|preached||September 30, 2012|
|added||May 1, 2013|
As we look through the book of Acts, we see that as Jesus' followers obeyed the Lord's command to make disciples of all nations, people believed in in the Lord Jesus and were baptized without delay. Baptism portrays in a visible way what Christ has performed for us, and it is a tangible sign of our commitment to following him. Why, then, would a Christian hesitate to be baptized?
|preached||April 7, 2013|
|added||April 8, 2013|
Many of us are familiar with the phrase "the pursuit of happiness", but does the pursuit guarantee the reward? Psalm 32 provides the key to genuine happiness, which is found in being forgiven by God and living in obedience to His word.
|preached||January 20, 2013|
|added||January 21, 2013|
|topics||Gospel, Jesus Christ, Obedience|
Because the story of Judas' betrayal is familiar, it helps to look at it with fresh eyes, seeking God's purpose behind the passage. There, we are impressed with Jesus' boldness as He met His enemies and His obedience as He pursued the Father's Gospel plan.
|preached||October 7, 2012|
|added||October 8, 2012|
|topics||Kingdom of God, Obedience, Patience, Prophecy, Second Coming of Christ|
At the end of Mark 13, Jesus tells His disciples that no one knows when His return will be - even He does not know! What then is the purpose of prophecy in the Bible? Knowing that our Lord will certainly return, but not knowing when, motivates us to obey His command, "Stay awake."
|preached||September 21, 1995|
|added||September 24, 2012|
|topics||Biblical Figures, Obedience|
Daniel was a man with a genuine passion for purity. A man of great integrity, Daniel became distinguished above all other high officials and held the respect of King Darius. His favor with the king, and his unwavering commitment to God and prayer, caused others in high standing to despise him and ultimately made him the target of a plot to face death in the lion's den. See how the plan conceived by Daniel’s enemies backfired, how the schemers were destroyed, and how God was glorified.
|preached||July 15, 2012|
|added||July 15, 2012|
|topics||Jesus Christ, Obedience, Pride & Humility|
In this short meditation in John 13 we hear about an example of humility... and its genuine expression in the lives of those who belong to Christ.
|preached||July 8, 2012|
|added||July 10, 2012|
|topics||Gospel, Grace, Obedience, Preaching, Word of God|
How are we as believers to respond when God's word is taught faithfully? Our love and devotion to Christ are reflected in the way we go about our tasks, no matter what our role in life is: Teacher, banker, homemaker, factory worker - all of us give daily evidence of our justification as we use our best abilities in the work God has called us to.
|preached||June 10, 2012|
|added||June 11, 2012|
|topics||Government, Grace of God, Obedience|
God calls each believer to live an exceptional life of obedience and humble service, reflecting His character to the surrounding culture. The foolishness and rebelliousness we sometimes face should never surprise us, because we know that all people need God’s grace. Our Lord has dealt with the human condition in a way the world would never expect: by sending a Savior.
|preached||June 3, 2012|
|added||June 5, 2012|
|topics||Biblical Womanhood, Glory of God, Marriage, Obedience|
"To glorify God and enjoy Him forever" - that's our purpose in life, as described in the Westminster Catechism. But how do we fulfill that purpose? Godly character is the key, as Paul explains in Titus 2:6-10 in his instructions for younger men and women and slaves. Moral purity and self-discipline in the lives of His servants make the gospel beautiful and His Word respected in the world around us.