Sermons from March 2004

The Blessing of Sanctification

Ephesians 4:17-32 In our series on the Shorter Catechism, we examine the third of the blessings of effectual calling by God’s Spirit – sanctification.

Is God Unjust? May It Never Be!

Romans 9:14-18 Paul responds to the charge that some might make (based on his teaching) that God is unjust. His response is brief and to the point, ‘May it never be!’. Justice takes place when someone gets what he or she deserves. As sinners, we all deserve eternal pun

Children of God

1 John 3:1-3 We see how great is the love of God that He should adopt sinful men and women as His children. There are no closer human relationships than between a husband and wife and between a parent and child – yet the believer becomes part of the Bride of Christ an

God’s Promise Has Not Failed

Romans 9:6-13 We derive several useful applications from the teaching of these verses. First, that those who teach that the whole, physical nation of Israel will be saved at some point in time are teaching something that is not found in Scripture and is contrary to Pau

That I May Know Him

Philippians 3:7-16 We review the doctrine of justification by faith alone as we work through the Shorter Catechism and then turn to this passage to see how this actually worked out in practice in Paul’s life. Paul had so much to boast of humanly, yet he dismisses it as wort

Paul’s Love for Israel

Romans 9:1-5 Paul’s grief is palpable as he reviews all the privileges and blessings which the Jews had been given and yet which many of them had ultimately rejected. Yet he loves them and desires their salvation, even (were it possible, which it isn’t) at the cost of