Sermons from September 2007

A True Believer Loves and Confesses Christ

1 John 5:1 Love for Christ is a key mark of grace that every true believer will exhibit (even if only small in measure) – not love for a Christ of their own making but for the Christ of Scripture. We examine this love, its origins and its nature.

The Conversion of Lydia

Acts 16:11-15 Following God’s leading to Macedonia, the missionaries come to Philippi and preach to a group of women gathered for prayer on the Sabbath. Lydia is saved, she and her household baptized and she constrains the messengers to stay at her house.

The Witness of the Spirit

1 John 4:13 The Spirit of God works in the hearts and lives of believers to give them an assurance that they are indeed children of God. We examine three aspects of this witness in this message.

Guided by the Spirit

Acts 16:6-10 Paul, Silas and Timothy continue the second missionary journey, and we see the Spirit actively guiding them, shutting up their path in some ways before opening a door of opportunity in Macedonia.

Walking In The Light

1 John 1:5-7 John speaks of two kinds of people in these verses – the believer and the unbeliever. The believer is naturally attracted to the light, whereas the unbeliever loves darkness and despises the light.

Timothy The Disciple

Acts 16:1-5 Paul continues his second missionary journey, and, finding Timothy at Lystra and Derbe, wants to take him along. He has Timothy circumcised, not as a prerequisite for salvation…

Evidences of a Changed Heart, Part 3

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 We continue our examination of the evidences of a changed heart. We consider how: * Love for God as we see Him in His creation * Love for God as we see Him in His saints * Love for God as we see Him in His angels * The fear of the Lord

Dispute Among Brothers

Acts 15:36-41 We examine the separation that occurred between Paul and Barnabas as they contemplated the second missionary journey. We see: * The circumstances surrounding their disagreement * The disagreement itself * The resolution to the disagreement

Evidences of a Changed Heart, Part 2

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 Two further signs of true conversion are often most evident in a new believer – turning to God and obedience to Him. However, it is possible for these signs to be outward only, for example, in many of the Pharisees.

Built Up in the Truth

Acts 15:30-35 We continue to consider the Jerusalem Council and the communication of its conclusions to the church in Antioch.