Celebrating 60 Years!

Cutting Room Floor

One of the most difficult and painful tasks for any well-studied sermon is to condense the material that is most important, relevant and valuable to the audience. Oftentimes, a good deal of good material is left on the preacher’s cutting room floor. Luckily, some of that material has found a place here.
At The Pastor’s Cutting Room Floor, you’ll find a number of things that don’t make it into the sermon, for a variety of reasons: there wasn’t enough time, the point was too small to make, the point was too technical to make, the issue is better dealt with out of the pulpit, etc.
Welcome to the stuff that didn’t make it. I pray it challenges you to deepen your understanding of God’s Word and to ultimately know Him better.

Exodus 15b-17a: Manna Mania

The manna episode of Exodus 16 echoes throughout all of the Old and New Testaments. Passages all over Scripture, from Deuteronomy 8:3 to Psalm 105:40 to Revelation 2:17 all have clearly point to the time God rained down bread from Heaven. There were simply too many to reference them all in a single sermon, and…

Exodus 12c-13a: Echoes of Exodus

You may have noticed in this week’s text (Exodus 12:43-13:16) that there were a lot of familiar-sounding verses. Exodus 12:1-14 covers the Passover, 12:15-20 the Feast of Unleavened Bread, then 12:21-27 once again covers Passover. 12:43-49 once again cover the Passover, and 13:3-10 looks once again to the Feast of Unleavened Bread. So we could…

Exodus 12a: The Meaning of “Passover”

The holiday of Passover commemorates the Lord’s “passing over” the Israelite families as He struck down the firstborn sons of Egypt. We might assume that the word “Passover” is drawn from the “passing over” of the Israelites, but some think the case is not that clear. The word “Passover” comes from the Hebrew word פֶּסַח…