Sermons by Alan Smith

The Danger of Indifference (Obadiah)

            This morning, my sermon comes from the book of Obadiah, so if you’d like to follow along in your Bibles, please turn to the table of contents so that you can find it.  Because, let’s be honest, Obadiah is one of the more obscure books of the Bible.  And it’s only 21 verses long,…

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters (Amos)

In August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC.    In that speech, he made this powerful statement:  “We are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”             You may be surprised to learn that…

God’s Unreasonable Love (Hosea)

I heard about a preacher who had all of his teeth pulled and new dentures were made for him.  The next Sunday, he got in the pulpit and only preached for 10 minutes. The second Sunday, he preached for 20 minutes. But, on the third Sunday, he preached for an hour and a half. When…

The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel, Part 2)

I recently heard a preacher say that one of the older members of his congregation told him that before his arrival, she had never heard a single sermon on any of the Old Testament prophets. And she had been a member of that church for over 40 years!             Perhaps that shouldn’t be surprising, though. …

A New Covenant (Jeremiah)

This morning, in our study through the Bible, we come to the book of Jeremiah.  I told Scott last Sunday that I wasn’t sure yet what my specific topic would be, but that it would probably be pretty sad, because there’s not much joy in the book of Jeremiah.  He’s not called the “weeping prophet”…