This past Sunday I was able to teach from Acts 24. The Apostle Paul is in Caesarea on trial before Felix and the Sanhedrin. Here is the audio of the sermon: Accused but Acquitted
This Christmas season I taught in continuation from the concept of joy from the book of Philippians.
Joy is something that the Apostle Paul mentions several times in that book. Joy is founded in Christ. When the angels announced that Jesus was born to the shepherds they said, “We have good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10).
When the wise men came to worship Jesus as a child and they saw the star above his house, they rejoiced with great joy (Matt 2:10).
Joy is found in Christ and as he came to be born among mankind to save mankind we can rejoice too. Here is the latest sermon from Matt 2.
I love Christmas! The weather is cooler, lights are up on the house, the tree is decorated, and joy is present. But, this is all conditional because of what Christmas is all about. As the song, Joy to the World, the hymn written by Isaac Watts in 1719 points to Jesus being born and that joy is among us.
I recently preached on Luke 2:8-20 as the news was announced to a group of shepherds that Jesus Christ was born. You can listen to it below:
This past Sunday I had the opportunity of teaching on Philippians 1:12-18.
The Apostle Paul answers the question of why he was in prison in Rome. It was for the advancement of the gospel. Other believers were bold in their faith. The gospel was going out!
Paul even had some who shared the gospel to hurt Paul and his response was that he had joy because the gospel was still going out.
You can listen to the sermon here: