In the model prayer, Jesus gave specific instructions how to pray, yet two prayers he gave us are seldom, if ever, prayed by Jesus' followers. We omit one prayer because we don't think to do it, and the other because we don't want to do it.
A sermon on Acts 5:1-11, the story of Ananias and Sapphira who were struck dead for lying to the Holy Spirit. Should Christians today take this text seriously, even to the point of fearing that God might kill them for lying?
A sermon on the genocide of Ai in Joshua 8, the message serves not only as an exposition of this text, but strives to model how to deal with Old Testament texts that are difficult, even embarrassing, to a modern audience, as well as how to locate that text in the metanarrative of God's redemption of His people.
A sermon by Hershael York on a difficult text, Exodus 4:24-26, in which God tries to kill Moses and Zipporah, Moses' wife, responds by circumcising one of their sons and throwing the foreskin at Moses' feet. Is there gospel content in such a strange passage? How does a contemporary preacher handle such a challenging text? The sermon attempts to serve not only as faithful exposition but also as a model of how to handle obscure and difficult passages. The sermon starts at the 23:00 mark.