Sermons from July 2010

Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

1 Samuel 15:1-23 God takes disobedience to His commands very seriously, as we see from the account of Saul and the Amalekites. The consequences for Saul’s greed and neglect of God’s clear commands were grave – he lost his crown, his life, and his heritage.

Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus

Hebrews 12:1-3 We are reminded that although we may be facing various trials as we run the Christian race, we have a cloud of witnesses to help and encourage us. These are the saints who have endured before us, as well as brothers and sisters who are running with us.

What’s Your Excuse?

John 4:1-30 We consider the approach our Savior takes in His conversation with the woman at the well, and at the various attempts she makes to evade the Good News He was trying to bring to her.

The Influence of the Kingdom

Matthew 13:33 We examine the parable of the leaven, through which our Lord indicates that the application of His redemption will not only be world-wide but it will also permeate everything.

The Olivet Discourse, Part 7

Matthew 24:45 – 25:13 We study the parable of the Faithful and the Unfaithful Servants and the parable of the Ten Virgins, which Jesus uses to warn His disciples to be ready for the judgment, whenever it may come.

The Growth of the Kingdom

Matthew 13:31-32 When we see what is going on in the world today, are we encouraged, or are we discouraged by all the sin and corruption we see? Should we be discouraged?

The Olivet Discourse, Part 6

Matthew 24:45-51 We see more warnings Jesus gives His disciples in the Olivet Discourse, and consider when He transitions from the judgment on Jerusalem in 70 AD to His Second Coming.

How to Walk with God around Others

Matthew 5:1-16 We move from examining how we are to walk with God when we are alone to how we are to walk with Him in the company of others. No matter whom we are around, our goal should always be to speak and act to glorify God.

The Rule Completed

1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 We consider the closing of the New Testament canon and the Canonical Curse. In light of this, we see one thing: that the New Testament is complete – that the Bible as a whole is finished.

The Olivet Discourse, Part 5

Matthew 24:32-44 As we continue to study Matthew 24 from a Moderate Preterist perspective, we see Jesus emphasize again that the judgment He was speaking about would take place within one generation, and that His disciples must therefore be ready to avoid it.

Christian Meditation

Psalm 119:9-16 We continue to consider how we can spend our time alone profitably, and at the same time better understand the Bible. We focus on Christian meditation, seeing that it must include contemplation, self-examination and self-exhortation.