Venice church of Christ Sermons: 2010s

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The following represents the archive of sermons preached before the Venice church of Christ from 2011 through 2019. We welcome you to subscribe to our podcast!

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

May 2011

June and July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

January 2013


01.13 | The Parable of the Prodigal Son and the Older Brother | Luke 15:11-32
Outline | Audio



January and February 2013: Reconnect


01.27 | Reconnect: Love
Outline | Audio


02.03 | Reconnect: Acceptance
Outline | Audio


02.10 | Reconnect: Support
Outline | Audio


02.17 | Reconnect: Strength
Outline | Audio


February and March 2013: The Sermon on the Mount


April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

January 2014


01.12 | Serving God While Single
Outline | Audio


01.19 | Husbands and Wives | Ephesians 5:22-33
Outline | Audio


01.26 | Parents and Children | Ephesians 6:1-4
Outline | Audio


February 2014: Lessons From Kings


02.02 | Jeroboam son of Nebat
Outline | Audio


02.09 | Jehu son of Nimshi
Outline | Audio


02.16 | Jehoash son of Ahaziah
Outline | Audio


02.23 | Manasseh son of Hezekiah
Outline | Audio


March 2014: The Four Faces of Jesus


03.02 | Jesus, Son of God
Outline | Audio | Video


03.09 | Jesus, Son of Man
Outline | Audio | Video


03.16 | Jesus the Prophet
Outline | Audio | Video


03.23 | Jesus the King
Outline | Audio | Video



April 2014


04.06 | The Grace of God
Outline | Audio


04.13 | Faith, Works, and Grace: Understanding the Pauline Synthesis
Outline | Audio


04.27 | Grace in Life
Outline | Audio


May 2014


05.04 | The Process of Hearing and Understanding
Outline | Audio


05.11 | Accepting the Message
Outline | Audio


05.18 | Applying the Message to Life
Outline | Audio


05.25 | What is Your Church?
Outline | Audio


June 2014


06.01 | Fellowship/Association
Outline | Audio


06.08 | Individual Christians and the Church Universal
Outline | Audio


06.15 | Individual Responsibilities in the Local Congregation
Outline | Audio


06.22 | Disassociation
Outline | Audio


July 2014


07.06 | Philemon
Outline | Audio


07.13 | 2 John
Outline | Audio


07.20 | 3 John
Outline | Audio


07.27 | Jude
Outline | Audio


August 2014


08.03 | Postmodernism
Outline | Audio


September 2014: The Disciplines


09.07 | Prayer
Outline | Audio


09.14 | Fasting
Outline | Audio


09.21 | Rest
Outline | Audio


October 2014: Wisdom From Ecclesiastes


10.05 | All Is Vain | Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Outline | Audio


10.12 | The End of Pleasure and Labor | Ecclesiastes 2:1-26
Outline | Audio


10.19 | The Righteous and the Wicked | Ecclesiastes 8:5-17
Outline | Audio


10.26 | Youth and Age | Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8
Outline | Audio


November 2014: Jesus in John


11.02 | The First Passover | John 2:13-3:21
Outline | Audio


11.09 | Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand | John 6:1-71
Outline | Audio


11.16 | Jesus Prepares His Disciples | John 13:31-16:33
Outline | Audio


11.23 | Risk and Faith
Outline | Audio


December 2014: Prayer


12.07 | Prayer
Outline | Audio


12.14 | The Logic of Prayer
Outline | Audio


12.21 | God’s Deliverance Through Prayer
Outline | Audio


12.28 | Empowering the Christian Life Through Prayer
Outline | Audio


January and February 2015: The Plan of Salvation


01.04 | Hear
Outline | Audio


01.11 | Believe
Outline | Audio


01.18 | Confess and Repent
Outline | Audio


01.25 | Be Baptized
Outline | Audio


02.08 | Obey and Develop
Outline | Audio


02.15 | Man’s Divergences From God’s Plan
Outline | Audio


02.22 | Promoting the Gospel Through Community Bible Studies
Outline | Audio


March 2015: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians


03.01 | Worthy of the Gospel | Philippians 1:1-30
Outline | Audio


03.08 | Christ’s Mind in You | Philippians 2:1-30
Outline | Audio


03.15 | Pressing on to the Goal | Philippians 3:1-21
Outline | Audio


03.22 | Standing Fast in the Lord | Philippians 4:1-23
Outline | Audio


April and May 2015: The Fruit of the Spirit


04.05 | Love
Outline | Audio


04.12 | Rejoice!
Outline | Audio


04.26 | Peace
Outline | Audio


05.03 | Longsuffering and Patience
Outline | Audio


05.10 | Kindness and Mercy
Outline | Audio


05.17 | Gentleness and Meekness
Outline | Audio


05.24 | Self-Control and Sobriety
Outline | Audio


05.31 | The God of Dirty Hands | Shane Scott | Audio


June 2015: Jews in the Second Temple Period


06.07 | Daniel
Outline | Audio


06.14 | Esther
Outline | Audio


06.21 | Nehemiah
Outline | Audio


06.28 | Ezra
Outline | Audio


July 2015: Habakkuk


07.05 | An Unbelievable Work | Habakkuk 1:1-17
Outline | Audio


07.12 | Keep Silent Before YHWH | Habakkuk 2:1-20
Outline | Audio


07.19 | Habakkuk’s Prayer | Habakkuk 3:1-19
Outline | Audio


August 2015: A Theology of Sexuality


08.02, 09 | A Theology of Sexuality
Outline | Audio


08.16 | Sexuality in Light of the Resurrection
Outline | Audio


08.23 | Sexuality in Light of the Fall
Outline | Audio


September and October 2015: Counterfeit Sexuality


09.06 | Sexuality as Identity
Outline | Audio


09.20 | Sexuality Reduced to Physical Impulse
Outline | Audio


10.11 | Sexuality as God
Outline | Audio


10.18 | Sexuality as Babel
Outline | Audio


10.25 | The Blessings of Being a Christian
Outline | Audio


November 2015: Worship, the Assembly, and the Christian Life


11.01, 08 | Understanding Worship
Outline | Audio


11.15 | Worship and the Assembly
Outline | Audio


11.22 | The Assembly and the Christian Life
Outline | Audio


December 2015: Prophecies of the Christ, Jesus’ Death, and Christological Controversies


12.06 | Prophecies of the Christ
Outline | Audio


12.13 | Jesus’ Death
Outline | Audio


12.20 | Christological Controversies (1)
Outline | Audio


12.27 | Christological Controversies (2)
Outline | Audio


January and February 2016: The Acts of the Assembly


01.03 | Acts of the Assembly: Bible Study
Outline | Audio


01.10 | Acts of the Assembly: Singing
Outline | Audio


01.24 | Acts of the Assembly: Praying
Outline | Audio


02.07 | Acts of the Assembly: The Lord’s Supper
Outline | Audio


02.14 | Acts of the Assembly: Preaching
Outline | Audio


02.21 | Acts of the Assembly: Giving
Outline | Audio


02.28 | Our Story
Outline | Audio


March 2016: Mountains in Scripture


03.06 | Mount Sinai / Horeb
Outline | Audio


03.13 | Mount Carmel
Outline | Audio


03.20 | Mount Golgotha / Calvary
Outline | Audio


03.27 | Mount Moriah / Zion
Outline | Audio


April and May 2016: Jesus’ Apostles


04.03 | Simon Peter
Outline | Audio


04.10 | John son of Zebedee
Outline | Audio


04.17 | The “Minor Nine” Apostles
Outline | Audio


04.26 | Judas Iscariot
Outline | Audio


05.01 | Barnabas
Outline | Audio


05.08, 15 | Paul
Outline | Audio


June 2016: Sojourn and Exile


05.22 | Sojourners and Exiles
Outline | Audio


06.05 | Pining for Egypt
Outline | Audio


06.12 | Jeremiah’s Letter | Jeremiah 29:1-32
Outline | Audio


06.26 | Elect Exiles
Outline | Audio


07.03 | Overcoming the Beast
Outline | Audio


July 2016: Maturing in Christ


07.10 | Maturing in Christ: Its Necessity
Outline | Audio


07.17 | Maturing in Christ: Its Development
Outline | Audio


August 2016: Toward a Biblical Worldview


08.07 | A Biblical Worldview: Its Necessity
Outline | Audio


08.14, 21 | Philosophy and Vain Deceit
Outline | Audio


08.21, 28 | Rooted and Edified in Christ
Outline | Audio


September 2016: False Prophets and Teachers


09.04, 11 | False Prophets
Outline | Audio


09.18, 25 | False Teachers
Outline | Audio


October 2016: Our Sojourn


10.02 | Kingdom Refugees
Outline | Audio


10.09 | Love the Brotherhood
Outline | Audio


10.16 | Our Responsibility to the World
Outline | Audio


November 2016: The ONE Story


11.06 | ONE God
Outline | Audio


11.13 | ONE Man
Outline | Audio


11.20 | ONE Another
Outline | Audio


11.27 | The ONE Story
Outline | Audio


December 2016: Jesus the Master Teacher


12.04 | Jesus’ Parables
Outline | Audio


12.12 | Jesus Trains His Disciples
Outline | Audio


12.18, 25 | Jesus Confronts His Opponents
Outline | Audio


January 2017: Encouragement in Hebrews


01.01 | Our Race and Our Discipline | Hebrews 12:1-14
Outline | Audio


01.08 | Let Us Receive the Kingdom | Hebrews 12:15-29
Outline | Audio


01.15 | Accountability
Outline | Audio


01.22 | Who is God? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


01.29 | Wiles of the Devil: Race and Religion | Kaku Barkoh | Audio


February 2017: The Book of Hosea


02.05 | Hosea and Gomer, YHWH and Israel | Hosea 1:1-3:5
Outline | Audio


02.12 | YHWH vs. Israel | Hosea 4:1-5:15
Outline | Audio


02.19 | Covenant Transgressors | Hosea 6:1-7:16
Outline | Audio


02.26 | Who is Jesus? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


March 2017: Jesus’ Female Followers


03.05 | Mary Magdalene
Outline | Audio


03.12 | Mary and Martha
Outline | Audio


03.19 | Mary, Mother of Jesus
Outline | Audio


03.26 | Who is the Holy Spirit? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


April 2017: Example and Influence


04.02 | The Power of Example
Outline | Audio


04.09 | The Power of Influence
Outline | Audio


04.16 | Power, Control, and Influence
Outline | Audio


04.23 | What Is the Bible? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


May, June, and July 2017: The Nature of the Church


05.07 | Should the Church Change With the Times? | Dr. Wayne Byrd | Audio


05.14 | The Nature of the Church: Perceiving the Church of Christ
Outline | Audio


05.21 | The Nature of the Church: The Church as Ekklesia
Outline | Audio


05.28 | By What Authority? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


06.04 | The Nature of the Church: The Church as Community
Outline | Audio


06.11 | The Nature of the Church: The Church Is Holy and Spotless
Outline | Audio


06.25 | What Is Salvation? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


07.02 | The Nature of the Church: Collective Responsibilities
Outline | Audio


07.09 | The Nature of the Church: Practices Overburdening the Church
Outline | Audio


07.23 | What Is Faith? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


August 2017: The Book of Hosea


08.06 | Reaping the Whirlwind | Hosea 8:1-10:15
Outline | Audio


08.13 | Israel My Child | Hosea 11:1-12:15
Outline | Audio


08.20 | The Guilt of Ephraim and Samaria | Hosea 13:1-14:9
Outline | Audio


08.27 | What Is Righteousness? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


September 2017: The “Folly” of God


09.03 | The Folly of the Crucifixion
Outline | Audio


09.10 | The Folly of the Resurrection
Outline | Audio


09.17 | The Folly of the Christian Life
Outline | Audio


09.24 | What Is Sin? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


October and November 2017: What Is Life All About?


10.01 | Is Life All About Work?
Outline | Audio


10.08 | Is Life All About Me?
Outline | Audio


10.15 | Is Life All About Family?
Outline | Audio


10.22 | What Is the Church? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


11.05 | Is Life All About the Here and Now?
Outline | Audio


11.12 | Is Life All About Power?
Outline | Audio


11.19 | Disenchantment
Outline | Audio


11.26 | What Is the Afterlife? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


December 2017: God’s Faithful People


12.03 | A Man After God’s Own Heart
Outline | Audio


12.10 | One Who Stands in the Breach
Outline | Audio


12.17 | A Mother in Israel
Outline | Audio


12.24 | What Is the Resurrection? | The Fundamentals
Outline | Audio


January 2018: Giving and Receiving


01.07 | Giving
Outline | Audio


01.21 | Receiving
Outline | Audio


01.28 | The Message of the Bible | The Bible
Outline | Audio


February and March 2018: The Heavenly Realm


02.04 | Heaven
Outline | Audio


02.11 | Heaven and the Afterlife
Outline | Audio


02.18 | The Kingdom of Heaven
Outline | Audio


02.25 | The Authority of the Bible | The Bible
Outline | Audio


03.04 | What Is “Spiritual”?
Outline | Audio


03.11 | The Heavenlies
Outline | Audio


03.18 | Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus | 2 Peter 3:18
Outline | Audio


03.25 | The Inspiration of the Bible | The Bible
Outline | Audio


April and May 2018: Paul’s Letter to the Colossians


04.01 | The Glorious Christ | Colossians 1:1-23
Outline | Audio


04.08 | Striving for Edification | Colossians 1:24-2:7
Outline | Audio


04.15 | The Danger of Plunderers | Colossians 2:8-23
Outline | Audio


04.22 | The Bible: Our Spiritual Standard | The Bible
Outline | Audio


05.06 | The Higher Way | Colossians 3:1-17
Outline | Audio


05.13 | Walking in Wisdom | Colossians 3:18-4:18
Outline | Audio


05.20 | Abuse, Assault, and Harassment
Outline | Audio


05.27 | The New Testament Text | The Bible
Outline | Audio


June and July 2018: Experiences of God’s People


06.03 | Jacob to Israel: Wrestling With God | Genesis 32:22-32
Outline | Audio


06.10 | Follow YHWH or Baal | 1 Kings 18:20-40
Outline | Audio


06.17 | American Idols | Adam Gyrion
Audio


06.24 | The Old Testament Text | The Bible
Outline | Audio


07.01 | Daniel in the Lion’s Den | Daniel 6:1-24
Outline | Audio


07.08 | To the Work! | Nehemiah 4:1-23
Outline | Audio


07.22 | Bible Versions and Differences in Texts | The Bible
Outline | Audio


August 2018: Satan


08.05 | Satan in the Old Testament
Outline | Audio


08.12, 19 | Satan in the New Testament
Outline | Audio


08.26 | Bible Versions and Differences in Translation | The Bible
Outline | Audio


September 2018: The Day of YHWH


09.02 | The Day of YHWH in 722
Outline | Audio


09.09 | The Day of YHWH in 586
Outline | Audio


09.16 | The Day of YHWH in 70
Outline | Audio


09.23 | Interpreting the Bible: Basic Hermeneutics | The Bible
Outline | Audio


October 2018: Musings on the Local Church


10.07 | The Local Church in God’s Eternal Purpose
Outline | Audio


10.14 | The Local Church and Facilities
Outline | Audio


10.21 | The Church Is Not a Building
Outline | Audio


10.28 | Interpreting the Bible: Literal and Figurative Language | The Bible
Outline | Audio


November and December 2018: Jesus’ Final Discourse


11.04 | The Way, the Truth, and the Life | John 13:31-14:14
Outline | Audio


11.11 | The Comforter | John 14:15-31, 16:4-15
Outline | Audio


11.18 | The Vine | John 15:1-17
Outline | Audio


11.25 | Interpreting the Bible: Old Testament Interpretation | The Bible
Outline | Audio


12.02 | The Hatred of the World | John 15:18-16:3
Outline | Audio


12.09 | Tribulation and Victory | John 16:16-33
Outline | Audio


12.16 | The High Priestly Prayer | John 17:1-26
Outline | Audio


12.23 | Interpreting the Bible: New Testament Interpretation | The Bible
Outline | Audio


January 2019: Community and Covenant


01.13 | The Importance of Community
Outline | Audio


01.20 | Covenant in the Bible
Outline | Audio


01.28 | A Crisis of Authority | Authority
Outline | Audio


February and March 2019: The Restoration Plea in the 21st Century


02.03 | Seek the Old Paths
Outline | Audio


02.10 | Undenominational Christianity
Outline | Audio


02.17 | No Creed But Christ
Outline | Audio


02.24 | The Authority of God the Father | Authority
Outline | Audio


03.03 | Bible Names for Bible Doctrines
Outline | Audio


03.10 | Speak Where the Bible Speaks; Be Silent Where the Bible Is Silent
Outline | Audio


03.17 | Soundness
Outline | Audio


03.24 | The Lord Jesus Christ | Authority
Outline | Audio


03.31 | White Supremacy and the People of God
Outline | Audio


April, May, and June 2019: Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians


04.14 | Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ | Ephesians 1:1-23
Outline | Audio


04.21 | Salvation and Reconciliation | Ephesians 2:1-22
Outline | Audio


04.28 | Authority, the Spirit, and the Word | Authority
Outline | Audio


05.05 | Revelation of the Mystery of Christ | Ephesians 3:1-21
Outline | Audio


05.12 | Preserving the Unity of the Spirit | Ephesians 4:1-32
Outline | Audio


05.19 | Walking in Love | Ephesians 5:1-33
Outline | Audio


05.26 | Civil Government | Authority
Outline | Audio


06.02, 09 | Strong in the Lord | Ephesians 6:1-24
Outline | Audio


06.23 | Elders and Deacons | Authority
Outline | Audio


July 2019: Lament


07.07 | The Necessity of Lament
Outline | Audio


07.14 | The Power of Lament
Outline | Audio


07.21 | A People Holy to YHWH | Deuteronomy 7:1-26
Outline | Audio


07.28 | Authority in the Household | Authority
Outline | Audio


August 2019: Prophetic Restoration


08.04 | Comfort My People | Isaiah 40:1-31
Outline | Audio


08.11 | The New Covenant | Jeremiah 31:1-40
Outline | Audio


08.18 | The Outpouring of the Spirit | Joel 2:1-32
Outline | Audio


08.25 | Personal Empowerment | Authority
Outline | Audio


September and October 2019: Serving Jesus Today


09.01 | Serving Jesus in Education
Outline | Audio | Related Video


09.08 | Serving Jesus at Work
Outline | Audio | Related Video


09.15 | Serving Jesus in Relationships
Outline | Audio | Related Video


09.22 | Living Under Authority | Authority
Outline | Audio | Related Video


10.06 | Serving Jesus in His Church
Outline | Audio | Related Video


10.13 | Serving Jesus in the Community
Outline | Audio | Related Video


10.20 | Serving Jesus in America
Outline | Audio | Related Video


10.27 | Abuse of Authority | Authority
Outline | Audio


November 2019: Jesus’ Instruction


11.10 | Counting the Cost | Luke 14:25-33
Outline | Audio


11.17 | Establishing Priorities | Luke 10:38-42
Outline | Audio


11.24 | Legalism | Authority
Outline | Audio


December 2019: Life in Faith


12.01 | Encouragement
Outline | Audio


12.08 | Down in Christ
Outline | Audio


12.15 | Youth and Age
Outline | Audio


12.22 | Authoritarianism | Authority
Outline | Audio


Venice church of Christ Sermons: 2010s