Sermons from April 2003
We look at the marks given in Scripture that will help us to identify a true church.
Zechariah 6:12-13 Judah is returning from exile in Babylon. Here, Joshua the High Priest is to be crowned and then the crown is to be placed in the Temple as a memorial of the one who will build it. We see how all this points to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Branch from the
Romans 1:18-32 Paul tells us that the wrath of God is revealed against those whose suppress the knowledge of God. We examine how all men have received enough information from God to have no excuse for failing to believe in Him. We review the revelation that God has giv
To gain an idea of some aspects of life in the church of Christ, we look at many of the commands in Scripture concerning how we are to minister to one another in the Body.
Isaiah 50:4-11 Again, Isaiah speaks from the perspective of the Messiah. He talks of the tongue given Him by the Father and the encouragement He would be to the weary. We hear His determination to do His Father’s will in His priestly role of becoming a sacrifice for sin
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 The resurrection is central to the message of the Christian Gospel and without it there could be no salvation from sin. We see that the event was attested to by witnesses, by Scripture and by the Holy Spirit, so there can be no doubt it happened and no ex
We examine the picture of the church as the Body of Christ more closely
Psalm 110 We begin to move to a consideration of Christ as our Priest. Here, we see Him as King, crowned as such by His Father and sitting at His right hand until His enemies are made a footstool for his feet. We see His call as priest in the order of Melchizedek
Isaiah 6:9-10 On receiving his call, Isaiah was immediately aware of his shortcomings. God dealt with these and Isaiah responded willingly, even though he was warned that the people would be hard-hearted and not accept his message. God withdraws His Spirit from some, s
Romans 1:16 Although Paul did not found the church in Rome, he wanted to minister to them and have them minister to him. Also, he wished to reach out to those as yet unconverted in that city. He was not ashamed or embarrassed by the Gospel, knowing it to be the power