The world in which we live is marked by chaos and uncertainty, yet we can be assured that our God rules still and has a plan and design for everything which comes to pass. Follow along each week and be equipped with Biblical knowledge to engage this world.
As we celebrate Triumphal Entry Sunday, we reflect back on an account in history that shapes our identity in Christ and transforms our engagement of the world.
Preached at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township on April 14, 2019.
As American Christians, we often misunderstand and sometimes even abuse the Biblical language of tithing. So what is tithing? What does Malachi have to say about it? And is it still binding upon us as Christians? We explore these ideas and others around the nature of the tithe.
Sermon Preached on April 7, 2019 at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township, PA.
Why are we not destroyed? It is God's Character — he is unchangeable and so too are his promises. But not only are his promises unchanging, so are his laws. And if we are going to repent and return to a faithful relationship with God, we must do so on God's terms, not ours.
Sermon Preached at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township, PA on March 24, 2019.
More than 400 years before the birth of Christ, the prophet Malachi issues a prophesy about the beginning of the Messiah's ministry and of his forerunner.
Sermon Preached at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township, PA on March 17, 2019.
There is much that we could say about Creation and treating Genesis 1 as a historical record of events. Our focus this morning, though, is on answering the question: "Why is a right understanding of this account important?"
Sermon Preached at St. John's (Burry's) Church on February 23, 2019 as part of the annual Spring Bible Conference — this year's theme on creation.
Christians talk a lot about unity, but often we don't mean the same thing as our neighbors do. Pastor Win presents the question, some different aspects of Christian unity and some principles that guide us as we seek to practice unity, particularly in the church.
Sermon Preached on February 17, 2019 at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township, PA.
The error of the priests is an error into which we often fall as well — mistaking things of importance for things that are trivial. And of all things important, the Word of God is at the very top of the list.
Sermon preached on February 10, 2019 at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township, PA.
The Prophet Malachi is sometimes called the "James of the Old Testament" given his hard-hitting and concise rebuke of the people. Yet, he also brings with him a promise of the coming Messiah. We begin our series in this prophet by looking at his historical context and at the role that a prophet was called to play in the ancient times. We also talk about the dangers that come from those in our times who would claim to receive ongoing revelations from God.
Preached on January 6, 2019 at St. John's (Burry's) United Evangelical Protestant Church in New Sewickley Township, PA
While it is easy to focus on the judgments that God places on those priests who defile themselves and the Table of the Lord, we will do better to focus on the command that God gives to the priests that they not defile themselves — a command to listen to him and to honor his name.
Sermon preached at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township on February 3, 2019.
God's Name is great, but we don't always behave like it is in our lives. Micah calls us to look inwardly and to ask ourselves, how are we living in light of the Greatness of God?
Preached on January 27, 2019 at St. John's (Burry's) United Evangelical Protestant Church in New Sewickley Township, PA
Christians today, just as the priests of Malachi's day are often guilty either of just "going through the motions" or of creating new and "innovative" ways to worship. Malachi ensures that we understand that God is not pleased with such behavior.
Preached on January 20, 2019 at St. John's (Burry's) United Evangelical Protestant Church in New Sewickley Township, PA
In today's world, evangelism is most commonly done by telling people that God loves them. But what do we do with the passages that teach that God hates? Pastor Win tackles this question and offers a more Biblical approach to sharing the Gospel.
Preached on 1/13/19 at St. John's (Burry's) Church in New Sewickley Township, PA