Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Galatians Part 3: Salvation By Promise

Galatians Part 3: Salvation By Promise Chapter 1: Paul introduces two gospels: grace and works/law. Chapter 2: Paul deals with people swinging back and forth. Chapter 3: Paul begins to re-explain the gospel. He brings people back to Abraham: to salvation by promise, not law. Galatians 3:8-9; 17; 19; 24-25 (NIV) Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely…

Galatians Part 2: The Crucified Life

Galatians Part 2: The Crucified Life Galatians 1:6-7 (NIV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel [works]—which is really no gospel at all. Gospel of Grace = Freedom = Savior = I want to Gospel of Works = Bondage = System = I have to Galatians 2:16, 19 (MSG) We know very well that we are not set right with God…

Galatians Part 1: The Two Gospels

Galatians Part 1: The Two Gospels Galatians 1:6-7 (NIV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. The Gospel of Grace. = Freedom Focuses on God and justification through God’s love. The Gospel of Works. = Bondage Focuses on…

Believe Again

Believe Again We all will have experiences in life that shake our faith. We’ll all go through something we don’t understand. These moments become defining moments in our lives. Do we back away from the Lord when these events occur? Or, do we press into Him? Do we seek Him? Or, do we abandon Him? This is what the disciples were facing at the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus dying shook their faith. They didn’t understand! This is the reason Peter…

Stop Look Listen Part 2: How Do I Win People To Jesus

Stop Look Listen Part 2: How Do I Win People To Jesus As a Christian, Palm Sunday is a time for us to reflect on how we can follow in Christ’s footsteps. How we can develop a passion for the one thing Jesus was so passionate about. Matthew 4:19 (TPT) Jesus said, “Come and follow me, and I will transform you into men who catch people for God.” “Evangelism” often has a negative connotation: We think of yelling preachers, uncomfortable…

Stop Look Listen Part 1: The Great Commandment

Stop Look Listen Part 1: The Great Commandment Many are aware of the “10 Commandments.” The Old Testament contains 613 commandments. Jesus simplifies the Old Testament down to two things: (1) The Great Commandment. Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV) “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets…

Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus

Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus Philippians 4:6 (VOICE) Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful. . . . pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. — TLB Psalms 55:22 (AMP) Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He [God] will sustain you; He…

Trust God Part 3: Say The Same Thing God Says

TRUST GOD PART 3: SAY THE SAME THING GOD SAYS The Bible clearly teaches that faith (or trusting God) involves both believing and speaking. For faith to work properly it must be in your heart and in your mouth. Why? Because Heaven responds to your voice. Daniel 10:12 (NKJV) Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were…

Trust God Part 2: Hold On To God’s Word

Trust God Part 2: Hold On To God’s Word 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 (TLB) I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed, and feared we would never live through it. We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for…

Trust God Part 1: God’s Word Is Powerful

TRUST GOD PART 1 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 (TLB) I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed, and feared we would never live through it. We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the…