Monday, September 29, 2008


Sunday Sermon
September 29th 2008
Rhema Community Church

Sermon Skeleton

ESV Genesis 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD." 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. 6 The LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it." 8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?" 10 And the LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. 11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth." 13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." 15 Then the LORD said to him, "Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him. 16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.


Sermon Scripture: Genesis 4.1-16

Sermon Sentence: This pericope provides a warning for anyone of us who allows sin to go unchecked in our life.

Sermon Subject: The pedigree of sin

Sermon Structure:

I. Cain is angry because of Abel’s worship

II. Cain is angry because of God’s warning

III. Cain is angry because he refused to obey God’s word

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

a Touch of Faith

Sunday Sermon
September 21st 2008
Rhema Community Church

Sermon Skeleton

ESV Luke 8:40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus' feet, he implored him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45 And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!" 46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me." 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."


Sermon Scripture: Luke 8.40-48

Sermon Subject: The Doctrine of Christian Faith

Sermon Sentence: This anonymous woman is the quintessential image of Christian faith.

Sermon Structure:

I. She touched Him physically

II. She touched Him personally

III. She touched Him purposefully

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Other Side of Suffering

Sunday Sermon
September 14th 2008
Rhema Community Church

Here’s my sermon skeleton

ESV 1 Peter 5:10-11 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Sermon: “The Other Side of Suffering”

Sermon Scripture: 1 Peter 5.10-11

Sermon Subject: The Sustaining Grace of God

Sermon Sentence: If you are going to get through to the other, side of your suffering you must hold on to your hopes and know that a brighter day is on the way.

Sermon Structure:

I. Hold On To The Grace of God (The God of all grace)

II. Hold On To The Eternal Glory of God (Who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ)

III. Hold On To The Goodness of God (Will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Head Is Spinning

NLT Acts 2:12 They stood there amazed and perplexed. "What can this mean?" they asked each other.

THE MESSAGE Acts 2.12 Their heads were spinning; they couldn’t make head or tail of any of it. They talked back and forth, confused: “What’s going on here?”

Have you experienced an Acts 2.12 moment? Where you were astonished greatly by God? Well God has greatly astonished me today. I mean truly filled me with wonder.
I’m entirely at a loss.

Today I received a ministry opportunity that truly has my head spinning. Please pray for me and my family that we do the right thing concerning God’s will for our lives and ministry.

Meaning: 1) to throw out of position, displace 1a) to amaze, to astonish, throw into wonderment 1b) to be amazed, astounded 1c) to be out of one's mind, besides one's self, insane

(1) transitively and literally remove something from a place, alter, change; figuratively in the NT, as causing someone to be amazed beyond comprehension confuse, astound, amaze (AC 8.9); (2) intransitively (all middle forms, second aorist active, and perfect active) and figuratively; (a) lose one’s mind, be insane, be out of one’s senses (2C 5.13); (b) of a mingling of awe and fear be astonished, be astounded (MK 5.42).

Acts 8:13 (English Standard Version) Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.

2 Corinthians 5:13-17 (Amplified Bible) 2Co 13 For if we are beside ourselves [mad, as some say], it is for God and concerns Him; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit, 2Co 14 For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died;
2Co 15 And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake.
2Co 16 Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]. 2Co 17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

“No man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief.” John Calvin, commentating on Acts 2:21