Sermons by Richard Ramos

Sermons by Richard Ramos

Fatherly Encouragement to Continue

2 TIMOTHY 1:8 “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God…” Paul went through many hardships as he carried out his mission of preaching the gospel. This was causing people to abandon him and the mission. But relying on God as he went through these trials enabled him to impart valuable lessons to the next generation. He wrote this letter…

A Charge to Trust

DEUTERONOMY 8:18 “You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” For forty years, the Israelites depended completely on God for their survival. But as they were about to enter the land He had promised, Moses told them that God would give them the power to get wealth. They may or may not have…

The Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Parable of the Leaven

MATTHEW 13:31–33 31He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” 33He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that…

Carrying Out the Great Commission

MATTHEW 28:18–20 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Jesus used kingdom language when He said that all authority in…

God’s Spirit

ISAIAH 11:1–2 1There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. Isaiah here prophesied about the kind of rule the Messiah will bring when He comes. His final word is not judgment, but restoration. Isaiah said that…

God’s Passion

ISAIAH 2:6–8 6For you have rejected your people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of things from the east and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of foreigners. 7Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots. 8Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their…

God’s Faithfulness

ISAIAH 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” If the book of Isaiah were a movie, then chapter 1, the opening act, would be a courtroom scene. God was presenting a case against the people He loves, and this was His charge: They have rebelled against me (Isaiah 1:2). To understand the gravity…

Jesus, The Suffering Servant

ISAIAH 53:4–5 4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. There are many prophecies in the book of Isaiah, most of which talk about the coming Messiah. The Israelites were expecting a mighty King who would wield His sword…