All sermons are messages about the glory of God revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. They all end at the table of the Lord, yet each begins in a different place and travels a different route. On that journey to the table, we touch on all sorts of topics. In this topical sermon catalog, we just hope to direct you to messages according to those topics. This little catalog is by no means exhaustive, but the best we have for now. (You may also note that sermons can be searched by topical “tags.” We’ve only recently begun to tag messages and the tags are not as accurate as the topics in this catalog.)

The catalog is in alphabetical order.
Sermons that have a (*) are Peter’s picks for most pivotal paradigm poppers.

Sermon Catalog Index

(These are the topics. Scroll down to see the sermons)
Apathy
The Atonement (The Cross of Christ)
Baptism
Beauty
The Bible and How to Read It
The Body of Christ (Anakephalaio—it may be bigger than you think)
Church
Community (Fellowship)
Compassion
Competition (Jealousy)
Confession and Grace
Creation and Evolution
Death
Depravity
Depression and Sorrow
Desires and Dreams
Devotional Life
Discipleship
Discipline (and the violence of God)
Doubt
The Eternal Fire
The Environment
Evangelism (Witnessing to “non-believers” and “believers”)
Evil (What it “is” and what it’s for)
The Existence of God
Faith (Salvation)
Faith (Trust)
Faith (Courage)
Fear/Anxiety
Femininity
The Flesh (it may not be what you think)
Forgiveness (and the Unforgivable Sin)
Freedom and Responsibility
Free Will/Sovereignty
Giving/Prosperity (Money!)
God where they “Don’t Know God”
God’s Character
God’s Sovereignty
Hades (Outer Darkness)
Healing
Heaven
Hearing God’s Voice
“Hell,” The Nature of
Hope
How to Do God’s Will
Humility
Identity
Immanence of God
Incarnation and Missions
Intimacy
Joy
The Judgment
Judgment (Decision Making)
Justification
Law/Grace
Lord’s Supper (Communion)
Love (The Romance of God)
Love (unconditional)
Love For All (Including the Lost)
Masculinity
Meaning
Obedience
Old Man/New Man
Passion/Emotion
Parenting
Politics and Religion
Prayer
Pride
Reality (Ontology and Epistemology)
Reason/Insanity
Religion/Self Righteousness
Rest
Repentance (Grace that creates Faith)
Sacrifice and Life (Blood Flow)
Salvation
Sanctification/Transformation
Self-condemnation
Sex and Marriage
Science and Biblical Faith
Signs and Wonders
Sin
Slavery
Sorrow
Space-Time and Eternity (2nd Coming of Christ)
Speech
Spiritual Warfare
Success
Suffering
Ultimate Reconciliation of All
The Unity of All Humanity
Temptation
Terrorism
The Tree of Knowledge & Tree of Life
Vengeance (God’s, of course)
The Word of God (will not fail)
Worship
The Wrath of God


Sermons that address:

Apathy

12-17-17 Laodicea: Pleasant as Hell

The Atonement (The Cross of Christ)

7-22-12 That Thing That Jesus Did on the Cross *

3-18-12 Vengeance and a Winepress. *

3-4-12 One Skin, Two Skin, Three Skin… [Circumcision]

6-3-12 The Father’s Sacrifice and the Blood Thirsty God

3-9-15 The Tree Story

8-23-15 Jesus Envy (Christians Who Crucify Christ) 

8-30-15 The Clothes Make the Man (When Christians Put On Christ)  

4-16-17 Jesus says “Hi”

1-20-19 The Tree in the Middle of the Garden *

Baptism

7-28-14 Baptism: Get in the Van

Beauty

5-6-07 God the Happy Artist

9-25-16 Beauty-Full…But Beasts *

3-5-17 The Beautiful Thing

3-26-17 The Beautiful Thing and How to Do It

The Bible and How to Read It

4-10-16 The Letter

4-17-16 The Story (A Stack of Letters)

4-25-16 His Story in You (Incarnation)

3-2-14 How to Read Your Bible [This is similar to 4-25-16]

The Body of Christ (Anakephalaio—it may be bigger than you think)

10-14-12 Forgiven Forgiver

1-20-13 ONE HOPE and Many Strange Vessels

2-3-13 A Gift to Be Given

2-10-13 BODY BUILDING (Through Dialectical Reasoning)

2-17-13 BODY BUILDING (The Nuts and Bolt

3-3-13 The Cure for Insanity

3-10-13 Theo Logic

2-9-14 Prayer for Proclaiming the Mystery (And How to Have a Heart Attack)

3-11-18 Three Woes and a Great Kindness

3-18-18 To Prophesy the Mystery *

Church

8-9-15 Our House

Community (Fellowship)

4-11-10 The Abundance of Shared Poverty *

6-12-11 Stepford Church

11-2-14 Groups (and why you don’t like this title)

7-10-16 Listen to Rhoda

Compassion

1-24-16 Lazarus, the Rich Man, and Dr. Evil

Competition (Jealousy)

11-4-12 I’m God and I approve this message 

11-15-15 The Kiss That Blows the Mind *

3-13-16 Jealous… of Jesus

10-9-16 How to Win the Beauty Pageant 

Confession and Grace

5-16-10 Zombies and Vampires: Let Jesus Offend the Hell Out of You

5-23-10 The Monster Trap

5-24-15 Blessed are the Dirtbags

6-28-15 Hell and How to Stay There

Creation and Evolution

2-11-07 The Deepest Story Part 1 *

2-18-07 The Deepest Story Part 2 *

Death

4-20-14 Breathe

2-12-17 Death, Vanity, and the Reaper

7-8-18 The Dead Who Die and Dance

7-15-18 Glory Glory Hallelujah (The Grim Reaper Isn’t Grim)

Depravity

12-14-14 The Wisdom of Grumpy Jesus (and dogs)

Depression and Sorrow

3-9-14 Tears

3-26-17 Depression, Repression, and Expression (The Beautiful Thing III)

Desires and Dreams

6-13-10 Wanting to Want What You Don’t Want, But Should Want

9-23-12 Lunatics (or “Why You Exist and Everything is What It Is”) *

12-16-12 Exceedingly Abundantly More Than All We Ask or Think

10-16-16 Dream . . . ing your Life Away

10-30-16 Power To Enjoy (or “The Problem With Cows”)

12-24-18 Welcome to the Hiett

Devotional Life

1-4-15 The One Necessary Thing

7-23-17 How to Conquer the Promised Land (“Devotion”)

10-1-17 Ephesus and That Loving Feeling

Discipleship

4-14-13 How to Imitate God *

Doubt

8-24-14 Doubt

The Eternal Fire

5-6-12 To Burn and Not Be Burnt *

5-13-12 One Fire *

5-20-12 The Burning Door *

8-3-14 The Spirit in the Fire

The Environment

5-15-16 Take a Hike

5-20-07 Stare at a Bug

Evangelism (Witnessing to “non-Christians” and “believers”)

5-27-07 How to Make a World with Just a Word

6-23-14 The Plentiful Harvest

11-16-14 Don’t Go Tell it on the Mountain

11-23-14 Go Listen on the Mountain (or “The Temptation of Superman’s Girlfriend II”)

5-10-15 Let Your Light So Shine (The Politics of Jesus)

4-23-17 The Great Omission and Commission

9-11-17 American Gods (and how to beat them)

9-18-17 300 (and how they conquered the gods)

2-4-18 What’s So Great About the Great Tribulation? (The Omen)

4-22-18 To Prophesy the Mystery (and Conquer the Beast)

10-21-18 The Word Wins

Evil (What it “is” and what it’s for)

3-18-07 The Abyss I

4-1-07 The Abyss II

6-10-18 What Hate is For

9-9-18 The Beast Is Not; So What Am I?

The Existence of God

1-21-07 Questions Too Big For Any Specialist

10-11-09 The Unreasonable Reason

Faith (Salvation)

2-8-2015 The Faith that Saves You

1-11-15 Faith in the Valley of Transfiguration

10-19-14 How to Walk on Water

Faith (Trust)

7-28-14 Baptism: Get in the Van

1-15-17 Non-Strategic Obedience

9-23-18 The Romance of God (The Death of Fear and the Birth of Faith) *

Faith (Courage)

1-2-11 To Laugh While Drowning

10-21-12 When You Know What the World Doesn’t Know

10-19-14 How to Walk on Water

7-9-17 The Count

1-14-18 How to Conquer the World: The Meaning of Your Scroll

Fear/Anxiety 

5-11-14 Why are you afraid?

1-29-17 Caution to the Wind

6-14-17 American Gods (and how to beat them)

Femininity

5-14-17 God is Even Better Than Your Mom

9-27-15 Foolish Virgins

The Flesh (It may not be what you think)

6-20-10 River of Life *

12-9-12 To Know your Unknowable Name (You are not you $#!%)  

10-14-18 The Violence of Grace

Forgiveness

10-14-12 Forgiven Forgiver

10-7-12 Forgiven… even before you had a chance to sin

3-10-13 Theo Logic

6-1-14 Jesus Makes a Skylight 

10-5-14 How to Love Much

2-28-16 Stuck on Jackass Hill (Blaspheming the Spirit)

Freedom and Responsibility

10-2-10 Blame

9-7-14 The Easy Yoke (How to become irresponsibly responsible)

9-14-14 ReCreational Righteousness (The Easy Yoke 2)

1-25-15 Maturing Into Irresponsibility

Free Will/Sovereignty

3-22-09 God’s Dreams and Our Dreams

6-20-10 River of Life *

2-8-15 The Faith that Saves You

2-14-16 If The Lord Beats the Hell out of You

4-9-17 The Election

8-6-17 How to Abide in the Promised Land (There’s No Place Like Home)

5-13-18 Free Will (The Ark is in the Temple)

Giving/Prosperity (Money!)

8-18-13 Your Stewardship of Unrighteousness

2-1-15 How To Not Go Away Sad

12-6-15 How Money Makes You Stupid (and what to do about it)

10-15-17 Smyrna and the Prosperity Gospel

God where they “Don’t Know God”

6-10-12 Altars to the Unknown God

God’s Character

8-19-07 Who’s Your Daddy? *

3-14-10 If Your Dad Were a Monster *

8-17-14 Not so Good to be the King (Or, Why God is So Uptight About Sin)

1-31-16 The Thing That Made Dr. Evil Repent

2-19-17 What God Wants From You

7-30-07 Who’s Your Daddy? (ASA Conference) *

God’s Sovereignty

9-9-12 IF

9-24-17 Waking to the King of Kings

Hades (Outer Darkness)

8-5-12 The Potter’s Field [Judas] *

Healing

5-4-14 Healing

Heaven

4-29-07 Are We There Yet?

6-14-15 Heaven and How to Find It

12-9-18 “All Things New”: You Can Go Home

12-16-18 Feeling Sexy?

Do You Wanna Go to Heaven?

Hearing God’s Voice

10-24-10 The Voice

“Hell,” The Nature of

9-5-10 Jesus in the Land of Ghosts I (The Light of the World) 

9-12-10 Jesus in the Land of Ghosts II (How He Sets Us Free) 

9-19-10 Jesus in the Land of Ghosts III (I Can Die)

4-8-12 Easter in All the Wrong Places *

5-24-14 Saving Your Bacon and Losing Your Lord

6-28-15 Hell and How to Stay There 

1-31-16 The Thing That Made Dr. Evil Repent

Hope

2-25-18 Hope in a God Damned World

How to Do God’s Will

5-8-16 Happy Mother’s Day (Doing the Will of God) *

5-20-18 Where Good Things Come From 

Humility

1-13-13 Worthy Walking

12-24-17 Ozzie: The Little Man Behind the Curtain (A Christmas Testimony)

4-1-18 Easter: You Can’t Be Serious

Identity

8-14-11 Behold the Man

3-17-13 Becoming Who You Already Are

12-9-12 To Know your Unknowable Name (You are not you $#!%)

3-16-14 Baptism in the Holy Spirit (and a world of temptation)

3-23-14 Fish Stories

12-18-16 Already Approved (Merry Christmas)

11-12-17 Pergamum and Your Name

6-10-18 What Hate is For

6-17-18 How to Conquer the Dragon

8-19-18 At Home in Who You Are

9-9-18 The Beast Is Not; So What Am I?

11-18-18 Thank God for “Me” (The Glorious Appearing…and Disappearing)

Immanence of God

12-24-15 Expecting God in Unexpected Places

4-16-17 Jesus Says “Hi”

Incarnation and Missions

12-24-12 A Redneck Christmas: Concept C

4-15-18 To Prophesy the Mystery II (Meditations on a Cheeseburger) *

Intimacy

8-9-09 Couldn’t We Just Wear T-shirts? [Circumcision]

8-19-12 The Most Neglected Commandment in The Bible

9-27-15 Foolish Virgins

10-1-17 Ephesus and That Lovin’ Feeling

Joy

9-18-16 Joy (At the Bottom of the Ladder)

11-13-16 Mirth in The House Of Mourning (Or “Judge Me Jesus!”)

4-1-18 Easter: You Can’t Be Serious

The Judgment

8-24-08 The Judgment (Revelation 20: 11-15)

4-5-09 The Flaming Sword

3-14-10 If Your Dad Were a Monster *

3-28-15 Now is the Judgment

1-23-11 The Judgment (John 12:23-36)

7-15-12 How to Judge Yourself, the World, and Everyone It *

11-13-16 Mirth in The House Of Mourning (Or “Judge Me Jesus!”)

7-15-18 Glory Glory Hallelujah (The Grim Reaper isn’t Grim)

11-18-18 Thank God for “Me” (The Glorious Appearing…and Disappearing)

11-25-18 The Books of the Dead and the Books of the Lamb

Judgment (Decision Making)

5-13-18 Free Will? (The Ark is in the Temple)

Justification

12-24-13 The Baby Bomb (The Just Retribution)

10-18-15 Keep Asking Until…

10-25-15 To Be “Not Like Other Men”

1-24-16 Lazarus, the Rich Man, and Dr. Evil

2-19-17 What God Wants From You

Law/Grace

12-6-09 Wine and Kisses

2-5-12 The Lost Ark (and its current location)

12-24-14 St. Nicholas: Hold the Baby

1-10-16 Lawyers Looking for Loopholes in Love (Humanity’s Incessant Lust for Hell)

Lord’s Supper (Communion)

7-19-09 The Beautiful Mind

Love (The Romance of God)

How to Judge a Harlot (Double Vengeance?)

9-23-18 The Romance of God (The Death of Fear and the Birth of Faith) *

12-16-18 Feeling Sexy?

Love (unconditional)

8-19-07 Who’s Your Daddy?  *

9-2-12 God Blessed You and You didn’t even Sneeze

2-16-14 Love Incorruptible

7-30-17 Who’s Your Daddy? (ASA Conference) *

Love for All (including the lost)

9-6-09 When Jesus Goes to Sodom

2-14-10 The Picture on the Father’s Desk *

12-4-11 Does God Love Everyone? …Even Esau? *

4-1-12 The Lord’s Side

6-8-14 How to Get into Heaven (or get heaven into you)

3-9-15 The Tree Story

Masculinity

8-14-11 Behold the Man

11-20-11 Finding Your War (Warriors on Their Couches)

Meaning

2-11-07 The Deepest Story Part 1 *

4-26-15 Jesus Stories & Stories Jesus Told (Living in a Parable)

3-27-16 Easter: The Meaning of the Scroll

8-5-16 The Forgotten Gospel: The Deeper Story of God’s Relentless Love

Obedience

1-15-17 Non-Strategic Obedience

Old Man/New Man

3-17-13 Becoming Who You Already Are

5-5-13 The Spotlight on Me

5-12-13 The Redemption of Space and Time (The Spotlight in Me) *

6-2-13 Thanks for Everything and Nothing *

7-7-13 Intoxicating Spirits *

8-9-15 Our House 

11-20-16 Wisdom and Knowledge (and The Schemes of All Women) 

12-18-16 Already Approved (Merry Christmas) 

Passion/Emotion

1-15-12 Prophets and Passion

Parenting

9-8-13 Parents and Children (“the discipline and instruction of the Lord”)

Politics and Religion

11-4-12 I’m God and I Approve This Message

11-11-12 Walls

11-18-12 Beyond the Wall

4-13-14 How to Conquer Jerusalem (Zionism)

12-6-15 How Money Makes You Stupid (and what to do about it)

12-11-16 Talking Politics with Solomon

6-24-18 How to Battle the Beast (Politics and Religion!?!?)

7-8-18 The Dead Who Die and Dance

10-28-18 Don’t Miss the Millennium

Power (and Love)

12-10-17 Philadelphia and the Open Door

10-21-18 The Word Wins

Prayer

2-23-03 How to Pray

4-08-07 Let There Be Light

2-2-14 Your Disappointing “Prayer Life”

2-18-18 The Other Side of Silence

Pride

7-24-16 Never Wish Upon a Star

8-3-17 Baffled Kings Composing Hallelujah *

Reality (Ontology and Epistemology)

7-19-09 The Beautiful Mind

9-17-17 To Dream and Stop Dreaming

1-7-18 Crown Casting 

Reason/Insanity

8-3-17 Baffled Kings Composing Hallelujah

Religion/Self-Righteousness

3-31-13 Losing My Religion

8-23-15 Jesus Envy (Christians Who Crucify Christ) 

9-27-15 Foolish Virgins

5-22-16 The Antichrist (And How to Kill Him)

11-19-17 Thyatira and Love That Can’t be Pimped

Rest

3-11-07 The Sabbath

Repentance (Grace that creates Faith)

11-15-15 The Kiss That Blows the Mind *

11-26-17 Sardis and the Dead (Who Don’t Know They’re Dead)

3-18-18 To Prophesy the Mystery

Sacrifice and Life (Blood Flow)

9-13-15 Safe as Hell

10-9-16 How to Win the Beauty Pageant 

12-24-16 The Youngest Oldest Man at Christmas

6-2-12 The Father’s Sacrifice and the Bloodthirsty God

8-26-18 Seven Wounds and One Blessing

10-14-18 The Violence of Grace

Salvation

8-25-13 Party Penance

1-31-16 The Thing That Made Dr. Evil Repent

9-18-17 300 (and how they conquered the gods)

Sanctification/Transformation

1-24-16 Lazarus, the Rich Man, and Dr. Evil

4-15-18 To Prophesy the Mystery II (Meditations on a Cheeseburger) *

Self-condemnation

5-31-15 What to do About the Sons of the Devil

Sex and Marriage

7-14-13 Looking for Your Helper

7-21-13 Warm Bodies in a Cold War

8-4-13 Marriage: God’s Sneaky Way to Get a Person Crucified

Science and Biblical Faith

1-28-07 The Day You Were Born

9-17-17 To Dream and Stop Dreaming *

Signs and Wonders

9-21-14 Signs (of the Undivided Kingdom) 

Sin

10-2-10 Blame *

8-17-14 Not so Good to be the King (Or, Why God is so Uptight About Sin) 

11-8-15 Sin and What to do about it

Slavery

9-15-13 The Bible and Slavery: How to Become One

Sorrow

6-26-16 PTL Honest to God

9-11-16 Sorrow

Space-Time and Eternity (2nd Coming of Christ)

9-9-12 IF

5-12-13 The Spotlight in Me (the Redemption of Space and Time) *

3-1-15 Do You Want to See (The Moonwalking Bear)

7-30-17 Relativity and Apokatastasis (ASA Conference)

9-10-17 Apocalypse Now

Speech

4-21-13 Talk This Way

Spiritual Warfare

9-5-10 Jesus in the Land of Ghosts I (The Light of the World) 

9-12-10 Jesus in the Land of Ghosts II (How He Sets Us Free) 

9-19-10 Jesus in the Land of Ghosts III (I Can Die)

9-22-13 Get Real (a “what” or a “who”)

10-6-13 Get Real (and Renounce the Kingdom of Lies)

10-13-13 Get Real (and Renounce Your Faith in the Devil–Jesus Wins)

10-20-13 Truth (and the Music in Hell)

11-3-13 Righteousness (Sometimes the Clothes do Make the Man)

11-10-13 Peace (for Walking into War)

11-17-13 Faith (and Flaming Darts)

12-1-13 The Helmet of Salvation (Wear it to Dinner)

1-19-14 Just a Word

2-2-14 Your Disappointing “Prayer Life”

6-17-18 How to Conquer the Dragon 

6-24-18 How to Battle the Beasts (Politics and Religion) 

Success

11-2-12 The Successful Christian Life

7-9-17 The Count

Suffering

1-22-12 God’s Champion [Job]

9-21-14 Signs (of the undivided kingdom)

5-21-17 Does Love Work?

12-17-17 Laodicea: Pleasant as Hell

1-28-18 Soundtrack to the End of the World

2-4-18 What’s So Great About the Great Tribulation? (The Omen) 

8-26-18 Seven Wounds and One Blessing

Ultimate Reconciliation of All

12-5-04 The Vineyard (What if God was Better Than You Thought) *

2-18-07 The Deepest Story Part 2 *

6-1-14 Jesus Makes a Skylight

4-5-15 Good News!… ?

10-4-2015 The Vineyard (10 years later)

3-27-16 Easter: The Meaning of the Scroll 

6-12-16 Let Everything PTL

8-5-16 The Forgotten Gospel: The Deeper Story of God’s Relentless Love

9-25-16 Beauty-Full…But Beasts *

The Unity of All Humanity

(See: The Body of Christ—Anakephalaio)

Temptation

3-16-14 Baptism in the Holy Spirit (and a world of temptation)

Terrorism

12-13-15 How to Beat Terrorism (and why s#!% happens)

The Tree of Knowledge & Tree of Life

11-20-16 Wisdom and Knowledge (and The Schemes of All Women) 

1-20-19 The Tree in the Middle of the Garden *

1-27-19 Worship God!

Vengeance (God’s, of course)

4-6-14 Killing Jesus

How to Judge a Harlot (Double Vengeance?)

The Word of God (will not fail)

4-22-12 The Lion in the Path *

Worship

8-12-12 Worship Service

9-23-12 Lunatics (or “Why You Exist and Everything is What It Is”) *

2-12-12 Joy… The Lost Ark [David Dancing]

2-19-12 Fertility… and the Lost Ark [David Dancing]

7-7-13 Intoxicating Spirits *

6-12-16 Let Everything PTL

1-7-18 Crown Casting

1-27-19 Worship God!

The Wrath of God

3-18-12 Vengeance and a Winepress

6-23-17 How to Conquer the Promised Land (“Devotion”)

8-12-18 The Gospel of Perfect Wrath