Sermons from December 2008

Be a Doer of the Word

James 1:19-27 As we face the beginning of a new year, we are urged from James 1:19-27 and other passages of Scripture not just to be diligent in our reading of the Word, but also to allow that Word to conform us more and more into the image of Christ.

Born to Be Our King

Isaiah 9:6-9 We focus our thinking on verse 7 of this wonderful passage, reflecting on the fact that the child Who was born in Bethlehem was born to be King.

Why do We Need Jesus? Part 2

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 Continuing our morning message, we now look at the reasons why, as God’s children, we continue to need Jesus and His work once we are saved. We see from this text that we need Jesus to be our Wisdom, Righteousness and Sanctification and that we need Him

Why do We Need Jesus?

Acts 4:12 Taking advantage of the Christmas season, we remind ourselves why we all need Jesus to be our Savior. We examine the reasons why many do not realize this need: because scientists tell them there is no God, because they think they are good enough for God

Of the Lord’s Supper – WCF 29, Part 4

We conclude our studies in chapter 29 of the Westminster Confession of Faith. We consider some arguments against transubstantiation, then go on to look at what believers and unbelievers actually receive when they participate in the Lord’s Supper.

Why Do We Worship?

Ephesians 4:11-16 After observing the marks of grace and holy affections exhibited in David, Paul, and Jesus, we contemplate the reason for our worship.

The Perfection of Heaven

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Jonathan Edwards reasons that, since grace and religion will be at their purest there, heaven is a worthwhile study for believers. Our attitude to heaven also supplies a test for the religious affections of our souls.

Abraham Rejoiced to See My Day

Genesis 14:17-20 After the Lord separated Abraham from the world, He continued to reveal further aspects of His plan of redemption. When He was on earth, Jesus said that Abraham had seen His day and rejoiced in it.