Sermons from May 2008
Assurance’s Seven Temptations
Matthew 14:22-33 Once again we consider Thomas Shepard’s teaching on ‘The Marks of Grace’. He warns both believers and unbelievers to be careful in examining themselves that they avoid certain snares in the process.
Acts 22:1-21 After Paul is apprehended by the Roman guard, he is given a chance to speak to the mob that had just tried to kill him. In his speech, Paul shares: * His life before Christ. * His conversion. * His call. * His life after conversion.
The Headwaters of Grace
John 7:34-39 We meditate on this wonderful passage, and particularly on Christ, Who for the believer is the fountain of all good and all grace in this world, and who guarantees our eternal security by His almighty power.
The Ears of the Deaf Will Be Unstopped
Mark 7:31-37 When Jesus is in the region of Decapolis, in the midst of a large crowd, many of whom he heals, he is approached by the friends of a deaf mute. They implore Him to lay His hand on the man but instead, Jesus takes Him away on his own and heals him.
Of Oaths and Vows – WCF Chapter 22, Part 3
We continue our study in chapter 22 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, paying particular attention to vows.
Does Self-Examination Destroy Peace?
2 Peter 1:5-11 Continuing our survey of Thomas Shepard’s teaching on the marks of grace, we come to his answers to those who object to self-examination on the basis that it destroys the peace of a believer.
All Who Live Godly Will Be Persecuted
Acts 21:27-40 After Paul stays in Jerusalem and is completing the days of purification in keeping with his vows, he is recognized by some Jews from Asia. They riot around him and try to kill him. A Centurion carries Paul back to the barracks.
Oaths and Vows – WCF Chapter 22, Part 2
We continue our study of oaths, looking at the conditions under which we may or must take oaths, and what must be true of the oaths we take.
How to Know We Have God’s Grace
Romans 8:23 We continue to examine Thomas Shepard’s Teaching on the marks of Grace, seeing that to help us understand our spiritual condition, it can be helpful for us to look at past dealings God has had with us, as well as at our present condition.
Do All Things for the Sake of the Gospel
Acts 21:15-26 Despite the warnings he had received, Paul undertakes the last leg of his journey to Jerusalem, accompanied by faithful disciples.
Oaths and Vows – WCF Chapter 22, Part 1
We begin to consider the subject of oaths by asking what they are, and what or whom we are to swear by.
The Lord’s Will be Done
Acts 21:1-14 As Paul continues his journey to Jerusalem, the disciples beg him not to go, because they foresee the danger and possible death that await him there. After Paul convinces them that it is God’s will for him to go, they submit.