Sermons from August 2006

Paul’s Grand Doxology

Romans 11:33-36 We are reminded that we are to praise God for who He is and not (as we often tend to do) for the things He gives us. In his doxology, Paul gives glory to God for His omniscience, His providence, His eternality and His sovereignty. We are encouraged to fin

Eternal Life is Knowing God

John 17:3 We examine the relationship the Christian has with God – eternal life. We examine: * What eternal life is * How Eternal Life may be obtained * How someone may know that they have eternal life. All are urged to make sure they know the true God of the

Why Was the Law Given?

Galatians 3:19-29 We now focus on the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants and see that the Law was given to the Israelites to show their sin and point them to the coming Savior, but not to provide a different means of salvation. Due to a technical problem, the first 6 minutes

The Inheritance Through Promise

Galatians 3:15-18 Paul tells the Galatians that the promise of God, given in the Abrahamic covenant was not abolished by the Mosaic covenant, which came in 430 years later. God’s covenants are permanent, and therefore are not abolished. The Abrahamic covenant was not made

Those of Works Are Cursed

Galatians 3:10-14 Having just taught the Galatians about the blessedness of those who receive God’s salvation by faith, Paul now deals with the situation of those who believe in salvation by works and indicates that they are under a curse. To discover Paul’s meaning, we co

Those of Faith Are Blessed

Galatians 3:1-9 Paul has finished with arguments drawn from his own calling and experience that validate the Gospel he preached to the Galatians as being the true Gospel. Now he moves on to other arguments and here we see him appealing to the experience that the Galatian

Dead to the Law; Alive to God

Galatians 2:14-21 We explore the reasoning Paul used in order to demolish the position Peter had taken in beginning to behave towards Gentiles as the Judaizers would. The argument he develops has three components: * Paul begins by attacking Peter’s position and showing t

Paul’s Rebuke

Galatians 2:11-14 Paul gives us the final argument for the authenticity and accuracy of his gospel – his rebuke of Peter (one of the Pillars of the church) using the Gospel he preached as the basis for the rebuke, and Peter’s reception of the rebuke. We also consider the