Sermons from July 2004

You Shall Not Murder, Part 1

Exodus 20:13 We begin to explore the depth of this apparently simple commandment. We see the value that God places on life and how we are commanded to love ourselves, our families and our neighbors and seek their well-being. This translates into preserving life and de

That He Might Show Mercy to All

Romans 11:25-32 Paul continues to outline God’s plan of salvation; how He turned to the Gentiles when the Jews rejected Christ and how, made jealous by the blessings of the Gentiles, the Jews were now being saved. We are shown the great mercy of God – all are disobedien

Honor Your Father and Mother

Exodus 20:12 Returning to our series in the Shorter Catechism, we examine the 5th Commandment. We see how and why we are to obey our parents and that the Lord confers a blessing on those who keep this command. We understand that this commandment applies both positivel

The Olive Tree

Romans 11:16-24 Paul continues to discuss the position of the Jews in relation to the salvation of God. We see that because of unbelief, they were broken out of the blessings of the relationship promised to Abraham and his descendants. Contrary to nature, God grafted the

Do Not Fear, for I Have Redeemed You

Isaiah 43:1-7 In this wonderful passage, God declares His unchanging love for His people – even when they are in the midst of a time of apostasy and rebellion against Him. We see how the words of God’s promises and comfort to His people still apply to us in the church

Fervently Love One Another

1 Peter 4:8 Peter enjoins his readers to be fervent in their love to one another. We see that this love is in believers because they have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. The object of this love is our neighbors – everyone with whom we come into contact, including o

The Unity of the Spirit

Ephesians 4:3 We are to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We explore what this should mean for us in practice.

Forgive, as God in Christ Has Forgiven You

Ephesians 4:32 God’s love and forgiveness to us are infinite. Thus, God requires our love and forgiveness toward each other also to be infinite. Because of what God has done in Christ, He gives us the ability to forgive each other without limit. Even Joseph and Steph