Most Recent Sermons

8/18/13 The People Jesus Saves (Acts 16:11-40)

8/4/13 An Unexpected Change of Plans (Acts 15:36-16:10)

7/28/13 Fighting for Grace (Acts 15:1-35)


3/3/13 The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus Acts 1:1-11

3/10/13 How does the Church relate to Jesus? Acts 1:11-26

3/17/13 The Lord Jesus pours out his Spirit Acts 2:1-41

3/24/13 The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Acts 2:42-47

3/31/13 The Ongoing Power of the Risen Jesus Acts 3:1-4:4

4/7/13 Jesus Supplies His Church with Boldness Acts 4:5-31

5/5/13 Jesus Organizes and Mobilizes his Church for Service (Acts 6:1-7)

5/12/13 Jesus’ Unexpected Plan for his Church (Acts 6:8-7:60)

5/19/13 When the Gospel Goes Someplace New (Acts 8:1-25)

5/26/13 God’s Grace Tracks Down Outsiders (Acts 8:16-40)

6/9/13 The King who makes his Enemies his Friends (Acts 9:1-31)

6/16/13 Jesus Gets His Church with His Program (Acts 9:32-11:18)

6/23/13 When Jesus Comes into a Town Acts 11:19-30

7/7/13 Led by the Missionary Spirit Acts 13:1-12

7/14/13 Hearing the Good News Acts 13:13-52

7/21/13 Mission Trip Report (Acts 14)

7/28/13 Fighting for Grace (Acts 15:1-35)

8/4/13 An Unexpected Change of Plans (Acts 15:36-16:10)

8/18/13 The People Jesus Saves (Acts 16:11-40)


2 Peter

1/6/13 Stabilized for the Journey by an Experienced Guide 2 Peter 1:1-2

1/13/13 The Pursuit of Godliness 2 Peter 1:3-4

1/20/13 The Command and Motivation for Growth 2 Peter 1:5-11

1/27/ 13 The Ministry we Need to Get us Home 2 Peter 1:12-15

2/24/13 Responding to Scoffers and the Return of Christ 2 Peter 3:1-18

Reading through the Bible in 2012

1/1/12 A Life Centered on God’s Word Deuteronomy 6:1-25

1/8/12 God Sets the Stage for His Story Genesis 1-11

1/15/12 God Forms a Covenant Genesis 12, 15

( Regrettably, our recorder cut the sermon off after the first point. But because this point lays out God’s character as a covenant-making, covenant-keeping God (the heart of the Bible’s message), we thought it was still worth sending out. Enjoy the shortest sermon you will ever hear me preach! )

1/22/12 God Turns Evil for Good Genesis 37-50

1/29/12 The Mystery of Knowing God Job 1-42

2/5/12 Yahweh Exodus 3:1-15

2/12/12 God Rescues His People Exodus 14

2/19/12 God Dwells Among His People Exodus 25-40

2/26/12 God Makes Atonement For His People’s Sins Leviticus 16

3/4/12 God Leads His People Through the Wilderness Numbers

3/11/12 God Defines the Relationship with His People Deuteronomy 7:6-11

3/18/12 God Promises New Hearts for His People Deuteronomy 27-31

3/25/12 God Wins a Great Victory Joshua 5:13-6:26

4/1/12 God Sends Saviors to a Sinful People Judges 2:11-23

4/8/12 Easter in the Valley of Elah 1 Samuel 17

4/15/12 Cross Before Crown: God’s Pattern for His Children 1 Samuel 26

4/22/12 Two Kingdoms in Conflict 2 Samuel 2:1-11

4/29/12 Belonging to the Shepherd God Psalm 23

5/6/12 God Announces an Eternal Kingdom 2 Samuel 7:1-17

5/13/12 God’s King Disciplined and Delivered  2 Samuel 13-19″

5/20/12 Falling into the Hands of a Merciful God 2 Samuel 24

5/27/12 God’s Reign of Wisdom 1 Kings 3-4

6/10/12 When God Draws Near 1 Kings 8

6/17/12 The Pattern of the Fall 2 Kings 11

7/1/12 Dripping with Grace 2 Kings 5:1-19

7/8/12 The Gospel of the Bridegroom Hosea 3

7/15/12 A Universe Transformed by the Twig-King Isaiah 11

7/29/12 Song of the Suffering and Exalted Servant Isaiah 52:13-53:12

8/5/12 A Happy Ending Better than you Could Ever Imagine Isaiah 65

8/12/12 God Graciously Exposes Religious Frauds Jeremiah 7:1-29

8/19/12 God Promises a New Covenant Jeremiah 31:31-37

8/26/12 The Story of Man in the Fall of Jerusalem 2 Kings 25

9/2/12 A Right Vision of God, His People’s Greatest Need Ezekiel 1

9/23/12 Just when you Thought the Story was Over . . . 2 Chr 36:22-23

10/7/12 The One We’ve Been Waiting For Luke 3:21-4:13

10/14/12 How Jesus Brings in God’s Kingdom Luke 7:18-35

10/21/12 A Call to Total Commitment from a Totally Committed Savior Luke 9:57-62

10/28/12 The Unexpected Guest List of God’s Kingdom Feast Luke 14:12-24


11/4/12 How are you Responding to the Son? Luk2 20:9-19

11/11/12 Joyfully Sent by the Risen Christ Luke 24:36-53

11/18/12 Jesus Always Gets His Man Acts 9:1-22

11/25/12 Hope Fueled by the Return of Christ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

12/9/12 The Mercy of God and the Motive for Missions Romans 15:8-24

12/16/12 Christmas Reconciliation Ephesians 2:11-22

12/23/12 The Supremacy of God’s Son Hebrews 1:1-4

12/30/12 The Thrilling Conclusion Revelation 21:1-22:5



Jesus Arrives Mark 1:1-15

The Kingly Authority of Jesus Mark 1:16-45

Jesus’ Gracious Reign Opposed Mark 2:1-3:6

Mixed Responses to Jesus Mark 3:7-35

Responses to Jesus Explained Mark 4:1-20

How Jesus’ Kingdom Grows Mark 4:21-34

Jesus Tames the Curse of Sin Mark 4:35-5:43

The Urgency of Responding to Jesus Mark 6:1-30

Recognizing Jesus Mark 6:31-56

Jesus Demands a New Heart Mark 7:1-37

Slow to Understand Jesus Mark 8:1-26

10/2/11 Jesus Reveals His Identity and Explains our Calling Mark 8:27-38

10/16/11 Jesus Teaches About Discipleship Mark 9:1-50

10/30/11 Jesus Teaches About Marriage and Divorce 10-30-11

11/6/11 The Backward Nature of Jesus Kingdom Mark 10:13-52

11/13/11 Jesus and the Temple Mark 11:1-33

11/20/11 Jesus Takes on the Establishment Mark 12:1-44

11/27/11 Jesus Predicts the Future Mark 13:1-37

12/4/11 Jesus Betrayed Mark 14:1-25

12/11/11 Jesus Abandoned Mark 14:26-72

12/18/11 Jesus Crucified Mark 15:1-41

12/25/11 Jesus Conquers Mark 15:42-16:8



Genesis: The Foundation of God’s Great Story Genesis Overview

The Revelation of God the Lord Genesis 1:1-2:3

God, the Lord of Human Life Genesis 2:4-25

Independence Day: The Dark Revolution of God’s Image Bearers Genesis 3:1-24

The First Skirmish in the Great Battle Genesis 4:1-26

The Reign of Death and the Promise of Redemption Genesis 5:1-6:8

Rescued from Judgment in Christ Genesis 6:9-7:24

Trusting the Covenant-Keeping God of New Beginnings Genesis 8:1-9:29

The Sinfulness and the Savior of the Nations Genesis 10:1-11:26

Creation Reclaimed: The Call of Abram and God’s Plan of Redemption Genesis 11:27-12:9

The Life of Faith and the Christ Who is Faithful Genesis 12:10-14:24

The God Who Cuts and Keeps Covenant Genesis 15

Our Plans and God’s Plan Genesis 16-17

Who is this God of the Covenant? Genesis 18

Ugly Sin, Fiery Judgment, Beautiful Savior Genesis 19

Trusting the God of Promise Genesis 20-21

A Test of Faith and a Father’s Heart Genesis 22

Securing a Bride, Securing the Gospel Gen 24:1-25:11

Covenant Faithfulness Genesis 26:1-33

Deception and God’s Plan Genesis 27:1-28:9

A Dazzling Display of Covenant Grace Genesis 28:10-22

The Discipline of God’s Covenant Children Genesis 29:1-30:24

Exodus! God Rescues His Covenant Children from Exile Genesis 30:25-31:55

Encountering God: Broken and Blessed Genesis 32-33

The Tragic Results of Half-Hearted Obedience Genesis 33:18-34:31

Covenant Renewal Genesis 35:1-37:1

Grace Greater Than Our Shame Genesis 38

God Always Working for Your Good Genesis 39-41

The Long-Term Work of Providence Genesis 42-45

Portrait of a Pilgrim People Genesis 46-47

Living and Dying in Faith Genesis 48-50

The Book of Ruth


The Story of a Concealed Providence Ruth 1:1-5

The Clouds Begin to Part Ruth 1:6-22

From Bitterness to Blessing by the Hesed of God Ruth 2

The Boldness of Belief in God’s Providence Ruth 3

Providence Gets the Last Word Ruth 4


The Gospel of God’s Grace Gal 1:1-5

No Other Gospel Gal 1:6-10

Not Man’s Gospel Gal 1:11-24

Fighting for the Gospel Gal 2:1-10

Out of Step with the Gospel Gal 2:11-16

Living on the Gospel Gal 2:15-21

Sons of Abraham thru the Curse-Bearing Christ Gal 3:6-14

The Law and the Promise Gal 3:15-26

The Wonder of Adoption Gal 3:26-4:7

A Pastor, his People, and the Gospel Gal 4:8-20

Sons of Liberty Gal 4:21-5:1

The Life of Legalism vs. the Life of Faith Gal 5:2-12

Walk by the Spirit Gal 5:13-26

The Spirit-Lead Church Gal 6:1-10

The Gospel: Our Only Boast, Our Only Blessing Gal 6:11-18

Pastoral Issues


A Tragic Story and the Old, Old Story: Adultery and the Gospel of Christ Proverbs 7

Talking Like a New Man Ephesians 4:29

Christ Calls Us Away from Anxiety Matthew 6:25-34

1 John


Gospel, Fellowship, Joy 1 John 1:1-4

Fellowship with a Holy God: Sin and the Life of the Christian 1 John 1:5-9

Fellowship with a Holy God: Battling Sin and Looking to Christ 1 John 1:10-2:2

Knowing that You Know Him 1 John 2:3-11

A Glorious Reminder for Every Believer 1 John 2:12-14

Guarding Our Hearts Against Loving the World 1 John 2:15-17

Persevering in the Fellowship and the Truth of Christ 1 John 2:18-27

The Children of God: Longing for Conformity to Christ 1 John 2:28-3:3

The Children of God: Unable to Continue in Sin 1 John 3:4-10

The Children of God: Marked by Gospel-Love 1 John 3:11-23

The Children of God: Called to Discern the Spirit of Christ 1 John 3:24 – 4:6

The Children of God and the Love of God 1 John 4:7-21



He Must Increase: John the Baptist vs. the Anti-Christ in Me John 3:22-36

Never Thirst Again John 4

That All May Honor the Son: Submission, Judgement, and Living in Light of the Glory of Jesus John 5:1-30

12 Angry Pharisees: Why Even God as His Witness Won’t Convince a Heart of Unbelief John 5:31-47

A Hard Saying: Eating Flesh, Drinking Blood, and the Doctrine of Election John 6:1-71

Typical Jesus: Grand Claims, Unmet Expectations, and Sharp Division John 7

Embracing the Offensive Gospel of Jesus (or, If You Thought Jesus was Divisive in John 7, Wait Till You Hear John 8!) John 8:12-59

Jesus Came So That Those Who Do Not See May See John 9

Resting and Rejoicing in the Salvation of the Good Shepherd John 10

Come Forth! Graffiti Memorials, the Fear of Death, and the Authority of Christ John 11

The Hour Arrives John 12

The Love of Jesus in the Shadow of the Cross John 13:1-30

The Beginning of the Greatest Farewell John 13:31-14:14

Do You Really Love Jesus? Obedience, the Spirit, and the Love of the Trinity John 14:15-31

Abiding in Christ John 15:1-8

Joyfully, Obediently Abiding in the Love of Christ John 15:9-16

Jesus Contra Mundum: The Work of the Spirit and Lasting Joy in a World of Sorrows John 15:17-16:33

The Prayer of the Son John 17

The Faithfulness of Christ, the Faithlessness of Man, and the Glory of the Gospel John 18:1-27

In My Place Condemned He Stood John 18:28-19:16

It is Finished John 19:16-37

The First Lord’s Day John 19:38-20:18

The Victorious Appearance of the Risen Lord John 20:19-31

Follow Me! The Final Call of Christ in John’s Gospel John 21

Church Calendar

Trinity Sunday: Marveling at Our Trinitarian Salvation Eph 1:3-14

Pentecost Sunday: Re-Routed: Jesus Pours out the Spirit at Pentecost Acts 2:1-47

Ascension Sunday: The Ascension of Jesus Christ Acts 1:1-11

Easter: Alarmed! Fear, Forgiveness, and Flight from the Empty Tomb Mark 16:1-8

Good Friday: He was Numbered Among the Transgressors Luke 23:44-49

The Just and the Justifier (Reformation Day 2010) Romans 3:21-26

The Crown Prince of the Coming Kingdom Isaiah 7:1-9:7

Comfort Ye, My People Isaiah 40:1-11

Various Texts


Giving Thanks to God for 125 Years at Curve Baptist Church Colossians 1:3-8

The Compassion of Christ for Heart-Broken Mothers Luke 7:11-17

Jesus Eats with Sinners Luke 5:27-32

He is Not Ashamed to Call Us Brothers Hebrews 2:5-18

Death, Eternity, and the Gospel of the Everlasting God Psalm 90

Clothed in His Righteousness Zechariah 3

My People Have Risen Up as an Enemy: Judgment and Salvation When the Lord Comes Down Micah 1-2

When the Star Rises out of Jacob: The Arrival of the King who Demands a Response Numbers 24 / Matthew 2

Jesus Had a Mother Luke 2:39-52

Have You Met the Risen Lord? Luke 24:13-53

Easter 2011: The Surprise of the Risen Lord Luke 24:1-12

Good Friday 2011: The Hidden Glory of the Cross Luke 23:1-49

Palm Sunday 2011: The Rightful, Rejected, Returning King Luke 19:28-44

Church Membership


The Gospel Takes on Flesh and Blood: Sin and Restoration in the Church Matthew 18

The Purpose of the Church and the Necessity of Biblical Membership Eph 4.1-16

The Perseverance of the Saints and the Necessity of Biblilcal Membership Heb 10:24-31

The Purity of the Church and the Necessity of Biblical Membership 1 Cor 5:1-6:6

The Pastor’s Oversight and the Necessity of Biblilcal Membership Heb 13:17

Baptism: The First Step in a Lifelong Journey of Following Jesus Matt 28:18-20

Christians in Conflict: Remember the Gospel Col 3:12-13

Christians in Conflict: Let Love Cover a Multitude of Sins 1 Peter 4:8

Christians in Conflict: Go and Be Reconciled Matthew 5:21-26

Resurrection Life: The Christian Hope of New Creation (Renewal Week 2010)


Raised with Christ (Eph 2:1-10) by Dr. Brad Green

I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body (1 Cor 15:20-58) by Eric Smith

Renewal Week___________________________________________

Justified Assurance Rom 5:1-5 (P. McGill)

Christ, Who is Your Life Col 3:1-4 (R. Van Neste)

Our Future Hope of Glory Rom 8:18-39 (W. Padelford)

Hitting the Mark Phil 3:12 (D. Williams)

Renewal Week 2012: Growing in Holiness by Todd Brady

6/3/12 Renewal in God’s Presence from Exodus 33:12-23

6/3/12 Search My Heart, O God Psalm 139:23-24

6/4/12 Principles of Godliness from Joshua 1:1-9

6/5/12 Laying God’s Word to Heart from Deuteronomy 32:44-47

6/6/12 Subtle Dangers of Growing in Holiness from Luke 10:38-42

Guest Preachers


Eric’s ordination to the Gospel ministry: 1 Tim 4:6-16 (ordination sermon) by Dr. Ray Van Neste

Reformation Sunday 2008: Luther and the Gospel by Dr. Brad Green

The Quiet Life of Godliness 1 Timothy 2:1-6 by Landon Preston

The Majestic Love of God Eph 3:14-21 by Landon Preston

We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes Luke 12:35-48 by Landon Preston