Sermons by Bob Evans

Fallen

Text: Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-19 The fall of mankind into sin was devastating for the entire universe and for each of us personally. The grand creation of God fell into a state of rebellion and chaos. The fall of man explains what is wrong with the world and exposes the basic motives and impulses…

Created

Text: John 1: 1-3, Genesis 1: 26-27 Your ethnicity, ancestry, family, education, personality, and experiences reveal a lot about you…but not the most important things. As a Christian and as a person your identity is defined profoundly by four powerful realities: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. All human beings have to determine why they exist, what’s wrong…

Confess to One Another

Text: James 5:16 Since we “belong to one another” we have the privilege and responsibility to “love one another”. Because we love one another we should be safe and secure in our relationships. This leads to personal honesty where we can admit and confess that we are not perfect and that periodically we hurt one…

A Tale of Two Queens

Text: Esther 1:10 – 2:18 In this challenging section of God’s word we encounter male abusers, sensuality, forced compliance, drunkenness and leering lust. Yet, through all these displays of random wickedness and carnal indulgence God was working to protect His covenant people. What emerges as ultimately victorious is not physically beauty but inward character. We…

A Vision Letter

Text: Luke 2:22-35 On this Christmas Eve morning we witness a profound encounter with a man named Simeon and the baby Jesus. As Simeon held the infant in his arms he spoke about the future mission of this child and the stunning effect his life would have on his mother. This moment was the culmination…

The Other Nine

Text: Luke 17: 11-19 Happy Thanksgiving! The American thanksgiving holiday was established on the last Thursday in November during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln as a day of “thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens”. Today most of our citizens see this holiday as a time to enjoy family,…