Sermons from May 2011

Christ Glorified in Us by Life or Death

Philippians 1:20-30 As Paul approaches the end of his earthly ministry, he is torn in his mind about departing to be with Christ (which is better by far) or remaining to minister to the church. Either way, he rejoices in the knowledge that Christ will be glorified.

Offering in Righteousness

Malachi 3:1-4 As members of the Royal Priesthood of God, we have been purified so that we might present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. We see what those offerings are, and are encouraged to enter fully into the ministry of our priesthood.

A Single Heart

Philippians 3:13-16 If we want to be successful at something and stand out from the crowd, we must be completely and wholeheartedly devoted to that cause. The same is true when it comes to the Christian life – we need a single heart for Christ.

Christ’s Anointing

Mark 1:9-11 We focus on Jesus’ anointing by the Spirit and how it affects us. We consider two things: *First, that He was anointed for ministry at this time, and *Second, He was anointed that He might become the source of this same anointing for us.

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Mark 1:1-8 This morning we begin a new series on the Gospel of Mark. We start by looking at the author and audience of the book, and then see why Mark deals first with the ministry of Christ’s forerunner, John the Baptist.

Honor Authority

1 Peter 2:12-17 We consider another quality we need to possess if we are to be useful to the Lord: we need to honor the authorities that he has established.

Worship the Spirit

Ephesians 2:18 In ending this series, we consider that we are to worship all three persons of the Godhead, but our focus in this message is our worship of the Spirit.