Sermons from March 2011
We continue to see what Biblical courtship and marriage should look like, focusing on courtship, and the definition thereof.
John 2:17 We continue our series on the characteristics of usefulness – what must be true of us if we are to be useful to the Lord by considering the trait of zeal.
2 Corinthians 5:5 We consider another way we have communion with the Spirit: He is the pledge of our eternal inheritance.
We continue to examine what Biblical courtship and marriage should look like.
Matthew 19:16-30 As we examine some of the justifications people give for not coming to Christ and receiving Him as Savior and Lord, we come to the reason: „I won’t come to Jesus because…there’s something I don’t want to give up.„
Ephesians 1:13-14 The next blessing of this communion with the Spirit we consider is His sealing us: „you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession…„
Philippians 1:23 We consider another godly attribute that will make us more useful to the Lord: our hearts must be fixed on heaven. We examine two things: *How we can know that our hearts are in heaven. *Why we should want to be in heaven.
Romans 8:16-17 We look at another facet of communion with the Holy Spirit – „He bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.„ He not only shows us that He loves us. He shows us the extent of that love: that we would be His children.
We begin to examine what Biblical courtship and marriage should look like, focusing mainly on who is eligible for marriage and the perceived differences between engagement and marriage.
John 1:47 If we are to be useful to the Lord, we must be sincere and genuine. We consider two things: *How we can know that we’re sincere. *Why we should strive for sincerity.
Romans 5:5 We reflect on another work of the Spirit – one more way in which we have communion with Him – He reveals God’s love for us. We come into this world spiritually dead – hating the light, the holy things of God, His Son, His commandments, His people.