Sermons from January 2011

Faithful Servants

John 12:24-26 If we are to be the kind of people the Lord can use, we must become what we pledged to the Lord we would be when we first received Christ and His salvation – we must become His servants.

The Children of God

1 John 3:1-3 We meditate on the third area in which we have communion with Christ in His purchased grace – the privileges He gives us before God.

Prayer Matters, Part 4

Exodus 32:7–14 We continue to consider the characteristics of „effective prayer,„ looking at the example of Moses’ prayers so that we too may learn to pray effectively.

Communion in His Spirit

Jeremiah 17:7-8 We consider how our communion with Christ is in His Holy Spirit, which He purchased for us in His work on earth. He gives us His Spirit to purify our hearts and make us personally holy.

Prayer Matters, Part 3

Genesis 18:16-33, 19:29 We consider the subject of „effective prayer„, looking at examples of this kind of prayer from the Bible and Church history in order to see what it is and how we can begin to pray truly effectively.

Acceptance with God

Galatians 4:4-5 We consider the second way in which we have fellowship with Christ in His grace: He gives us free acceptance through His work of redemption – that grace by which He justifies us, and which he purchased for us in His earthly work.

Prayer Matters, Part 2

We dig deeper into the practical and spiritual hindrances to prayer and look for solutions from experience and from Scripture.

A Life of Faith

Romans 1:16-17 We consider a second characteristic or attribute that we as believers should be striving to put on: faith. Without faith, we have no spiritual life, no spiritual strength, and we will never serve the Lord as we should.

Partakers of His Grace

John 1:14-17 In our series on our communion with God, we begin to look at the particular way in which we have fellowship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Matters, Part 1

We take a very practical look at prayer, so that we may not only know the great importance of prayer, but that we may actually learn to pray in 2011 as perhaps we have never prayed before.

The Knowledgeable Christian

Colossians 1:9-10 This time we consider that Christians should be knowledgeable – but not possessing the head knowledge that anyone in the world may have. Rather, believers may possess and grow in a spiritual heart knowledge.