Sermons by Todd Cravens

Sermons by Todd Cravens

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Proverbs 6:16-19English Standard Version (ESV) There are six things that the Lord hates,     seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue,     and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans,     feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies,     and one who sows discord among brothers.

The Supremacy of the Son Over Angels

Hebrews 1:4-14 English Standard Version (ESV) having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son,     today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father,     and he shall be to me a son”? And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Of the…

God Has Spoken To Us By His Son

Hebrews 1:1-4 (ESV) 1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become…

Let Us Go To Bethlehem

Luke 2:1-20English Standard Version (ESV) In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered…

The Holy Son of God

Luke 1:26-38English Standard Version (ESV) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.…

Waiting & Wondering

Luke 1:18-25 English Standard Version (ESV) And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you…

A People Prepared for the Lord

Luke 1:8-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah…

Blameless But Barren

Isaiah 9:2-7 (ESV) The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,     on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation;     you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you     as with joy at the harvest,     as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden,     and the staff for his shoulder,     the rod of his oppressor,     you have broken as on the…

Yahweh Answered Job

Job 37:5 English Standard Version (ESV) God thunders wondrously with his voice;     he does great things that we cannot comprehend.

Hold Fast
To Your Faith

Job 2 English Standard Version (ESV) Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job,…

Blessed be Yahweh,
Who Gives and Takes

Job 1:1-22 (ESV) There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. His sons used to go and…

Soli Deo Gloria

Romans 11:33-36 (ESV) Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord,     or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him     that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (ESV) For consider your calling, brothers:…