Tag Archives: John

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: Articles of Faith – God

To the faithful, God’s existence is not only essential for salvation, it is obvious in the world around us and the heavens above.  Creation is simply to vast, complex and marvelously orderly to be explained without a divine Creator.  Yet, the Scriptures say that the fool says, “There is no God.” When I was in […]

Sermon: Articles of Faith – The Word of God, Pt1

God’s disciples are commanded to study and meditate upon God’s Word.  Furthermore, we are told to share this Word with others, our families, friends, even strangers.  So how do we know who to speak with?  Is it everyone?  Anyone?  As with all things pertaining to faith and practice, the Bible tells. While the Gospel is […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt IX – Luke 8:39

One of the clearest commandments in the New Testament is give directly to the Apostles by Jesus Christ just before His ascension.  The Lord told them that He was now granted all power and for them to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…”   This commandment is at once clear and yet often misunderstood.  […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt VI – Matthew 5:27-28

Adultery and the broader sin of fornication are so destructive that nations have been torn apart over it.  Not only is sexual sin personally harmful, it undermines the family and corrodes the moral fiber of the church and society as a whole. The disturbing accessibility of pornography demonstrates this problem with massive amounts of internet […]