|preached||May 15, 2012|
|added||May 15, 2012|
|topics||Church Leadership, Evangelism, Gospel, Ministry, Preaching, Salvation, Word of God|
Speaking to pastors, Mark Dever outlined the characteristics that distinguish a healthy church from an unhealthy church. He detailed what he has termed “the 9 Marks” of differentiation: expositional preaching, the Gospel, biblical theology, a biblical understanding of conversion, evangelism, church membership, discipline, concern for promoting discipleship and growth, and a biblical understanding of church leadership.
|preached||April 8, 2012|
|added||April 7, 2012|
|scripture||1 John 4:10|
|topics||The Cross, Salvation|
God's love for us - for each one of us - is expressed in the great cost He paid at Calvary, bearing the wrath that our sins deserve. But as we learn in this Good Friday message, until the Holy Spirit shows me my sinfulness, I won't understand my need of salvation.
|added||November 2, 2011|
|scripture||Luke 1:46-56, Luke 1:67-75, Luke 2:25-35|
|topics||Character of God, Jesus Christ, Salvation|
Many of us have our favorite Christmas carols that center on angels singing songs, shepherds watching flocks, and wise men giving gifts. However, Luke records the very first Christmas songs, sung by Mary, Zechariah and Simeon. Unlike our modern carols, these don’t revolve around the nativity scenes or the events of Christ birth; rather they focus on the Savior himself. In Christ’s birth, God supernaturally breaks into the ordinary naturalness of human history, by revealing himself as the Savior of the world. In these three songs for a Savior, Mary, Zechariah, and Simeon praise the Lord for remembering His people ...
|preached||October 30, 2011|
|added||October 31, 2011|
How can a sinful person become right with God? And how can God acquit the guilty? This study in Romans 3:21-26 reminds us of the truth that spurred the Reformation: justification is based on God's work of counting our sins against Christ and crediting the righteousness of Christ to our account. It is by faith alone, in Christ alone, and through grace alone.
|preached||September 11, 2011|
|added||September 12, 2011|
Selfish ambition / selfless sacrifice. The contrast between the attitudes of disciples James and John and that of Jesus could not be more striking. It will take a decisive, costly sacrifice - a ransom - to set both them and us free: the atoning sacrifice Christ made on the cross.
|preached||August 28, 2011|
|added||August 29, 2011|
In Mark 10:17, a sincere young man asked a very good question: "What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus responded by lovingly challenging the man to turn away from the idol that held his allegiance. The kingdom of God presents everyone with the same challenge. Will we submit to Christ's kingly rule? Or, like this young man, will we hear the gospel and go away sad because our allegiance is elsewhere?
|added||August 24, 2011|
|topics||Assurance of Salvation, Faith, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Salvation|
“What now?” That’s a fair question not only for those who are beginning their walk with Christ, but for Christians at any point along the way. As we struggle with sin, endure persecution, and confront suffering, we may wonder how all of these things fit into God’s plan of salvation. We may even wonder how - or if - God is still at work. In this series of sermons from Romans 8 by Alistair Begg, we are reminded that God’s Spirit empowers the Christian life from beginning to end as the persevering love of God holds those who belong to ...
|added||July 31, 2011|
|topics||Baptism, Faith, Jesus Christ, Obeying God, Salvation|
Jesus asked Peter three times “Do you love me?” Today before we can answer the question, we must understand the definition of loving Jesus. Believing in God or being religious does not make one a Christian. So how do we know if we truly love Jesus? Jesus provides a self- examination into our hearts based on personal relationship and obedience to our Saviors commands. Do you love the Lord Jesus?
|preached||December 4, 1983|
|added||July 25, 2011|
|topics||Faith, Joy, Salvation|
In Habakkuk 3, we see the result of his pilgrimmage of faith, from testing through learning to triumph. Faith that can face disaster and still rejoice in God must be based on fact: the fact of God’s past faithfulness in history, and especially the fact of His redeeming work on the Cross. This is true saving faith.
|added||January 26, 2011|
|topics||Christian Living, Jesus Christ, Salvation|
The old song says "what a difference a day makes", and this passage in John chapter one highlights just such an encounter between Jesus and two men who were to be his disciples. Hear how one day with Jesus changed the lives of these men, and how He continues to change lives today.