Sermons from November 2007
The First Judges
Judges 3 We review the lives of Othniel and Ehud and examine how their characteristics and the circumstances in which God raised them up and used them can serve as examples for us as Christians. We are particularly challenged to see how it is that we may serve God
Results of Declining Zeal
Judges 1-2 We begin a short series in the book of Judges by examining the chronology of the events portrayed in the book and then focusing on the spiritual decline of the nation and its causes. We are challenged to examine ourselves carefully…
Sanctification – WCF Chapter 13, Part 1
We begin to study the subject of sanctification by seeking to understand what the word „sanctification„ means, and what that means for the Christian.
A True Believer Confesses His Sins
1 John 1:8-10 We continue our study of the marks of grace by examining the subject of confession. Having defined what is meant by true confession of sin, we see that only a true believer will actually do this and seek to turn away from his or her sin.
The Sermon on Mars Hill
Acts 17:16-34 While Paul is waiting in Athens for Silas and Timothy, he is offended by the number of idols and false gods being worshiped. He begins to speak out against them, and is challenged by the Epicureans and the Stoics.
Adoption – WCF Chapter 12, Part 2
We conclude our evaluation of chapter 12 of the Westminster Confession of Faith: Of Adoption.
A True Believer Keeps God’s Commandments
1 John 2:3-6 Continuing our series which looks at those things that are true of true believers and must be present in their lives to one degree or another, we see from this passage that the true Christian will love the commandments of God.
Examine the Scriptures
Acts 17:10-15 Paul, Silas and Timothy move on from Thessolonica and come to Berea. We see the familiar pattern repeated – the persistence of the missionaries despite affliction and persecution, the good reception of some and the hatred and opposition of others.
Adoption – WCF Chapter 12, Part 1
We begin a study of Chapter 12 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, in which we see that those who have been justified through faith in Jesus Christ have also been adopted into God’s family and enjoy all the rights and privileges of children.
The Gospel Comes to Thessolonica
Acts 17:1-9 Paul and Silas move on from Phillipi and arrive in Thessalonica.
The True Believer Will Listen to God’s Truth
1 John 4:6 Returning to our series on the Marks of Grace, we see that those who are true Christians listen to God’s Truth. We consider what this means and in particular:
Justification – WCF Chapter 11, Part 6
We conclude our study of chapter 11 of the Westminster Confession of Faith by looking at section 6, in which we see that justification was the same under the Old Covenant as it is in the New.