Sermons by Steve Ebsen

Approved by God

How do you think about your relationship with God? Do you think of it in terms of pleasing God or trusting God? Do you often think of God’s love for you as conditional; based on your behavior? We’ll explore these questions and reexamine the Gospel of Grace. Perhaps we will all find a way to…

Counting on God’s Rule to Prevail

The short OT book of Habakkuk is chicken soup for the soul of those Christians who, like me, have grown weary of the never-ending bad news that continues to bombard us. We’ll look at Habakkuk’s complaints and the Lord’s responses. God assures Habakkuk and us today of His faithfulness to overcome evil and does so…

Paying Greater Attention

Drifting is a nautical term that describes a boat being drawn off course by a current. While piloting a ship, the skipper must take care to compensate for the effects of current by adjusting his course and speed in order to arrive safely at the rendezvous point and avoid being dashed against the rocks along…

When Faith Grows (C)old

King David, shepherd, warrior and faithful servant of God one evening took a stroll and fell on the roof of his palace.  But, did he fall unexpectedly or were there signs that something was missing in his relationship with God?  As Christians, we have all likely seen our relationship with our God at some times…

The Sanctuary – Part 3 – Is Love Enough? – Atonement in the Sanctuary

In the history of the Christian church the doctrine of the atonement has developed along two distinct lines, designated by the words “subjective” and “objective”.  Often these two aspects seem to be at odds with one another.  The subjective aspect affirms that the atonement exercises primarily a moral influence on man, for the sinners benefit.  Those…

The Sanctuary – Part 1

In the sanctuary service, God met His people were they were. In a world hopelessly marred by sin and after spending over 400 years in physical slavery to Egypt, the Lord redeemed His people and in the sanctuary service He enlarged their understanding of salvation.  Fully a third of Exodus is devoted to the organization…

Davidic Covenant

The covenant promise to David was a new focal point of the Mosaic covenant. From first to last it was a messianic promise and prophecy. When the apostles and other disciples came to understand the Messiah’s mission and Jesus’ fulfillment of that mission, their lives were changed. Ours will be too when our eyes are…

Sabbath School – Sharing the Word

When we witness, we speak of Jesus. But what would we know about Jesus without the Bible? In fact, how much would we know about the great controversy, the love of God, the birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, and return of our Lord if we did not have the Scriptures? Although nature reveals the majesty…

Abraham’s Seed Becomes a Nation

The patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, knew God as the God of Promises. Just over 400 years later Israel was reintroduced to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Who would now fulfill those promises (Ex 2:15; 6:2-7). The seed of Abraham, Israel, had grown large in number over those intervening years and now God…