Something Worth Waiting For | The Book of Joel #4

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Something Worth Waiting For Joel 3:1–21 Today is our final message in the Book of Joel. Joel hasn’t filled the trail with daffodils and daisies, but it’s been a meaningful journey. He’s asked us to awake; he’s asked us to become self-aware; he’s asked us to turn to the Lord in repentance; he’s asked us to place our hope in …

Beauty for Ashes | The Book of Joel #3

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Beauty for Ashes Joel 2:18–32 The British, Anglican pastor and evangelist, John Stuart Holden ministered around the turn into the twentieth century. In one of his messages, he shared about how an old Scottish mansion close to his summer cottage had a room whose wall were decorated with sketches by distinguished artists. The first sketch was prompted by a disaster. …

Return to Me | The Book of Joel #2

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Return to me Joel 2:1–17 As I start this second message in the book of Joel I want to remind you of what we said about “locust-experiences” last week. Sometime the locusts come and destroy everything, but even they are under God’s sovereignty. Because that’s true we can turn our hearts to heaven and pray, asking a hard question: “Lord, …

Getting Biblically Woke’d | The Book of Joel #1

Daniel Bush Sermons, The Book of Joel

Getting Biblically Woke’d Joel 1:1–20 I hope you saw some fireworks a few weeks ago. I remember waiting for the Union fireworks to begin when a round was fired off to test the wind direction. The boom was so loud that it startled me. But it was nothing compared to my neighbor’s little cannon. It’s the size of a Tonka …

Jesus Is the Engine | Christianity Explored #7

Daniel Bush Christianity Explored, Sermons

Jesus Is the Engine Mark 8:22–38 This is our last message in the series. We’ve been exploring what Christianity is all about and we’ve said: It’s not about religion, and rituals, and how good and proper you can be, how you can fix yourself. Knowing Jesus does bring a new passion for holiness, but even that isn’t the engine. Jesus …

Receive Like a Child | Christianity Explored #6

Daniel Bush Christianity Explored, Sermons

Written by Dr. Daniel Bush Delivered by Jim McCausland Receive Like a Child Mark 10:13–16 The comedian and actor, Bob Hope, once said: “I’d hate to get to heaven and be refused entry on a technicality.” That’s probably a true statement for all of us. Most people have had the thought: If there’s a God, I want him to accept …

No Way, José! | Christianity Explored #4

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No Way, José! Mark 8:22–33 In 2008, the British talk-show host and model, Katie Piper, was attacked with acid by her ex-boyfriend. The attack damaged her face and left her blind in her left eye. She was treated like a burn victim, and also received stem-cell treatment to restore her sight. As her vision was returned she did an interview …

The Doctor Is In | Christianity Explored #3

Daniel Bush Christianity Explored, Sermons

The Doctor Is In Mark 2:1–17 There is a famous Peanuts comic in which Lucy is pictured behind a booth with a painted marque that reads: “The Doctor Is In.” If you give her a nickel, she’ll cure anything. I’d like to open the message today by asking: If you had a nickel, what would you ask Lucy to cure? …