What is The Second Death?

Is the second death a cessation of life?  Or is it a death that involves an eternity of suffering?  Is the second death the means by which reprobate sinners enter Hell?  Or is the second death something entirely different?  Could the second death be something that is more consistent with a God who is not just almighty and all-powerful, but all-loving and merciful, as well? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE SECOND DEATH    Revelation …

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SERMON on Luke 19:28-40

A Donkey’s Blessing Luke 19:28-31,32-35,36-40  INTRODUCTION Our text for today is one of four or so passages normally read on Palm Sunday. Normally, the focus is on the people shouting “Hosanna” and recognizing Jesus as Lord, worshipping Him in the process. Today, however, I want to shift the focus to the donkey and the donkey’s blessing. HOW SHOULD WE UNDERSTAND THE TEXT? 28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. 29 And …

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SERMON on John 18:33-37

Is Jesus Your Co-Pilot? John 18:33-37 (NRSV)   You have probably seen a bumper sticker (or some other sign) that says, “God is my Co-Pilot!” … or “Jesus is my Co-Pilot“. On the surface, it sounds spiritual … as if someone has his/her priorities right … but it really isn’t. Here’s why … IF God is the co-pilot, THEN God is not the pilot … which means He is NOT the one flying the plane.  …

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The Baptism of The Christ

  Luke 3:21-23 21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. 23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,      

The Birth of Jesus

  Luke 2:1-7 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; …

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