Sermons from January 2005

You Shall Not Covet

Exodus 20:17 Desire is what motivates everyone to do what they do. It is not always a Godly force in the world; desire for money and power, and lust after the things of the world, are commonplace. From this passage, we learn about covetousness and the many forms it ma

Let God be the Judge

Romans 14:1-12 We learn that God is the Judge before Whom we stand or fall. As believers, we will all have to give account to Him for our lives. In areas of Christian liberty, we should not judge others for their particular opinions. Neither should we risk tearing them

To Tell the Truth

Exodus 20:16 This evening, we conclude our examination of the Ninth Commandment by looking at the various instances where the truth should or should not be told according to what is the loving thing or the righteous thing to do. In all these situations, we look at Chr

Put On the Lord Jesus Christ

Romans 13:11-14 Paul tells us to put on Christ, and to make no provision for the flesh. We are urged to wake up and realize the warfare in which we are engaged and to do so in view of the soon coming of Christ our Captain. We consider how we are to strengthen ourselves i

Build Others Up With Your Tongue

Exodus 20:16 We see how the tongue is to be used correctly to build one another up. We look at ways in which the tongue can be used to tear others down or to injure their reputation – and how we can even tear ourselves down and disqualify ourselves from areas of servi

Love: Our Constant Debt

Romans 13:6-10 We live in a world where debt is frequently incurred, sometimes unnecessarily. In our passage, Paul tells us that as far as possible we should seek to be free from debt. However, the ultimate debt we owe is of love to God for His unmeasurable love for us,

Beware Prejudice

Exodus 20:16 Looking deeper into the 9th Commandment, we now look at prejudice, another manifestation of bearing false witness. This must be avoided!

Biblical Submission to the State

Romans 13:1-5 We meditate on how the Christian should react to government. We see that it is something that God has granted us to keep society in order and we are to be subject to it as a minister of God for our good. However, governments do not always follow the Law o

Rest for the Weary

Matthew 11:28-29 We look at the rest that is promised in Christ from this passage where Jesus says His yoke is easy and His burden light. All people are commanded to turn to Christ and experience the rest of His kingdom. We must obey His command and return to Him, for oth

Behind A Frowning Providence

Jonah 1:4-6 In the wake of the terrible disaster in Eastern Asia, we consider why these disasters are allowed to happen, with evidence from Jonah. God has a perfect right to do with His creation as He wills, and has the right to give and take life as He wills. As Jon