2023-06-04: Labels — The Doubting Apostle

Sermon Audio: The Doubting Apostle
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: John 20:24-31
Duration: 22:23
Size: 15.3 MB

The Doubting Apostle
John 20:24-31

You see, DOUBT can be a dangerous thing. And that brings us to the Disciple we’re talking about today–the disciple that everyone knows as “Doubting Thomas”.

But here in Luke, ALL the disciples needed to see the nail prints to help with their doubts.

Time, after time, after time, Jesus drove home the fact that He would DIE…but after 3 days He’d rise from the dead.

It was a tremendous act of faith on his part, but we’re told that he began to sink because he saw the wind and waves.

I’m sure that people rising from the dead after days in the grave violates some law of physics.

What about those of us who would never think of refusing to believe God–but who still struggle with doubts.

The father had doubts. He admitted it; “Help My Unbelief” he says.

2023-05-21: Labels — The Zealot

Sermon Audio: The Zealot
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Matthew 10:2-4; Romans 15:12; Isaiah 11:6-10
Duration: 21:30
Size: 14.7 MB

The Zealot
Matthew 10:2-4; Romans 15:12; Isaiah 11:6-10

Someone once observed that if you put these two hazardous elements in your mouth by themselves, they’d either blow you up (sodium) or poison you (chlorine).

Their battle cry was, “No Lord but Jehovah, no tax but the temple tax, no friend but the Zealot.”

Jesus came to transform us so that we wouldn’t be hazardous to those around us. So we would become the salt of the earth.

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting your garage makes you a car.”

They didn’t follow Jesus one day and then suddenly become powerhouses for the Kingdom the next.

We are the salt of the earth, but it’s NOT just being in church that makes us that salt. It’s being in Jesus, and loving Jesus.