Sermons

Women of Faith

Over the last several months, we’ve become increasingly aware of the hurtful ways our culture, and at times even leaders in the church, have treated women. I’ve been grieved reading #metoo stories from personal friends, saddened by stories of abuse in our broader community, sickened by the criminal conviction of popular TV personality Bill Cosby, and troubled by the misconduct of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Politicians (Donald Trump, Al Franken, etc.), TV newsmen (Matt Lauer, Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, etc.), and many others.

Last week, more than 2,500 Southern Baptist women signed a petition denouncing denomination leader and seminary president, Paige Patterson, because of inappropriate, gender-specific comments as well as his hurtful response to women in abusive marriages and relationships. The sheer number of women who have spoken out suggests a wider cultural change in the Christian community, as more and more women — including self-described conservatives — see comments and behaviors made as not just inappropriate but incompatible with God’s Word.

On this Mother’s Day, we’re standing up and speaking out for our girls, our young ladies, our women. As followers of Jesus, PlanoBibleChapel will be a public voice for victims and for justice. We won’t be silent in the face of all we’re learning.

Let’s examine the timeless truth of the Bible that God uses women of faith to influence our lives for good and impact His world with the Good News about Jesus.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 05.13.2018

The Faithfulness of Jesus

The Faithfulness of Jesus

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

Believers in Jesus can experience hope and joy because of His faithfulness to God and His people.

The author of Hebrews progressively develops an argument that Jesus is greater than anyone or anything so He’s worthy of our faith and faithfulness. He is greater than the angels, He is the author of a great salvation, and He is great enough to become man to accomplish it. Now, in Hebrews 3:1-6, the author turns his attention to Moses, regarded by the Jews as the greatest of men. To Jews, Moses was simply the greatest. To the writer of Hebrews, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is simply greater. “For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses” (Hebrews 3:3).

Because of who Jesus is, what He has done, and what He is doing, continue in faithfulness to Him regardless of your circumstances. Fix your eyes on Him. Consider JESUS in all things because He is GREATER.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 05.06.2018

A Necessary Death

When Adam and Eve sinned against a Holy God, passing on a sin nature to all humanity, God’s will for a relationship with mankind may have been stalled, but it will not be thwarted. In Hebrews 2:5-18, the writer explains that Jesus was perfected as our sacrifice through His suffering by identifying with our humanity, defeating our mortality, and atoning for our sin issue.

sermon by: John Stanley
date: 04.29.2018

Greater than Angels

Greater than Angels

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

Hurricane Warning Signs instruct people to listen, watch, board up, protect, and, if necessary, leave their homes if they are in the path of the storm. Warning signs for hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires save lives and prevent significant loss. In Hebrews 2:1-4, the writer gives the first of five warnings to the church so that we would follow Jesus by faith regardless of our circumstances in life.

The first warning in Hebrews is for us to pay close attention to what we have heard about Jesus, so that we will not drift away from following Him by faith.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 04.22.2018

God STILL Speaks

If you’re walking through difficult days, walking through the valley of the shadow of death, God is speaking to you. God STILL Speaks.We trust in our God who not only understands our need and gives us hope, but He STILL speaks into our struggles. God still speaks, if we’ll listen. How does He speak? Hebrews tells us clearly. God speaks through His Son, Jesus.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 04.15.2018

Jesus is Greater

The letter to the Hebrews was written to a 2ndGeneration of Believers who were dealing with questions, concerns, and controversies among believers. The Book of Hebrews offers great instruction and comfort for us as PlanoBibleChapel begins the next 50 years of following Jesus. While there are some grand doctrinal themes, we find generous amounts of faith, multiple portions of hope, and enthusiastic helpings of love. Hebrews transforms our understanding of Christ, our Christology, from abstract theology to intimate relationship. JESUS IS GREATER!

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: Easter 04.01.2018

The King Lives!

When considering something so critical and potentially life changing, like the Resurrection of Jesus, the facts need to be solid, witnesses have to be credible, evidence must be persuasive, corroboration is always crucial, and alibis have to be dismantled. Let’s consider three questions: Is the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection fake news, foolish thinking, or based on factual evidence?

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: Easter 04.01.2018

Perseverance in Prayer

Perseverance in Prayer

by Jeff Edmunds | PBC Sermons

One of the hardest things about prayer is that it doesn’t have a status bar. You don’t know how long it will take to get answered. You don’t know if it will be answered the way your requested. You don’t know if it will get answered in a way you didn’t expect. You don’t know if the answer to your prayer will be, “no.” So what do we do when it seems like God is not hearing our prayers?

Jesus knew the weakness of our flesh and that we are prone to give up so He gave us a parable in Luke 18:1-8 to teach us that we should pray and not give up.

sermon by: Jeff Edmunds
date: 03.18.2018

Prayer for the Harvest

Prayer for the Harvest

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

In 1949, Dr. Ed Gray began serving at the Waterfront Rescue Mission to help sailors battling alcohol addiction after World War II.  After retiring, he continued serving at the mission and co-founded the Association of Christian Thrift stores that has helped establish over a 100 other stores around the US. For seven decades, Ed Gray was a tireless advocate for people to be the hands and feet of Jesus, reaching out with compassion to the ‘least of these’ in his community. He saw people as Jesus saw them, hurt as Jesus hurt for them, and did for them what Jesus would have done for them.

Jesus taught His disciples to pray about the need for workers in the Kingdom of God, like Ed Gray, because He wants other people to live eternally with Him in Heaven, too. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38).

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 03.14.2018

HEBREWS:
Jesus is Greater

2018 Sermon Series

The letter to the Hebrews was written to a 2ndGeneration of Believers who were dealing with questions, concerns, and controversies among believers. The Book of Hebrews offers great instruction and comfort for us as Plano Bible Chapel begins the next 50 years of following Jesus. While there are some grand doctrinal themes, we find generous amounts of faith, multiple portions of hope, and enthusiastic helpings of love. Hebrews transforms our understanding of Christ, our Christology, from abstract theology to intimate relationship. JESUS IS GREATER!

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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