Sermons by Donovan Drake

Sermons by Donovan Drake

“There Is No Better Ending” | Resurrection Of Our Lord | 9:15 & 11 a.m.

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Resurrection of Our Lord“There Is No Better Ending”March 31, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 16:1-8 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of [a]James, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away…

“There Is No Better Ending” | Resurrection Of Our Lord | 7:30 a.m.

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Resurrection of Our Lord“There Is No Better Ending”March 31, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 16:1-8 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of [a]James, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away…

Good Friday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Good FridayMarch 29, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake John 19:17-30 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20 Many of…

“The Time Of Our Lives” | Fifth Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday of Lent“The Times of Our Lives”March 17, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Here! John 12:20-33 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; 21 these people then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were making a request of him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip *came and *told Andrew; then Andrew…

“The Good Life” | Fourth Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday of Lent“The Good Life”March 10, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript HERE! John 3:14-21 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who [a]believes will have eternal life in Him. 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will…

“Who God Thinks You Are” | Second Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday of Lent“Who God Thinks You Are”February 25, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download sermon transcript HERE! Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And…

“Believe The Good News” | First Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player First Sunday of Lent“Believe The Good News”CommunionFebruary 18, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Downloadable sermon transcript HERE! Mark 1:9-15 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [a]opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came from the heavens: “You are My beloved…

“Listen Up!” | Transfiguration Of The Lord

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Listen Up!”Transfiguration Of The LordBaptism SundayFebruary 11, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Here! Mark 9:2-9 2 And six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter, [a]James, and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was [b]transfigured before them; 3 and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 And Elijah appeared to them along with…

“More Than You Know”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “More Than You Know”Fourth Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 28, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:21-28 21 They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach. 22 And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried…

“You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!”Second Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 14, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake John 1:43-51 43 The next day He [a]decided to go to Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip *found Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the prophets also…

“Between What Was And What Will Be”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Between What Was An d What Will Be”Baptism Of The LordJanuary 7, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:4-11 4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, [a]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. 6 John was…

“Rest Easy”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Rest Easy”First Sunday of ChristmasDecember 31, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Luke 2:22-40 22 And when the days for [a]their purification according to the Law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord: “Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), 24 and to…

“Good News Begins Here”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Good News Begins Here”Second Sunday of AdventDecember 10, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, 2 just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending My messenger [a]before You, Who will prepare Your way; 3 The voice of one calling [b]out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’” 4 John…

“If Memory Serves…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “If Memory Serves…”Christ The King | Reign Of Christ SundayNovember 26, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Matthew 25:31-46  31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33…

“Giving Thanks”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Giving Thanks”Twenty-Fifth Sunday after PentecostNovember 19, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Luke 17:11-19 11 While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing [a]between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as He entered a village, ten men with leprosy who stood at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show…

“…That They Should Set Their Hope In God.”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “…That They Should Set Their Hope In God.”Twenty-Fourth Sunday after PentecostWestminster’s 150th Anniversary SundayNovember 12, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Hebrews 11:39-12:2  39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive [a]what was promised, 40 because God had [b]provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect. 12 Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of…

“When Is It Enough?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “When Is It Enough”Twenty-Third Sunday after PentecostAll Saints’ SundayNovember 5, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Matthew 5:1-12  1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the [a]mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 And He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, 3 “[b]Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are…

“Call It In The Air.”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Call It In The Air”Twenty-first Sunday after PentecostOctober 22, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Matthew 22:15-22  15 Then the Pharisees went and [a]plotted together how they might trap Him [b]in what He said. 16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [c]do not care what anyone thinks;…

“Looking For Peace?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Looking For Peace”Twentieth Sunday after PentecostOctober 15, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Philippians 4:1-9  Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, [a]whom I long to see, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to [b]live in harmony in the Lord. 3 Indeed, true [c]companion, I ask you also, help these women who have shared my struggle in…

“Owning Up”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Owning Up”Nineteenth Sunday after PentecostOctober 8, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Philippians 3:4b-14  4 although I myself could boast as having confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he is confident in the flesh, I have more reason: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; 6 as to…

“Mind Your Own Business?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Mind Your Own Business?”Eighteenth Sunday after PentecostOctober 1, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Philippians 2:1-13  1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any [a]affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete [b]by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing [c]from [d]selfishness or…

“Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff”Sixteenth Sunday after PentecostSeptember 17, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching DOWNLOAD SERMON TRANSCRIPT Romans 14:1-12  Now accept the one who is weak [a]in faith, but not [b]to have quarrels over opinions. 2 One person has faith that he may eat all things, but the one who is weak eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not…

“You Signed Up For This”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “You Signed Up For This”Fifteenth Sunday after PentecostSeptember 10, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching DOWNLOAD SERMON TRANSCRIPT Matthew 18:15-20  15 “Now if your brother sins[a], go and [b]show him his fault [c]in private; if he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that on the [d]testimony of two or three witnesses every [e]matter…

“So-called Christians”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “So-called Christians”Fourteenth Sunday after PentecostSeptember 3, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Exodus 3:1-15 Now Moses was pasturing the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the [a]west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 Then the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of [b]a bush; and…

“What Are People Saying About You?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “What Are People Saying About You?”Thirteenth Sunday after PentecostAugust 27, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching DOWNLOAD SERMON TRANSCRIPT Matthew 16:13-20  13 Now when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, [a]Elijah; and still others, [b]Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets.” 15 He *said…

“God-Sized Dreams”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “God-Sized Dreams”Twelfth Sunday after PentecostAugust 20, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Genesis 45:1-9 Then Joseph could not control himself in front of everyone standing before him, and he shouted, “Have everyone leave me!” So there [a]was no one with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 Then he [b]wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard about it. 3…

“I Will Not Leave You Orphaned…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “I will Not Leave You Orphaned…”Sixth Sunday Of EasterMay 14, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching John 14:15-21 15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another [a]Helper, so that He may be with you forever; 17 the Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but…

“…They Know His Voice.”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “…They Know His Voice.” | Fourth Sunday Of Easter | April 30, 2023 | Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching John 10:1-10 “Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. 2 But the one who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3…

“When Life Takes A Turn” | Easter Sunday | 11 a.m.

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “When Life Takes A Turn” | Resurrection Of The Lord | EAster Sunday | 11 a.m. | April 9, 2023 | Donovan Drake preaching John 20:1-18  Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and *saw the stone already removed from the tomb. 2 So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus…

“When Life Takes A Turn” | Easter Sunday | 7:30 a.m.

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “When Life Takes A Turn” | Resurrection Of The Lord | EAster Sunday | 7:30 a.m. | April 9, 2023 | Donovan Drake preaching John 20:1-18  Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and *saw the stone already removed from the tomb. 2 So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus…

Good Friday | Choral Service Of Darkness

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Good Friday | Choral Service Of Darkness | April 7, 2023 | Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake John 18:1-19:42 18 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went away with His disciples across the [a]ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden which He entered [b]with His disciples. 2 Now Judas, who was [c]betraying Him, also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with His disciples. 3 So Judas,…

“…The Things That Make For Peace!” | Palm Sunday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “…The Things That Make For Peace!” | Palm Sunday | April 2, 2023 | Donovan Drake preaching Luke 19:37-40   37 Now as he was approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the…

“Eternal Instant” | Third Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Eternal Instant”Third Sunday Of LentApril 12, 2023Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript John 4:5-11    5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. 7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her,…

“Help Wanted!” | Second Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Help Wanted!”Second Sunday Of LentApril 5, 2023Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Psalm 121   1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is…

“Where Are You?” | First Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “I miss you…”First Sunday Of LentFebruary 26, 2023Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Genesis 3:1-9  Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God…

“Get Up And Do Not Be Afraid!” | Transfiguration Of The Lord

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Get Up And Do Not Be Afraid!”Transfiguration Of The LordHoly CommunionFebruary 19, 2023 Download Sermon Transcript Matthew 17:1-9  Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became bright as light. 3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah,…

“But I Say To You…” | Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday After epiphany | Holy Baptism | February 12, 2023 Matthew 5:21-24  “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder,’ and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister,[a] you will be liable to judgment, and if you insult[b] a brother or sister, you will be liable…

“You’re Not Alone” | Third Sunday After Epiphany

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “You’re Not Alone”Third Sunday After EpiphanyRev. Dr. Donovan Drake preaching Download Sermon Transcript Matthew 4:12-23  12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee; 13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled: 15 “The land…

“Looking For You” | Second Sunday After Epiphany

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Looking For You”Second Sunday After Epiphany John 1:29-42  29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He in behalf of whom I said, ‘After me is coming a Man who has proved to be [a]my superior, because He existed before me.’ 31 And I did not recognize [b]Him, but so that…

“Fire And Water” | First Sunday After Epiphany

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Fire and Water”Second Sunday Of Christmas Matthew 3:11-17  11 “As for me, I baptize you [a]with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you [b]with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat…

“A Good Start” | First Sunday Of Christmas

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “A Good Start” | First Sunday Of Christmas Matthew 25: 31-40  “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on…

“What’s in The Package” | Nativity Of The Lord | Christmas Day

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “What’s in The Package” | Nativity Of The Lord | Christmas Day Hebrews 1:1-10  God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 [a]in these last days has spoken to us [b]in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also made the [c]world. 3 [d]And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact…

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Advent Choral Service | Fourth Sunday Of Advent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday Of Advent Matthew 11:2-11  2 Now while in prison, John heard about the works of Christ, and he sent word by his disciples, 3 and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or are we to [a]look for someone else?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: 5 those who are blind receive sight and those who limp…