Sermon Archives

Holy Spirit
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 […]

December 3, 2017

Put Your Spear Down

Put Your Spear Down

We learn about the patience produced by the Spirit through a contrast of David’s patience and Saul’s rage.

November 26, 2017

Peace that Surpasses All Understanding

Peace that Surpasses All Understanding

As a fruit of the Spirit, peace is something that believers who are walking by the Spirit should exhibit. This peace must be obtained by power from above, given from God through Jesus on the cross and poured out by the Holy Spirit. We receive this peace from God through prayer. Additionally, believers need to […]

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 […]

September 24, 2017

Mission Revolution

Mission Revolution

Faithful churches will be missional churches, looking for the opportunities that God has given them to proclaim the hope of the gospel. Each of us is privileged to be God’s “sent ones,” and we need to be prepared for the missional opportunities God sends our way. The mission will be challenging, but it will not […]

September 17, 2017

The Charismatic Community

The Charismatic Community

Perhaps the greatest privilege that God’s people have enjoyed since the coming of Jesus is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells every believer and has been given to satisfy the thirst of our souls through Spirit-empowered worship and fellowship. As the Spirit fills God’s people, a credible gospel community is formed.

September 10, 2017

The Glorious Freedom of the Children of God

The Glorious Freedom of the Children of God

The gospel of Jesus Christ is simple yet profound. The simple truth that God saves sinners also implies a glorious hope not only for those who believe this truth, but also for all subhuman creation. When the sons of God are revealed, we will finally experience the glory that God has promised to bring to […]

August 20, 2017

The Self-Destructing Samson

The Self-Destructing Samson

Samson was a man of extraordinary strength, due to God’s selection of him as Israel’s twelfth deliverer in the book of Judges. But Samson had one fatal flaw—his pre-occupation with himself and his own sensual passions. Although God used this man to achieve his purposes, Samson’s ultimate disregard for his sacred calling left him defeated […]

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