Sermons

Introduction

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“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?

And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

~The Apostle Paul in Romans 10:13-15,
Joel 2:32 & Isaiah 52:7 are quoted.

All Christians, not just those who preach on Sunday mornings, are called to share the Good News. And all live and share in the richness of Christ’s message (Colossians 3:16).

I love preaching. I love participating in a good sermon as a member of the congregation, hearing the word spoken. I love being the one to prayerfully prepare, study for, and deliver a sermon. I love the surprising comfort, and challenge, of Christ’s Gospel proclaimed.

I have had the honor to preach at the church where I currently serve on multiple occasions. Here I am with Kendall, my wife, after preaching at 7th & James Baptist Church on April 30th, 2019.

During seminary, it has been a joy for me to take four preaching classes. While my baseline skills in preaching are modest, I know I have grown, and hope to continue to grow, in preaching messages which honor Christ, preach His truly good news, and connect meaningfully to the life of the local congregation.

Online Catalog of Sermons

For the convenience of those wanting to see more of my preaching, I have included links to all of my sermons here. If you wish, you may also follow a link to their blog post pages, most of which include a full transcript or notes for the sermon.

They are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).†

I believe you will hear an improvement in quality in the later sermons compared to the earlier ones.

Recording/ VideoInformation

“The Otherworldly Nearness of God”: video, above; audio only recording (higher quality audio), below:

Title: “The Otherworldly Nearness of God”
Text: Hosea 11:1-11
Date: 8/04/19
Location: Seventh and James Baptist Church
Blog post
Title: “Enduring Forever.
Present Today.” 
Text: Psalm 118:14-29
Date: 4/30/19
Location: 7th & James
Baptist Church,
Waco, TX
Blog post

“Earth Shattering Good News” Sermon Video

Title: “Earth Shattering Good News”
Text: Galatians 3:26-4:7
Date: 1/13/19
Location: Youth retreat
Blog post

“Baptism”
Series: Special Occasion Sermon
Title: Baptism sermon
Text: 1 Peter 3:17-22
Date: Spring ’19
Location: Truett Preaching Lab- Class
Blog post


“Wedding”

Series: Special Occasion Sermon
Title: Wedding sermon
Text: 1 John 4:7-16
Date: Spring ’19
Location: Truett Preaching Lab- Class
Blog post



“Funeral”
Series: Special Occasion Sermon
Title: Funeral
Text: Mark 9:14-31
Date: Spring ’19
Location: Truett Preaching Lab- Class
Blog post



“Communion”
Series: Special Occasion Sermon
Title: Communion Sermon
Text: Luke 24:13-35
Date: Spring ’19
Location: Truett Preaching Lab- Class
Luke 24:13-35
Blog post
“The freeing shackles of being really bad at languages”
– After Dinner Speech
Transcript only
Series: Special Occasion Sermon
Title: After-dinner speech
Text: N/A
Date: Spring ’19
Location: Truett Preaching Lab- Class
Blog post
No sermon recording available.
Small group material for the session
available.
Title: “Sacrifice of the Great High Priest”
Text: Leviticus 16;
Hebrews 10:1-24
Date: October ’18
Location: Youth retreat
Blog post

“More than We Thought We Wanted”
Title: “More than we thought we wanted.”
Text: John 6:24-35
Date: 8/5/18
Location: 7th & James Baptist Church
Blog post

“Compelled to Proclaim Freely”
Title: “Compelled to Proclaim Freely”
Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Date: 2/4/18
Location: 7th & James Baptist Church
Blog Post

“So Abraham Went”
Title: “So Abraham Went”
Text: Genesis 12:1-20
Date: 10/31/17
Location: Truett Preaching Lab – Preaching
Festival
Blog Post

While these are not all the sermons I have ever preached, they are all I have cataloged in some way on this website. I hope they demonstrate the work of a preacher who, while having much room to grow, has displayed improvement. And, more than that, I hope it is preaching that (for all its faults) unquestionably puts on display Jesus’ love, is faithful to the scriptures, and proclaims the Good News.

-Jonathan