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Rightly Understand Grace (Part 2) Romans 6:15-23 Outline

Here’s the notes from my sermon on Romans 6:15-23, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville, Illinois. Romans 6:15-23 “Rightly Understanding Grace” (Part 2) INTRO: There are lots of misunderstandings of Christianity in the world around us. Today: bigots and homophobic.        -1st century Christians were accused of being cannibals and incestuous.The apostles themselves had […]

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A Better Adam (Romans 5:12-14)

Here’s the notes from my sermon on Romans 5:12-14, that I preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville, on 9/19/21. You can hear the sermon here. A Better Adam (Part 1): The 1st Adam and the Hope of Another (5:12-14) Intro: This week I saw something that my wife and my children […]

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3 Reasons to Be Glad in God (Romans 5:2-5 Sermon Outline)

Here’s the notes from my sermon outline for Romans 5:2-5 preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville. You can listen to the sermon on this page. Romans 5:2-5 “3 Reasons to be Glad in God” Intro: There are many things in life that are wonderful, but we don’t realize how wonderful they […]

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Ordinary Means of Grace: Fellowship

Here’s my sermon outline for “Ordinary Means of Grace Part 2: FELLOWSHIP” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville. Means of Grace Week 2: Devoted to Fellowship (Acts 2:42) Intro: 1st of the LOTR Trilogy is Fellowship of the Ring. This “fellowship” refers to 9 individuals united in the purpose of seeing […]

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Ordinary Means of Grace Sermon: Word of God

Here’s the my sermon outline for my sermon on Word of God as an ordinary means of grace, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville. Means of Grace Week 1: Word of God Series intro: If you have been a Christian for very long, you know that sometimes it can be really […]

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Our Souls’ Rest

(The following is the sermon outline for Romans 4:13-22, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship) “OUR SOULS’ REST” Romans 4:13-22 Intro: God has given many promises to His people. He has promised forgiveness of sin; being rescued from the darkness and brought into the light; adoption into the family of God; living forever in a […]

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Everyone Gospel (Rom 1:8-15)

Here’s the notes for my sermon on Romans 1:8-15 “The EVERYONE Gospel,” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship, our church in Naperville. You can find the audio here. Romans 1:8-15 “The Everyone Gospel” Intro: The gospel is the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is good news from God about God. It […]

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2 Peter 3:8-13 Sermon Outline

I preached on 2 Peter 3:8-13 at our church in Naperville (Cross of Christ Fellowship) this past weekend. Here’s the outline (here’s the audio page if you are interested in listening). 2 Peter 3:8-13 “God’s Timeline” (Part 2)Intro: There are some glorious and weighty things to consider in this passage today: the ETERNAL nature of […]

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The TRANSFIGURATION of Jesus

Here’s some thoughts from my sermon prep on 2 Peter 1:12-21. In particular, it is worth considering what this passage has to teach us on the transfiguration of Jesus. -I believe this passage is best broken up into 3 parts: 12-15; 16-18; 19-21. In 12-15, Peter tells us why he is writing the letter—to remind […]

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From US to YOU

Here’s the notes from the sermon I preached in our backyard on 2 Peter 1:3-4 “From Us to You” at Cross of Christ Fellowship. You can find the audio here. 2 Peter 1:3-4 “From US to You”INTRO: Remember the context of 2 Peter. The apostle Peter knows that his death is near and is burdened […]