Sermons

Sermons

Why Not Love The World?

1 John 2:15-17 God, being Holy, changes the objects He loves We, being wicked, are changed by the objects we love Demas:  Colossians 4:14, Philemon 24,  2 Timothy 4:10 A sobering look at the kind of love God hates  Because of your condition in Christ;  the love of the Father has given us a new nature James 4:4, 7;  2 Corinthians 5:17,  Psalm 119:11,  1 John 4:4, 2:12-14  …

The Sanctifying Power of the Word of God

Psalm 19:7-9 WHAT WE BEHOLD IS WHAT WE BECOME – John 17:17 The Bible teaches we are not under the Mosaic Law – Romans 6:14, 7:6 All the Old Testament Law can do is expose – not solve – our sin problem – Romans 3:28, 8:3-4  It can only judge – Romans 4:15, Galatians 3:13, 24 However, we are under law today; the law of Christ – 1…

The Nature of Progressive Sanctification

Philippians 2:12-13 We are saved to be holy (Romans 12:1-2).  God’s work of mercy in our lives demands a response.  To be active in your Progressive Sanctification (Vs. 12) Because Christ obeyed the Father, we must obey as He did Hebrews 12:14       2 Corinthians 7:1 Is your relationship with Christ getting as much attention as your hobbies, friends, entertainment,…

The Baptism of Jesus Christ

Matthew 3:13-17 BAPTISM IS THE DEFINING MARK OF CHRISTIAN IDENTITY The baptism of Christ was a fulfillment of all righteousness 1.  It marked the beginning of His public ministry 2.  It demonstrated Divine approval of Him as the Messiah the Old Testament predicted ,         Isaiah 11:1-2, 42:1, 61:1 3.  It identified Him with sinners ,         Isaiah…

Saved To Be Holy!

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…

Why We Must Not Neglect The Old(er) Testament

Selected Scriptures  It was appealed to by the New Testament writers for their authority Paul quoted the Old Testament nearly 30 times in Romans 9-11 (1 in every 3 verses) Its use by the New Testament writers informs us how to properly interpret the Bible The Old Testament properly interpreted in its context “Just as it is written . . . ”            …

Theological Implications of Romans 9-11

Selected Scripture  A right understanding of Romans 9-11 requires a firm grasp of the biblical covenants   Abrahamic – Genesis 12                        Romans 9:4, 8, 11:5, 29   Davidic – 2 Samuel 7   New – Jeremiah 31, Ezekiel 36         Romans 11:26  A right understanding of Romans 9-11 demands a literal method of biblical interpretation   The truth of scripture…

The Proper Response To Redemptive Theology

Romans 11:33-36 The Truths: The infinite wisdom of God should compel our worship of Him – Vs. 33-35 “An understanding of the rich, deep theology about the plan of redemption is the fuel for transcendent worship” The incredible sovereignty of God should compel our worship of Him – Vs. 36 Implications: No doxology without theology There should be no theology without…

A Consuming Covetousness

2 Kings 5:20-27 The progression of sinful thinking Thinking worldly (vs. 20) Begin to rationalize behavior Try to justify self Deceives carefully (vs. 21-25) Once the decision is made there is no stopping Lies to save face and look righteous Detaches from reality Sin is revealed completely (vs. 27) All  of our sinful thoughts will eventually come out in our behavior…