Sermon Archives

Ben Janssen
December 17, 2017

Faithfully Pursuing the True Riches

Faithfully Pursuing the True Riches

The Holy Spirit aims to produce the fruit of faithfulness in the life of Christians, leading them to view material possessions in a different light. Forsaking the constant appeal for temporal pleasure, the believer seeks to secure true riches though generosity, dependability, and a hope in a future reward that keeps him free of the […]

December 10, 2017

When God’s Kindness Appeared

When God's Kindness Appeared

Kindness is one of the most attractive virtues one can possess as it sincerely seeks the happiness of others. But real kindness can sometimes be misunderstood, and what we intend to be an act of kindness can end up leading to more misery than joy. Kindness that is produced by the Holy Spirit always accomplishes […]

November 19, 2017

The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength

The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength

Joy is an emotion that everyone experiences to one degree or another. But as the fruit of the Spirit, Christian joy is much more than an experience that comes and go with the changes of our circumstances. In fact, Spirit-produced joy regularly comes even in times of sorrow, bringing us back into the joy of […]

November 12, 2017

Let Us Love One Another

Let Us Love One Another

The first fruit of the Spirit is love, a quality that describes God’s own essence and nature. God has made love possible by first evidencing his love to us in the sending of his Son to atone for our sins. We abide in his love by believing this apostolic witness concerning Jesus. In this way […]

November 5, 2017

Living God’s Way by God’s Power

Living God's Way by God's Power

The Christian life is a life of holiness. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know what holiness is nor how to pursue it. The result is not just a failure to live up to God’s standards. Confusion about holiness often leads us away from the gospel itself. Holiness is defined not by following a set of […]

October 29, 2017

Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria

The gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in the work of Christ alone has greatly impacted the places in which it has been proclaimed. It reformed how God was worshiped, with his glory being the source of the Christian’s joy. It reformed the workplace as everyday life and vocation was elevated to […]

October 22, 2017

Sola Fide

Sola Fide

The central debate of the Protestant Reformation was over the question of justification: how can one be in the right before God? Because of our sin nature, we naturally strive for self-justification, attempting to atone for our sins by our good works. The Reformers understood that one could never be righteous before God and that our […]

October 15, 2017

Sola Gratia

Sola Gratia

The Protestant Reformation was driven by the conviction that the cause of salvation was the grace of God alone apart from any human merit. This grace is necessary because we are born into a fallen condition and incapable of being or doing anything that pleases God. But the beauty of grace is evident in the […]

October 8, 2017

Solus Christus

Solus Christus

The Protestant Reformation got recovered the supremacy of Jesus Christ in the gospel and the Christian faith. Recognizing the power of his life and death, Christians look to Jesus for salvation from all that plagues them. Jesus is the only source for salvation and the only subject of true preaching. There is no Christianity where […]

October 1, 2017

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible, and the Bible alone, is the only infallible source of truth. Because the Bible is the Word of God, it is completely authoritative. And because the Bible announces to us the gospel, it is the only way for us to know how to be saved. But the Bible also […]

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