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Hot Topics

Hot Topics

The Christian and the Question of Debt

Text: Romans 13:7-8 — Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.  Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Introduction: This morning we’ve arrived at the last message in our preaching series,…

The Christian and the Environment

Text: Genesis 3:17-19 — And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you;  in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants…

The Christian, Wealth & Poverty

Text: 1 Timothy 6:17-19 — As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the…

The Christian and the Spiritual Marriage

Text: Genesis 2:18-25 — Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its…

The Christian and Self-Defense

Introduction: According to CBS TV Channel 11 in the Dallas-Ft. Wortharea, a man in Arlington, Texas was jogging when a truck pulled up beside him. A young person descended to the street and approached the jogger, displaying a gun and demanding money. Rather than comply, the jogger drew his legally carried pistol and fired on the robber, striking him several times in the…

The Christian, Alcohol, and Legalized Drugs

Text:Ephesians 5:15-21 — Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and…

The Christian and Racism

Text:Revelation 7:9-12 — After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne,…

The Christian and the Sanctity of Life

Text:Psalm 139:13-16 Opening: This morning I want to talk to you about the sanctity of life. As Christians, we believe that human beings are created by God in His image. Therefore, every person, from conception to natural death, possesses inherent dignity and immeasurable worth—including preborn children, elderly individuals, those with special needs and others…

Should Christians Judge Others?

Text:Matthew 7:1-5 — “Judge not, that you be not judged.  2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.  3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out…

Our Source of Truth

Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:4 Introduction:This morning I am launching a new preaching series called “Hot Topics.” Over the next four months or so, I will attempt to provide some biblical instruction regarding many of the moral choices we are being asked to make in our post-modern and post-Christian culture. Today, truth has been reduced to a very simple premise …  that the…