Sermons from March 2004
Medieval Church History 1:The First Medieval Pope
We begin a section in our studies where we examine the medieval history of the church. We look at the Middle Ages were like and against this backdrop see the first medieval pope.
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.
Church Fathers (Sketches from Church History, Chapter 4)
We look at the contributions of the Church Fathers, particularly Ambrose, Augustine Jerome, to the Church in their day as well as ours.
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
Constantine the Great (Sketches from Church History, Chapter 3)
We look at the positive and the negative aspects for the church in the coming to power of the emperor Constantine.
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
The Martyrs (Sketches from Church History, Chapter 2)
We look at why the early church was persecuted, and see how the martyrs endured that persecution and death.
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