Sermons on Jesus

Sermons on Jesus

My Lord and My God

Introduction  Kiser Kurios—Caesar is Lord.  During the height of the 1st and 2nd century persecution of the church, Christians were dragged before Roman courts and called to make this confession under penalty of death—Kiser Kurios.  Caesar has total and complete preeminence and authority—essentially that he is God.  But they couldn’t. Because they realized to do so would be to betray their true Lord and Savior.  So, one of the most ardent, outspoken confessions of the early church became, “Jesus ho’…

The Holiness of Christ

Ghandi: “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so much unlike your Christ.”  Christians criticized, but Christ lauded.  Sometimes, deficient view of Jesus; other times, hypocritical actions of Christians.  Yet, if Jesus was simply a Mother Teresa type character, why was he crucified?  He was “hated without a cause” (John 15:25).  No justifiable reason as to why they hated Him—except that His presence and teaching hi-lighted their sin: “the light has come into the…

No One Else: The Leper

Introduction  Could Jeffery Dahmer really be forgiven? People left the group not really knowing.  That question might have cropped up in the minds of people who saw a leper.  Widely believed that it was a punishment for sin; inflicted and healed only by the grace of God (2 Kings 5:7).  Miriam as an example (Num. 12:1-15).  The disease was so devastating, many times irreversible, and people saw them as untouchables and, in some ways, unforgivable.  But then one fights his…