Sermon Archives

Grace
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 […]

November 27, 2016

Mastering the Mystery

Mastering the Mystery

After speaking about the reconciliation accomplished by the cross, Paul elaborates on the awesome rescue plan that God has now fully disclosed. He wants his readers to be more than acquainted with it. He wants them to master it, to be experts in it, and to be impressed by it. Only then will believers be […]

October 30, 2016

A Prayer for the Believers

A Prayer for the Believers

Because God has blessed his people with every spiritual blessing, believers should pray all the more fervently for one another. We should pray for God to fill us  with his Spirit and to make us aware of the grace he has already given to us. By seeking God together and submitting to Christ, the church […]

October 23, 2016

The Holy Spirit of Promise

The Holy Spirit of Promise

God has made known his plan of bringing everything into unity in his Son, Jesus Christ. Now we are told how God will bring that plan to pass. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God will make good on his promise by bringing his people to faith and giving them a taste of the […]

October 16, 2016

The Son Our Redeemer

The Son Our Redeemer

The blessings of God’s grace to us are further revealed by the work of the Son of God on our behalf. He redeemed us at great cost, but also gave us great insight into the mystery of God’s eternal plan. Even now he allows us to enjoy the glory of the completed plan because of […]

October 9, 2016

Our Determined Father

Our Determined Father

The unveiling of God’s eternal plan calls for God to be praised for what he has determined to do. This is especially true for Christians who discover that God’s predetermined plan is what is decisive in their salvation. Because of God’s love and his glorious grace, believers can begin to see that in Jesus Christ […]

August 28, 2016

Saved by Signs of Grace

Saved by Signs of Grace

Salvation is entirely due to God’s free grace. Human effort receives no credit. But throughout history God has been pleased to communicate his grace to his people through physical, visible signs. Although we may be tempted to worship the signs rather than that which they signify, we must not make the opposite mistake of despising […]

December 20, 2015

Judases Among Us

Judases Among Us

Lurking within the circle of Jesus’s own disciples was a traitor named Judas Iscariot. Jesus not only knew this–he deliberately chose to include Judas into his community. And just as Jesus so graciously appealed to Judas’s treacherous heart, Jesus requires his church today to combat such treachery in our midst with a grace that, if […]

October 18, 2015

Sight for the Blind

Sight for the Blind

The man whom Jesus had cured of blindness was publicly shunned and disgraced by the Pharisees for his commitment to Jesus. But Jesus returns to bring the man an even greater miracle than the recovery of his physical sight. Jesus calls the man to trust in him, leading the man to be cured of his […]

October 4, 2015

We Must Work the Works of God

We Must Work the Works of God

When Jesus and his disciples passed by a man who had been blind from birth, the disciples want to investigate the cause of the man’s blindness, but Jesus focuses on what may result because of it. In his subsequent healing of the blind man, Jesus demonstrates the beauty of God’s work and the urgency with […]

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