Jeremy Sarber, Reformed Baptist pastor

 

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Gospel Plow — And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers.

The Wedding at Cana

Gospel Plow — This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

Gospel Plow — We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

Gospel Plow — One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He found his own brother Simon and said, “We found the Messiah."

The Powerful Sword of the Spirit

Honest With Me — The Word is powerless to change a man's heart unless God has drawn him. But notice what happens when the equation becomes the Word plus the Spirit.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

Gospel Plow — Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me.’

The Temptation of Jesus

Gospel Plow — And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days.

The Baptism of Jesus

Gospel Plow — And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending.

Predestined To An Eternal Inheritance

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — According to the counsel of his will, God is moving history toward its resolution. Like any good author, he knew the end before he penned the first word.

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Gospel Plow — The word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance.

The Boy Jesus In the Temple

Gospel Plow — After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed.

The Return To Nazareth

Gospel Plow — Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.

The Flight To Egypt

Gospel Plow — Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.

Embracing Our Arminian Friends

Honest With Me — A person sitting in an Arminian church could hear a nearly identical presentation of the gospel as the apostles once preached.

The Visit of the Wise Men

Gospel Plow — Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.

Jesus Presented at the Temple

Gospel Plow — Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed, so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.

Redemption Through the Blood of Christ

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — The pure, innocent blood of Christ was able to pay for our freedom. We owed a debt that only God could afford, and he paid it with his own blood.

The Shepherds and the Angels

Gospel Plow — The shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

Churches Need a Sermon Transcription Service

Odds and Ends — When I began transcribing my sermons, I didn’t know what to expect. But my transcripts would reach three times as many people than audio sermons.

The Birth of Jesus Christ

Gospel Plow — Do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Zechariah’s Prophecy

Gospel Plow — Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.

The Birth of John the Baptist

Gospel Plow — And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. And fear came on all their neighbors.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

Gospel Plow — Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Re-Baptism and Closed Communion

Honest With Me — Suffice it to say that I believe God himself authorizes both baptism and Communion for genuine, repentant believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Birth of Jesus Foretold

Gospel Plow — And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Gospel Plow — Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

The Doctrine of Election

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — Paul lays out God the Father's role in our salvation. He describes what God has done in the past to redeem his people. It's the very beginning of salvation.

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ: Mary’s Lineage

Gospel Plow — Jesus, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph.

The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

Hebrews, Sermon Transcripts — God himself in the flesh came to this earth. Through Jesus Christ, we have the clearest manifestation of both God's will and his person.

The Genealogy of Jesus: Joseph’s Lineage

Gospel Plow — The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

The Word Became Flesh

Gospel Plow — In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him.

Dedication to Theophilus

Gospel Plow — It seemed good to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

New Series: Gospel Plow

Gospel Plow — In recent weeks, I've offered my harmony of the Gospels as an email series. Readers, however, have discovered a couple of minor inconveniences.

Confusing Scripture With Church Tradition

Honest With Me — It’s easy for any church to muddy the waters of Scripture with years of traditions. And once that happens, it’s difficult to separate the two.

The Responsibilities of Church Pastors

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — Church elders must commit to serving God and studying his Word. It's a remarkably simple formula that leads to spiritual prosperity.

The Denial of Genuine Christian Believers

Honest With Me — The mistake of Landmarkism is in denying the greater part of the church because they haven't attained a minimum level of growth and understanding.

6 Characteristics of Effective Church Leaders

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — Using himself as an example, Paul shows us that his success in Ephesus was simply the fruit of his personal commitment to God and his Word.

God Remembers the Silent Servants

Sermon Transcripts — God sees every quiet deed. He knows the so-called silent servants among us. In fact, God's the one working through them as they serve others.

Discerning the True Church of Jesus Christ

Honest With Me — There are false churches and false teachers. But we should also recognize that true churches have varying degrees of doctrinal purity.

3 Appearances of Christ After His Death

Sermon Transcripts — The resurrection of Christ is the very heart of what we believe as Christians. To think otherwise is to deny both Christ and the gospel.

The Pure Praise of Psalm 150

Sermon Transcripts — When believers recognize the greatness of God, it causes our affection for him to spill out from our hearts, and that is the essence of worship.

Who Holds the Keys To the Kingdom?

Honest With Me — The rock upon which Christ built his church is himself and by extension all believers who know Christ through God's revelation.

When the Church Sparked a Riot

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — If the church is willing to put her lamp on a stand rather than hide it under a basket, we will be effective despite the darkness of this world.

Bible Preservation Through Mass Production

Honest With Me — Men produced hundreds of Bible copies, scattering them across the earth. Not every copy was perfect, but God ensured that his Word would remain.

Fighting the Devil With the Word of God

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — As a result of Paul's faithfulness to preach the gospel, the believers' determination, and God's power at work, God's Word prevailed mightily.

The Evidence Against King James Onlyism

Honest With Me — The evidence doesn't support the idea that the KJV can be the only accurate English translation. Even the KJV translators would refute that notion.

The Jewish Roots of the Church at Ephesus

Ephesians, Sermon Transcripts — In a Gentile city, God was slowly moving Jews away from the Old Covenant to the New. He was laying the first stones of the Church at Ephesus.

Why I Left the Primitive Baptist Church

Honest With Me — When I resigned from Angier Church, the deacons asked me to cite my differences, at least in broad terms. So I'll tell you what I told them.

New Sermon Series: Ephesians

Ephesians — I have always profoundly anticipated my future study and teaching of Ephesians. Thankfully, the time has finally come.

Remember God Before It’s Too Late

Ecclesiastes, Sermon Transcripts — Ecclesiastes is an evangelistic call to believe in God and have faith in his plans and purposes. The Preacher lifts our sights above secular life.

How To Be a Godly Man of Strength

Sermon Transcripts — As we think about what it means to be strong, we must set aside conventional wisdom. The Bible has a much different prescription for strength.

New Series: Honest With Me

Honest With Me — After 35 years in the Primitive Baptist Church, what could motivate me to walk away? "Please explain," people have requested. Here goes.

Fulfilling the Great Commission (Part 2)

Sermon Transcripts — Do you believe Christ is the Sovereign King? Do you believe God gave him all authority? If so, Jesus says, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations."

Fulfilling the Great Commission (Part 1)

Sermon Transcripts — There is no reason to fear the task of acting as Christ's ambassadors. As the born-again people of God, the Spirit has equipped us for this very role.

Despite the Frustrating Enigmas of Life

Ecclesiastes, Sermon Transcripts — The world is full of paradoxes and vexations that we can't begin to understand because we're not God. The secret is to accept life for what it is.

Embrace Your Suffering and Study Death

Ecclesiastes, Sermon Transcripts — What happens when the good, easy days of life have passed and adversity comes? Faith is the answer, but can faith even endure the troubles we face?

We Can’t Buy Satisfaction Or Eternal Life

Ecclesiastes, Sermon Transcripts — Money does not equal contentment and death is inevitable. You can't buy your way into satisfaction, and you can't buy your way out of mortality.

10 Characteristics of the Early Church

Sermon Transcripts — Before any of the problems, Acts 2 describes the church as it was in the beginning. Acts 2:42-47 provides us with a simple formula to follow.

For What Did God Save Us?

Sermon Transcripts — Once God decided to sovereignly choose a people for salvation, what did he have in mind for us? What did he expect? What's the objective?

The Miseries of Wealth and Materialism

Ecclesiastes, Sermon Transcripts — Wealth in a purely secular context leads to misery. The problem is that the secular mind assumes that wealth and joy invariably go together. They don't.

Remembering Christ In a Sacred Supper

Sermon Transcripts — The Lord's Supper is not an empty ritual. The bread and the wine are intended to be vivid illustrations that direct our hearts to Christ.

Approaching God With Fear and Reverence

Ecclesiastes, Sermon Transcripts — How can we, finite creatures, approach Almighty God? How do we seek his help and friendship? How do we go to him?