Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sunday September 27, 2015 at Dakota

I am really excited to be getting back into our series on the Book of James this week with a message I have entitled “Pure Religion.” 
In the light of a correct understanding of the division between “Law” and “Gospel," what does James mean when he instructs us that we must be doers of the Word of God and not hearers only? 
Having embraced the doctrine of salvation by faith alone is James now telling us to return to some kind of works based righteousness? 
Is it possible to hear the Word of God, to be saved and yet to remain in a lifestyle of unrepentant sin? 
Can any one be a regular church attender, a Bible school student, or even a Pastor and not be “in Christ?” 
Are the deceived James speaks of in verse 22 (below) actually blinded to the reality of their true spiritual state; thinking themselves to be right with God, when in fact they are not?
Food for thought… and great sermon fodder! 

I hope to see you all Sunday! 
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22
Sunday’s Key Scripture: 
James 1:21-27 
Colossians 3:1-10 
Matthew 15:1-20

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunday Morning Preview - September 13, 2015

Since 2002 I have been sharing many of my sermons on the internet at a website called Sermon Central as a way of blessing other ministers in their times of preaching preparation. Once a sermon is ready to present to a congregation it can be very helpful to look at what other pastors have had to say on the same topic or passage of scripture. My sermons at SC have been viewed over 400,000 times and I receive requests for powerpoint presentations from all over the world, almost every week. The problem is that since 2002 I have undergone a complete theological transformation and many of the sermons from those earlier days in the ministry are; to put it nicely, “A little off.” 

In order to at least partially remedy this situation I am presenting a series entitled; Sermon “Do-Over” in which I will select an old sermon and theologically point out and correct the errors it contains.

The sermon I have selected for this second instalment is one I originally preached on January 11, 2004. If you would like to review it in advance - Kill Your Giant - can be seen here: 

I hope to see you all Sunday!