Sermons by Bob Evans

The Unkingly King

Text: Matthew 21:1-11 For three years of Jesus’ public ministry He constantly avoided recognition and publicity. He knew people would misunderstand his Messianic mission and seek to install him as a ruler. But he did not come to reign. He came to die. But on Palm Sunday he finally allowed the multitude to vent their…

True or False

Text: James 3:13-18 The entire book of James is a practical exhortation to apply true wisdom to everyday life. In 3:13-18 James demonstrates the impact of both unspiritual (worldly) wisdom and divine wisdom on our personal relationships. Unspiritual wisdom is destructive for the perpetrator and the victim, because it is ultimately based on lies. Divine…

Seeing and Believing

Text: James 1:1 James, the half-brother of Jesus, became the leader of the church in Jerusalem. But during Jesus’ ministry he was a skeptic and doubter, until one powerful event completely changed his life. James wrote his letter to Jewish Christians scattered around the region. The contents are bold and brash. James’ core message is…

The Relentless Love of Christ

Romans 8 concludes with a celebration of triumph for the enduring love of God for His people. The amazing promise of 8:28 is followed by rich evidences of God’s love. We discover that He loved you from eternity past (8:29-30). He loves you in the present moment, especially when the voices of condemnation and unworthiness…

Life in the Spirit

Romans 7 is a description of great inward struggle. Paul has a new identity in Christ but finds his flesh is uncooperative. We concluded last week this conflict is normal and is actually a sign of spiritual health. Romans 8 is the antidote to the battle in Romans 7. Paul teaches that life in the…

The Fight

Romans 6 describes our true position in Christ. We have a new nature and new identity as children of God. Sin is no longer our slave master. We have a new master, Jesus Christ. But sin still plagues us because we are subject to old habit patterns and the cry of our flesh that will…

Dead and Alive

Romans 1-5 describe what God has done for us through the death of Jesus Christ. Romans 6-8 describe what God is doing in us through our union with Christ and work of the Holy Spirit. Chapter 6 stresses an intimate identity with Christ and answers a misconception people could have about salvation. If grace abounds…