Sermon Archive

The Frustration of Work

July 2, 2017 Genesis 3:14 – 19  All the work we do in our broken, fallen world has varying degrees of frustration. However, the frustrations we experience are there by God’s design. They remind us of our need for Him and the perfect, finished work of His Son, Jesus Christ. Sermon Outline: I. The Woman’s […]

Secular Work

June 25, 2017 1 Cor. 7:17 How we think about our work reveals our understanding of the Gospel.  Are we so busy that we think our work is at best tangential, and at worst unrelated, to the Gospel?  The Apostle Paul teaches that Christians must learn to ask new questions about our work and to see […]

Cultivation

June 18, 2017 Genesis 1:28; 2:8-9, 15 Many times, we are unable to articulate how our work participates with God in the cultivation of His creation. The reason for this is that we focus on bearing God’s image in the kind of work we do, rather than in the act of work itself. When God’s […]

God and Work

June 11, 2017 Genesis 1:26-27; 2:1-3, 15  What does the Bible say about work? Does it tell us that work is a necessary evil that we must do so that we can make money to support our lifestyles? Does it teach that our worth is tied to our position at work, or that there are more and […]

Costs and Rewards

May 21, 2017 Galatians 6:1-10 What will it cost us to love others well? It will cost our comfort, our aspirations, and our resources. But if we love others as Christ has loved us, we will have not only the joy of eternal rewards, but present rewards as well. We will have the joy of […]

New Fight

May 14, 2017 Galatians 5:16-26 In Galatians 5:16-26, Paul says that every believer is engaged in a fight between the flesh and the Spirit. The flesh represents the sinful ways we turn our desires of God’s good gifts into abnormal, over-desires. The Sprit, on the other hand, works within us to produce fruit that makes […]

Do We Obey the Law or Not?

May 7, 2017 Galatians 5:1-15  Christians are free in Christ Jesus. Paul writes in Galatians 5:1-12 that we are saved by grace and cannot lose our salvation. We can, however, lose our freedom. We lose our freedom when we try to win God’s favor by obedience to the law. The Gospel frees us from the law, […]

The Dangers of a Watered-Down Gospel

April 30, 2017 Galatians 4:8-20  What harm can come from watering down the Gospel? Paul addresses this question directly by calling the Galatian Christians and us today to reject the false gospel of salvation by works. Such a teaching produces enslavement to the idol of religion. Instead, we are called to embrace the true gospel: […]