Sermons from March 2011

Zealous for His Glory

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.

What’s in Your Way?

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.„

Sealed with the Spirit

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…„

To Be with Christ Is Better

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.

We Are Children of God

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.

Courtship and Marriage, Part 1

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.

A Sincere Believer

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.

God’s Love Revealed

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.