Sermons from August 2007
Evidences of a Changed Heart, Part 1
Deuteronomy 30:1-10 We continue our examination of the signs of saving faith, or the marks of grace. We see that if one has saving faith they will: * Love God * Turn to God * Obey God When the first occurs, the rest will follow.
Acts 15:22-29 Today we examine the letter sent by the Council at Jerusalem to the Gentiles at Antioch regarding the Judaizers and their false doctrines. We see: * The sending of the letter and its content. * The blessing of the Lord behind the letter
Cultivating the Fruits of the Spirit: Peace
Galatians 5:16-24 This evening, we examine another of the fruits of the Spirit – on this occasion, the fruit of peace. We consider what is meant by the peace of God (which is the peace of which Paul speaks in the text).
1 Peter 1:1-3 We survey the first few verses of this epistle, reminding ourselves of the author and his background, and applying the themes of his opening words to our circumstances today.
Cultivating the Fruits of the Spirit: Joy
Galatians 5:16-24 Rejoice always. In Paul’s letter to the Galatians he tells them of the fruits of the Spirit, one of which is joy. The command to rejoice extends far beyond enjoyable events and easy times in life. Christians are commanded to rejoice in trials and in death
Christ is Your Life!
Colossians 2:20-3:6 In the letter to the Colossians Paul addresses the teachings that have recently arisen. These teachings appeal to human based wisdom and self-righteousness. They attempt to gain attention by advocating visions and rituals.
The Circumcision of the Heart
Deuteronomy 30:1-10 As Moses renewed the Covenant with the Israelites, they had to be reminded of the need for circumcision of the heart. The generation of Israelites that survived the wilderness had had neither the physical nor this spiritual sign.
The Fallen Tabernacle Rebuilt
Acts 15:13-21 James adds a new argument based on Old Testament prophecy to the debate over whether the Gentiles needed the Ceremonial Law.