Sermons from July 2006
Lifestyle Issues, Part 3 – Alcohol
This morning we discuss an approach to Biblical thinking regarding lifestyle issues, focusing this time on the subject of drinking alcoholic beverages.
They Contributed Nothing to Me
Galatians 2:6-10 Paul continues to accumulate arguments to support the authenticity of the Gospel he had preached to the Galatians. He tells us: * That the pillars of the church, those who were Apostles before Paul was, had nothing to add to the Gospel Paul had been pre
That the Truth Might Remain with You
Galatians 2:1-5 Paul defended the Gospel by going to Jerusalem and now uses this account to further validate to the Galatians the Gospel he was preaching. He went to Jerusalem because: * God told him in a revelation to go there * He was concerned that a division in the
Lifestyle Issues, Part 2 – Drugs
This morning we discuss an approach to Biblical thinking regarding lifestyle issues, focusing this time on the subject of drugs (i.e. food drugs, medicinal drugs, and ‘recreational’ drugs).
Rest for the Weary, Relief for the Burdened
Matthew 11:25-30 Trying to solve earthly problems with earthly solutions is folly. We see that the world sets a standard for us that is sinful, but deliberately impossible for us to attain. If we do ever attain it in part, we find that all we were promised concerning it
Lifestyle Issues, Part 1 – A Biblical Approach
This morning we begin to discuss an approach to Biblical thinking regarding lifestyle issues such as alcohol consumption, drug-taking, smoking etc..
The Witness of a Changed Life
Galatians 1:23-24 Only the true Gospel can transform people’s lives. We learn this by considering the example of the Apostle Paul. He was once a persecutor of the church and an enemy of God but was transformed by God through the Gospel to become one who loved the true God
Paul’s Gospel is from Christ
Galatians 1:11-22 We consider the fact that Paul’s Gospel came from no mere man, but from Christ. To help understand how this is, we looked at these three points: * Paul was never tutored in the Gospel and did not learn it from men * After coming to Christ, Paul still wa
The Person of Christ
This morning we discuss Biblical proofs that Jesus is God, to counter possible arguments by those who deny His deity.
Whom Shall We Please?
Galatians 1:10 As Christians, we are charged to preach the Gospel without fear or favor but in doing so, we will attract opposition from the world. We consider this passage and see that Paul realized this very well, but was not willing to compromise the essential truths
Hold Fast to the True Gospel
Galatians 1:6-9 Paul warns against the dangers of a gospel which teaches salvation by works. He states that this kind of gospel takes the glory away from God and insults the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. We see: * That Paul is amazed that the Galatians would give u
The Ten Commandments, Part 2
We continue to examine the Ten Commandments as a whole, since they equip us for making decisions about issues of Christian Ethics.