Sermons by David McNeely

Before You Say I Do

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6, 1 Peter 5:5-7 Other selected passages When considering what we want and need in a future spouse, most of us don’t look deep enough.  While we should place a certain emphasis on the physical and psychological qualities of the other person, the spiritual life is what will cause a marriage to…

Why Marriage?

Texts: Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 2:5-25  Hosea 1-3 (selected passages)  Most people have high hopes for marriage. And many are disappointed with what they see. What if our view of marriage isn’t grand enough? What if God gave us marriage for something far greater than we are experiencing. Marriage is God’s idea. He gave us marriage…

Signs of Life Recap

Text: 3 John 1:4 In the last epistle of John comes a statement every Christian parent, teacher, coach, pastor, and mentor has identified with: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” It wasn’t just a sentiment that John was drawing our attention to. Our greatest joy reveals…

What Will I Ask?

Text: 1 John 5:13-21 Life is filled with uncertainties.  Most of us struggle with that. We want to know what will happen with many good things like our jobs, our marriages, our friendships, or our health.  Sometimes we believe if those good things were guaranteed, then peace would reign over our hearts. John writes to the…

Where Is My Hope?

Text:  1 John 2:28 – 3:10  Everyone is searching for hope and love. We want to believe in something and be loved by someone. In this section, John compels the Church to have confidence in Christ, and as children of God, to live like children. Followers of Jesus should look no further than the cross.…

What Will I Believe?

Text 1 John 2: 18-27  Summary An important characteristic of a Christ follower is a sound doctrine and theology. While no one can claim to understand all things, John tells us true Christians pursue a right understanding of God and His Word, and avoid doctrinal error and heresy. If we truly love God, we will…