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Sermons on Holiness

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 3

Romans 12:11-14Part 1 Part 21. Understand The Urgency Of The Times2. Prepare For The Return Of Christ. A. Live In The Light 2. Prepare For The Return Of Christ B. Walk In The Day – Vs. 13 1.) Drunkenness and Carousing Galatians 5:21, 1 Peter 4:3, Ephesians 5:18 2.) Sexual Impurity and Sensuality Galatians 5:19, 1 Peter 4:3, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Matthew…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 9

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 6 Part 7 Part 8#23 – A Vengeful Reluctance – Vs. 19 Leave room for the wrath of God. Reasons we can’t retaliate: 1. God has not given us the authority – Psalm 94:1, Proverbs 20:22, Nahum 1:2 2. God has not given us the ability – 1 Samuel 24:6-12, 26:9-11#24…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 8

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 6 Part 7#20 – An Evil Avoidance – vs. 17-18 NEVER – Absolutely no one ever!! Matthew 5:11, John 15:18-19, 16:33; 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 4:12 Exodus 21:12, Leviticus 24:17-20 A. The punishment is not to be too severe, it must fit the crime B. The community is to administer…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 7

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 617. An Impartial Attitude – Continued As Christians we should be easy to get along with – Psalm 133:1 Anatomy of division within the church A. Hurt – Sows a seed of discord B. Bitterness – Dwelling on the issue C. Rationalization D. Avoidance E. Collaboration – Mustering support for yourself…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 6

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 514. A Friendly Response – vs. 14 Expect opposition if you follow Christ Matthew 10:23, John 15:18-21, 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 4:12-13, Matthew 5:38-45, 1 Peter 2:21-2315. A Joyful Collaboration – vs. 15a 1 Corinthians 12:2616. A Sympathetic Compassion – vs. 15b Can you look outside your own struggles to see that…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 5

Part 1        Part 2 Part 3 Part 411. A prayerful Devotion – vs. 12 A. Why we neglect prayer * We think we don’t have time * Lazyness * We don’t think it’s important * Discouragement * Self-confidence B. Prayer is as important to our spiritual life as breathing to our physical life Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Acts 1:16, 2:42, 6:4; Luke…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 4

Part 1        Part 2 Part 38. A Servant’s Heart – vs. 11 Romans 12:1, 1 Thessalonians 9:1, Psalm 100:1-2, Joshua 24:15, Hebrews 12:289. A Joyful Hope – vs. 12 Before Christ – no hope Ephesians 2:12 Biblical hope – Is not tied to the present, but on the future and what God has promised. Romans 5:1-5, 8:18-25, 15:4, 13; 1 Peter 1:3-4,610. A…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 3

The Gospel is meant to impact your relationships Part 1 – A Sincere LovePart 2 – A Holy Hatred – A Righteous Affirmation Part 3 4. A Brotherly Affection – vs. 101 Timothy 5:1-2, 1 John 2:7, 3:10, 4:7-13, 20-215. A Preferential Treatment – vs. 10Take the lead to be the first one to give up your preferences and outdo one another…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 2

Part 1 – A Sincere Love Part 22. A Holy Hatred – vs. 91 Thessalonians 5:15-22, Ephesians 5:1, Romans 13:11-14What God hates:A. Idolatry – Deuteronomy 7:25, Jeremiah 44:2-4, Ezekiel 14B. Sexual Immorality – Leviticus 18:22, 23; 22:5, Malachi 2:16, Ephesians 5:5C. Injustice – Proverbs 6:16-17, 17:15D. Deceit – Proverbs 6:16-17, Zechariah 8:17E. Pride – Proverbs 6:16, 8:13, 16:5F. Evil thoughts – Proverbs…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 1

Romans 12: 9-21 Your love is a test case of how deep the gospel has penetrated your life. If you are in Christ it should manifest in every area of life. 1. God – Upward 2. Fellow Believers – Inward 3. Unbelievers – Outward Colossians 3:12-14, Ephesians 5:1-2, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:7-8Indicators:A. A sincere love – A love that cares…

Saved To Be Holy! – Part 1

Romans 12:1 Three phases of sanctification –  Positional: Justification At the moment of salvation; freedom from the penalty of sin –  Spiritual Life Progressive: freedom from the power of sin –  Final: Glorification Freedom from the presence of sin Two commitments that drive a sanctified life –  A commitment to being a holy sacrifice Total devotion       1 Corinthians 6:15-20 –  A worshipful…