Sermons from October 2001
Chapter 5 – God’s Special Providence for His Own
We recap the series so far and move to a consideration of the great promises in Scriptures like Romans 8:28, which say that God works all things together for good to them that love Him.
Sola Fide: Salvation is Through Faith Alone!
Galatians 3:1-14 We continue our third annual Reformation Lecture Series by comparing the teaching of Scripture on the relationship between faith and salvation with that propounded in the Council of Trent. The Roman church at the time of the Reformation taught that justi
The Kingdom Belongs to Such as These
Matthew 19:13-15 From this passage, we examine various views that have been held in the church concerning the position of children under the New Covenant. The case is made for the inclusion of children within the visible church but that this does not mean they are automat
Chapter 5 – God’s dealings with the wicked
We return to our series on providence. We have seen how God deals with His children, even in their sin and wandering, to humble them and draw them nearer to Him in love and dependence. Now we see how God deals with the wicked and their sin. The end of all
Sola Gratia: Salvation is by Grace Alone!
1 Timothy 2:5-6 We continue our third annual Reformation Lecture Series by comparing the teaching of Scripture on justification with that propounded in the Council of Trent. We see in the Bible that our salvation is a free gift of God and cannot be merited in any way by
Is it Lawful to Divorce and Remarry for Any Reason?
Matthew 19:1-12 Pharisees come to test Jesus and to see if they can find proof that He is not the Messiah. They bring before Him the teaching of Moses on divorce. Christ indicates that Moses permitted more divorce because of the hardness of hearts of men towards their wi
Solus Christus: Christ and Christ Alone
1 Timothy 2:5-6 We continue our third annual Reformation Lecture Series by considering the sufficiency of the person and work of the Lord, Jesus Christ. We examine Christ as our Mediator, our Intercessor and our Priest as He is so clearly presented in Scripture and we se
The Joy of The Lord
Nehemiah 8:1-12 Joy is the second fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22 and we are commanded to rejoice in the Lord always. Yet it seems to be an aspect of the Christian life which we often overlook. This morning we consider a number of Bible passages to understa
Chapter 5 – Temptation and Sin in the Believer
We move on in our series to consider the subject of sin in the believer and temptation to sin. We consider this in the light of God’s providence and try to understand why God ordains things as He does and what His purposes are. We find encouragement in se
Sola Scriptura: God’s Word Alone is the Standard
2 Timothy 3:14-17 We begin our third annual Reformation Lecture Series by considering the basis of authority in the church. We see that one of the hallmarks of the Reformation was the cry for the church to return to the Scriptures alone as the final authority in all matter
Forgive, if You Would Be Forgiven
Matthew 18:21-35 In the recent sections of this Gospel, we have seen Christ’s teaching on how we should deal with offences in the church. Now we turn to the subject of forgiveness between believers. Using a powerful parable, Christ compares the enormity of the offences we