Here you will find the most recent sermons preached at Lancaster Presbyterian Church. Click the sermon title to download the sermon. Additional sermons may be obtained by contacting the church office. We hope you are blessed with the listening of the proclimation of The Word of God!
We may struggle in prayer, confusing our wants for our needs, and when we don’t get what we want, we may imagine that God is not listening. God is always listening, and He is always good. He may not give us everything that we want, but if we hang in there with Him, He will change our wants, bring them into line with our needs, and show us that the only thing we need we already have in relationship with Him.
We are serious about the truth, and the manner in which we retain and guard the truth is every bit as important as our commitment to the truth. We retain the truth in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. We guard the truth through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
There is a problem with the world and this problem is at least recognized on some level by those who ask the question, “Why do I act the way I do?” Many would place the problem somewhere out there, outside of ourselves, but Jesus places it squarely within the human heart. God’s word has a great deal to say about how to deal with this problem. Why not check it out?
Our series continues on the questions that keep us up at night with a look at the question, “Where am I going?” Our culture blindly presumes that all paths lead to heaven. The pluralism of our age pressures us to accept the false teaching that the broad way of the inclusion of all beliefs and perspectives is to be sought and approved at all costs. This perspective is not the teaching of our Lord Jesus. In fact, He calls us to just the opposite, affirming that, while the small gate and the narrow way are by far the hardest way, the reward for our obedience in this way will be beyond the best that we can imagine.
In connection with the questions that keep people up at night, we turn this week to the question, “Am I doing the right thing?” Psalm 119:9-16 gives us the answer by placing the most important thing [God’s word], in the most important place [the human heart], for the most important purpose [God’s will/holiness].
This series looks at Psychology Today’s “Questions that Keep Us up at Night,” with particular focus this week on the question, “What do I want?” The question in biblical context reveals the sobering answer that the one who places selfish fulfillment ahead of Jesus loses life and forfeits soul. At the same time, the one who places Jesus before every other desire gains salvation, life and blessing.
Different accounts of an event may be expected to yield small differences in emphasis and perspective without undermining the truth of the events they record. In this resurrection sermon, consideration is afforded the great harmonizing work of John Wenham in reconciling any apparent discrepancies in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. Emphasis is also paid to why the resurrection is of critical importance in Christian teaching.
Did the people really understand the implications of what they were crying that Palm Sunday? Probably not, for what they were crying is “Hosanna,” and Hosanna means “turn away the wrath, please!” While the people likely did not understand the full import of what they were crying, that import is, nevertheless, relevant, and I am glad to cry out with all that is in me, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” Lord Jesus, turn away the wrath, please! And He has! Praise the Lord