My Favorite Sermons

Note:  This collection contains some of the sermons that have most inspired me in my walk. Posting a sermon here is my endorsement of the content of the particular sermon alone.  I do not necessarily agree with or endorse every action, sermon, statement, or doctrinal claim made by any Bible teacher (nor should anyone) as all preachers are merely men and uniformly fallible. The specifics of my doctrine can be viewed here.  All teachings should be held against The Holy Bible as that is the only inerrant source of The Word of God. The Apostle Paul instructs us that it is our individual responsibility to test all teachings, to hold on to what is good, and to reject what is evil (1 Thessalonians 5:20).  I find the content of these particular sermons to be exceptionally stirring of my affections for Christ, fruitful for growing and teaching, and Biblically sound in doctrine.

Joseph Bethke – My Heart Behind ‘Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus’
This was the first sermon that truly spoke to me after I was saved, and helped me to grasp the difference between being religious and being a follower of Jesus.

Dr. RC Sproul – The Holiness of God
This teaching is a modern classic. The finest teaching by the world’s finest living theologian. His renowned teaching on the character of God.

Matt Chandler – God is for God
An excellent teaching in understanding that we (people) are not the center of our universe, but were created by God to glorify Him.

Matt Chandler – A Shepherd and His Unregenerate Sheep
The importance of not just sharing your faith, but teaching the gospel correctly and explicitly.

Matt Chandler – Suffering
A deeply moving sermon teaching that hardship is the discipline God uses to pry our hands from the things we think are most important in order to free us up to cling to the One who truly is.

Matt Chandler – Hebrews 11
Wow…shot to the heart. LORD, guard my heart from the temptation of self exaltation, humble me, and forgive me where I have used the gifts you’ve given to make much of myself.

John Piper – God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him

The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever. Does Christian Hedonism make a god out of pleasure? No. It says that we all make a god out of what we take most pleasure in. Christian Hedonism recognizes that God is most honored when we discover that our greatest pleasure is found in Him.

John Piper – Be Killing Sin or Sin Will Be Killing You
A modern rendition of the famous teaching by Puritan John Owen. “I hear so many Christians murmuring about their imperfections and their failures and their addictions and their short-comings, And I see so little war! ‘Murmur, murmur, murmur… Why am I this way?’ MAKE WAR!”

John Piper – Persuading, Pleading, and Predestination: Human Means in the Miracle of Conversion
The ninth chapter of Romans is the fullest, most forthright and blunt chapter on the freedom and sovereignty of God in all the Bible. John Piper shows here how the monumental promises of Romans 8 are held up by the unshakeable foundation laid in Romans 9. The doctrine of unconditional election, as exposited by Paul in Romans 9, gives the deepest assurance that nothing can thwart God’s saving purpose, nothing can compromise his faithfulness, and therefore nothing can undermine his word of promise.

Lecrae Moore – We Engage Culture for Jesus

Paris Reidhead – 10 Shekels and a Shirt
You want brilliant preaching? This is it!!! The end of all being, is not the happiness of man, but the glorification of God!

Francis Chan – We Shouldn’t Call It “Radical”
Wow. God, pour me out. Amen.

Mark Driscoll – How Jesus Taught the Bible
Fantastic teaching on the six ways in which the entire Old Testament points to Jesus: events, titles, prophecies, Christophanies, types, and like service.

Mark Driscoll – How Human Was Jesus?
The issue of Jesus’ divinity and humanity has been one of the most controversial and confusing issues in all of Christian theology. Mark Driscoll offers a refreshing and honest take on Jesus’ experiences as God experiencing life as a man – a perfect man, who was tempted but sinless, loved and laughed, who cried and suffered, and experienced and exhibited the full range of human emotions.

Mark Driscoll – The Birth of John the Baptizer
Besides Jesus, John the Baptizer was the greatest man to ever live. We can learn from seven aspects of his greatness—including that he was a Spirit-filled evangelist who humbly prepared the way for Jesus. He avoided adolescence and thus is a great example of what it means to be a real man. Real men are creators and cultivators, not childish consumers, cowards, or complainers.

Dr. David Platt – Follow Me
Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Here, David Platt gives a strong biblical explanation of the true implications of being a follower of Jesus Christ.

Dr. David Platt – Outside the Camp
David Platt is the new President of the Southern Baptist Convention International Missions Board. Here is why. Amazing!!!

Paul Washer – Modern American Christianity
Paul Washer here addresses the shortcomings of American evangelism, providing a proper Biblical explanation of how God works in bringing the lost to salvation, and the proper role of the evangelist in Christ’s call to discipleship.

Paul Washer – A Message for Reformed Christian Rappers
I have said many times that if you want to hear Christian music with deep, sound doctrine, you need to be listening to Christian Rap. Much of Contemporary Christian music merely dabbles in abstract praise and “feel-good” Bible themes, but Christian rap albums such as The 13 Letters by 116 Clique (a doctrinal survey of Paul’s Epistles) actually go much further in expositing theological Truth to music. Here Paul Washer praises the young reformed rappers whom God has anointed to take an unlikely art (Hip Hop), formerly associated with sin, and redeemed it for the glory of God.

Voddie Baucham – Brokenness
Voddie pours out his heart as he teaches here that children of God do not attempt to push the damage of sin from our consciousness. Christ’s sacrifice is not a license to sin, but the power of God to grant salvation to those whose wayward hearts are broken by our rebelliousness. We can not bow before Christ without first dropping to our knees. Our broken heart is the sacrifice the Lord will not despise. The memory of our sin is the reminder of the mercy God has shown us, and allows us to rejoice in victory over who we once were. Let us never forget our sin, our brokenness therein, and the joy of our rebirth in Him. This is our testimony!

Charles Spurgeon – The Hairs of Your Head Numbered
In his lifetime, C.H. Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people and pastored the largest church of his time. He often preached up to 10 times each week at different locations. Every preacher that I love, loves this preacher. This particular sermon is a masterpiece on the comfort found in God’s providence written by the man affectionately coined the Prince of Preachers.

Jonathan Edwards – Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
The single most famous sermon in American history. The definition of Hellfire and Brimstone and a primary sermon of the Great Awakening. It is said that when Edwards first preached this sermon to his own congregation it got little reaction. But, when Edwards was asked to make a guest appearance and preach this to a fellow pastor’s apathetic congregation, he was interrupted many times before finishing the sermon by people moaning and crying out, “What shall I do to be saved?!” Many of the audience burst out weeping, and others cried out in anguish or even fainted.

Leonce Crump II – The Mission
The importance of declaring the gospel by using words, and not just hoping people will find Christ by our actions. Proclaim the gospel. The Greek word for Proclaim (kataggéllō) literally translates to announce decisively in such a way that should be heard and listened to.

Dr. Howard Hendricks – The Ultimate Final
“God took full pleasure in the Son, because the Son took full pleasure in doing the will of the Father. When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.” Words of wisdom from “Prof” Hendricks about the importance of godly standards and a passion for excellence in representing our Savior. The secret to Christian success is to trust not in our own abilities, but to put our trust in the LORD. The flesh always fails, but the spirit always succeeds.

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Sermons

  1. I just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I listened to them all and many of these are now my favorites also. I was a Chandler and Piper fan prior to seeing this post but now am hooked on Voddie and Washer. Like almost to an unhealthy level! 🙂 If you have more recent additions I would love to see some more. Thanks again!

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  3. Thanks for the resources, I would remove Mark Driscoll and replace it with Dr. Tony. Evans, My favorite sermons come from those who also walk a life of integrity, not only good teachers. Walk the talk, and many your resources support that, but some are in need of restoration.

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