Jeremy Sarber
Pastor and Bible teacher

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Outlining the first year of Jesus’s ministry

And if I were preaching through the first year of the Lord’s ministry according to my chronological harmony of the Gospels, the following passages...

Outlining the Gospels’ introduction to the life of Jesus

If I were preaching through my chronological harmony of the Gospels once again, I think my first twenty-two sermons covering Jesus’s introduction,...

My chronological harmony of the Gospels

In December 2011, I began an ambitious sermon series. I determined I would preach through all four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and...

Christian Christmas gift ideas for readers and writers

Ready or not, the Christmas season is almost here. Some would argue it began nearly a month ago, but I vehemently protest the notion. I take my...

A funeral sermon on leaving a legacy

Earlier today, I officiated the funeral service of James William Walter. Serving his family in this small way was an honor. The following is a...

The best notebooks for Bible study: ESV, KJV Scripture Journals

I’ve said it before and I don’t mind repeating myself. The best way to study the Bible is to study verse by verse, one book at a time. Ask me where...

Trusting God when you don’t understand what he’s doing

The wisdom literature of the Bible intrigues me, especially the book of Ecclesiastes. The so-called Preacher, probably Solomon, evaluates life and...

How to survive winter when you really hate it

Evidently, winter doesn’t pay attention to the calendar. It’s not supposed to begin until late December, but here it is, a foot of snow and...

A biblical perspective on suffering and lousy days

There are days you’d like to forget, days you’d like to quit, go to sleep, and try again tomorrow. For me, today is one of those days. My morning...

Did Paul believe in the Trinity?

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy,...

Should you take social media breaks?

I’ve probably said enough recently about my gravitation toward a less-tech existence, but I’m reminded yet again of technology’s shortcomings....

Time, word count, and an aspiration to write books

In hindsight, I should have taken advantage of my flexible schedule as a full-time pastor. For the most part, I set my own hours, but I didn’t...

Living like it’s 1999

The following was originally sent to recipients of my Sunday Letters. As I approach the hill’s crest—I’m only two years shy of forty—I’m becoming...

Learning from Paul to make disciples

Sadly, we often avoid talking to others about Christ. Fear or awkwardness overcomes us. A lack of confidence whispers in our ear, “You’re not...

Why I moved my blog from WordPress to Blot

Everyone knows of WordPress. It’s the unofficial king of blogging platforms. If a blogger doesn’t already use it, he’s likely read a thousand...

A brief review of ‘Unfollow’ by Megan Phelps-Roper

Years ago, Fred Phelps, infamous pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, mailed me a form letter in an effort to recruit my congregation to his cause. He...

Websites should not be so slow

Commenting on my website’s most recent design, a friend remarked, “Looks like you built it about twenty years ago.” “Thank you for noticing,” I...

The apostle Paul’s urgent mission

As the maps in the back of your Bible will show you, Paul traveled extensively throughout his ministry. He believed his mission was so urgent that,...

A Christian mother joins the penitent thief of Luke 23 in paradise

I officiated the funeral of Sharon Rice, 80, at Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart, Indiana on October 13, 2019. Luke 23:39-43, the penitent thief...

How does someone in funeral service deal with death day after day?

People sometimes ask me how I’m able to do what I do for a living. As of July, I’m a funeral home chaplain. I meet with grieving families after...