Sermon Archive

This morning we consider the three most important hours in human history. For it was in those three hours that the eternal destiny of millions was altered.

-The Darkest Hours (15:33-34)
-Elijah (15:34-36)
-Temple Curtain Torn (15:37-38)
-The Centurion (15:37-39)
-The Women  (15:40-41)
-Jesus’ Burial (15:42-47)

Direct download: 2016-0626_sent_to_serve_nelson.mp3
Category:Sent to Serve -- posted at: 10:45am PST

Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit King Solomon wrote words of wisdom to his children. Preserved in Scripture, these words guide all us fathers as to important truths about which we should be talking with our children.

Direct download: 2016-0619_special_nelson.mp3
Category:Special -- posted at: 8:30am PST

In the early years of our marriage, Cathy and I did not own a television. That was our choice. Being in graduate school and working, our lives were busy. What free time we had we thought best to spend together talking or walking or reading.

At least twice in the first three years of our marriage we received televisions anonymously on our doorstep. All we can think is that in the course of conversation when it had been shared that we were without a television it had been interpreted as a complaint. I suppose it was and perhaps is, difficult for some people to imagine anyone not wanting a television. What these dear people thought was an unfortunate circumstance was, in fact, what we wanted.

Such was the case for our Lord Jesus. Thinking Jesus was an ordinary man, His enemies assumed that He would do anything necessary to escape the cross. But as we will see, such was not the case.

Our text picks up the story at the point that the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council, ratified its verdict and delivered Jesus to Pilate.

Direct download: 2016-0612_sent_to_serve_nelson.mp3
Category:Sent to Serve -- posted at: 8:30am PST

With Judas' help, the Sanhedrin, the ruling council of Israel, accomplished its goal in Gethsemane, arresting Jesus for the purpose of killing Him (14:1-2, 43-50). Jesus was lead to the home of Joseph Caiaphas, high priest and head of the Sanhedrin.

Direct download: 2016-0605_sent_to_serve_nelson.mp3
Category:Sent to Serve -- posted at: 10:45am PST

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