Miracles: the Historical Problem

Bart Ehrman and I disagree when it comes down to his view of evil and my view. I believe that evil is bad, as much as Ehrman does (if not more), but I don’t believe its existence testifies against God but rather, for Him — the reason being that evil exists as an alternative to…

Sermon: The Skepticism of Skepticism and the Logic of Faith (John 20:24-29)

    To participate in our Passover Meal (the Lord’s Supper), listen to the audio file above. Happy Resurrection Sunday or Passover Sunday to our members, listeners, and readers. We love you all. -Pastor D.M. Richardson, The Essential Church World Wide Web   Subject: “The Skepticism of Skepticism and the Logic of Faith” (John 20:24-29)…

Righteous Judgment (John 8:2-11)

  Subject: Righteous Judgment Scripture: John 8:2-11 Sermon PDF: Sermon-Righteous Judgment (John 8-2-11) Of the verses you’ll hear quoted in church, one of the most quoted occurs when someone is being rebuked for their sin. When a church member is being rebuked for their hard-heartedness, he or she is told that “the Bible says, don’t judge….

Through The Roof: A Faith That Penetrates (Mark 2:1-5)

  Subject: “Through The Roof: A Faith That Penetrates” Scripture: Mark 2:1-5 (Sermon_ Through the Roof_ A Faith That Penetrates (Mark 2_1-5)) And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2 Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them,…

God Will Take Care of You (Matthew 6:25-33)

    Subject: “God Will Take Care of You” Scripture: Matthew 6:25-33 (Sermon_ God Will Take Care of You (Matthew 6_25-33) I heard a song growing up in the church (not in my house and not in my church, but in churches across the land) that says “If you’re gonna pray, don’t worry/ and if…

A Servant of the King (Jeremiah 39:11-18)

    A Servant of the King (Jeremiah 39_11-18) Subject: “A Servant of the King” Scripture: Jeremiah 39:11-18 The definition of “trust” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something,” or “dependence on something future or contingent.” When you trust someone, you have tested or…

Money Talks: The NRA, Gun Manufacturers, and Gun Reform (Proverbs 17:23)

      Money Talks_ The NRA, Gun Manufacturers, and Gun Reform (Proverbs 17_23)   Subject: Money Talks: The NRA, Gun Manufacturers, and Gun Reform Scripture: Proverbs 17:23 On Wednesday, February 14th, a lone gunman walked into his old high school (from which he’d been expelled a year earlier), took an AR-15 rifle manufactured in…

Interracial Marriage and the Interracial God (Numbers 12)

      Subject: Interracial Marriage and the Interracial God This month here at The Essential Church is called “Educate The Hate Month” because we realize that, despite our constant prayer to the Lord that “thy kingdom come, thy will be done,” everything in the world doesn’t go God’s way. The Lord didn’t intend divorce,…