Sermon Archive (Page 3)

Set Apart for Streams of Mercy

February 19, 2017 Galatians 1:15-17 The church at Galatia needed to know not only that they could not make themselves right before God by the things that they do; but also that they, like Paul, were set apart by God before the foundation of the world.  They were objects of His irresistible grace, and they were […]

Being Right or Declared Right?

February 12, 2017 Galatians 1:11-14 If the deepest longing of our heart is to be known and loved completely by God, then how are we made right with Him? Is it by being right or by being declared right? Paul continues his letter to the Galatians by imploring them to repent, for there is no amount of knowledge, […]

Only One Gospel

February 5, 2017 Galatians 1:1-10 The Gospel changes everything. It changes our prayers and our vision for living in the city, and it changes our relationships. The Letter to the Galatians was written by the Apostle Paul to a church whose confusion about the Gospel caused all kinds of relational problems in their city. Before we consider the […]

New Vision: Loving God When it is Costly

January 22, 2017 Exodus 1:1-22 As we begin the new year, we are asking God to give us a vision for faithful living in this city.  Where in Scripture are we taught to see our city differently?  In the Bible there are three major places in which the people of Israel were called to live: Egypt, the Promised Land, and Babylon.  As we look […]

Glorification: Unable to Sin

December 18, 2016 Revelation 21:1-5 Though man has ruined the image of God in all of creation, God promises to make all things new.  One day, because of the triumph over sin and death through the resurrection of Christ, we will be unable to sin.  That day, which theologians call Glorification, will be a restoration […]