1 John Isaiah Sermons 

Morning Worship Service (March 28, 2021, Palm Sunday)

John calls all unbelievers “antichrists” because they all deny the full humanity and full divinity of Jesus. They either believe that Jesus is only God or only man, not both. John’s doctrine of Christ also means that all the world’s religions—including liberal churches—and all the world’s cults, are antichrists.

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Genesis Hebrews Sermons 

Good Friday Worship Service, April 2, 2021, 4:00-5:00PM

When Abraham lifted up his eyes, there was a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. He knew then that God himself had provided a substitute for his son. He sacrificed it to God to thank him for providing a substitute sacrifice for his only son. Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God, is our Substitute Lamb sacrificed for our sins.

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Matthew Sermons 

“You Have Heard It Said . . . You Shall Not Murder . . . But I Say to You”

  Isaiah 53:7-9; Matthew 5:21-26 (text); Romans 7:12 April 8, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: As I sat in the Siskiyou County Courthouse last Friday for six hours, I couldn’t help but think about today’s sermon. You see, the criminal case for which I was summoned to be a prospective juror included four counts, the most serious of which is premeditated murder. Murder is a very serious charge, so in 31 states, the death penalty is the maximum penalty when a defendant is found guilty.…

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Easter Isaiah Luke Sermons 

Resurrection Morning: “He Interpreted to Them in All the Scriptures the Things Concerning Himself”

  Readings: Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 53:10-12; Luke 24:25-27, 44-47 (text) April 1, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation: In our text, Jesus is not like the typical street preacher who stands in a street corner with a sign saying, “Repent, for Jesus is Coming with a Vengeance!” Rather, he came alongside two disciples and walked with them for seven miles along a hot and dusty desert road. While he walked with them on the road to Emmaus for two to three hours, Jesus patiently explained God’s eternal salvation…

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Good Friday Isaiah Sermons Worship 

Christ Despised and Rejected

  A Short Meditation on Isaiah 53:1-3 March 30, 2018 (Good Friday) · Download this article (PDF) In our meditations this Good Friday, we divided Isaiah 53 into three parts. In verses 1-3, the Suffering Servant is despised and rejected by his people. In verses 4-6, he bore the sins of his people in his sufferings and death. And in verses 7-12, by the will of the LORD, he is crushed but is victorious over his enemies. So let us read our texts for this first meditation: Isaiah 53:1–3: Who…

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Isaiah Matthew Sermons 

Christians, Prepare to be Persecuted!

  Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 5:10-12 (text) March 11, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: Are Christians and Christian churches really being persecuted in our nation? Most non-Christians say that we Christians have it good in America. We still meet in churches every Lord’s Day without fear of violence. We can still proclaim the Christian gospel. We can tell anyone, anywhere that we are Christians. Those who are from other religions can convert to Christianity legally. Most of our leaders call themselves Christians, even if…

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Hebrews Isaiah Sermons 

“These Were Commended for Their Faith”

Isaiah 53:1-12; Hebrews 11:30-40 May 7, 2017 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: “Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is! Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life.” Compare this quote with verses 35-38 of our text, describing the tremendous hardship many believers suffer…

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Judges Sermons 

Samson Part 3: Vengeance at Firefox Field and Jawbone Hill

Exod 17:1-7; Judges 15:1-20; 1 Cor 10:1-5 October 9, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: I’m not sure if they still teach World History in high school these days, but do you know that there was a Thirty Years’ War in Europe from 1618-48? This war was also known as the religious wars. It began when Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) suppressed the religious freedom of Protestants. The Protestants then appealed to other Protestant states of England, Netherlands and Denmark for help.…

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“Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

  Today, we sang “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” written by the Reformed hymnwriter Augustus Toplady in 1776. I want to focus on why Toplady prays to Christ as the “Rock of Ages” who was “cleft” for him. The original first stanza was: Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee! Let the Water and the Blood, From thy riven Side which flow’d, Be of Sin the double Cure, Cleanse me from its Guilt and Pow’r. The word “cleft” as a noun means a split or…

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