Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

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Ready for What’s Next

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Exodus 24:12-18   New International Version (NIV) 12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.” 13 Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God.14 He said to […]

Journey Through the Sermon on the Mount

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Matthew 5:21-37    New International Version (NIV) Murder 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says […]

Journey Through the Sermon on the Mount

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Matthew 5:13-20    New International Version (NIV) Salt and Light 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built […]

Journey Through the Sermon on the Mount

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Matthew 5:1-12   New International Version (NIV) Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. The Beatitudes He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. […]

The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

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Psalm 27:4-9   New International Version (NIV) 4 One thing I ask from the Lord,     this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord     all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord     and to seek him in his temple. 5 For in the day of trouble     he will keep me […]

How do We Fulfill Righteousness?

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Isaiah 42:1-9    New International Version (NIV) The Servant of the Lord 42 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him,     and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out,     or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not […]

In the Beginning…

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Jeremiah 37:7-14    New International Version (NIV) 7 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of me, ‘Pharaoh’s army, which has marched out to support you, will go back to its own land, to Egypt. 8 Then the Babylonians will return and attack this city; they will capture it […]

The Miracle of the Manger

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John 1:1-5    New International Version (NIV) The Word Became Flesh 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all […]

“Miracle of the Method”

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Romans 11:33-36   New International Version (NIV) Doxology 33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!     How unsearchable his judgments,     and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?     Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Who has ever given to God,     that God should repay them?” […]

“Miracle of the Message”

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Hebrews 1:1-3    New International Version (NIV) God’s Final Word: His Son 1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance […]