct 11 2020
This sermon shows why understanding the chiastic structure of the book impacts out understanding of the book.
2Thessalonians 1:1-3:18 · Sun Oct 04 2020
This sermon seeks to resolve tensions that have plagued interpretations of the eschatology portions of 2 Thessalonians. In the process Pastor Kayser shows how the book is a very logically tight argument when it is seen in its first century context. It also makes the book much more applicable for today.
1Thessalonians 1:1-5:28 · Sun Sep 27 2020
This sermon covers a philosophy of pastoral ministry, Paul's guidance for romance, eschatology, and other issues.
Colossians 1:1-4:18 · Sun Sep 20 2020
An application of Colossians to our postmodern world
Philippians 1:1-4:23 · Sun Sep 13 2020
Philippians is masterfully crafted to highlight Christ in a startling way.
Ephesians 1:1-6:24 · Sun Sep 06 2020
Overview and application of Ephesians
Galatians 1:1-6:18 · Sun Jul 05 2020
This sermon shows how Galatianism is very much alive in the modern Evangelical church. It shows the water-tight logic of Paul's argument against all counterfeits to the Gospel.
2 Corinthians 1:1-13:14 · Sun Jun 28 2020
This sermon contrasts the popular leadership style of the super apostles with the biblical leadership style of Paul that does not depend upon the wisdom of man.
1 Corinthians 1:1-16:24 · Sun Jun 21 2020
This sermon shows the magnificence of the true God-centered Gospel of Romans and then shows the profound ways the Gospel is designed to impact every area of life.
Romans 1:1-16:27 · Sun Jun 14 2020
This sermon shows the magnificence of the true God-centered Gospel of Romans and then shows the profound ways the Gospel is designed to impact every area of life.
Acts 1:1-28:31 · Sun May 31 2020
This sermon finishes the thesis that Luke-Acts was written to defend Christians in Jewish courts. In the process it proves that the kingdom of Christ has begun and that the church is the new Israel.
John 1:1-21:25 · Sun May 24 2020
A summary of John's Gospel
Luke 1:1-24:53 · Sun May 17 2020
This sermon shows how the whole book is opened up in a new way when it is understood that Luke was a Levite writing to a former high priest by the name of Theophilus and giving a defense of Christianity that could be used in the Jewish courts.
Mark 1:1-16:20 · Sun May 10 2020
This sermon shows how Mark is crafted to reflect Jesus as fulfilling the Servant of the Lord songs in Isaiah 40-53.
Matthew 1:1-28:20 · Sun Mar 29 2020
Matthew's presentation of the King and His kingdom
Malachi 1:1-4:6 · Sun Mar 15 2020
This sermon shows how the contrast between Esau and Jacob at the beginning of the book is a theme woven throughout the rest of the theological discourse.
Zechariah 1:1-14:21 · Sun Mar 08 2020
The Hebrew structure helps to explain a lot of the passages that have puzzled people in the past.
Haggai 1:1-2:23 · Sun Mar 01 2020
Christ's shaking of all things that do not belong in the New Covenant
Zephaniah 1:1-3:20 · Sun Feb 16 2020
Justice and grace meet in Jesus in a powerful way in this book.
Habakkuk 1:1-3:19 · Sun Feb 09 2020
A call to trust and follow God even when nothing seems to work out
Nahum 1:1-3:19 · Sun Feb 02 2020
This book teaches us a great deal about God's character. It also teaches us that Assyrian like empires will not last forever. God's plans cannot be thwarted.
Micah 1:1-7:20 · Sun Jan 26 2020
God alone receives the glory as Micah unveils God's amazing plan for planet earth. Christ's kingdom will start in weakness and obscurity but will eventually vanquish the earth. The applications to our own life are encouraging for those who feel weak and insignificant. God loves to use the weak things of this earth to confound the mighty.
Jonah 1:1-4:11 · Sun Jan 19 2020
This sermon shows how the grace of God can gently bring those who have been horribly abused out of their bitterness and into having supernatural compassion.
Obadiah 1-21 · Sun Jan 05 2020
Tracing the clan warfare between Edom and Israel, this book teaches us many lessons.
Amos 1:1-9:15 · Sun Dec 08 2019
Amos has been abused and turned on its head by the Social Justice Warriors of our day. This sermon outlines what true justice, mercy, righteousness, and love looks like in our social relationships.
Joel 1:1-3:21 · Sun Nov 24 2019
This sermon shows a straightforward interpretation of chapters 1-2 as being two locust plagues, followed by a time of prosperity where God restores what the locusts have eaten, followed by Pentecost, followed by AD 70 judgment and captivity of Jews among the nations, followed by the growth and prosperity of Christ's kingdom.
Hosea 1:1-14:9 · Sun Nov 17 2019
This sermon explores the redemptive themes of Hosea and applies the book to the broken and messed up family situations we face in the modern church.
Daniel 1:1-12:13 · Sun Nov 10 2019
An overview of the message of Daniel
Ezekiel 1:1-48:35 · Sun Oct 27 2019
This sermon delves into the overall message of the book as well as controversial details like the battle of Gog and Magog and the strange temple in chapters 40-46.
Lamentations 1:1-5:22 · Sun Oct 20 2019
Lamentations teaches us the difference between godly sorrow that leads to healing and ungodly sorrow that leads to despair. This encouraging book shows how God empathizes with us in our pain and helps us to process our pain.
Jeremiah 1:1-52:34 · Sun Oct 13 2019
This sermon shows how the book of Jeremiah is a masterful chiasm, with the New Covenant passage (31:31-34) being at the heart of the book. In the process it seeks to settle a major controversy in eschatology by using this inspired structure.
Isaiah 1:1-66:24 · Sun Oct 06 2019
This marvelous book displays not only the depravity of man in need of grace, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but virtually every doctrine found in the Bible. It's eschatology gives faith and hope to persevere. It's judgments motivate us to influence culture with grace and law. In sum, it is a book needed for transformation.
Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14 · Sun Aug 25 2019
Though marriage does indeed image the relationship of Christ to the Church, Song of Solomon primarily teaches us how the grace of Christ should transform our literal marriages and even our sexual life. Pastor Kayser takes the view that the book progresses chronologically from the first day of the wedding through seven days of royal wedding celebration, each night ending with sexual union. The eighth day is a visit to her family, with an open ended invitation that hints that the love cycle will continue indefinitely. He argues that this book strongly teaches monogamy, and describes Solomon's marriage to his first love, Naamah, to whom he was faithful from 7-13 years. Though there is forward time progression in the book, it does so beautifully through a thematically parallel chiastic structure.
Ecclesiastes 1:1-12:14 · Sun Aug 18 2019
This sermon shows how Ecclesiastes is a an example of presuppositional apologetics.
Proverbs 1:1-31:31 · Sun Jul 28 2019
This sermon starts with the epistemology of Proverbs, which is not only practical for apologetics, but for all of Christianity. It then proves that this is a book for all ages and sexes, not just for young boys. It also shows how Proverbs has been abused and misused when people fail to understand its structure, and gives other practical implications of the structure of the book.
Psalm 1:1-150:6 · Sun Jul 21 2019
This book shows the divine ordering and arrangement of the book of Psalms
Job 1:1-42:17 · Sun Jul 14 2019
This sermon gives a unique overview of the genius of Job
Esther 1:1-10:3 · Sun Jun 23 2019
This sermon shows how understanding the relationship of Esther to Ezra, Nehemiah, and the post-exilic prophets opens up the book in a whole new way. The feast of Purim foreshadows a future period in New Covenant history.
Nehemiah 1:1-13:31 · Sun Jun 16 2019
This sermon gives a theological and practical overview of the book of Nehemiah
Ezra 1:1-10:44 · Sun Jun 09 2019
This sermon shows how the establishment chronology of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and the Post-exilic prophets contains numerous problems and outright contradictions. It presents a revisionist chronology that is Biblically consistent and that weaves these Biblical books into a coherent narrative. It also shows how it is a much more satisfactory explanation of the secular history than the establishment's position. Where Nehemiah focuses on the reformation of society, Ezra focuses on the reformation of the church.
1Chronicles 1:1-2Chronicles 36:23 · Sun Jun 02 2019
This sermon explores the theology and application of Chronicles
1Kings 1:1-2Kings 25:30 · Sun May 26 2019
The practical and theological exposition of 1 and 2 Kings.
1 Samuel 1:1 - 2 Sam. 24:25 · Sun May 12 2019
The practical and theological lessons of 1 and 2 Samuel.
Ruth 1:1-4:22 · Sun May 05 2019
This sermon analyzes the history, literature, theology, and practical applications of the book of Ruth
Judges 1:1-21:25 · Sun Apr 28 2019
This is an overview and application of the book of Judges
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 · Sun Apr 21 2019
Joshua 1:1-24:33 · Sun Feb 17 2019
Along with an overview of the book of Joshua, this sermon gives practical applications of this book to modern life.
Deuteronomy 1:1-34:12 · Sun Feb 10 2019
A detailed overview of the Gospel and law found in this book.
Numbers 1:1-36:31 · Sun Feb 03 2019
This sermon shows that the forty years of wandering was God's boot camp to prepare one of the most impressive armies in Israel's history. Lessons from this book are applied to all four governments: self-government and family, church, and civil governments
Leviticus 1:1-27:34 · Sun Jan 27 2019
Application of the Gospel and Law found in Leviticus. Having been redeemed as a people (book of Exodus) God shows Israel how to be holy by His grace (Leviticus).
Exodus 1:1-40:38 · Sun Jan 20 2019
Outlining the most important features of this life-transforming book.
Genesis 1:1-50:26 · Sun Jan 13 2019
This sermon demonstrates the myriad ways in which Genesis must be foundational to our thinking.
Bible · Sun Jan 06 2019
This is the first sermon in the Bible Survey series. It seeks to give the essence of what the Bible is about in one sermon.
Revelation 1-22C · Sat Dec 15 2018
Revelation 1-22B · Sun Dec 09 2018
This sermon examines what it means for Christ to live His kingship through us.
Revelation 1-22A · Sun Dec 02 2018
This sermon analyzes the songs of Revelation and shows how they are a paradigm for the church today
Revelation 22:18-19 · Sun Nov 25 2018
This sermon shows how these verses are a dividing line between the Reformation and Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Mormonism, and other modern errors
Revelation 1-22B · Sun Nov 04 2018
Revelation 22:13-17 · Sun Nov 04 2018
Revelation 22:12 · Sun Oct 28 2018
This sermon deals with the controversy over the passages promising an imminent judgment and those that promise one after a long time. Both aspects must be maintained to adequately defend orthodoxy.
Revelation 22:6-11 · Sun Oct 21 2018
This sermon tackles the interesting and practical issues of the first part of the Epilogue
Revelation 22:1-5 · Sun Oct 14 2018
This is the third snapshot of the New Jerusalem. Pastor Kayser carefully develops each verse and shows how it applies to both eternity and the present.
Revelation 21:18-27 · Sun Sep 30 2018
This sermon goes through the materials that make up the New Jerusalem and shows how they symbolize the bide of Christ.
Revelation 21:9-17 · Sun Sep 23 2018
This sermon explores the incredible glory of the New Jerusalem, and through that, the incredible destiny for the church. It appears that vast numbers must yet be saved before history ends.
Revelation 21:2-8 · Sun Sep 16 2018
This sermon shows the relationship of history to the eternal state.
Revelation 21:1 · Sun Sep 09 2018
This sermon deals with the difficult subject of the "new heaven and the new earth."
Revelation 20:11-15 · Sun Sep 02 2018
A very practical application of this powerful description of the final judgment. How should the Book of Works, the Book of Life, and our judgment based on the Bible affect the way we live right now?
Revelation 20:7-10 · Sun Aug 26 2018
This sermon challenges the establishment view that Revelation 20:7-10 is describing a final apostasy of living nations and defends the view that the final rebellion is being engaged in by the non-elect who have just been released from Hades with Satan and resurrected. It all occurs on the last day of history.
Revelation 20:4-6 · Sun Aug 12 2018
This sermon takes on the typical Amil, Postmil, and Premil interpretations of this passage and shows how the two resurrections are two literal resurrections of bodies from the grave, the first being in the first century and the second being at the end of history.
Revelation 20:1-3 · Sun Aug 05 2018
This sermon sets the stage for chapter 20 by ruling out all other interpretations of the 1000 years, the binding of Satan, and the timing of these events. It also gives the practical ramifications of this view of eschatology
Revelation 19:17-21 · Sun Jun 17 2018
This sermon outlines some of the implications of the massive body count in August of AD 70.
Revelation 19:11-16 · Sun Jun 10 2018
This sermon looks at the first of two snapshots that give the trajectory of Christ's kingdom between AD 70 and the end of time. This snapshot shows image after image guaranteeing the total victory of Christ's kingdom in time and space.
Revelation 19:6-10 · Sun Jun 03 2018
This sermon deals with several controversies that swirl around the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Revelation 19:1-5 · Sun May 20 2018
This passage shows the saints of heaven and earth worshiping and adoring God for His judgments. Even the judgment of hell is the subject of praise. This sermon shows why these judgments are praiseworthy.
Revelation 18:21-24 · Sun May 13 2018
This sermon digs into archeology and history and shows the literal fulfillment of this prophecy. Not only was the temple leveled, but all of Jerusalem was leveled to the ground. What we see now on Haram esh-Sharif is either the Roman Fort Antonia or was built by Hadrian using Herodian stones.
Revelation 18:9-19 · Sun May 06 2018
This sermon uses the empire-wide economic meltdown in AD 70 to teach Biblical principles for handling a potential economic meltdown in our future.
Revelation 18:4-8 · Sun Apr 29 2018
There has been much confusion on the issues surrounding ecclesiastical separation. Is it a violation of Christ's prayer for unity in John 17, or is it a means of achieving Christ's goal? What are legitimate and illegitimate reasons for separation? Why does God consider membership in apostate denominations to be dangerous and why does it constitute rebellion against Christ? This sermon answers these and other questions.
Revelation 18:1-3 · Sun Apr 22 2018
This sermon goes through the reasons for the fall of Jerusalem seeks to demonstrate that America is progressing fast down same road.
Revelation 17:2-7 · Sun Apr 15 2018
This sermon gives a Biblical philosophy of conspiracies. It deals with three first century conspiracies that God frustrated.
Revelation 17:2-7 · Sun Mar 18 2018
This chapter analyzes the seductive nature of politics and the specific sins of the Whore of Revelation 17.
Revelation 17:2-6 · Sun Mar 11 2018
This sermon shows how easy it is for Christians to become part of the political prostitution within the system. It is a call for Reformation in preaching and in politics.
Revelation 17:1 · Sun Mar 04 2018
Most of this sermon outlines the various views on the Whore of Babylon and the internal clues given by John that rule out all competing theories except for one - that she is the city of Jerusalem.
Revelation 16:17-21 · Sun Feb 04 2018
This sermon deals with both the historical and the symbolic meaning of every detail of this remarkable bowl. Was there hail weighing more than 100 pounds? Was there an earthquake that made islands move so fast that it felt like they were fleeing? Were there mountains that disappeared? Pastor Kayser says "Yes." This sermon examines these and other intriguing questions. It also explains how each bowl landed on a unique festival day in actual history.
Revelation 16:12-16 · Sun Jan 28 2018
This sermon anchors the great battle of Armageddon clearly in AD 70. It also makes practical applications to life.
Revelation 16:8-11 · Sun Jan 21 2018
Revelation 16:2-7 · Sun Jan 14 2018
This sermon begins the process of working backwards in the book's chiasm. It shows how the grouping of the first three bowls relates to the end of Israel in AD 136. In the process it deals with issues of the problem of evil, God's justice, depravity, pollution, curses, covenant, etc.
Revelation 16:1 · Sun Jan 07 2018
This sermon seeks to clear up a number of issues that have been confusing in commentaries. Pastor Kayser shows how the God-given structure of the book (a chiasm) gives us the clue that resolves them perfectly.
Revelation 15:5-8 · Sun Dec 31 2017
Revelation 15:3-4 · Sun Dec 17 2017
This sermon analyzes yet another vignette on New Covenant worship which points to the need for reform. If heaven is the pattern for all that we do (as Colossians 3:1-2 says that it should be), then the worship of earth should be patterned after the worship of heaven.
Revelation 15:1-2 · Sun Dec 10 2017
This sermon analyzes why discouragement is a sin and gives seven Biblical remedies for discouragement.
Revelation 14:17-20 · Sun Dec 03 2017
The sermon shows how this amazing prophesied judgment was fulfilled very literally in the Bar Kochba rebellion of AD 132-136
Revelation 14:14-16 · Sun Nov 05 2017
This sermon discusses the supernatural way in which Jesus Christ reaps a harvest of souls through His evangelists.
Revelation 14:8-13 · Sun Oct 29 2017
This Reformation Day sermon outlines several ways in which the church desperately needs reformation in missions. Pastors do not take advantage of God's preparatory work of national judgment. Nor do they preach on hell, the wrath of God, or the Biblical mandate of perseverance. The modern truncated Gospel makes for many more false conversions.
Revelation 14:6-7 · Sun Oct 22 2017
This addresses a much neglected topic related to angels - their critical role in the advancement of missions
Revelation 14:2-5 · Sun Oct 15 2017
Why do some missionaries fail? What makes for transformational missions? Why are so many missions man-centered? How can studying this first century group of missionaries benefit the modern missions movement?
Revelation 14:1-5 · Sun Oct 08 2017
This sermon gives a description of the 144,000 first century missionaries that formed the shock troops for a reboot of the church that had almost been exterminated in the Gentile world by the Great Tribulation. In the process it takes on the opposite errors of Dispensationalism and Replacement Theology.
Revelation 13:16-18 · Sun Oct 01 2017
This sermon identifies the mark of the beast, then applies the lessons to every age.
Revelation 13:11-15 · Sun Sep 24 2017
This sermon clears up one of the most perplexing symbols in the book of Revelation - the identity of the land beast, its head, and its two symbolic horns.
Revelation 13:5-10 · Sun Sep 17 2017
This sermon resolves several conundrums related to the beast of revelation and makes applications for today.
Revelation 13:2-4 · Sun Sep 10 2017
This sermon digs deeper into the identity and characteristics of the beast. It applies the issues of statism to modern nations.
Revelation 13:1 · Sun Sep 03 2017
This sermon introduces the identity of the beast and the main features of statism. Though the beast was a demon that controlled Rome in the first century, the characteristics of the beast can be clearly seen in modern statist governments.
Revelation 12:15-17 · Sun Aug 27 2017
When the remnant of the Jewish church fled to the wilderness, God miraculously protected them, and even turned the heart of the king of Israel to protect them. The fury of Rome that Satan had hoped to unleash upon the church ended up being 100% diverted to destroying Israel. These and many other facts show the wonderful way in which God's providence preserved a church under intense attack. This sermon also has some practical applications for the present.
Revelation 12:13-14 · Sun Aug 20 2017
Revelation 12:12-13 · Sun Jun 04 2017
Revelation 12:10-11 · Sun May 28 2017
This sermon settles debates on the timing of the event. It also shows how both angels and men must apply the redemption, power, kingdom, and authority of Christ in their spiritual battles. They do so through the blood of the Lamb, the Scriptures personalized, and dying to self and living for Christ. This sermon shows God's paradigm for the church regaining victory in Jesus.
Revelation 12:7-9 · Sun May 14 2017
This sermon shows Satan being cast out of heaven in AD 66 and the aftermath.
Revelation 12:3-6 · Sun May 07 2017
This sermon explores the origin, kingdom, and work of Satan.
Revelation 12:1-2 · Sun Apr 30 2017
This sermon answers five puzzles found in Revelation 11:15-19 by demonstrating that both the beginning and end of Christ's Conquering stage of the Kingdom (sometimes called the Mediatorial Kingdom) has judgment. Without this key insight it is difficult to answer some of the Full Preterist's strongest arguments. This sermon also shows the New Covenant fulfillment of the Festivals of Israel, with the Festival of Trumpets forming the background to chapters 8-11.
Revelation 11:15-19 · Sun Apr 23 2017
This sermon answers five puzzles found in Revelation 11:15-19 by demonstrating that both the beginning and end of Christ's Conquering stage of the Kingdom (sometimes called the Mediatorial Kingdom) has judgment. Without this key insight it is difficult to answer some of the Full Preterist's strongest arguments. This sermon also shows the New Covenant fulfillment of the Festivals of Israel, with the Festival of Trumpets forming the background to chapters 8-11.
Revelation 11:11-14 · Sun Apr 02 2017
This sermon seeks to solve several conundrums in the book of Revelation by exploring the two grain harvests and the two resurrections that they foreshadowed.
Revelation 11:9-10 · Sun Mar 26 2017
This sermon examines the death of the two prophets, the exact position of the Roman and Jewish armies, the timing, and the circumstances of verses 9-10. It also makes practical applications to our living and dying in Christ.
Revelation 11:8 · Sun Mar 19 2017
This sermon seeks to settle the controversy of the identity of "the great city" in the book of Revelation.
Revelation 11:7 · Sun Mar 12 2017
This sermon introduces us to the Beast of Revelation.
Revelation 11:3-7, part 2 · Sun Mar 05 2017
This sermon examines the nature of New Testament prophecy and shows that it is identical to Old Testament prophecy and on a par with Scripture as to its nature and authority. These last two prophets of the New Testament era are a case study on the true nature of New Testament prophecy and demonstrate that the charismatic interpretations of today are faulty.
Revelation 11:3-7, part 1 · Sun Jan 29 2017
This sermon deals with the identity of the Two Witnesses. Using clues from the text, pastor Kayser systematically eliminates most of the 37 theories. He also makes some practical applications.
Revelation 11:1-2 · Sun Jan 08 2017
This sermon systematically eliminates over twenty theories commentators have developed for the first two verses of Revelation 11 and shows how it is a straightforward prophecy of the imminent destruction of the temple and everything explicitly related to the ceremonial law, while sparing the outlying walls and towers that were not directly related to the ceremonial law. Those outer courts would be occupied for exactly 42 months (AD 70-74) before the Romans handed the temple grounds and city back to rabbinic authorities that had negotiated with them. It is a foundational sermon for understanding the relationship of the temple to Biblical prophecy.
Revelation 10:1-11, part 4 · Sun Nov 13 2016
Revelation 10:1-11, part 3 · Sun Nov 06 2016
Revelation 10:1-11, part 2 · Sun Oct 30 2016
This sermon shows how each symbol connected with this angel's communication of God's Word showcases the divine characteristics of God's Word. This is part 1 of a two part analysis of how God's Word is powerfully transformational when we approach it by faith. Key words: prophecy, prophet, prophesy, Bible, Scripture, divine, sovereign, promise, penetrating, pure, perspicuous, universal, powerful, transformational, orderly, infallible
Revelation 10:1-11, part 1 · Sun Oct 23 2016
Revelation 9:13-16 · Sun Oct 16 2016
Revelation 9:13-16 · Sun Sep 18 2016
Revelation 9:1-12, part 4 · Sun Sep 11 2016
This sermon finishes the subject of the fifth trumpet, focusing upon the power, character, and activities of demons. The applications made to modern ecology and politics are just two of many practical applications.
Revelation 1-22 · Thu Sep 08 2016
Revelation 9:1-12, part 3 · Sun Sep 04 2016
This sermon continues to open up the subject of demonology.
Revelation 9:1-12, part 2 · Sun Aug 21 2016
Where the last sermon dealt with the symbols in Titus' armies, this one looks at the demons that were symbolized. In the process, the sermon tackles several controversies, including: origin of demons, the meaning of the Abyss and Hades.
Revelation 9:1-12, part 1 · Sun Aug 14 2016
This sermon looks at the symbolism of the demons that come out of the bottomless pit. The totems or emblems of Titus' Fifteenth Legion and their supporting Legions and auxiliaries were representations of their "gods," what we would call demons. This sermon looks at the timing, the historical underpinnings of the symbols, and how they would have been instantly recognized by the first century audience. Part 2 will dig much deeper into the theology of demonology.
Revelation 8:12-13 · Sun Aug 07 2016
The fourth trumpet deals with the disastrous losses suffered by both the Romans and the Jews in the first part of the war under Cestius. Once again we see a literal fulfillment of the symbols (signs in the sun, moon, and stars) and then discuss the specifics of how those symbols foreshadowed this disastrous part of the war.
Revelation 8:10-11 · Sun Jul 31 2016
This trumpet has brought a lot of confusion to commentaries. This sermon is an attempt to show the literal historical fulfillment of the sign and to show what that sign symbolized. In the process it gives a great deal of historical background that will prove helpful for understanding the second half of the book.
Revelation 8:8-9 · Sun Jun 26 2016
This sermon deals with the second trumpet judgment, which describes an asteroid striking the Mediterranean Ocean and turning 1/3 of it to blood, killing one third of the larger sea creatures, and destroying 1/3 of the Roman ships. These events symbolized God's judgments on Israel (total destruction) and Rome (one third destruction). Though this all occurred in the AD 66, it still has relevance to our age since we live in a similar period of national rebellion against Christ.
Revelation 8:7 · Sun Jun 19 2016
This sermon deals with the amazing fulfillment of the hail, fire, and blood that fell from heaven in AD 66. It also describes the horrific events that these portents gave warning of. This sermon also tentatively suggests that the modern "blood rains" that have fallen since 2001 may indicate warnings from God. While the pastor is not dogmatic on the significance of the modern phenomena, he does show how the first century signs were immediately followed by a first wave of death and destruction under Cestius, the Legate of Syria who commanded Rome's 12th Legion.
Revelation 8:1-6 · Sun Jun 12 2016
This sermon focuses on the subject of corporate prayer and its place in God's sovereign plan. It also deals with a very specific kind of prayer — the covenant lawsuit brought against Israel and Rome by the early church. As such it has a lot to teach the modern persecuted church. The church is not helpless before its persecutors since it has access to the Judge of the universe. Where there is faith to engage in imprecatory prayers, the same awesome power that was unleashed in the judgments of Revelation 8 can be unleashed once again in our own day.
Revelation 7:12 · Sun May 22 2016
This sermon lifts the heart in worship to God as it gives every reason to be joyful. If you lack joy in the Lord, prayerfully examine the steps to joy in this sermon.
Revelation 7:9-17, part2 · Sun May 15 2016
The greatest tribulation of the church ushered countless people around the globe into heaven. This sermon examines some of the remaining issues surrounding this passage, such as why there was so much joy in heaven, how heaven should be the pattern for our worship on earth, etc.
Revelation 7:9-17, part 1 · Sun May 08 2016
The greatest tribulation of the church to ever happen also presupposes a great ingathering of new believers around the globe within forty years of Christ's death. This message deals with the eschatology of the passage and the next week will deal with the way heaven patterns earth.
Revelation 7:1-8 · Sun Apr 17 2016
By process of elimination this sermon rules out all interpretations of the 144,000 but one, identifying this group as a literal 144,000 Jewish believers preserved by God during the first century. These were a dedicated spiritual army mustered by God to restore the church in every nation - a church that had just previously been almost wiped off the face of the map by the Jews and by Nero. This sermon also gives four practical applications that can bring comfort to believers in any age.
Revelation 6:12-17 · Sun Apr 10 2016
This sermon looks at the the detailed fulfillment of each these remarkable prophecies and then show what was symbolized by the literal events.
Revelation 6:9-11 · Sun Apr 03 2016
This sermon introduces the Great Tribulation and distinguishes it from the Great Wrath. It also demonstrates how the Jewish leaders exerted huge influence over Nero in the persecution of Christians. It also gives some principles that provide comfort, faith, and hope for the persecuted church of today.
Revelation 6:7-8 · Sun Mar 06 2016
This sermon introduces us to the character of Nero and the two demons that influenced him early in his reign. Though the message is sobering, it gives us hope that even in dire circumstances Jesus is sovereign and demons have limitations.
Revelation 6:5-6 · Sun Feb 28 2016
This sermon identifies the third horseman of the apocalypse as the demonized Claudius. The Claudian coins clearly show these symbols of horse and hand holding scales. And the reign of Claudius is identified by the New Testament as the period of empire-wide famine. So Claudius is a fantastic case study for understanding the laws of economics and how God's providence enforces those laws. There is much that America could learn from this passage.
Revelation 6:3-4 · Sun Feb 21 2016
This sermon starts with a review of where we have been in the book of Revelation and how this passage fits into the overall picture that Revelation paints. It then looks at how the demonic Caligula (the second horseman) was a judgment of Christ upon both Rome and Israel. In the process, several principles of civics come to light.
Revelation 6:1-2 · Sun Feb 14 2016
This sermon gives the reasons why the first horseman is not Christ, but rather the counterfeit messianic state. It clearly identifies the rider as Caesar Tiberias and applies the passage to the situations we currently face.
Revelation 6:1-8 · Sun Feb 07 2016
This sermon seeks to sort through the numerous interpretations of this controversial passage using inductive and deductive reasoning. In the process it narrows the options down to the first century and gives practical applications.
Revelation 5:8-14 · Sun Jan 31 2016
This is the second cameo on worship in the book of Revelation. It settles various controversies over worship in the modern evangelical church.
Revelation 5:2-7 · Sun Jan 24 2016
This short paragraph gives 1) a profound Christology and 2) an apologetic against Judaism. Jesus alone can be invested with regal authority because Jesus alone fulfills all the Messianic prophecies.
Revelation 5:1 · Sun Jan 17 2016
This sermon works through the controversies related to the identity of the scroll of Revelation 5. It uses clues imbedded in the text to rule out various theories and to identify the scroll as the Old Testament canon and shows how this relates to the doctrine of the imminently closing canon that is developed in the rest of the book of Revelation. The implications of this are huge - the Old Testament is the foundation upon which Christ's kingdom is built. Jesus takes the canon in His hands, but He does not throw away the Old Testament. He opens it, explains it, and fulfills it.
Revelation 4:9-11 · Sun Jan 10 2016
This cameo picture of what the worship of heaven looks like gives us several principles that should guide our worship services.
Revelation 4:6b-8 · Sun Jan 03 2016
This sermon wrestles with the controversies surrounding chapter 4:6-8 and comes to the conclusion that these living creatures are the cherubim of Ezekiel 1 and 10. The sermon applies Calvin's understanding of how Cherubim angels carry out many of God's providences and play a vital role in helping the church militant advance Christ's kingdom.
Revelation 4:1-5 · Sun Dec 20 2015
This passage sets the tone for the rest of the book by showing how heaven rules earth. The throne room of heaven is God's command central.
Revelation 3:14-22 · Sun Dec 13 2015
The Laodicean church had succumbed to the status quo rather than aggressively advancing the kingdom of heaven on earth. What does it mean to seek those things which are above? How should a proper approach to that subject be transformational of everything we do on earth? This sermon wrestles with the issues of the new creation versus the old creation and in what ways the new heavens and new earth are already here and in what sense they are still future. In the process it shows the unique approach of postmillennialism to the "already/not yet" paradigm found in the Scripture. This sermon is both challenging and encouraging.
Revelation 3:7-13 · Sun Dec 06 2015
This text is filled with encouragement for the downhearted Christian
Revelation 3:1-6 · Sun Nov 29 2015
The central problem with Sardis was a satisfaction with a form of godliness even when the power was gone.
Revelation 2:18-29 · Sun Nov 22 2015
Last week's sermon dealt with the problem of the Jezebel spirit. This one deals with the solution.
Revelation 2:18-29 · Sun Nov 15 2015
The bulk of this sermon deals in depth with the troubling phenomenon known as the spirit of Jezebel.
Revelation 2:12-17 · Sun Oct 25 2015
This sermon looks at the way the church of Pergamos had penetrated the heart of Satan's kingdom, and had done so faithfully. It also examines the external and internal backlash the church experienced. In the process, it teaches us a great deal about the church, the Great Commission, spiritual warfare, Satan's kingdom, angelology, etc.
Revelation 2:8-11 · Sun Oct 11 2015
When things are going tough it is very easy to get fearful or have other inappropriate responses. John's letter to the church of Smyrna gives seven perspective changes that help Christians face tribulation with joy.
Revelation 2:1-7 · Sun Oct 04 2015
This sermon shows how even an outstanding church like that in Ephesus can drift in its love away from the Lord. How is first love lost and how can it be regained?
Revelation 1:12-20 · Sun Sep 27 2015
This passage focuses on the priestly, prophetic, kingly, and supernatural work that Jesus does each "Lord's Day."
Revelation 1:9c-11 · Sun Sep 20 2015
While this sermon deals with the remaining principles of interpretation laid down by the apostle John, the main focus is upon the practical implications of union with Christ Jesus.
Revelation 1:9b · Sun Aug 23 2015
This sermon deals with the nature, beginning, and growth of the kingdom. *We apologize for the poor audio quality in this sermon, the recording went particularly bad this week.
Revelation 1:9a · Sun Aug 16 2015
This sermon shows how John shared the experience of "the tribulation" with the seven churches. This deals with most of the controversies surrounding the great tribulation and the great wrath. In the process it also gives us a Biblical philosophy for facing tribulation by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:7-8 · Sun Aug 09 2015
This sermon deals with perhaps the most controversial verse in the chapter - the imminent coming of Christ in judgment (66 AD) contrasted with the distant Second Coming. In the process, this sermon opens up a lot of background material that is critical to understanding the book as a whole.
Revelation 1:4b-6 · Sun Aug 02 2015
This sermon covers hermeneutical principles 21-24. It shows how the principles of grace, peace, kingdom, God's power, and Christ's offices of prophet, priest, and king are woven tightly throughout the book of Revelation. The book begins with grace and peace being pronounced by Almighty God and the book ends with the pervasive results of that grace and peace. In between are chapters showing man's attempts to resist Christ's grace and peace. But as the last chapters will show, such resistance is futile. What God has pronounced will be achieved.
Revelation 1:4a · Sun Jul 26 2015
This sermon deals with principle
Revelation 1:3d-e · Sun Jul 19 2015
This sermon covers the Biblical hermeneutics for interpreting prophetic literature. In the process it introduces what this book says about the nature and termination of New Testament prophecy.
Revelation 1:3a-c · Sun Jul 05 2015
This encouraging message gives an overview of why John pronounces a blessing on those who read, understand, and keep the message of Revelation. Revelation is not a book to discourage or frighten. When rightly understood, it brings encouragement, hope, and faith. The sermon also shows the connection of the book to liturgics and to ethics.
Revelation 1:2c · Sun Jun 14 2015
This sermon shows the different ways that Premillennialism, Amillennialism, and Postmillennnialism handle the "already/not yet" paradigm. Almost everyone now believes in some sort of inaugurated kingdom where we are already in the kingdom in some sense but not yet experiencing all kingdom realities. But Postmillennialism has the most helpful approach to resolving the tensions in this paradigm.
Revelation 1:2b · Sun Jun 07 2015
This sermon shows how foundational the Old Testament Scriptures and the Gospels are in understanding the book of Revelation
Revelation 1:2a · Sun May 24 2015
This sermon explores the book of Revelation and shows how it is a Covenant Lawsuit.
Revelation 1:1c · Sun May 17 2015
This sermon deals with two more presuppositions that help us to understand Revelation: the role of angels and authorial intention. In the process the sermon also covers issues related to providence, inspiration, Hebraic grammar of the Greek in this book, relationship of Revelation to Old Testament books, rules for discovering original intent, how to profit from reading the Bible, etc.
Revelation 1:1b · Sun May 10 2015
This sermon continues examining the thirty clues given in the first eleven verses of Revelation that show how the book ought to be read. This sermon focuses on the proper approach to understanding symbols.
Revelation 1-22 · Mon May 04 2015
Revelation 1:1-11 · Sun May 03 2015
Revelation 1-22 · Sun May 03 2015
Revelation 1:1 · Sun May 03 2015
This sermon deals with the first 8 of 30 interpretive clues that God has given in the first eleven verses of Revelation 1. These 8 principles quickly narrow the focus of the book by ruling out several approaches to the book of Revelation that are violated.
Genesis; Revelation · Sun Apr 26 2015
This introduction to the book of Revelation deals with the tight connection between the first and last books of the Bible. In the process, it deals with the trajectory of the book and controversies that will be faced in the book.
1 Chronicles 29:21-30 · Sun Mar 08 2015
It's not enough to begin the Christian life well; we must also end it well. But what does that mean? This sermon covers ten issues from the life of David that enabled God's evaluation to be, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
1 Chronicles 29:1-25 · Sun Mar 01 2015
This sermon on stewardship looks into the heart of a transformed Christian through fifteen windows. It is a motivating call to be joyful stewards.
1 Chronicles 28 · Sun Feb 15 2015
1 Chronicles 27 · Sun Feb 08 2015
This last sermon on the military within the life of David ties in the theme of the military with the trajectory of eschatology in history.
1 Chronicles 23-26 · Sun Jan 25 2015
Really? A sermon on administration for Sunday morning? Yes. This sermon shows that there are many fascinating issues buried in the text of 1 Chronicles 23-27 that are relevant to everyday issues.
1 Kings 1:41-2:9 · Sun Jan 18 2015
1 Kings 1:11-53 · Sun Jan 11 2015
Too frequently Christians become discouraged and even paralyzed when they see the extent to which humanists have taken over our country. This sermon is not only a realistic appraisal of the political dangers we face but also an encouragement to have faith and hope. It encourages us to approach conspiracies with the paradigm found in Psalm 2.
1 Kings 1:5-10 · Sun Jan 04 2015
When both outward sins and inward root issues can be camouflaged and hidden, it makes it difficult to deal with sin in our children's lives. This sermon applies the issue of camouflaged sin to both personal sanctification and the discipleship of our children.
1 Kings 1:1-4 · Sun Dec 14 2014
Many people are perplexed at the casualness with which David embraced the unethical medical solution presented by his advisors in this passage. But this sermon demonstrates ways in which modern Christians are not that much different in how they handle modern ethical decisions in medicine.
1 Chronicles 22:1-19 · Sun Dec 07 2014
This chapter gives twelve principles that can be of help to families as they seek to pass on a multi-generational legacy.
2 Samuel 24:18-25 · Sun Oct 26 2014
This passage shows how all of life (including politics) should be viewed through the lens of the Gospel and how the Gospel should impact everything that we do.
2 Samuel 24:10-17 · Mon Oct 13 2014
How are Christians to react to plagues and other national disasters? This sermon gives concrete guidance.
2 Samuel 24:1-9 · Mon Oct 06 2014
Much controversy surrounds the American Community Survey. This sermon gives a detailed analysis of what the Bible teaches on the subject of a census and demonstrates that the ACS is both unbiblical and unconstitutional. But more than that, this sermon shows why God treated even David’s more minimal census as a great evil that needed to be resisted. This passage adds to our general understanding of Biblical civics as calling for very limited government.
2 Samuel 23:8-39 · Sun Sep 28 2014
Though God does not expect everyone to be a hero warrior like David and his 36 leaders, there are principles of followership and leadership that can be learned from these amazing men.
2 Samuel 23:1-7 · Sun Sep 14 2014
The Bible gives minimum requirements for imperfect rulers. This is contrasted with the minimum requirements that most Christians have. This sermon serves as a shocking paradigm for the 21rst Century.
Luke 18:14 · Sun Aug 17 2014
1 Corinthians 10:31 · Sun Aug 10 2014
John 15:1-8 · Sun Aug 03 2014
John 15:1-8 · Sun Aug 03 2014
Titus 2:11-14 · Sun Jul 20 2014
Matthew 4:4 · Sat Jul 12 2014
2 Samuel 22 · Sun Jul 06 2014
2 Samuel 21:15-22 · Sun Jun 15 2014
This sermon is a call for men to rise up and take on the giants of our day. Key words: enemy, persevere, culture wars, pacifism, weakness, prayerlessness, carnality, intimidating, giants,
2 Samuel 21:10-14 · Sun Jun 08 2014
How does God want us to treat the bodies of those who are deceased? Is cremation ever an option? What about donating bodies to science? This sermon gives the historic understanding of burial and cremation and in the process addresses some other practical issues, such as how to relate to a relative who is either convicted as a criminal or is under church discipline.
2 Samuel 21:1-9 · Sun May 25 2014
This passage has a great deal to say about being promise keepers - on both the individual and the national level. The issues surrounding the broken treaty with the Gibeonites have many parallels with the issues surrounding America’s broken treaties with American Indian tribes.
2 Samuel 20:23-26 · Sun May 18 2014
It is hard for us to fathom getting our nation back to the kind of limited government that it enjoyed for most of its first century, but this sermon seeks to show that it is not only possible but is also morally imperative. While examining the cabinet of David, the departments implied in that list, and comparing David’s executive branch with the agencies, boards, committees, and commissions under our current administration’s executive branch, this sermon seeks to give a Biblical philosophy of civics. In advocating the Regulative Principle of Government, this sermon stands on the shoulders of Augustine, the Puritans, the Scottish Reformers, Patrick Henry, and many others.
2 Samuel 20:16-22 · Sun May 11 2014
This portrait of the wise woman of Abel not only gives great insights into peacemaking, but is a corrective to hyper patriarchy and elevates the role of women.
2 Samuel 20:3-15 · Sun May 04 2014
Rebellion always results in negative consequences. Understanding these disastrous consequences can be a strong motivator to put off our own rebellion and deal with the rebellion of others with Biblical principles.
2 Samuel 20:1-2 · Sun Apr 27 2014
In an age of culture wars, it is easy for those who are trying to resist ungodliness to get caught up in ungodly rebellions. Too frequently godly resistance to tyranny is lumped in with rebellion against tyranny, but the two are quite different. This passage gives ten telltale signs of rebellion that ought to be avoided by every Christian. Resistance yes, rebellion no.
Psalm 16 · Sun Apr 20 2014
This resurrection Psalm promises pleasures at God’s right hand in heaven, but it also promises that we can have joy in God’s presence even now on earth. This sermon seeks to show you how to learn to enjoy God in all circumstances - or as John Piper worded it, “How to Fight For Joy” when your joy is being robbed.
2 Samuel 19:40-20:2 · Sun Apr 06 2014
Even the best attempts at peacemaking can be ruined or undermined by others. This sermon deals with some of the most common obstructions to reconciliation and the peacemaking process and what can be done about them.
2 Samuel 19:31-39 · Sun Mar 30 2014
This sermon use the portrait of Barzillai to give a philosophy of aging. Key words: old, age, elderly, retire, risk, health, opportunities, time, limits, health, relationships, death, medical directive, legacy, friendship, balance, relaxation
2 Samuel 19:24-30 · Sun Mar 23 2014
Jesus calls us to pursue reconciliation whether we are in the wrong or in the right. This passage illustrates how difficult that can be, and in the process introduces us to more principles of reconciliation. Each of these principles are also illustrated in Romans 12, a passage that calls us to step outside the realm of what is possible and into the realm of the supernatural. Ultimately reconciliation is God working through us the same grace that He gave to us.
2 Samuel 19:18b-23 · Sun Mar 16 2014
There are many things that can make it difficult for us to be willing to repent of our sins and there are equally many things that can make it difficult to forgive. This sermon not only examines those difficulties, but in the process gives a theology of repentance and forgiveness and distinguishes it from worldly counterfeits.
2 Samuel 19:9-18 · Sun Mar 09 2014
Christ died to reconcile sinners to God and to give the foundation for reconciliation in our human relationships. This sermon shows what frequently goes wrong in attempted reconciliations and specific steps to reconcile in a God-glorifying manner.
2 Samuel 19:1-8 · Sun Mar 02 2014
Though Scripture teaches us how to weep for others (Lamentations) and shows the godly weeping of Jeremiah, Jesus, and others, it also makes clear that some weeping is ungodly. This sermon shows how to sanctify our emotions and specifically how to be sanctified in our weeping. Too many Christians fail to think about this subject and as a result sin against God and others with their tears.
2 Samuel 18:19-33 · Sun Feb 23 2014
2 Samuel 18:9-18 · Sun Feb 02 2014
Pride is one of the worst enemies of our soul. This sermon examines the pride of Absalom and Joab and makes extensive application to individuals, families, and churches.
2 Samuel 18:1-8 · Sun Jan 26 2014
This sermon deals with the far reaching implications of a God-given inward call to duty. General Douglas MacArthur considered this to be one of the key foundations for Christian civilization. This sermon not only examines the disastrous consequences of failing to pass on to the next generation this sense of duty , but also illustrates the wonderful things that can flow from this grace.
Psalm 3 · Sun Jan 19 2014
Feelings of loneliness and isolation afflict some Christians more than others. And there are times when Christians truly do have everyone against them. Such pressures can make us lie awake at night or have other unhelpful reactions. This sermon probes the principles that enabled David to have a sound night's rest the night before a battle when he was vastly outnumbered.
Psalm 12 · Sun Jan 12 2014
David's situation in 2 Samuel 17 seemed pretty hopeless, yet rather than throwing up his hands in despair, David turned to prayer, and having trusted the God for whom nothing is impossible, David committed himself to making a difference. Psalm 12 gives us similar lessons for faith, hope, and commitment to reverse the downward slide in America.
2 Samuel 17:24-29 · Sun Jan 05 2014
David had disappointments galore as he fled from Absalom. Most people would have focused on those crushing disappointments and been overwhelmed with sadness, but David mysteriously experienced joy and a "river" of God's pleasures while aggressively taking his disappointments to the God who cares. This sermon shows how we too can "rejoice in the Lord always" (even in the midst of numerous disappointments) without adopting an unrealistic Pollyanna Christianity.
2 Samuel 17:23 · Sun Dec 15 2013
This sermon gives a clear understanding of what the Bible says about suicide. It also gives clear instructions on how to handle suicidal thoughts in yourself or in others.
2 Samuel 17:15-23 · Sun Dec 08 2013
2 Samuel 17:1-14 · Sun Dec 01 2013
While this sermon does give an interesting discussion of two military strategies, most of is focus is on the relationship between wise planning and trust in providence.
2 Samuel 16:15-23 · Sun Nov 24 2013
In our culture wars it is easy to fall into the ditch of lawless revolutionaries on the one side or into the ditch of a passive slave-mentality on the other side. This sermon examines the difference between revolution and lawful resistance to tyranny.
Psalm 11 · Sun Nov 17 2013
This sermon explores the difference between legitimate escape and irresponsible escapism.
2 Samuel 16:5-14 · Sun Nov 10 2013
The irrational rage between Shimei and Abishai and the great self-control exhibited by David (also exhibited in the Psalms written during this period) is the framework for a unique discussion of anger, lack of sportsmanship, lack of self-control, slander, cheating, unfair critiques, and other sins.
2 Samuel 16:1-4 · Sun Nov 03 2013
This sermon describes the many faces of false loyalty. It can be manifested as false generosity and false compassion (for example socialism). It can give the impression of loyalty while destroying loyalty (Oliver Wendell Holmes book, The Common Law, is an example). It can destroy covenant relationships while giving the illusion of faithfulness (eg., no divorce, but no passion to fulfill the marriage vows). It can be blind to its own deceitfulness while accusing others of disloyalty. Once false loyalty is recognized in its many disguises, we can more effectively guard our hearts against it. This sermon is yet another call to God-centeredness in all our covenant relationships.
2 Samuel 15:24-37 · Sun Oct 27 2013
This sermon continues to look at eight more tests of loyalty. It is a challenge to leaders and followers alike.
Psalm 23:6a · Sun Oct 20 2013
2 Samuel 15:13-23 · Sun Oct 20 2013
The Biblical concept of loyalty is summed up in the Hebrew words hemeth and chesed. Loyalty must be defined by the covenant and limited by the covenant or it can easily become an idolatrous loyalty. And since it is a covenant grace, it is not something that humans can produce in their own strength. It is supernatural. This sermon begins to look at several tests of the character of our loyalty. It is a radical call to step out of the ordinary and into the realm of the supernatural in all of our covenant relationships.
Psalm 23:6a · Sun Oct 13 2013
2 Samuel 15:7-12 · Sun Oct 13 2013
This sermon continues to list characteristics of an Absalom and to make applications to modern family, business, church, and state.
Psalm 23:5c · Sun Oct 06 2013
2 Samuel 15:1-6 · Sun Oct 06 2013
People are often mystified by the politics, manipulation, undermining of authority, criticism, and endless fires that need to be put out in organizations. Though this sermon mainly applies the principles of the Absalom Syndrome to the church, you will immediately recognize the same principles at work in politics, military, business, and elsewhere. For those who are praying for revival and reformation in the church, it is important that they recognize and pray against the three main demonic spirits that are hindering that work: those behind Ahab, Jezebel, and Absalom. This sermon briefly discusses all three, but focuses upon those who undermine authority behind the scenes.
2 Samuel 14 · Sun Sep 29 2013
Due to technical difficulties the second half of this recording was lost. Sorry about the cliffhanger that will most likely never be concluded.
2 Samuel 13:19-39 · Sun Sep 22 2013
Bitterness is a destructive force. No Christian should allow it to grow in his heart. This is a sermon that not only dissects the characteristics and fruits of bitterness, but shows how to put it off.
Psalm 23:5b · Sun Sep 15 2013
Psalm 23:5a · Sun Sep 08 2013
Psalm 23:4b · Sun Sep 01 2013
Psalm 23:4a · Sun Aug 25 2013
Psalm 23:3 · Sun Aug 18 2013
Psalm 23:2b · Sun Aug 11 2013
Psalm 23:2a · Sun Jul 28 2013
Psalm 23:1b · Sun Jul 21 2013
Psalm 23:1a · Sun Jul 14 2013
2 Samuel 13:1-18 · Sun Jun 16 2013
2 Samuel 12:26-31 · Sun Jun 09 2013
This passage (and the Psalm written on this occasion) illustrate eleven more lessons on the military and war. Pastor Kayser shows how these principles were enshrined in our constitution, but are no longer being followed in America. He outlines the fascinating story of how the military and war have been consistently used down through history to erode liberty and to centralize government. It is critically important that every citizen once again understand these principles of civics.
2 Samuel 12:24-25 · Sun Jun 02 2013
This passage shows the amazing way in which God's grace can make beauty out of our ugly stains of the past.
Psalm 51 · Sun May 26 2013
This sermon focuses upon the needless losses that we have when we fail to confess our sins.
2 Samuel 12:15-23 · Sun May 19 2013
It can be very discouraging when many of our prayers seem to go unanswered. Our unbelieving hearts easily latch onto these unanswered prayers as reasons to doubt God. This sermon shows the blessings of unanswered prayers.
2 Samuel 1-14 · Mon May 13 2013
This sermon explores the problem of pain, suffering, and death for infants. The sermon has a number of purposes, but one is to give help and hope to people who suffer from post-abortion trauma.
2 Samuel 12 1-15 · Sun May 05 2013
Though Scripture calls us to have a persevering love that "covers a multitude of sins," there are some sins that may not lawfully be covered over. This sermon gives hints from the text to show what situations would warrant a "Nathan moment" of confrontation, and then gives several principles that show the best way to engage a person in a "Nathan moment."
2 Samuel 11:27b-12-1b · Sun Apr 28 2013
This remarkable text addresses the controversies raging in Reformed circles revolving around legalism and antinomianism. Both of those errors need to be opposed, but traditional Protestant theology does a much better job of doing so than either the modern "Grace Movement" or than Auburn Avenue Theology. This sermon upholds historic Reformed doctrine and seeks to bring Biblical balance on some very important issues facing the Reformed church.
2 Samuel 11 · Sun Apr 21 2013
When we expose our sin through Biblical confession, God brings incredible relief, joy, liberty, and peace. But when we cover our sin with the "fig leaves" of humanistic substitutes, we bring ourselves misery. When God guarantees that the consequences of hiding our sins are always greater than the consequences of confessing our sins, why is it that so frequently we desperately use every means at our disposal to hide? This sermon explores this strange phenomenon and applies it in various areas of life, including apologetics, child rearing, finances, discipline, and politics.
2 Samuel 11 · Sun Apr 14 2013
Whereas the previous sermon addressed key issues facing men, this sermon addresses the unique sexual temptations of women. In the process it also boldly addresses issues of modesty, thought life, hedges, and the practical steps that should be taken to tuneup a marriage.
2 Samuel 11 · Sun Apr 07 2013
It is a truism that males struggle with sexual temptations. This sermon seeks to give practical help for gaining the victory.
2 Samuel 10:15-19 · Sun Mar 03 2013
2 Samuel 10:6-14 · Sun Jan 27 2013
2 Samuel 10:1-5 · Sun Jan 20 2013
2 Samuel 9 · Sun Jan 13 2013
This sermon digs deeply into the covenant concept of God's chesed. Though the word has been variously translated as steadfast love, kindness, mercy, loyalty, and faithfulness, the rich meaning of the term is beautifully illustrated in the chesed that David showed toward Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 8 · Sun Dec 30 2012
This sermon uses David's reign to portray eight images of the Messianic Kingdom of Jesus.
2 Samuel 7, Luke 1 · Sun Dec 23 2012
Gypsie Smith said that he had never lost the wonder of his salvation. But that sense of wonder has been lost for many Christians. Familiarity breeds contempt. This third sermon on the Davidic Covenant is an attempt to reignite a sense of wonder and awe in God's people over who Jesus is and over God's story of salvation. It is a call to respond to God's covenant provisions with praise and adoration.
2 Samuel 7:18-29 · Sun Dec 16 2012
How do you handle dreams that have been dashed to the ground? While this is an amazing passage for teaching principles of prayer, it is also a passage that shows the specific character issues that need to be addressed to handle disappointments in a godly manner.
2 Samuel 7:1-17 · Sun Dec 09 2012
This is a pivotal passage in understanding the practical character of covenant theology. Christ's grace and rule impacts every area of life.
2 Samuel 6:1-23 · Sun Dec 02 2012
This chapter is a classic text on the Regulative Principle of Worship. But this sermon is anything but a simple rehash of the old arguments. It is a refreshing exposition of the sufficiency of Scripture for every portion of worship, whether that be the elements, the order, or even the circumstances of worship. There is no need to appeal to human wisdom, and there is no excuse for ignoring clear statements of Scripture as so many traditional Reformed churches have done. Whether you agree or disagree with his conclusions, you will find that he takes the Regulative Principle of Worship to its logical conclusion, even when that might be uncomfortable.
2 Samuel 5:17-26 · Sun Sep 30 2012
This passage not only gives wonderful help for Christians in military service, but it also gives wonderful help for any Christian involved in spiritual warfare. These twelve Christian characteristics are foundations for successful battle.
2 Samuel 5:6-16 · Sun Sep 23 2012
This sermon tackles the marvelous theology of Zion. In the process it gives us lessons on the nature of the kingdom, the difference between faith and presumption, human inability, walking in the supernatural, the place of Jew and Gentile in the church, and the warning that Satan sows his seeds at the very time that we are having our greatest Gospel victories.
2 Samuel 5:1-5 · Sun Sep 09 2012
When Jesus preached so much on politics and when so much of the Bible deals with the subject, it is surprising that so few American pastors are willing to preach on the topic. But this sermon tackles politics head on, using nine principles from 2 Samuel 5:1-5 to show how far America has drifted from its roots. If you want one sermon that gives civics in a nutshell, this sermon is it.
2 Samuel 4:1-12 · Sun Sep 02 2012
The same principles that led to the French Revolution are principles that flow very naturally from our children's hearts and are constantly at work in church and in society – unless God's grace subdues them. This sermon examines ten revolutionary principles illustrated in 2 Samuel 4, and uses them to show the stark contrast between the American War for Independence and the French Revolution. It also shows how modern American politics resembles the evil French Revolution much more than it resembles the principles adopted by our founding fathers. But this sermon is a call for every area of life to put off revolution and to put on Reformation.
2 Samuel 3:28-39 · Sun Aug 26 2012
What is a person to do when he is faced with two lousy choices in politics? How polite do we need to be with our political opponents? Is there a place for strong language in politics? What about displaying people's dirty laundry? How effective is public opinion in restraining tyrants? How can we take advantage of that? These and other issues are addressed in this encouraging sermon that gives reason to not give up even when change seems frustratingly impossible.
2 Samuel 3:17-27 · Sun Aug 12 2012
This sermon gives a Biblical philosophy of conspiracy theories. Using Psalm 2 as a theological foundation, and using 2 Samuel 3 as a historical backdrop, it analyses how conspiracies work and how God has routinely frustrated them over the past several thousand years. In the process it not only corrects mistaken ideas about history, politics, and worldview, but it also stirs up hope, faith, and action. If you have ever been tempted to think that conspiracies are invincible, this is a sermon for you. In the process you might realize that we Christians have unfortunately adopted some of the sinful methodologies spawned by conspiracy.
2 Samuel 3:6-16 · Sun Aug 05 2012
You've heard the expression, "You can't change City Hall." It expresses a degree of discouragement about local politics. People are even more discouraged about the fact that we can't seem to change Washington, DC no matter which party controls the Executive and Legislative branches. Power politics seems to be the name of the game. This sermon not only examines the dynamics of power politics, but also what we as Christians should do about it.
2 Samuel 3:2-5 · Sun Jul 29 2012
2 Samuel 2:17-3:1 · Sun Jul 22 2012
This sermon discusses ten underlying issues related to conflict. The more we can understand the dynamics of conflict, the better prepared we will be to be true peacemakers.
2 Samuel 2:12-16 · Sun Jul 15 2012
2 Samuel 2:1-11 · Sun Jul 08 2012
Developing a clear understanding of loyalty to God can help us navigate the treacherous waters of loyalty to man. But loyalty is a characteristic that Christians must put on if we are to imitate and glorify God.
2 Samuel 1:17-27 · Sun Jul 01 2012
This passage gives us detailed instruction on how we should honor soldiers who have died in the defense of their country.
2 Samuel 1:1-16 · Sun Jun 17 2012
Strong ambition is a distinguishing characteristic of leadership. But it can also be dangerous if it is not grace-driven, government by God's law, and focused on God's glory. This sermon is not only a call to have strong ambition to fulfill one's calling in a way that pleases God, but it also analyzes the ins and outs of what both humanistic ambition and godly ambition look like.
1 Samuel 31:7-13 · Sun Jun 10 2012
1 Samuel 31:1-6 · Sun Jun 03 2012
1 Samuel 30:26-31 · Sun May 27 2012
1 Samuel 30:18-25 · Sun May 20 2012
This sermon gives a balanced look at what is involved in Christ-likeness. It is as radical a departure from postmodernism as one can get.
1 Samuel 30:7-17 · Sun May 06 2012
This sermon examines the critical preconditions for endurance. While other factors are examined, it especially focuses on the role that hope plays in energizing people to endure. Of course, hope deals with eschatology. Paul said, "If we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance" (Rom. 8:25). Interestingly, this sermon not only analyzes an eschatology of hope for the world as a whole, but gives an eschatology of hope for our personal sanctification (Phil. 1:6), for providence (Rom. 8:28), for finances (Phil. 4:19), for covenant succession in our families (Acts 2:39), and for other areas of life. It is critical that we know how to build all the preconditions for endurance in our children, but giving them hope is of the utmost importance. But ultimately this sermon is a call to endure with the knowledge that we will reap a harvest if we do not lose heart and give up (Gal. 6:9). This is a much needed message for our day and age.
1 Samuel 30:1-6 · Sun Apr 22 2012
One of the things that distinguished David as a godly leader was his ability to face a crisis without becoming a crisis. The principles learned in this passage are critical principles for any Christian to learn, but they are particularly important for leaders.
1 Samuel 29 · Sun Apr 15 2012
Do you tend to look for the opportunities that God is strewing in your path and seize those by faith or do you tend to look at the obstacles Satan is throwing in your way and come up with reasons why it can't be done? This sermon is a challenge to look at all of life through the eyes of faith.
1 Samuel 28:15-25 · Sun Mar 25 2012
This sermon answers a number of perplexing questions, and in the process engages the hearer in an exercise with the Gospel. Did Samuel appears to Saul? Did his soul really exist in the heart of the earth? How do we reconcile this with Elijah's being caught up to heaven? Did Saul and Jonathan join Samuel in paradise? What evidence is there that Saul repented? How does the Gospel fit into this picture?
1 Samuel 28:7-14 · Sun Mar 18 2012
The influence of the occult is rapidly growing in America. It is estimated that over 50 million Americans dabble with the occult in some form. This sermons helps to understand this demonic influence both inside and outside the church, and gives strategies for dealing with it. It also tackles the difficult questions surrounding Samuel's spirit talking to Saul after Samuel was dead.
1 Samuel 28:1-6 · Sun Mar 11 2012
Life is never as neat and tidy as we might prefer. It is filled with disappointments, surprises, unexpected obstacles and opportunities. How we respond to such things often reveals the true character of our hearts. This sermon calls us to not be driven by the expectations of others, and shows us how to handle confusing circumstances with the faith of David.
1 Samuel 27:1-12 · Sun Mar 04 2012
Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, and a victim into a victory. Whether people have misinterpreted your actions and motives as being a mess, or whether they really are, this is a chapter that can be a great help to you. Though it contains controversial themes, it is a wonderful portion of God's Word that we can learn from.
1 Samuel 26:13-25 · Sun Feb 26 2012
While Scripture says that we should ordinarily not rebuke a fool, since a fool is not interested in the truth or in holiness, there are exceptions to that rule that are laid out in the Scriptures. This passage illustrates one of those exceptions. The rebuke of a fool is useful when it brings warning to those who are witnesses. It can be a part of apologetics and being salt and light in culture. This passage helps us to do a better job at apologetics.
1 Samuel 26:5-12 · Sun Feb 19 2012
Self-control Is a key component of godly leadership. Indeed, lack of self-control is one of the defining marks of many of the counterfeits of leadership qualifications. Even self-control can be counterfeited by our flesh. So it is very important that we understand what it means to put on this Spirit-given grace. It is one of the links in the chain of sanctification outlined in 2 Peter 1:5-8, and Peter says that we cannot prosper, be fruitful, and abound in our Christian walk without self-control.
1 Samuel 26:1-4 · Sun Feb 05 2012
Lenin spoke of useful idiots who supported his cause even though he was their enemy. This sermon encourages us to not be useful idiots who blindly support a person, party, ideology, or movement. In the process of exposing the useful idiots of America, Pastor Kayser also gives us some new lessons on Biblical civics.
1 Samuel 25:36-44 · Sun Jan 29 2012
Are our churches prepared to minister God's grace to new converts whose families are messed up? We live in a time when families have sometimes been irreparably harmed. They too need a sanctuary. Pastor Kayser gives us guidance that is so relevant to our times by examining the messed up families of Abigail and David.
1 Samuel 25:32-35 · Sun Jan 15 2012
One of the challenges of the Christian life is learning how to graciously respond to rebuke. This passage gives ten practical guidelines to responding to rebuke in a God honoring way.
1 Samuel 25:24-31 · Sun Jan 08 2012
Abigail was able to stop an angry army in its tracks because of her amazing peacemaking skills. This sermon will look at the characteristics of her peacemaking efforts and apply this wonderful grace to our own peacemaking.
1 Samuel 25:14-23 · Sun Dec 18 2011
When people are blind to their addictions, abusive behavior, or other destructive lifestyles, it is imperative that godly Christians engage in an intervention. But how should they do so? And how can they avoid crossing the line into meddling? What is a wife to do when it is her husband who is guilty of criminal behavior? This sermon gives detailed information on every facet of the difficult subject of interventions.
1 Samuel 25:10-13 · Sun Dec 11 2011
Many people struggle with anger and do not understand why they cannot gain the victory over their tempers. This sermon seeks to understand how anger works and gives practical steps in sanctifying the emotion to the Lord. If you have ever struggled with anger, this is a sermon that must be listened to.
1 Samuel 25:2-9 · Sun Dec 04 2011
This sermon digs deep into what "going the extra mile" looks like in every area of life, and why it is that God prospers those who embrace this principle so much.
1 Samuel 25:1 · Sun Nov 20 2011
Psalm 57 · Sun Oct 23 2011
1 Samuel 24:16-22 · Sun Oct 16 2011
Last week's sermon dealt with the difference between pursuing God in everything and pursuing everything as a substitute for God. This fundamental difference between David and Saul can even be seen on so-called "spiritual" issues such as worship, prayer, and the topic of this weeks sermon: repentance. 1 Samuel 24:16-22 goes to the heart of what constitutes genuine repentance and what is counterfeit repentance. It is designed to help us press into God's grace more deeply when we repent and when we grant forgiveness to others who repent.
1 Samuel 24:8-15 · Sun Oct 09 2011
How much of our life will be burned up as hay, wood, and stubble at the Second Coming of Jesus? It all depends on whether we are pursuing God in everything we do (like David did) or pursuing everything in a way that turns our goals into dead dogs (like Saul did). This is a sermon about to exchange a life of vanity for a life of fulfillment.
1 Samuel 24:1-7 · Sun Sep 25 2011
This sermon helps us to sort through the confusing issues surrounding the subject of the conscience. Why is it that the legislative, judicial, and executive functions of the conscience can sometime be so distorted? How do we keep our consciences from being either insensitive or legalistic? What is involved in retraining the conscience to function as God intended it to function? What bad things automatically happen when we fail to retrain the conscience? This sermon gives practical answers on these and other questions.
Psalm 13 · Sun Sep 11 2011
1 Samuel 23:19-29 · Sun Sep 04 2011
Betrayal is extremely painful. David felt the pain of betrayal keenly, but handled it without getting bitter. This sermon shows us how we can do the same.
1 Samuel 23:14-18 · Sun Aug 28 2011
What things must be in place if a church is to be an encouraging church? This sermon gives practical suggestions for perfecting the grace of encouragement.
1 Samuel 23:1-13, Part 2 · Sun Aug 14 2011
Last week's sermon dealt with the limits of resistance to tyranny, which must be kept clearly in mind. This text goes verse by verse through this passage to illustrate what the law says about the practice of resistance. This is a key sermon dealing with various forms of interposition.
1 Samuel 23:1-13, Part 1 · Sun Aug 07 2011
What are the limits of civil disobedience? This sermon seeks to give the Reformed answer to that question.
1 Samuel 22:20-23 · Sun Jul 31 2011
What do you do when regrets gnaw away inside of you and make you cringe? This sermon gives some practical steps on how to be forever rid of the debilitating feelings of regret that keep people from serving well.
1 Samuel 22:11-19 · Sun Jul 10 2011
Is America still the land of the free? The previous sermon and this one provide a convenient set of principles by which any nation can be evaluated on this pressing question. Too many nations are headed down the path to tyranny that Saul was on. We need to pray that God's grace and His law would once again be restored as the foundations for liberty for our nation.
1 Samuel 22:6-10 · Sun Jul 03 2011
Is America still the land of the free? This sermon and the next one provide a convenient set of principles by which any nation can be evaluated on this pressing question. Too many nations are headed down the path to tyranny that Saul was on. We need to pray that God's grace and His law would once again be restored as the foundations for liberty for our nation.
1 Samuel 22:1-5 · Sun Jun 19 2011
Many people have at some point faced overwhelming feelings of loneliness and the crushing sense that no one cares about them. David faced those same feelings. How did he not only survive, but thrive? This sermon examines that question and five other practical issues as 1Samuel 22 is compared with three Psalms written during that period.
1 Samuel 21:10-15 · Sun Jun 12 2011
When times get tough for Christians, fleeing a state or country is one of the options that the Bible provides. But how can Christians do this without succumbing to ungodly fear? How can Christians do this without jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire? What does the Bible say about the subject of seeking asylum?
1 Samuel 21:1-9 · Sun Jun 05 2011
What does Scripture say about surviving during times of emergency? How does God provide? What happens when the government confiscates the fundamental needs of people? What if they confiscate articles of self-defense? What kind of resistance to tyranny is allowable? What laws can be ignored? This sermon seeks to answer these and other questions that arise during difficult times.
Psalm 5 · Sun May 01 2011
Psalm 5 was written at the end of 1Samuel 20, and forms an important background for the actions of David in the later chapters of 1Samuel. David did not relish being forced into the role of a rebel. But neither was he willing to embrace a false peace. This Psalm gives the necessary ingredients for maintaining the careful balance needed when the state forces you into civil disobedience.
1 Samuel 20:18-42 · Sun Apr 10 2011
1 Samuel 20:1-17 · Sun Mar 13 2011
Dr. Samuel Johnson wisely said, "A man, sir, should keep his friendships in a state of constant repair." Too many times friendships break up when one person will hurt the feelings of another. This passage shows how the Gospel can keep our friendships strong and in a constant state of repair.
1 Samuel 19:18-24 · Sun Mar 06 2011
Have you ever wondered why some people seem oblivious to the presence of sin in their lives? Have you ever wondered why others don't care that their sin guarantees ruin and disaster for them? Have you ever been amazed at the convoluted rationalizations that some people engage in? This sermon discusses the mystery of such self-deception and what we can do about it. It shows how all sin is self-destructive and all sin is irrational. It gives great reasons why we need to cling to God's grace every day.
1 Samuel 19:8-17 · Sun Feb 27 2011
The only way God can guarantee that all things work together for our good and for His glory is if His providence governs all things. This remarkable section of Scripture shows God's governance of all of the details of life. Not even the sins of demons and of men can thwart His purposes. If you need faith when life seems to be falling apart, this sermon may be helpful.
1 Samuel 19:1-7 · Sun Feb 20 2011
This sermon gives us ten lessons on friendship that help to improve not only our horizontal relationships, but also our walk with God.
1 Samuel 18:17-30 · Sun Feb 13 2011
The third battlefront that the Scripture calls us to engage is the "world." What exactly is that? How does the world impact us? Why are we so frequently blind to the way we have been conformed to the world? Saul and David give us insight into the constant tug that the world has upon our flesh, and how Satan uses the world to make us ineffective. It also explains why we so seldom get places when we argue with people without dealing with their presuppositions.
1 Samuel 18:8-16 · Sun Feb 06 2011
Have you ever wondered about the irrational nature of things coming out of Washington DC, or the irrational way a marriage has spiraled out of control? Sometimes demons are the cause of the problems we face, and if we only fight the flesh, we have a missed a critical battlefront. This sermon looks at Saul's irrational paranoia and seeks to make applications to our own lives. It is a call to engage Satan in spiritual battle.
1 Samuel 17:55-18:9 · Sun Jan 16 2011
Studies have shown that success often becomes the occasion for moral failures and carelessness. But it need not be the case for Christians. In the process of giving sound advice on how to build on the successes that God brings into our lives, this sermon also gives practical advice on developing friendships, handling praise, dealing with idolatrous celebrity worship, and other issues.
1 Samuel 17:48-54 · Sun Jan 09 2011
When God told Job to gird himself like a man, he was in effect telling him to take off his dress and act like a man. David showed himself to be a man's man in this battle, and in the process stands as a model for all time. Too many in the church have failed to be forceful, vehement, and manly in their spiritual warfare against the world, the flesh, and the devil. It is no wonder that they lack success. This sermon gives practical, powerful guidance for more consistently gaining victory in our spiritual battles.
1 Samuel 17:42-47 · Sun Nov 21 2010
1 Samuel 17:33-41 · Sun Nov 14 2010
1 Samuel 17:23-32 · Sun Nov 07 2010
What has robbed the church of a visionary faith? Why did David run towards the front lines of his culture wars instead of away from them? What is the difference between faith and presumption? How do we put off the lies of the Old Man that tend to eviscerate our faith? How do we develop the ability to see opportunity where others see only giants? These are a few of the questions that are answered by this sermon that examines the key components of the visionary faith of David.
1 Samuel 17-12-22 · Sun Oct 31 2010
1 Samuel 17:1-11 · Sun Oct 24 2010
1 Samuel 16:14-23 · Sun Sep 05 2010
1 Samuel 16:1-13 · Sun Aug 29 2010
In 1 Samuel chapter 13 God had rejected Saul as king, and in chapter 16 David is anointed, yet Saul remains in authority for 40 years! Waiting for God to fix politics can feel agonizingly slow unless you look behind the scenes and realize God is always at work, using the very politics we hate to work for His good.
1 Samuel 8:15 · Mon Aug 23 2010
Matthew 1:1-17 · Sun Aug 15 2010
The lineage of Davis is filled with many surprising people, and it's study brings us encouragement and teaches us of the importance of covenant succession in families.
Acts 28:26-31 · Sun Jan 31 2010
Acts 28:17-27 · Sun Jan 24 2010
Acts 28:11-16 · Sun Jan 17 2010
Acts 27:42-28:10 · Sat Jan 09 2010
Acts 27:17-44 · Sun Jan 03 2010
Recent events seem to indicate a time of economic distress for many countries. With concerns of employment and finances mounting, it is important to look at how we can have hope in God's promises. Christ's love for us should be a continual anchor to us.
Acts 27:9-15 · Sun Oct 25 2009
Acts 27:1-8 · Sun Oct 18 2009
Acts 26:24-32 · Sun Aug 30 2009
Acts 26:19-23 · Sun Aug 23 2009
Acts 26:11-18 · Sun Aug 16 2009
Acts 26:1-11 · Sun Aug 09 2009
Acts 25:13-27 · Sun Jul 19 2009
Acts 25:1-12 · Sun Jul 12 2009
Acts 24:22-27 · Sun Jun 21 2009
Acts 24:14-16 · Sun Jun 14 2009
Acts 24:10-21 · Sun May 10 2009
Paul defends himself before Felix and Agrippa.
Acts 24:1-9 · Sun May 03 2009
Acts 23:23-35 · Sun Apr 26 2009
Acts 23:11-22 · Sun Apr 19 2009
Acts 23:6-10 · Sun Apr 05 2009
Acts 23:1-5 · Sun Mar 29 2009
Acts 22:22-30 · Sun Mar 22 2009
Acts 22:10-21 · Sun Mar 15 2009
Acts 22:1-11 · Sun Mar 08 2009
Acts 21:27-40 · Sun Mar 01 2009
Acts 21:15-27 · Sun Feb 15 2009
Acts 21:4,9-14 · Sun Feb 08 2009
Acts 21:1-14 · Sun Feb 01 2009
Acts 20:33-38 · Sun Jan 25 2009
Acts 20:32 · Sun Jan 18 2009
Acts 20:26-31 · Sun Dec 28 2008
Acts 20:22-25 · Sun Dec 14 2008
Acts 20:17-21 · Sun Dec 07 2008
Acts 20:13-16 · Sun Nov 30 2008
Acts 20:6b-12 · Sat Nov 22 2008
Acts 20:1-6a · Sun Nov 16 2008
Acts 19:23-41 · Sun Oct 12 2008
Acts 19:21-41 · Sun Oct 05 2008
Acts 19:17-20 · Sun Sep 28 2008
Acts 19:11-16 · Sun Sep 14 2008
Acts 19:8-10 · Sun Sep 07 2008
Acts 19:1-7 · Sun Aug 31 2008
Acts 18:27-28 · Sun Aug 17 2008
Acts 18:24-28 · Sun Jul 27 2008
Acts 18:18-23 · Sun Jun 29 2008
Acts 18:12-17 · Sun Jun 15 2008
Acts 18:1-11 · Sun Jun 08 2008
Acts 17:22-34, Part 2 · Sun May 25 2008
Acts 17:22-34, Part 1 · Sun May 18 2008
Acts 17:16-21 · Sun May 11 2008
Acts 17:10-15 · Sun May 04 2008
Acts 17:5-9 · Sun Apr 27 2008
Acts 17:1-4 · Sun Apr 13 2008
Acts 16:35-40 · Sun Apr 06 2008
Acts 16:25-34 · Sun Mar 30 2008
Acts 16:16-24 · Sun Mar 09 2008
Acts 16:11-15 · Sun Mar 02 2008
Acts 16:6-10 · Sun Feb 03 2008
Acts 16:1-5 · Sun Jan 13 2008
Acts 15:36-41 · Sun Jan 06 2008
Acts 15:20-29 · Sun Dec 02 2007
Acts 15:14-18 · Sun Nov 25 2007
James 5:13-20 · Sun Oct 21 2007
John 7:1-9 · Sun Oct 14 2007
Acts 15:13-21 · Sun Oct 07 2007
Acts 15:6-21, Part 2 · Sun Sep 16 2007
Acts 15:6-21, Part 1 · Sun Sep 09 2007
Act 15:1-5 · Sun Sep 02 2007
Ephesians 4:29-5:2 · Sun Aug 26 2007
Ephesians 4:29-32 · Sun Aug 19 2007
Ephesians 4:17-32 · Sun Aug 12 2007
Acts 14:21-28 · Sun Jul 29 2007
Acts 14:8-20 · Sun Jul 22 2007
Acts 14:1-7 · Sun Jul 15 2007
Acts 13:48 · Sun Jul 08 2007
Acts 13:42-52 · Sun Jul 01 2007
Acts 13:16-41 · Sun Jun 17 2007
Acts 13:13-15 · Sun Jun 10 2007
Acts 13:4-12 · Sun May 27 2007
Acts 13:1-3 · Sun May 13 2007
Acts 12:1-24 · Sun Apr 29 2007
Acts 11:25-30 · Sun Feb 11 2007
Acts 11:19-30 · Sun Feb 04 2007
Acts 11:1-18 · Sun Jan 28 2007
Acts 10:44-48 · Sun Jan 14 2007
Acts 10:34-43 · Sun Jan 07 2007
Acts & Galations · Mon Jan 01 2007
Acts 10:24-33 · Sun Dec 10 2006
Acts 10:9-23 · Sun Dec 03 2006
Acts 10:1-8 · Sun Nov 26 2006
Acts 9:32-43 · Sun Oct 08 2006
Acts 9:31 · Sun Oct 01 2006
Acts 9:17-31 · Sun Sep 10 2006
Acts 9:10-19 · Sun Aug 13 2006
Acts 9:1-9 · Sun Aug 06 2006
Acts 8:26-40 · Sun Jul 30 2006
Acts 8:9-25 · Sun Jul 16 2006
Acts 8:1-8 · Sun Jul 09 2006
Acts 7:54-60 · Sun Jun 04 2006
Acts 7:1-53 · Sun May 28 2006
Acts 6:11-15 · Sun May 21 2006
Acts 6:7-15, Part 2 · Sun May 14 2006
Acts 6:7-15, Part 1 · Sun May 07 2006
Acts 6:3-7 · Sun Feb 12 2006
Acts 6:1-2 · Sun Feb 05 2006
Acts 5:27-42 · Sun Jan 29 2006
Acts 5:17-26 · Sun Jan 22 2006
Acts 5:12-16 · Sun Jan 15 2006
Acts 5:1-11 · Sat Jan 07 2006
Acts 4:32-37 · Sun Dec 18 2005
Acts 4:24-30 · Sun Dec 11 2005
Acts 4:23-31 · Sun Dec 04 2005
Acts 4:23-31 · Sun Nov 27 2005
Acts 4:13-22 · Sun Nov 20 2005
Acts 4:5-12 · Sun Oct 09 2005
Acts 4:1-4 · Sun Oct 02 2005
Acts 3:22-26 · Sat Sep 24 2005
Acts 3:17-21 · Sun Sep 18 2005
Acts 3:11-26 · Sun Sep 11 2005
Acts 3:1-10 · Sun Sep 04 2005
Acts 2:41-47 · Sun Aug 28 2005
Acts 2:29-39 · Sun Aug 07 2005
Acts 2:22-28 · Sun Jul 24 2005
Acts 2:14-21 · Sun Jul 17 2005
Acts 2:4-13, Part 4 · Sun Jul 10 2005
Acts 2:4-13, Part 3 · Sun Jul 03 2005
Acts 2:4-13, Part 2 · Sun Jun 26 2005
Acts 2:4-13 · Sun Jun 19 2005
Acts 2:4-13, Part 1 · Sun Jun 19 2005
Acts 2:1-4 · Sun Jun 12 2005
Acts 1:15-20 · Sun Jun 05 2005
What are we to make of ministers like Judas and Charles Templeton who abandon the faith after having been used so powerfully by God? And what is the difference between Peter and Judas? Both denied the Lord. Both wept bitter tears. This sermon evaluates the difference between evangelical repentance and counterfeit repentance, and makes practical application to our lives.
Acts 1:12-26, Part 3 · Sun May 29 2005
Acts 1:12-26, Part 2 · Sun Apr 24 2005
Acts 1:12-26, Part 1 · Sun Apr 17 2005
Acts 1:9-11 · Sun Apr 10 2005
Christ ascended to Reign, and the Spirit has filled God's people with power
Acts 1:1-8 · Sun Apr 03 2005
Luke 10:25-37 · Sun Oct 12 2003
Matthew 28:16-20 · Sun Oct 05 2003
2 Corinthians 10:12-18 · Sun Sep 28 2003
1 Peter 5:1-5 · Sun Sep 14 2003
2 Samuel 23:1-7 · Sun Sep 07 2003
Romans 13:1-7 · Sun Aug 31 2003
Romans 15:14 · Sun Aug 24 2003
Luke 16:19-31 · Sun Aug 17 2003
Luke 11:14-28 · Sun Aug 10 2003
Psalm 5 · Sun Jul 27 2003
Psalm 5 · Sun Jul 20 2003
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 · Sun Jul 13 2003
Ezekiel 33:30-33 · Sun Jul 06 2003
Genesis 2:1-3 · Sun Jun 29 2003
Genesis 2:1-3 · Sun Jun 15 2003
Genesis 1:28-31 · Sun Jun 08 2003
Genesis 1 · Sun Jun 01 2003
Genesis 1 · Sun May 25 2003
Genesis 1:1-25 · Sun May 18 2003
Genesis 1:1-2 · Sun May 11 2003
Revelation 8:1-6 · Sun May 04 2003
Matthew 28:16-20 · Sun Apr 27 2003
Mark 12:29-31 · Sun Mar 23 2003
Mark 12:29-31 · Sun Mar 16 2003
2 John · Sun Mar 02 2003
2 John · Sun Feb 23 2003
1 Peter 3:15-17 · Sun Feb 16 2003
2 Timothy 3:14-17 · Sun Feb 09 2003
Romans 4:1-8 · Sun Feb 02 2003
Psalm 72 · Sun Jan 26 2003
Esther 9:18-10:3 · Sun Dec 15 2002
Esther 8:1-9:17 · Sun Dec 15 2002
Esther 7 · Sun Dec 08 2002
Esther 6:1-14 · Sun Dec 01 2002
Esther 5:1-14 · Sun Nov 24 2002
Esther 4:1-17 · Sun Nov 17 2002
Esther 3:7-15 · Sun Nov 10 2002
Esther 2:19-3:7 · Sun Nov 03 2002
Esther 2:1-18, Part 2 · Sun Oct 20 2002
Esther 2:1-18, Part 1 · Sun Oct 13 2002
Esther 1 · Sun Oct 06 2002
Esther · Mon Sep 02 2002
Esther · Mon Sep 02 2002
Esther 9:1-32 · Fri Mar 01 2002
Deuteronomy 27:1-29:29 · Sun Jan 13 2002
Philippians 4:10-20 · Sun Jan 06 2002
Matthew 25:14-30 · Sun Dec 09 2001
Deuteronomy 8 · Sun Nov 25 2001
Deuteronomy 8 · Sun Nov 18 2001
Deuteronomy 8 · Sun Nov 11 2001
Jeremiah 29:1-32 · Sun Oct 28 2001
Ezra 8:24-36 · Sun Oct 21 2001
Psalm 1 · Sun Oct 14 2001
Genesis 3:1-8 · Sun Aug 05 2001
Genesis 3:1-8 · Sun Jul 29 2001
Genesis 3:1-8 · Sun Jul 22 2001
Genesis 3:1-8 · Sun Jul 15 2001
Genesis 3:1-8 · Sun Jul 08 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun Jun 10 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun May 20 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun May 06 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun Apr 29 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun Apr 22 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun Apr 01 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun Mar 25 2001
Galatians 6:6-10 · Sun Mar 18 2001
3 John 1-8 · Sun Mar 11 2001