Sermons by Pastor Larry McCall

Nehemiah: Teamwork

Nehemiah 3 Are there parts of the Bible that you sometimes find boring? We’re hesitant to admit it – it sounds sacrilegious – but there are parts of the Bible that we would just as soon skip over, aren’t there? Is Nehemiah 3 like that for you? It seems like a bunch of names that […]

Nehemiah: Prayer, Planning, & the Sovereignty of God

Nehemiah 2:1-10 It’s a stretching question, isn’t it? And, not just intellectually, but emotionally, too. “If God is sovereign, then what’s the point of praying?” While we’re at it, we could also ask, “If God is sovereign, what’s the point of planning?” It’s fascinating to read the narrative of Nehemiah 2:1-10 with those questions in […]

John: Jesus, the Great I Am

John 8:31-59 Most people in the world have their own opinions of who Jesus was and, quite frankly, most of them are positive. He was a “good man.” He was “one of the best teachers this world has ever seen.” He was a “great social reformer” or “the best example of a loving person in […]

John: Are You Thirsty?

John 7:37-39 What’s the thirstiest you ever remember being? Maybe you were hiking or running a race, and all you wanted to do was to stop and gulp down some water. Or, maybe you were preparing for surgery, and all you were allowed to have were some ice chips, wishing a nurse would sneak you […]

John: Feast or Starve?

John 6:60-71 After witnessing Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000, many of Jesus’ supposed followers walked away, offended at the idea of him being “The Bread of Life.” They were impressed by his power, but they couldn’t swallow that claim. Yet, a comparatively small number of people stuck with Jesus. How did Peter say it? […]