No Other Name: Acts 4:1-14

The following is the manuscript from a recent sermon I delivered at Oasis Community Church.  Some portions are in outline form rather than full manuscript form.  One should have his or her Bible close by while going through the expository section.  The podcast link above is a recording of the actual sermon as delivered. Text: […]

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This Present Darkness: A Reflection On The Futility of Culture War Rhetoric

There is a lot of talk in Evangelical Christian circles about “being at war with American culture,” about how Christians need to flex their political muscle to “make America a Christian nation again.”  Much of this rhetoric is couched in the language of warfare and positions the church over against the indigenous culture in which […]

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Kingdom of Priests: Exodus 19:1-9

The following is the manuscript from a recent sermon I delivered at Oasis Community Church.  Some portions are in outline form rather than full manuscript form.  One should have his or her Bible close by while going through the expository section.  The podcast link above is a recording of the actual sermon as delivered. Introduction: […]

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Fish and Cucumbers: Numbers 11

The following is the manuscript from a recent sermon I delivered at Oasis Community Church.  Some portions are in outline form rather than full manuscript form.  One should have his or her Bible close by while going through the expository section.  The podcast link above is a recording of the actual sermon as delivered. The […]

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Unfailing Love – Isaiah 54:4-10

What is the first human relationship recorded in the Bible?  The marriage relationship between Adam and Eve.  The first thing God created after He created the first two people was the institution of marriage.  The first wedding occurs in Genesis chapter 2 and the last wedding (between Christ and the church) occurs all the way […]

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Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt:  Exodus Theology Considering the fact that the Old Testament makes up 66% of the Bible, it is interesting that few Christians spend a significant amount of time in contact with it.  This is likely to due to one or more of the following misconceptions about the Old Testament: It is primarily historical […]

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Looking Out for Number One

Phil 2:19-30 I love this letter.  It is so filled with hope and joy.  When you read it, joy just oozes out of it.  But it is also filled with paradox.  What’s so paradoxical about the letter in general, is that Paul is writing it from prison and at the present moment, he doesn’t know […]

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