Sermons from January 2008

The One Who Loves is Born of God

1 John 4:7-8 Solomon Stoddard, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards, thought deeply on the subject of love for God as a mark of true conversion, and tonight we begin to consider his views.

Opposition at Corinth

Acts 18:12-17 After Paul is reassured by Christ, he devotes the next 18 months to ministering in Corinth. Ultimately, when the Lord is about to move Paul on to another place, opposition arises.

A True Believer Remains in the True Church

1 John 2:18-19 We continue our examination of the Marks of Grace by evaluating the last one John records: a true believer remains in the true church. The true church is defined and the reactions of the believer and the nonbeliever regarding having fellowship…

The Church Established at Corinth

Acts 18:5-11 Paul works with Aquila and Priscilla to establish the Church at Corinth. In this passage, we have an exhortation and an encouragement. We are exhorted and challenged by the concern Paul had that he fully proclaim the Gospel.

Laboring for the Gospel

Acts 18:1-4 Paul used every opportunity he could to further the Gospel. When he entered Corinth, he began to work alongside Aquila and Priscilla as a tent-maker. This allowed him not only to minister to them and to others but also to support himself.

Good Works – WCF Chapter 16, Part 1

We begin an evaluation of chapter 16 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, focusing on sections 1-3. We see that: *God tells us what constitutes a good work, *Good works are the fruits of saving faith and have many good purposes…

Pray to be Filled

Colossians 1:9-14 Examining Paul’s prayer for the Colossians, we discover some of the spiritual concerns that should feature in our own prayers.

Repentance – WCF Chapter 15, Part 2

We conclude our evaluation of chapter 15 of the Westminster Confession by answering the following questions: *Does our repentance itself bring us pardon for our sins or in any way contribute to a satisfaction for our sin?