Sermon Archives

Holiness
February 4, 2018

The Heavy Hand of a Glorious God

The Heavy Hand of a Glorious God

The Philistine armies defeated Israel and captured the ark of the covenant. Although they had conquered Israel, the Philistine soon discovered that they were no match for Israel’s God. When the people of God cry out to him with true repentance, God helps them recover the glory he has made them to enjoy.

December 31, 2017

Sanctified Self-Control

Sanctified Self-Control

The best athletes in the world know that in order to perform at the highest level, they have to develop a high level of self-control. Similarly, Christians practice self-control in pursuit of a prize greater than any athlete could ever win. The Holy Spirit is the Christians’ trainer and coach, keeping them in step with […]

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 […]

February 26, 2017

Exposing the Lie of Sexual Sin

Exposing the Lie of Sexual Sin

Christians are called to defend the purity of sex, understanding that sex is a gift from God. And we are to give thanks to him for this gift by using it in the way he designed for it to be used. This is a serious matter that we cannot ignore. And by honoring God with […]

February 12, 2017

The Holy Life of Christ

The Holy Life of Christ

As followers of Jesus, we must not live like the rest of the world lives. We are called to be holy, set apart from the world and set apart to God. But holiness is first a matter of the mind, a way of thinking that is informed by Jesus. Through the gospel of Jesus we […]

February 14, 2016

The Lord’s Prayer for His Church (part 1)

The Lord's Prayer for His Church (part 1)

Jesus taught his disciples about the new community that they would become after his death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. Jesus has high hopes for this new community, so now he prays for this church. He prays for the church because it is there that God’s glory will be seen and God himself will be […]