Sermon Video – “Discover, Decide, Defend” 1 Peter 3:15


My 2014 VBS sermon “Discover, Decide, Defend” from 1 Peter 3:15 at Reed Springs Baptist Church May 25, 2014.

“Discover, Decide, Defend” 1 Peter 3:15

1. We must discover the truth about Jesus

• He is Jesus of Nazareth — the historical man
• He is Jesus the Christ, the Jewish Messiah
• He is Jesus the Lord, Son of God and God the Son

2. We must decide what to do with Jesus

• Romans 10:10 “with the heart one believes and is justified”

3. We must defend our faith in Jesus

• “defense” — Gr. apologia — where we get apologetics
• Apologetics is spiritual warfare (2 Cor. 10:4-6)
• Be well-versed in the Bible (2 Tim. 2:15)
• Anticipate arguments by unbelievers (2 Tim. 2:24-26)
• We are to defend why we believe.

Sermon Video – “Slaves” Romans 6:15-23


This is a sermon I preached at Reed Springs Baptist Church Sunday morning, May 18, 2014. My sermon title is “Slaves” and my sermon text is Romans 6:15-23. Here is the sermon outline:

“Slaves” Romans 6:15-23

1. We are slaves to whom we obey (vs. 15-16)

• Slave — doulos — completely controlled by someone.
• Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters”

2. Slaves of sin or slaves of God (vs. 17-19)

• 1 Corinthians 6:9 “…the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God…”

3. The wages of sin or the gift of God (vs. 20-23)

• Slavery to sin leads to more and more sin and death
• Slavery to God leads to sanctification and eternal life