Tag Archives: God

Sermon: I Am With You – 1 Samuel 14:1-16

One of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is the sense of belonging. We belong to God, and He has given us His Son and His Spirit to demonstrate how completely committed He is to our relationship. He is faithful and true even when we are not. He never moves. Therefore, except in times […]

Sermon: Be Not Conformed – 1 Samuel 8:10-22

One of the biggest temptations that we face each day is to give into being like every one else. Conformity can be great, but it all depends on to what we are conformed. The wrong form will lead to the wrong shape. All Christians are called to be conformed to the image of Christ, not […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith – Perseverance

Last week we touched upon the Glorification of the saints that is best viewed as the welling up of the Holy Spirit to empower the children of God to be more Christ-like.  One of the major ways this happens is through perseverance under persecution for righteousness.  When we join Christ in yielding to God the […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith – Glorification

Glory below as glory above. This should be the aim of the Christian. While divine perfection may be beyond our reach, all are blessed when we strive together towards the high mark of the high calling of God. This is glory. Like many other biblical ideas with earthly counterparts, godly glory is characterized not by […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith – Justification

When you look at your life, do you feel that you always do the right thing?  Do you act justly?  Micah 6:8 tells us that basically all God asks of us is to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.  Have you (or I) done this all the time?  Hardly.  We stumble and […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith- Called to Glory

Do you have a job or a vocation? I hope your answer is vocation. Even if you feel like you are struggling at a dead end, you need to understand that God gives everyone of His children a calling. The problem is that our foolish ideas often get in the way. God’s Word promises that […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith – Destiny

Do Christians believe in destiny?  Do they believe in chance?  I guess it depends on what you mean by these terms.  If destiny when what is destined?  If chance, then what is left to chance?  Thankfully the Bible tells us clear answers to these questions if we but search them out.   We will explores this […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith – Foreknowledge

What does God know?  A better question might be, what doesn’t God know?  Regardless, the answer both questions comes to the same conclusion.  God knows all things.  In fact, God knows all things so thoroughly that there is nothing left to probability for the divine mind.  However, does this absolute knowledge mean determinism or is […]

Sermon: The Wall of Truth

In the Old Testament, Nehemiah was called to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and repair the gates of the ancient city.  This one-time cupbearer left his life in the court of the king of Persia to take on this difficult and dangerous task restoring the capital of his people.  Why?  What would drive someone of […]

Sermon: Articles – Depravity

The topic of depravity seems very topical today, but by its nature, depravity is a subject that most of us want to avoid.  Dwelling upon the innate evil in the human heart is at best uncomfortable.  It comes as no surprise that the depravity of man is not the frequent subject of sermons per se.  […]