Tag Archive | Sermons

Made Sufficient: A Theology of Preaching

Made Sufficient: A Theology of Preaching INTRODUCTION Life in our culture today has one very common personal philosophy that will be heard anywhere you go: “You can be anything you set your mind to.” Our school systems, parental urgings, and media culture all cheer us on with shouts of “be all we can be, “just […]

Sermon of the Week: Retracted

In the desire to keep Christ the center of what we do here at DefCon, the Sermon of the week has been retracted by the Author due to concerns regarding the character of the man who preached it.

Sermon of the Week: “The Subtlety of Satan ” by Jim Murphy.

In this week’s sermon, The Subtlety of Satan, Pastor Murphy gives a scathing indictment on what today’s version of a “Christian” is: “(Today’s Christian is) someone who has made the decision to be an emotionally well-adjusted, self-actualized risk-taking leader who knows his purpose, lives a no regret life of significance, has overcome his fears, enjoys […]

Sermon of the week: “No Ordinary People” by Akash Sant Singh.

Your sermon of the week is No Ordinary People from Pastor Akash Sant Singh from his series on the church.

Sermon of the week: “Giving Thanks” by Todd Musser.

Your sermon of the week is Giving Thanks by Todd Musser.

Sermon of the week: “New Life Resolution” by Angelo Sanchez.

Teaching from Colossians, your sermon of the week is New Life Resolution by Angelo Sanchez.

Sermon of the Week: “The Calling of a Preacher” by Albert Mohler.

Albert Mohler was one the key-note speakers at the 2012 Shepherd’s Conference. While there were several excellent speakers throughout the event, this message from Mohler was timely and relevant to me personally – and seemed to resonate with the two or three thousand others gathered there as well. Here is an excerpt from his introduction, […]

Sermon of the week: “Is Justification Enough?” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is a great one by Phil Johnson entitled, Is Justification Enough? (Why the things of first importance are not of only importance). In light of several recent comment threads on DefCon, this message is very timely.

Sermon of the week: “Are You Prepared to Die?” by Albert Martin.

This week’s sermon of the week is Are You Prepared to Die? by Albert Martin. 

Sermon of the Week: “The Bible’s View on Missions – Part 9 (Conclusion)” by Akash Sant Singh

We are pleased to offer the conclusion of this nine part series of messages on biblical missions from Pastor Akash Sant Singh, pastor of Community Bible Church in Reno, Nevada. As a missionary to West Africa, this sermon has spoken to my heart and it will be a blessing to you as well. It is […]

Your podcast is not your pastor.

DefCon has been pleased to provide our readers with our sermon of the week for several years now (over 300 available in our sermons category). But we know that this comes with a caution.  With the advent of the internet, there’s a propensity for some to withdraw from fellowship with other believers and to rely […]

Sermon of the week: “Sovereign Election, Israel & Eschatology (a.k.a. Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist is a Premillennialist)” by John MacArthur.

Your sermon of the week is Sovereign Election, Israel & Eschatology (a.k.a. Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist is a Premillennialist) by John MacArthur. This is the message that caused a stir a few years ago when MacArthur delivered it at the Shepherd’s Conference. Not all the contributors on this blog agree with MacArthur on this subject, […]

Sermon of the Week: “The Centrality of the Cross” by Alistair Begg.

As you browse the sermons available online, on the television, or on the radio, have you grown tired of the drivel that passes itself off for ministry of God’s holy, infallible, inerrant Word? Far too many so-called preachers of today are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing, and they are seeking only to tickle […]

Sermon of the week: “Audacious Grace” by Akash Sant Singh.

Does God’s lavish, unexplainable grace offend you? Does it bother you that His grace can be extended to a wretch such as a serial killer, or is it only good for you? I am happy to present another powerful and convicting message by Akash Sant Singh as your sermon of the week: God’s Audacious Grace.

Sermon of the week: “Why We Believe and Others Reject” by John MacArthur

Your sermon of the week by John MacArthur explains Why We Believe and Others Reject. As a side note, the day that DefCon posts its sermons of the week will change this week. Our sermons of the week will no longer post on Thursday mornings but will now post on Sunday mornings beginning this Sunday, […]

Sermon of the week: “God’s view on Marriage and Divorce” by Akash Sant Singh.

If last week’s sermon on marriage by Albert Martin (found here) was a left hook, today’s message is an uppercut. God’s view on marriage and divorce is a message that I strongly encourage DefCon readers to listen to whether you are married, divorced, widowed, or single (yes, that’s intended to be all-inclusive). What a wonderfully […]

Sermon of the week: “Marriage and Redemption” by Albert Martin.

Your sermon of the week is Marriage and Redemption by Albert N. Martin. I greatly appreciate Pastor Martin’s willingness to go where so many pastors in America won’t. Whether it’s dealing with such taboo subjects in the church as the expectation of families to have family worship time and warning against the misuse of television (see here) […]

The erosion of parental rights.

Source: OverruledMovie.com and ParentalRights.org    

Sermon of the week: “A Praying Family” by Akash Sant Singh.

Do you pray as a benefactor or a beggar? Do you pray at all? You won’t want to miss this Thursday’s sermon of the week by Akash Sant Singh, A Praying Family. Pastor Akash tears down the false notion of God being our cosmic vending machine, and he cuts to the quick regarding our prayer […]

Sermon of the week: “Brokenness” by Voddie Baucham.

Your sermon of the week is Brokenness by Voddie Baucham. This is a powerful message on King David’s brokenness that you won’t want to miss (unless of course you’re a Rob Bell fan or like the book The Shack since Baucham pulls no punches on these conduits of false doctrine). This is one of Baucham’s […]

Sermon of the week: “The Gospel Revolution in Work” by Akash Sant Singh.

As a follow-up to last week’s two-part message on Christian work ethic by Brian Borgman (found here), DefCon is pleased to present another two-part message on this same subject by Akash Sant Singh entitled The Gospel Revolution in Work. This is a great message that every Christian should listen to whether they work in the […]

Sermon of the week: “The Christian Work Ethic” by Brian Borgman.

For the next two weeks DefCon will be bringing you sermons on the subject of Christian work ethic and how the gospel plays out in our vocations.Whether you work outside the home, from home, are a homemaker, a boss, an employee, a student, a husband, a wife, or a child, the next two weeks are […]

Sermon of the week: “Family Worship and the use of TV” by Albert Martin.

Albert Martin gives us encouragement and admonition in this decades-old message entitled Family Worship and the Use of TV.

Sermon of the week: “Atonement and Justification – The Pharisee and the Tax Collector” by John MacArthur.

Your sermon of the week is Atonement and Justification: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector by John MacArthur. A great message from a great portion of Scripture.

Sermon of the week: “A Discerning Family” by Akash Sant Singh.

Your sermon of the week is A Discerning Family by Akash Sant Singh. This is another fantastic sermon as Akash delves into 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22, covering such subjects as: – Do not despise prophecies. – Test everything. – Hold fast to what is good. – Abstain from every form of evil. Akash covers such topics […]

Sermon of the week: “Reforming Modern Youth Evangelism and Discipleship” by Paul Washer.

Paul Washer pulls no punches as he exhorts the church to evangelize youth the biblical way. Some of the things Washer says in this sermon, Reforming Modern Youth Evangelism and Discipleship, may surprise you. I encourage all youth evangelists, preachers, and pastors to listen to this message with an open mind; leaving your preconceived notions […]

Sermon of the week: “The Rich Man and Lazarus” by John MacArthur.

Your sermon of the week is on the subject of Hell in the sobering message The Rich Man and Lazarus by John MacArthur. This sermon is a follow-up to this previous message by MacArthur. I encourage you to listen to them both.

Sermon of the week: “The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Gospel” by Paul Washer.

We who home educate, oppose youth ministries, believe Christians should dress modestly, etc. are often accused of believing this way of life makes one a Christian and makes one holy. And of course, we deny those baseless charges of “legalism” but nevertheless, the accusations are still hurled at us. This is why I’m pleased to […]

Sermon of the week: “How Can God Love Sinners?” by Akash Sant Singh.

The glorious doctrine of propitiation is the subject of your sermon of the week, How Can God Love Sinners? by Akash Sant Singh. In this evangelistic-minded message that you don;t want to miss, Pastor Akash expounds on what propitiation is and does: 1. Propitiation is a sacrifice. 2. Propitiation averts God’s wrath. 3. Propitiation expiates […]

Sermon of the week: “The Carnal Christian Doctrine” by Albert N. Martin.

Albert Martin delivers a riveting message putting to rest the false doctrine of Carnal Christianity so rampant in evangelicalism. This message is as important and as timely today as it was when he preached it 47 years ago. The Carnal Christian Doctrine (Part 1) The Carnal Christian Doctrine (Part 2)