Sermons from December 2002

Soldiers That Please Christ

2 Timothy 2:3-4 All believers are enlisted in the Lord’s army. We examine this text and consider what this means in practice if we are to be pleasing to the Lord, the Captain of our salvation.

Perfect Submission

Romans 12 We examine the Scriptures on the subject of submission and subjection. We see what the main word in the New Testament actually means and then we move to consider: * To whom we should submit * What this does not mean * What it does mean Finally, we see

Joseph’s Double Portion

Genesis 48 Joseph brings his sons to receive the blessing from Jacob before he dies. Again in this account, we see in Joseph pictures of the person and work of Christ and we are comforted to think that God’s promises secured for us in Him are as sure as those in wh

Born So You Needn’t Die

John 3:16 Following this text, we see how it explains the Gospel outline we used on a flyer that was distributed to our neighborhood in the last 2 weeks: * Born to a virgin; both God and man * Obeyed God’s commandments perfectly * Suffered hell for His people’s s

The Lord Preserves Jacob in Egypt

Genesis 45:16 – 47:31 Jacob is persuaded that Joseph is still alive and he journeys to Egypt to be reunited with his son. Despite his move to Egypt, his heart remains in the land of promise. Again from this wonderful account, we see Christ and His worked pictured and we draw

The Qualifications of Elders, Part 2

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 We continue to look at the moral qualifications God has given us in His Word for those who would be elders in the church. In every case, we see that men possessing these qualifications are Christ-like and though men who possess them in good measure are ra

Reconciliation Accomplished

Genesis 44-45:15 Joseph’s plans to test his brothers and their attitude to Benjamin come to fruition. In this moving account, we see that the brothers had indeed repented of their sin in dealing with Joseph. We see Judah make good on his vow to be surety for Benjamin and

The Qualifications of Elders

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 Paul, in his letters to Timothy and Titus, has given us a list of the qualifications necessary to someone who would be an elder in the church. We begin a two-part survey of these qualifications today, dealing with one in particular (husband of one wife) w