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Sermons

The Magi’s Visit To The Child King

Matthew 2:1-12 There were three responses to the birth of Christ.      The wise men – “We have come to worship Him”.      Herod – Pride, arrogance and unwillingness to follow Christ’s demands.      The Jewish leaders – Indifference 1.  The Intense Interest of the Magi – Vs. 1-2.              Daniel 2:2 – Diviners,…

Replacing Sinful Fear With Solid Faith

Selected Scripture  Characteristics of Sinful Fear.     A.  It proceeds from unbelief in God’s promise.                 Matthew 14:22-31.     B.  It attributes more power to the source of your fear than to God.                 Matthew 10:24-31.     C.  It keeps you from fulfilling your biblical responsibilities.         …

Elders’ Q & A

 Why does church discipline always seem to be about sexual sins?  Matthew 18:15-7, Titus 3:10-11  What was the mark of Cain?  Genesis 4:15  If Jesus couldn’t sin, how can the Bible say He was tempted in all ways as we are?  Hebrews 4:15, Matthew 4:1-11 How do you choose a Christian college?   Why didn’t the Bible condemn slavery from the beginning?  Exodus…

The Virgin Birth of the King

Matthew 1:18-25 Why Is The Virgin Birth Important?It proves the existence of the God-manIt proves, and ensures, the sinlessness of Jesus ChristIt provides a supernatural evidence of Christ’s uniqueness  The embarrassing circumstance of Mary.       Deuteronomy 22:23-24, Matthew 25:1-10.       The Holy Spirit’s creativity:  Genesis 2, Psalm 104:3, Ezekiel 37:14, Isaiah 11:2, 42:1    The Secret Plan of Joseph  The Surprising…

Introduction to Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Selected Scripture A Survey of the Old Testament to show what Matthew was thinking Genesis 1:26-28 – God has created humanity in His image in order to exercise dominionGenesis 3:15-19 – There was a promise in the curseGenesis 12:-1-3 – Abrahamic covenant; A seed of Eve will bring hopeGenesis 49:8-10 – A King is coming from the line of JudahNumbers 24:15-17 –…

Learning To Hold Your Plans Loosely

Proverbs 16:1-4 God is sovereignly in control of EVERYTHINGPsalm 47:2, 115:3, 130:19: Ephesians 1:11Creation: Genesis 1, Colossians 1 .Nations: Daniel 2:21, 4:17                 Salvation: John 3:8, Ephesians 1:4Our Length of Days: Psalm 139       Recognize The Sovereignty of God In Your Life – Vs. 1.     It is wise for us to plan – Proverbs…

An Evening of Thankfulness

Colossians 3:15 Vs. 1-4 – A description of our new life as new creations in Christ Vs. 5-8 – What we are to put off Vs. 9-17 – The priority of putting on the new man Vs. 15 – Let the peace of Christ reign in your hearts and be thankful .               A.  Peace .   …

The Various Forms of Constructive Speech

Select Scripture Do our words build up or tear down? Proverbs 10:21, 14:3, 20:5  Few Words – calculated, controlled, careful, deliberate.          Proverbs 17:28, 10:8, 10, 19; 11:12, 13:3, 15:28, 21:23, James 1:19  Timely Words – Words that are apt and appropriate for that particular situation.     A.  Words of Encouragement.          Proverbs 12:25, 15:23, 16:24,…