Sermons by Joe Khan (Page 2)
We have seen Hannah cast herself at the mercy of Yahweh and find Him faithful and gracious. As we continue in our 1 Samuel series, Pastor Joe helps us see the kind of life Hannah’s stunning faith produces and the truth that empowers it.
The Book of 1 Samuel begins with the nation of Israel in a mess. In the midst of this mess, a broken and desperate women cries out to God and He hears. Pastor Joe helps us see how God used this unlikely woman’s faith to set His plan of salvation in motion.
It seemed as though the story of Jesus had finished in tragedy. Betrayed, falsely found guilty, executed on a cross, pronounced dead, buried, hidden behind a stone, and guarded by experienced soldiers… it seemed a long way from the promise of a Messiah. But as Sunday dawned, the most faithful of Jesus’ followers were about to find out that the story had just begun! Pastor Joe helps us witness the resurrection of Jesus.
As Jesus walks His disciples through the last few hours they would spend together, He drops a hard word on them. A word they are not prepared to accept. Pastor Joe helps us see a shocking truth about the end of Jesus’ ministry, but a truth that has the power we need to be His followers today.
As Jesus continues to warn His disciples about the great and terrible day of judgment, He uses three vivid images to cement the significance of the coming judgment and inform them how to live as they waited. Pastor Joe helps us feel the weight of what this means for us practically.
Many Christians can easily become obsessed with the end times, looking into the scriptures, world events, and the way the world is going to try to crack the code as the when Jesus might return. But this is not where our focus should be. In an epic conversation with His disciples, Jesus outlines how the end will come about. Pastor Joe unpacks this conversation to discover how Jesus would have us live as we await His return.
Opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and other religious leaders was starting to rise as He continued to refute their petty attempts to trap Him. But now Jesus turns His attention back on them. In a powerful and punchy teaching session, Jesus pronounces seven woes on the Pharisees. David Evans helps us see the Pharisees’ problems and how we struggle with them as well.
Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is the fulfilment of the promise that God would one day send a King to rule and lead his people. But Jesus is no ordinary King. Jesus enters not on a warhorse, but on a donkey. Jesus enters not with the intention to overthrow his enemies with the sword, but rather to suffer and die so that we could receive forgiveness.
Jesus has set His mind on walking the way of the cross, but two of His disciples have their eyes set on a very different road. Pastor Joe unpacks Jesus’ challenge to them and us.
Jesus has been challenging what people thought about the Kingdom of God, saying things like, “The first shall be last and the last first.” Now He tells a parable to ram home this point. Pastor Joe unpacks this story and challenges the way we view the world.