Larry Kirkpatrick

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The following are sermons:

The Lost Virtue of Humility


We live in an advanced age. We have our screens, our conveniences; we are very wise, very special. Christianity is so old, so pale, so uninteresting. We are located in a culture in which civility has fallen to the ground before our eyes. We don't need Jesus or His archaic, pestilential religion.

So some think. But Jesus possesses many things of which we are destitute. Jesus has virtues many can't even list, let alone have the mastery of.


What is Adventist Theology?


Four books were published in 2018 taking to task Adventists whose beliefs have been called "Last Generation Theology." Two of these new books are published by the Pacific Press, one by the Pacific Union, and one by Andrews University Press. You may have read the following ad copy in a recent sales catalogue advertising two of these books. The heading says, "What is Last Generation Theology." The reader is asked:


Saved by Whom for What?


Ephesians 2:8-9 says,

For by grace you have been saved by faith through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast (NASB).


All our Righteousnesses, part 2


Two Questions

Let's begin with a question. Isaiah 64:6 KJV: Are "All our righteousnesses" "as filthy rags"?

Isaiah says, Yes. Then question two: Is it impossible, in this age, for us fallen humans, to do righteous acts?

Let's study.


The Life which I Now Live


Today, a most precious message.


Join me at Galatians 2:16. Cephas (Peter) came to Antioch but began to backslide. The tradition was that Jews were not permitted to eat with Gentiles. God had revealed that Jews and Gentiles all need salvation through Christ. Jews were neither superior to Gentiles nor vice versa. Christ unites us all, no matter our ethnicity.


Jesus and Postmodern EMTs



The scene: an automobile accident. People are badly injured. Soon, the EMTs-(Emergency Medical Technicians) arrive. But these are postmodern EMTs. Surveying the carnage, the EMTs begin to deconstruct what has happened. They decide that three main possibilities explain the accident scene:


Gifts for Souls


I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever (John 14:16).

Today is communion Sabbath. Often we don't take seriously Jesus' gifts to us. His death on the cross meant He went away to the Father in heaven. But the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary opened the way for Him to send the Holy Spirit to us in the fullest way.