Sermons by Donovan Drake (Page 2)

Sermons by Donovan Drake (Page 2)

“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…

“Living Hope” | Third Sunday Of Advent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday Of Advent Matthew 11:2-11  When John heard in prison what the Messiah[a] was doing, he sent word by his[b] disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 4 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with a skin disease are cleansed,…

“No Better Time!” | Second Sunday Of Advent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday Of Advent Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”[a] 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’ ” 4 Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair…

Reign Of Christ | “Home For Thanksgiving”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Reign Of Christ Colossians 1:11-20  11 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, so that you may have all endurance and patience, joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father,[a] who has enabled[b] you[c] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved…

Children’s Sabbath | “…Be Glad And Rejoice Forever.”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Children’s Sabbath Isaiah 65:17-25  17 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating, for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy and its people as a delight. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and delight in my people; no more shall the…

All Saints’ Sunday | “Acting your Age”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player All Saints’ Sunday Luke 20:27-38  27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28 and asked him a question: “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no children, the man[a] shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers; the first married a woman and died childless; 30 then the…

“Telling Secrets”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 18:9-14  9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even…

“Best Place On Earth”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Ninetenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 18:1-8  18 Then Jesus[a] told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my accuser.’ 4 For a while he refused,…

“Turn For The Best”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 17:11-19  11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus[a] was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten men with a skin disease approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they…

“If It Makes You Feel Any Better…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 16:1-13  16 Then Jesus[a] said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3 Then the manager…

“The Cost Of The Lost”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 15:1-10   15 Now all the tax collectors and [a]sinners were coming near [b]Jesus to listen to Him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to complain, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 And so He told them this parable, saying, 4 “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave…

“Who Are you?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18   139 Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know [a]when I sit down and [b]when I get up; You understand my thought from far away. 3 You [c]scrutinize my [d]path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 [e]Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, Lord, You know it all. 5 You have encircled…

“Where are we and why are we here?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost Hebrews 12:18-29  18 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, 19 and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words, which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. 20 For they could not [a]cope with the command, “If…

“Desire A Better Country”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16  1 Now faith is the certainty of things [a]hoped for, a [b]proof of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old [c]gained approval. 3 By faith we understand that the [d]world has been created by the word of God so that what is seen has not been made out of things that are visible. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was…

“Busy And Distracted”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 10:38-42  38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who was also seated at the Lord’s feet, and was listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with [a]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care…

“When Life Doesn’t Add Up…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Luke 10:25-37  25 An expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.[a] “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all…

“Life Transition”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday After Pentecost 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 1 Now it came about, when the Lord was about to bring Elijah up by a [a]whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah left Gilgal with Elisha. 2 And Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.”…

“Where Is God In All Of This?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday After Pentecost I Kings 19:1-15a 1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything that Elijah had done, and [a]how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more so, if by about this time tomorrow I do not make your [b]life like the [c]life of one of them.” 3 And he [d]was afraid,…

“You Won’t Be Disappointed”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Trinity SundayRomans 5:1-5 1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access[b] to this grace in which we stand, and we[c] boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we[d] also boast in our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character…

“Go For Broke”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player PentecostActs 2:1-21 2 When the day of Pentecost [a]had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues that looked like fire appeared to them, [b]distributing themselves, and a tongue [c]rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…

“What Are You Doing Here?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday of EasterActs 16:9-15 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and pleading with him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 When he had seen the vision, we immediately sought to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. 11 So after setting sail from Troas, we ran a straight…

“Hearing Voices?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday Of EAsterHoly Baptism John 10:22-30 22 At that time the Festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah,[a] tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I have told you, and…

“Bless Your Heart”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday of EasterJohn 20:19-31 19 Now when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were [a]shut where the disciples were together due to fear of the [b]Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then…

Easter Sunday | “The Best Easter Ever!”

7:30 a.m. Worship with Communion Bulletin 9:15 & 11 A.m. Worship Bulletin SERMON TRANSCRIPT PDF Download  “The Best Easter Ever!”  Sermon on John 20:1-18  Donovan A. Drake  Resurrection of the Lord April 17, 2022  John 20:1-18  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one…

Good Friday

Choral Service of Darkness  Donovan Drake Leading 17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, [a]carrying His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which in [b]Hebrew is called, Golgotha. 18 There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. 19 Now Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written: “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 20 Therefore…

“What Drives You Crazy?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Palm Sunday Luke 19:28-40 28 After Jesus said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the [a]mountain that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village [b]ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it…

“Are You The One?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday In LentHoly Communion John 12:1-8 12 Therefore, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they made Him a dinner there, and Martha was serving; and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. 3 Mary then took a [a]pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus…

“What’s In Your Wallet?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday In Lent Luke 13:1-14 13 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4 Or those…

“The Bully And You”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday In Lent Luke 13:31-35   31 At that very time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away and leave this place, because Herod wants to kill You.” 32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that [a]fox, ‘Behold, I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I [b]reach My goal.’ 33 Nevertheless I must go on My journey today and…

“Closer Walk With God”

First Sunday In Lent Deuteronomy 26:1-11   “Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you take possession of it and live in it, 2 that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you bring in from your land that the Lord your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where…

“Life’s Downs And Ups”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Transfiguration Of The Lord Luke 9:28-36   28 About eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter, John, and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and [a]gleaming. 30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, 31 who, appearing in [b]glory, were speaking of…

“When I Am Among The Trees…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday After Epiphany Luke 6:17-26    17 And then Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled by unclean spirits…

“Your God Reaction”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Luke 5:1-11    1 Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; 2 and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. 3 And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s,…

“Knowing What You Don’t Know”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday After Epiphany 1 Corinthians 13    13 If I speak with the tongues of mankind and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if…

“Holy Other”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday After Epiphany 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a    12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For [a]by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the…

“Coming Home”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Baptism Of The Lord Isaiah 43:1-7    43 But now, this is what the Lord says, He who is your Creator, Jacob, And He who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire,…

10:30 PM Christmas Eve | “That’s Just Great!” | Candlelight & Communion

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “That’s Just Great!”10:30 P.M. CHRISTMAS EVE | CANDLELIGHT & COMMUNION Luke 2:1-20 2 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all [a]the inhabited earth. 2 [b]This was the first census taken while [c]Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Now Joseph also went…

5 & 8 PM Christmas Eve | “That’s Just Great!” | Candlelight & Communion

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “That’s Just Great!”10:30 P.M. CHRISTMAS EVE | CANDLELIGHT & COMMUNION Luke 2:1-20 2 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all [a]the inhabited earth. 2 [b]This was the first census taken while [c]Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Now Joseph also went…

“What A Gift”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday Of Advent Luke 1:39-45    39 Now [a]at this time Mary set out and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed…

“Your ‘To Do’ List”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday Of Advent Philippians 4:4-7    4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all people. The Lord is [a]near. 6 Do not [b]be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [c]comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds…

“Thanksgiving Leftovers”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player First Sunday Of Advent 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13    9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith. 11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to…

“The One Who Loves Us”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Christ The King Sunday Revelation 1:4b-8   4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is, and who was, and who [a]is to come, and from the [b]seven spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and…

“When Do You Give it All?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 12:38-44   38 And in His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like personal greetings in the marketplaces, 39 and seats of honor in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets, 40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive all the more condemnation.” 41 And Jesus sat down…

“If You Believed…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost John 11:32-44   32 So when Mary came to the place where Jesus was, she saw Him and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Therefore when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and [a]was troubled, 34 and He said, “Where have…

“God’s Questions Answered?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost Mark 12:28-34   28 One of the scribes came up and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the [a]foremost of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The [b]foremost is, ‘Hear, Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with…