Sermons preached by


Joshua and the Walls of Jericho

Bible VersesJoshua 6:1-21

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
June 27, 2021

Sermon Description

The battle of Jericho is a story familiar to any child who grows up in a Christian home. But a closer look at the narrative reveals details that are more suited to a mature audience. We are told that, after the walls came down, every living thing in Jericho – men and women, young and old, and all beasts – were slaughtered. How can that be justified? Especially if the battle of Jericho is meant to be an example of heroic faith (Heb 11:30). What are we to learn from this peculiar victory of God’s people that was marked by such violence and destruction?

Sermon Notes: Joshua and the Walls of Jericho

Additional Files

MP3

Moses and the Sea

Bible VersesExodus 14:1-31

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
June 13, 2021

Sermon Description

In our modern era of bridges, tunnels, and ferries, it is difficult to grasp the significance of a water crossing for those living in biblical times. Bodies of water functioned as natural barriers that divided peoples. Water even figuratively divided one era from the next, i.e. Noah passed through flood waters into a new world. So when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, that began a new epoch in redemptive history and established a pattern of divine deliverance to be repeated throughout Scripture.

Sermon Notes: Moses and the Sea

Additional Files

MP3

Abraham and the Sacrifice

Bible VersesGenesis 22:1-19

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
June 6, 2021

Sermon Description

Abraham’s story is marked by sacrifice. In the beginning, he is asked to sacrifice everything comfortable and familiar, leaving behind home, family, and land. But at least every sacrifice God called him to make was balanced by a promise of blessing – of a new home, new family, and new land. But in our passage, Abraham is asked to make a sacrifice unlike any before – to sacrifice with nothing to gain. He is asked – to not just kill his son – but to kill all hope in the promises of blessing that he was banking on. This is a test to determine if your trust is really in the Lord or merely in the things he promises you.

Sermon Notes: Abraham and the Sacrifice

Additional Files

MP3


Apathy Towards the Day of the Lord

Bible VersesMalachi 4:1-6

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
May 30, 2021

Sermon Description

The Old Testament in our English bibles aptly ends in Malachi with a word of judgment and warning about a coming day of the LORD. The reader is meant to feel despondent and desperate for salvation in the pages of the New Testament. There we learn that the Day will arrive in stages – before the fiery judgment, comes Elijah who prepares the way for the LORD to swoop down with salvation in his wings.

Sermon Notes: Apathy Towards the Day of the Lord

Additional Files

MP3

Topics: , ,

Apathy Towards Giving

Bible VersesMalachi 3:6-12

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
May 16, 2021

Sermon Description

Jesus once said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Where you direct your money corresponds with whatever has captured your heart. So when the Israelites withheld a full tithe, it demonstrated that God did not have their hearts. So the prophet called them to return – not just their stolen tithes to the temple – but their hardened hearts to the LORD. For a generous hand of giving reveals a soft heart of repentance.

Sermon Notes: Apathy Towards Giving

Additional Files

MP3

Topics:

Apathy Towards Marriage

Bible VersesMalachi 2:10-16

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
May 2, 2021

Sermon Description

Failure to honor the holiness and permanence of marriage is not merely a private affair. It has public consequences for the entire covenant community of God. This is why Malachi confronts the prevalence of mixed faith marriages and divorces in his day – for how it damages and threatens the oneness of God’s people.

Sermon Notes: Apathy Towards Marriage

Additional Files

MP3

Topics: ,


Do We Love God?

Bible VersesMalachi 1:6-14

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
April 18, 2021

Sermon Description

After a reminder of his electing love in the beginning of chapter one, the LORD challenges his people’s lack of love. He confronts their polluted worship and how it reveals about what they think of God and feel towards him. And such a strong rebuke is justifiable, considering what polluted worship takes from God.

Sermon Notes: Do We Love God?

Additional Files

MP3

Topics: , ,

Does God Love Us?

Bible VersesMalachi 1:1-5

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
April 11, 2021

Sermon Description

By Malachi's day, Israel was a mere shadow of its former self. Their depressed state led them to question God’s love, and such doubts resulted in spiritual apathy – the main concern of the book. But before the LORD confronts their apathy, he begins with an affirmation of his sovereign, electing love for them.

Sermon Notes: Does God Love Us?

 

Additional Files

MP3

Topics: ,

Alive to God in Christ

Bible VersesRomans 6:5-11

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
April 4, 2021

Sermon Description

For non-believers, skepticism of the Resurrection is what leads to doubts about regeneration. But for believers, it's often our skepticism of regeneration that has led to doubts about the Resurrection. Because of the lack of real change in our life, we begin to question everything about our faith. This Easter morning’s passage reminds Christians how the reality of the Resurrection ought to result in real change and the newness of life.

Sermon Notes: Alive to God in Christ

Additional Files

MP3

Topics: , ,


Foundations of a Flourishing Church: The Holy and Blameless Life

Bible Verses1 Thessalonians 5:23-28

Preacher

Preached on


Notice: wpfc_sermon_date is deprecated since version 2.13.0! Use sm_the_date instead. in /home/hcchome/hcchome.org/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3893
March 21, 2021

Sermon Description

The Apostle Paul concludes his first letter to the Thessalonians with a prayer for their sanctification. For each believer, he asks for God himself to wholly sanctify the whole person – a work that will only be completed at the second coming of Christ. As we examine this prayer, we will learn more about sanctification and the holy and blameless life to which we've been called.

Additional Files

MP3

Topics: ,