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Sermons by Wiley Lowry

I had the privilege a few days ago of teaching the Bible lesson to the children from Neighborhood Christian Center as they meet during the summertime in our church. And I asked the question, I started off the lesson of asking the question, “What is the most frequently mentioned animal in the Bible?” The first answer that came up was, “sheep.” And they were right. And...

If you would turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Kings chapter 11; it’s found on page 317 in your pew Bibles. One of the songs we’ve sung over the last few days and weeks, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” you know the first line, “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie.” That couldn’t be true, could it? We know what...

If you would turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Chronicles chapter 16 found on pages 369 and 370 of your pew Bibles. A few weeks ago we looked at 2 Chronicles 14 and we considered those memorable words of King Asa, “We rest on thee and in thy name we go against this multitude.” The early years of Asa’s reign were positive. Actually, the overall picture...

We turn tonight to 2 Chronicles chapter 14. “The Times They Are A Changin’” - that was the title and the refrain of a 1963 song written by Bob Dylan. The lyrics speak of the changes that were occurring in the culture of his time and the need to get on board with those changes. In that song Dylan wrote the following. He says, “Come mothers and fathers...

We’ll turn in our Bibles this evening to Galatians chapter 4. We’ll start there. I’m going to read a couple of different places. As you’re turning there, Jennifer Ouellette, in an article written not long ago, is discussing the way that our things, our stuff, and people’s profiles on Facebook reveal our personality. She says, “We hold onto certain things and display certain things because they remind us...

I want to look at this passage and really just focus on Jesus’ words in this passage and think about a few phrases that He says. The three points will be from those three phrases. He says, “If anyone thirsts.” Secondly He says, “Come to me and drink.” And then thirdly He says, “Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” So rivers of living water.

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If you would, turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 6.  I have been teaching through the Sermon on the Mount in the Young Seekers Sunday School class this quarter, and I didn’t feel like I spent an appropriate amount of time on the Lord’s Prayer this past Sunday, so I wanted to double back around and spend some more time focused in on this passage...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Well if you have your Bibles we can turn together to Colossians chapter 4.  We’ll be in verses 2 through 6 tonight.  This is the last section of the body of this letter to the Colossians before we get to some personal remarks from Paul next week.  I had a member of the church, Vic Clark, told me once of his nephew who works for Rolex and he...

As you’re seated, if you would turn with me in your Bibles to Proverbs chapter 17.  It’s found on page 540 in your pew Bibles.  And we’re going to look at one proverb tonight - verse 22 of chapter 17.  It’s a proverb which contrasts a joyful heart and a crushed spirit.  We’re in a season of the year that is associated with thanksgiving and joy.  There’s time...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

If you brought your Bibles, please turn with me to Colossians 1:15-20.  We had had Bibles here in the weeks past but they disappeared tonight, so we’ll hopefully have those back next week.  

How has your week been?  Maybe you’ve had a long week.  Maybe you’ve been taking care of a sick child or an aging parent.  Maybe you’ve been pushing up against...

Gospel Pattern: Old Testament Stories & The Grace of God

If you would turn with me to Daniel chapter 6 or you can look there on your handouts.  Martin Lloyd-Jones once said that “everything we do in the Christian life is easier than prayer.”  Everything we do in the Christian life is easier than prayer, and yet prayer is a vital component of the Christian life.  It’s a vital component of how God works in us and nurtures...

If you would turn in your Bibles to the book of Mark, chapter 8.  We find Jesus asking a profoundly important question in this passage.  We may have many questions that are deep and searching.  The first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism gives us one.  What is man’s chief end?  What is the purpose of life?  And perhaps you’ve asked, “Why does God allow suffering?”  Maybe you...

Good evening.  Glad to be with y’all.  We’re looking at Daniel chapter 5 tonight.  In 1957, at the Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, Johnny Cash recorded a song he wrote about this passage, about this chapter that we’re going to read tonight.  In it he sang these lyrics, “He had concubines and wives; he called Babylon paradise.  On his throne he drank and ate, but for Belshazzar it...

I’d invite you to turn in your Bibles or look on your prayer sheets to Galatians chapter 5.  Louis Armstrong is widely considered to be the greatest trumpet player in the history of Jazz.  When his professional career was really taking off in the years around 1920, nobody had ever heard anybody play the trumpet like him before or he was probably playing the cornet more at that...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Turn in your Bibles to Luke chapter or you can look on your bulletin there; you can find it there as well.  We’re in the third part of our series, “Scandalous Grace:  Jesus’ Meals with Sinners,” and we’re here where Jesus encounters a sinful woman.  F. W. Boreham, he was a 19th century pastor and writer, he once wrote that “life is largely a matter of luggage.”  He...

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