Sermon Series


“Hell? Destruction? Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth?”April 29, 2018 Pastor Ben Willis

MATTHEW 13:24-30, 36-43 [NLTse]

19 Jesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man’s table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores.

22 “Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to sit beside Abraham at the heavenly banquet. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and he went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the far distance with Lazarus at his side.

24 “The rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.’


“Choose This Day”April 22, 2018 Pastor Ben Willis

MATTHEW 14:22-33 [NLTse]

22 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that His disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while He sent the people home. 23 After sending them home, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. Night fell while He was there alone.

24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”


“Blessed? It Sure Doesn’t Seem Like It”April 15, 2018 Pastor Ben Willis


As I mentioned last week, I’m preaching through some of the “hard sayings” of Jesus between Easter and Pentecost. Last Sunday we focused on the Lord’s command for us to gouge out our eyes and cut off our hands if they were causing us to sin. That’s how horrible sin is and how seriously He wants us to set ourselves against it!

This week I want to look together at the Beatitudes, because our Master – the Son of God – says that these traits or times in our lives are all blessed by God! And yet, I think many of you will agree with me that, not one of them seems to have any degree of wonderfulness or goodness about them in any way at all!

MATTHEW 5:1-12 [NLTse]

One day as He saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around Him, and He began to teach them.