For the past ten years, I’ve been updating a podcast called “Feed My Sheep” with sermons preached at our church, sorted by date and book of the Bible.
There is no greater joy in ministry than studying and proclaiming the Word of God to the people of God for the glory of God. One of my life verses is Colossians 1:28–29:
“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”
It’s hard to believe, but our podcast site now contains more than 500 sermons, including series on Ecclesiastes, the Gospel of Mark, Gospel of John, 1 Corinthians, Titus, 1 John, and every week we are adding new content on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans. That’s a lot of material. But what if you wanted to catch just the “highlight” reel? Which sermons should you listen to first?
In our church’s membership class, we like to present discipleship as a four-phase gospel growth process: outreach, follow-up, growth, and training in ministry (see The Trellis & The Vine for more on this). For each of these four phases, we then refer prospective members to a few resources that could help them to identify where they are at in the process, and to facilitate further gospel growth.
With that in mind, here are four sermons from our podcast I think could help you on your spiritual journey…
“Only Believe “(John 3:16) – A look at what is arguably the most important verse in the Bible. Answers the important question, “What must I do to be saved?” How you understand and respond to the gospel will determine where you spend eternity.
“Spiritual Discipline: How to Improve Your Walk with God” – This was a Wednesday Night Bible Study I taught based on Donald Whitney’s book Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life. Use this link to access the whole audio series and handouts, or get a sample by listening to the episode below on prayer.
“Love: The Great Commandment” (1 John 4:19) – Our sermon series on 1 John dealt with the question, “How can I know for sure I’m saved?” This sermon summarizes the book and our aim in the Christian life.
For Training in Ministry
“Rise Up, O Men of God” (Titus 1:5-9) – The first in a series I entitled, “Fit for Duty,” on the qualifications of an elder. These are characteristics every Christian should aspire to, as we accept the task of shepherding those under our care.
Question: Think of a sermon that had a direct impact on your life (whether at our church or some other church or radio ministry). What was it? How did it change you?