Sermons from March 2008
We continue our studies in Chapter 21 of the Confession, focusing on prayer.
Acts 20:5-12 This morning, the Lord gives us several more encouragements from the book of Acts: Even though we face opposition in the Christian life, even though there are battles to fight, there are blessings as well:
1 John 2:4-5 This evening we study how our attitude to Christian duty (i.e. our obedience to the Law of God) can provide an indication of the condition of our souls. We consider: * First, the motives behind our obedience. * And second, our faithfulness in obedience
As we begin to study the subject of religious worship, we see that God tells us how to worship Him only through the Scriptures.
Romans 8:13 Continuing our survey of Flavel’s work on the marks of grace in the true believer, we consider how people react to sin in their lives, drawing out a contrast between the believer and the unbeliever in five different facets of their reactions…
Acts 4:11-12 As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ at this time of the year, we consider a prophetic description of this event that was originally given in Psalm 118:22 and was then used by Peter in a sermon during the early days of the church.
1 Peter 1:6-7 Flavel shows how the Lord uses the trials of both prosperity and adversity to distinguish between the Christian and the unbeliever. We consider: * That trials do reveal faith * The trial of prosperity * The trial of adversity
Acts 20:1-5 As Paul continues his missionary journey, we see once again his dedication to the Gospel and that he does not let any obstacle divert him from that goal. As God closes some doors for Paul’s ministry, He opens others.
*God alone is Lord of the conscience. *What Christ has set us free from. *Christ has not freed us from lawful authority, but has freed us to obey lawful authority
Revelation 3:17-18 We continue to examine John Flavel’s thoughts on the Marks of Grace by considering the lukewarm Laodiceans.
Acts 19:21-41 Once again, opposition arises against Paul’s ministry in Ephesus. Demetrius, a silversmith who fashions silver shrines of Artemis, realizes that the ministry is bad for his business. He raises a riot, and Paul’s cohorts are dragged before the mob.
We begin an evaluation of Chapter 20 of the Westminster Confession of Faith. We see that through His work, Christ has set His people free from what threatened them and brought them into the freedom of the children of God.