Sermons from July 1997
Surely in Vain I Have Kept My Heart Pure
Psalm 73:13 Satan will tempt you to sin by parading before you the outward mercies that wicked men enjoy, and the outward miseries that they are free from, while they walk in sin. Satan’s deceptions; why do the wicked prosper?
That Your Faith and Hope Might Be in God
1 Peter 1:20-21 God had so great a love for you who are His people that He was willing to give the One that He loved through all time, that He was willing to make Him known in the last age of redemptive history, that you faith and hope might be in Him. God’s foreloving
Is Repentance Really So Easy?
2 Timothy 2:25 The devil will seek to persuade you to sin by telling you that the work of repentance is an easy work, and that therefore you need not make such a big deal out of sinning. Satan’s deceptions: repentance is easy
Live in the Fear of the Lord
1 Peter 1:17-19 While you are in this world, you are to live in fear of God’s fatherly discipline. Fear of the Lord, motivations to: doesn’t show favoritism, paid a tremendous price
God Is Merciful, So Why Not Sin?
Psalm 86:15 Satan will try and make you sin by making God look as though He is made entirely of mercy. Satan’s deceptions: God is all mercy
Even the Best of Men Fall
Luke 22:31-34 The devil will tempt you by showing you how others have sinned, and how it has not injured them.
Hope Fully for the Coming Grace
1 Peter 1:13 Your only hope and comfort in life is the grace of God in Jesus Christ your Lord. Discipline the mind; remain free from worldly influences; hope in Christ during trials