Sermons by Pastor Larry Garrison

A NATION IN CHAOS: GOD SPEAKS

(Sermon starts at 20:00 in the recording). 6 Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years, 2 and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made for themselves the dens, the caves, and the strongholds which are in the mountains. 3 So…

A NATION IN CHAOS: OBEDIENCE MATTERS

(Sermon starts at 27:55 in the recording). 4 When Ehud was dead, the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord. 2 So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth Hagoyim. 3 And the children of Israel cried out to the Lord; for Jabin had nine…

A NATION IN CHAOS: CAN GOD USE A NOBODY LIKE ME?

(Sermon starts at 30:50 in the recording). 31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed six hundred men of the Philistines with an ox goad; and he also delivered Israel. Judges 3:31 6 “In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath,In the days of Jael,The highways were deserted,And the travelers walked along the byways.7 Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel,Until…

A NATION IN CHAOS: NO LIMITS

(Sermon starts at 20:00 in the recording). 12 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the Lord. 13 Then he gathered to himself the people of Ammon and Amalek, went and defeated Israel, and took possession of the City of…

A NATION IN CHAOS: THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

(Sermon starts at 17:00 in the recording). 7 So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs. 8 Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Cushan-Rishathaim eight years. 9 When the children of…

A NATION IN CHAOS: THE ROOTS OF FAILURE

(Sermon starts at 23:40 in the recording). 16 Nevertheless, the Lord raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges, but they played the harlot with other gods, and bowed down to them. They turned quickly from the way in which their fathers walked, in obeying the…

A NATION IN CHAOS: THE COST OF COMPROMISE

(Sermon starts at 21:30 in the recording) 27 But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land. 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely. 29 Nor did Ephraim drive out the…

A NATION IN CHAOS: WHO IS WORTHY? (PART 2)

(Sermon starts at 22:45 in the recording) 1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?” 2 The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.” 3 The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “Come up with us…

A NATION IN CHAOS: WHO IS WORTHY

(Sermon starts at 27:25 in the recording) 1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?” 2 The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.” 3 The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “Come up with us…