Sermons on Biblical Characters

Sermons on Biblical Characters

Getting Ready to Experience

January 17, 2021. Getting Ready Sermon Series week 3. “Getting Ready to Experience” 3:1 Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. 2 At the end of three days the officers went through the camp 3 and commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by…

Getting Ready to See

January 10, 2021. Getting Ready Sermon Series week 2. “Getting Ready to See” 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there. 2 And it was told to the king of Jericho, “Behold, men of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land.” 3 Then the king of Jericho sent…

Getting Ready to Move

January 3, 2021. Getting Ready Sermon Series. “Getting Ready to Move” 1:1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just…

Living in Hard Times

“Living in Hard Times” 3:1 Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. 4 For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just…

Daniel’s Prayer for a Pandemic

August 9, 2020. Daniel’s Prayer for a Pandemic. 9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, by descent a Mede, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans— 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. 3 Then I turned my face to…

What God Sees in Us

March 29, 2020. What God Sees in Us. 16:1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you…

“Is Your Life In God’s Hands?”

Pastor Craig Ham concludes this Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by challenging us with the stories of Job and the Apostle Paul to allow God to guide and direct our path each day – resting in His hands. Scripture:  14 But I trust in you, O Lord;I say, “You are my God.” 15 My times are in your hand;rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! 16 Make your face shine on your servant;save me in…

“In Times Of Adversity…Remember”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by examining the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead, whereby Jesus tells us that all adversity is for the glory of God, and for us to persevere. Scripture:  38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by…

“Are You Blind, Too?

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by illustrating our blindness and need for spiritual sight through the story in of Jesus healing the blind man. Scripture:  9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God…

“Some Things Are More Important/Nicodemus”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series about “The Road To Abundant Life” by sharing the encounter with Nicodemus and how Jesus challenges us all with the truth that abundant life comes not from our beliefs or our morality, but by our relationship with Jesus Christ. Scripture:  3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a…

“The Magi’s Story”

Pastor Craig Ham shares this Christmas Eve message relating the Magi’s and their discovery of the Christ child, with our own needed discovery of Christ in our lives. Scripture:   2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship…

“Simeon’s Story”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the story of Jesus’ presentation at the temple and Simeon’s prophecy at hearing and seeing Him as the Christmas challenge for us all to answer the question, “what are you going to do with Christ?” Scripture:    25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by…

“The Shepherd’s Story”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the Christmas story through the lens of the shepherd’s and how they carried the gospel story to everyone, and we are challenged to do the same. Scripture:  8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them,…

‘Living The Christmas Life”

Pastor Craig Ham begins the season of advent focusing in on Mary and her encounter with the angel, Gabriel, and her response to his calling.  God is calling us to love the Christmas life of courage, faith, and surrender. Scripture:  26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.…