Sermons by Rev. John Tapscott

Sermons by Rev. John Tapscott

THE ENDURING GIFTS

1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV) 13 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the…

THE INDISPENSABLE CHRIST

John 6:52-69       The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I…

THE ANSWER THAT REALLY MATTERS

Matthew 16:13-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do…

THE TEST WE ALL FACE

Genesis 22:1-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.” 3 So Abraham…

WHEN THE WINDS ARE AGAINST US

Matthew 14:22-33 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 2 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the…

IN THE WILDERNESS – A WELL OF WATER

Genesis 21:8-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 8 The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac.[a] 10 So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of…

GOD TRANSFORMS

2020 Genesis 21:1-7 New Revised Standard Version The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised. 2 Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. 4 And Abraham…

A TRINITY OF BLESSINGS

2 Corinthians 13:11-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 11 Finally, brothers and sisters,[a] farewell.[b] Put things in order, listen to my appeal,[c] agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. 13 The grace of the Lord…

THE HOLY SPIRIT AT WORK

 Acts 8:26-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south[a] to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace,…

OUR HELPER IN CHOOSING

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas – Acts 1: 12-17;20-26 12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[c] from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas,…