Sermons by Sean Whitenack

“Yes, Joy Is Possible in Trials”

1 Peter 1:6-9 (ESV) 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen…

“The Church for All Ages: Our Living Hope”

1 Peter 1:3-5 (NKJV) A Heavenly Inheritance 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance [a]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of…

“The Fiery Furnace: Standing with God No Matter the Consequence”

Daniel 3 English Standard Version (ESV) Nebuchadnezzar’s Golden Image 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2 Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates,…

“God’s Word and a King’s Trouble”

Daniel 2 (ESV) Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream 2 In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. 2 Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. 3 And the king said to them, “I had…

“The Church for All Ages: In the World, not of the World”

Greeting 1 Peter 1:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV) 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

“The Joy of Being Still”

Psalm 46 (ESV) God Is Our Fortress To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.[a A Song. 46 God is our refuge and strength,    a very present[b help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam,    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah 4 There is a river whose…

“Joy to the World!”

Psalm 96 (NKJV) A Song of Praise to God Coming in Judgment 96 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!Sing to the Lord, all the earth.2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name;Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.3 Declare His glory among the [anations,His wonders among all peoples. 4 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;He is to be feared above all gods.5 For all…

“He Emptied Himself”

Philippians 2:1-11 (ESV) Christ’s Example of Humility 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than…

“Jesus and the Hypocrites”

Mark 7:1-13 (ESV) Traditions and Commandments 7 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4 and when…