People who have enjoyed the Bible study sessions I've led or the sermons I have preached have sometimes asked if I could make my notes available. Recognizing that a major part of the value derived comes from the group discussion during the Bible study session, (and, to a much lesser extent, the style of delivery for sermons) what is left after the sessions are finished are just these notes.
These are my most recent sermons. I do not consider any of them to be especially good, but we did have some fun along the way.
Caring For The Salvation Of The World
Get The Goods
The Other Guys - Proverbs 14:10: compassion
Worship 1: What Is Worship
Worship 2: Worship: Awareness Of The Presence Of God
Worship 3: Worship: Celebrating Life And The One Who Gave It
If you haven't endured one of my Bible study sessions I should probably explain what's going on here. We embarked on a series of studies looking at one book of the Bible each week, using The Bible Book by Book: An Introduction to Bible Synthesis by G. Coleman Luck (ISBN-13: 978-0802400451) for the first half of each session, followed by discussion of selected passages from that week's book of scripture. These files are the questions I used to prompt the discussion. My goal was to encourage our participants to read carefully and to think about aspects of the passage they might not have considered. I might sometimes ask a question for which the selected passage has no direct answer, to point out that sometimes what we think a passage says isn't really there (even though, in some cases, that particular idea may be derived from other parts of scripture). The questions are often thought-provoking, but I must warn you that sometimes when I look at one of these sheets a few weeks later I sometimes can't recall exactly the point that particular question was trying to uncover.
Song Of Songs
A brief series on how to study the Bible.
How To Study The Bible: Context
How To Study The Bible: Translation
How To Study The Bible: Commentaries
How To Study The Bible: Search and Other Tools
How To Study The Bible: Synthesis
A brief series of studies on God's People In Exile, begun when we learned that our local congregation was soon to be
homeless: our parent body had decided to close its worship center in our community.
How Does It Feel? - where we indulge in a bit of
music therapy. Psalms 137-138.
What Should We Do? - God's plan for the exiles: settle in and prosper. Jeremiah 28, 29, and 52.
What Should I Do? - personal righteousness and integrity under adverse circumstances. Daniel 1, 3, and 6.
What Comes After? - The Preparation of a Prophet. Ezekiel 2-3.
What Comes After? - Demonstrative Prophecy. Ezekiel 4-5.