Sermons (Page 23)

The Burnt Offering and the Christian (Lev 1, 6:8-13)

Leviticus 1 – The Burnt Offering and the Christian (Lev 1, 6:8-13) Introduction to Leviticus The Burnt Offering (Lev 1, 6:8-13, 16:1-34) God wants relationship with us (Lev 1:2, Gen 3:8, 3:15, 4:4) The Approach to God requires a perfect, blood sacrifice Blood sacrifice (Lev 1:2, Heb 9:22) Perfect (Lev 1:3, Heb 4:15) The Approach…

Living Lights (Ephesians 5:8-20)

Lightning Bugs Most efficient Light producers around. Every stage of a firefly’s life, it is bioluminescent. Old State (Eph 5:8a) What is darkness? (Eph 2:1-2, 2:12, 4:17-18, Jude 13) New State (Eph 5:8b) The Great Transformation Being light is an Biblical Image Genesis 1, Exodus 10:23, Exodus 25, 2Sam 22:29, Isa. 49:6 Christ is the…

Staying Chaste and Pure

Ephesians 5:3-7 Staying Chaste & Pure The Cookie Jar Syndrome Context is imitation of God (Eph 5:1-2) No Hint of Dirt in the Christian Life We are called to be the spotless bride of Christ. Actions at others Expense Sexual Immorality – Porneia Scriptures using Porneia (Mt 19:9, 1Cor 5:1, 6:9) “any kind of illegitimate…

The Ascension of Christ (Luke 24:50-53 & Acts 1:9-11)

The first part unfortunately was missed.  We extend our apologies. The Ascension of Christ – Luke 24;50-53 and Acts 1;9-11 Ascension is the Feast of all feasts – Augustine Scriptures OT Enoch story (Gen 5:21-24, Heb 11:5) Daniel’s Son of Man Elijah’s ascension (2King 2:11) NT (Phil 2:9-11, 3:20-21, 2Th 2:14) Apostles’ Creed HC teaching…

Imitators of God (Ephesians 4:32-5:2)

Ephesians 4;32-5:2 Imitators of God   Put on Christ (Eph 4:31-32) Be or becoming What is kindness? (1Pt 2:2-3, Eph 2:7) Biblical Examples How can we cultivate kindness Care for the Poor and Needy (Ps 112:5, Prov 14:21) Love enemy (Lk 6:35) Correcting the erring (Ps 141:5) Look around and see who has a need…

God chose you to be saved (2Thes. 2:13-15)

2Thes. 2:13-15 God chose you to be saved The Gospel and the HS are intimately mixed God chose you to be saved (2Th 2:13b) What is salvation? God’s election (2Th 2:13b, Eph 1:4, Jam 1:18, Dt 26:2) Sanctifying work of the Spirit (2Th 2:13c, Jn 16:8, Rom 15:16, 18) Belief in the truth (2Th2:13d, 1Cor…

Working, not stealing (Ephesians 4:28, 5:1-2)

 Bulletin Outline The Sloth Christian thieves? (Eph 4:28, Titus 2:9-10, 2Tim 3:17) What is Stealing? Examples Non-material possessions we can steal Heidelberg Catechism Q110 What is working? (Eph 4:28, 1Cor 4:12) The Ant or the Honeybee. Definition: Work is the useful application of the body and the mind toward the benefit of others such that…