Sermons from July 2000
The Patience and Love of God
We continue a study of the attributes of God, focusing on His patience and love.
The Holy Altar of God’s People
Hebrews 13:9-10 Again the writer urges his readers not to return to the shadows of Old Testament Judaism, seeing that they had the reality in Christ. He even calls the teachings they were being tempted to adopt ‘strange’, in that they lead away from Christ to a shadow.
Work While It Is Still Day
Matthew 10:23 The theme of persecution continues as Christ teaches his apostles about the trials they would face for the sake of His name. Here, we see that it can be right to flee from persecution and we see the encouragement Christ gave for the apostles to persevere
Jesus Is The Same Forever
Hebrews 13:8 This phrase is interjected in the passage and at a glance it seems almost a disconnected thought. However, as we examine it we understand that it does flow from the case that the author of the book has been making, urging us to imitate the examples of th
He Who Endures Shall Be Saved
Matthew 10:22 Jesus continues to teach us about the warfare that the believer will experience living in the world. We are told that we will be hated by all if we live for Christ. We look at the following issues: * In what circumstances might we not know t
The Grace and Mercy of God
We continue a study of the attributes of God, focusing on His grace and mercy.
Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health
1 Timothy 6:1-19 This phrase is emblazoned across a historic arch in downtown Modesto, and is very much the slogan of the city. We examine each word in turn in a Biblical light
The Knowledge, Wisdom and Veracity of God
We begin a consideration of the attributes of God, focusing on His knowledge, wisdom and veracity.
Friendship with the World
Revelation 2:12-17 Resuming our intermittent series from the letters to the seven churches in Revelation, we look at the letter to Pergamum. This was a large and important city at the time John wrote these words, and a center of idolatry and wickedness. It was a very hard
The Benefit of Godly Examples
Hebrews 13:7 The writer to the Hebrews encourages us to follow the example of our leaders who teach us the Word of God: * We are to remember their example in so far as they are following the example of Christ. * Having remembered, we are to imitate their behavior, c