Sermons from July 2000

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

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

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