Sermons by Steve Ebsen (Page 2)

Sabbath School May 9th

To read the Bible also means to interpret the Bible. But how do we do that? What principles do we use? How, for instance, do we deal with the different kinds of writing we find there? For example, is the passage we’re reading a parable, a prophetic-symbolic dream, or a historical narrative? The decision of…

Sabbath School April 25th

There is no Christian church that does not use Scripture to support its beliefs. Yet the role and authority of Scripture in theology is not the same in all churches. In fact, the role of Scripture can vary greatly from church to church. This is an important but complex subject that we will explore by…

Sabbath School April 18th

Unfortunately, in this post-modern age, the Bible has been largely reinterpreted through the lens of a philosophy that questions both its inspiration and its authority. In fact, the Bible is seen as merely the ideas of human beings living in a relatively primitive culture who couldn’t possibly understand the world as we do today. At…

Daniel’s Walk with God

When we think about the book of Daniel, we usually think about prophecy and more specifically, apocalyptic prophecy. There is another aspect of Daniel’s book that is often overlooked, that being Daniel’s walk with God. Daniel’s book was written during a time of significant troubles for God’s people. Yet Daniel remained faithful and experienced an…

The Covenant – Father Abraham

This is 3rd in the series on the Covenant. In this session, we will see how the covenant, the plan of salvation, moves forward through a man named Abraham. The covenant gets additional clarification as Abraham is promised a land, a seed, a blessing and to be a blessing to all nations. Abraham is put…

The Covenant Beginnings

The notion of a covenant is unfamiliar to many today. But, the practice of a covenantal life was an integral part of the ancient cultures in the Near East. Tens of thousands of documents unearthed in the last decades show a wide range of legal agreements between individuals and between nations. Already in the eighteenth-century…

The Word Became Flesh

One of the most endearing stories during the Christmas season is the visit by the 3 kings who were bearing gifts. (Mt. 2). However, the more powerful story is the one about the gifts that Jesus brought to man. Those gifts included the forgiveness of our sins and setting man right with God (justification), God…

Breaking the Mold

Conservative Christians seldom think of Jesus as a radical. But Matthew in his gospel describes Jesus the Messiah as dramatically changing our human understanding of who God is and what His kingdom is like. Jesus, in the sermon on the mount, assured the people of that time and ours that He had not come to…