Sermons from December 2005

Guarding Christ’s Church

Romans 16:17-20 We examine these verses of Scripture and find helpful pointers so that with God’s help we will be able to discern those who may attack either the peace of the church or her unity, and may take the necessary steps to defend her.

Making God a Liar

1 John 5:10-12 As human beings, we are very visually oriented. The things we can see and feel and interact with are the things which affect us most. Consequently, we can tend to put a great focus on sins which are visible, while sometimes ignoring sins which may be of e

Christ, the Lord, is Born

Luke 2:10-11 As well as being our Savior, Jesus Christ is also our King. As such, He subdues His people to Himself and then rules over them for their good. He also protects them from harm, restraining the sin of men and the power of the Devil and his angels so that th

Christ, the Savior, is Born

Luke 2:10-11 We consider the importance of the birth of Christ, which we particularly remember on this day. We learn that it is not enough just to know the facts about Jesus, or even to believe that they are true. We must also trust in Christ for our salvation. This i

Our Absolute Dependence on God

Acts 17:24-25 While one of God’s attributes is His absolute independence, one of man’s most notable attributes is his absolute dependence on God–for everything from salvation to even the most mundane aspects of his life.

God’s Absolute Independence

Acts 17:24-25 One of the most important attributes of God is His independence. Paul, while speaking on Mars Hill to the Epicureans and Stoics, makes this one of the core pieces of his argument. God does not need our sacrifices, He is perfectly satisfied in Himself. One

God, the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 5:18 In a day and age when many have misunderstood the character of the Holy Spirit, we spend some time examining this subject. We learn from the Scriptures that He is not an impersonal force (as some suggest) but is fully personal, like the other members of t

Grow in the Grace of Christ

2 Peter 3:17-18 We see that Peter’s exhortation means we must go beyond knowing about Christ to actually experiencing Him. As this happens more in our lives, we will become more and more like Him. We study aspects of Christ’s character in which we should increasingly res