Stephen: The First Martyr (Acts 6:3–15)

Open your Bible to Acts chapter 6, chapter 6. A few weeks ago we looked at the first part of this chapter down through verse 7 and examined a little bit about the original organization of the early church. We’re going to pick up the story in chapter 6 at verse 8. You will remember…

Jesus: The Divine Word (John 1:1-5)

We begin today a study of the gospel of John, and I’m so delighted to do this. This was really the first book that I taught. I did some series when I first came in 1969, preliminary to this, and we did a few book studies which were redone as the years went by. But…

Spiritual Blindness, Part 1 (Mark 8:11-21)

Let’s open the Bible to Mark chapter 8…Mark chapter 8, so blessed to be back in Mark. Been waiting with bated breath to pick up the story where we left it off in chapter 8 verse 10, and we now come to verses 11 to 21. Now the theme of this section from 11 to…

Spiritual Blindness, Part 2 (Mark 8:11-21)

What in the world makes us so embarrassed about the Gospel? “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). Back in the gospel of Mark, if you will. I was reading this week in kind of a random fashion and I came across an interesting little…

The Pathology of a Religious Hypocrite (Mark 12:13-17)

Well, let’s open our Bibles to Mark chapter 12…Mark chapter 12. We’re going to begin today what is going to be the fast track through the rest of the gospel of Mark. Over the next couple of months it’s going to be a wonderful experience for us. Tonight we’re going to take the next section…

False Assurance of the Religious (John 8:37-47)

People asked me whenever I get around military locations if I’m related to General Douglas MacArthur, and I am. It’s a distant relationship, but yes, the answer is yes. One very kind young man there thought that I would be interested to know that there was a midshipman back in the ’20s who was a…

Religion and Its Victims (Mark 12:38-44)

For this morning, I want you to turn to the twelfth chapter of Mark and we’ll wrap up the end of this twelfth chapter. Now if what I say to you sounds a little bit familiar, it’s because in the year 2007, about March of that year, that would be four years ago exactly, we…

The Damning Power of False Religion (John 5:1–16)

I do want you to open your Bible now to the fifth chapter of the gospel of John…the fifth chapter of the gospel of John. This is a very important portion of Scripture and not for the reason that most people think. It’s a story about a man whom Jesus healed. That in itself is…

Jesus Provokes His Enemies (John 8:48-59)

Turn to John chapter 8, John chapter 8. We’re wrapping up this 8th chapter, and it has been a chapter of assaults on Jesus. Ten times in this chapter–which actually begins in verse 12–ten times in this chapter Jesus has been attacked and assaulted by the leaders of Judaism. Ten times. It’s just one barrage…