Sermons & Teaching
God calls you not to close your eyes to his coming wrath, like sailors ignoring perilous rocks, but to circumnavigate the judgment by faith in Christ.
Whether you are married, seeking, or celibate, Christ sets the pattern for you to be kingdom-driven in your approach to life and love.
Before attempting to remove a stain it helps to know its source. In this sermon, we'll consider sin's dark origins in history and human nature. This in turn will leading you to Christ for true, deep cleansing.
Frivolous divorces were extremely common in the first century. While acknowledging exceptions, Jesus calls you to honor the principle of permanence God ordained for marriage and to cherish its purposes.
In the beginning, God created humanity "very good." What does that mean? And why does it matter to hold fast to this belief in the face of modern myths and ancient errors which say human nature was flawed from the start? Tonight, we'll consider all these questions and how they connect to Christ.
In marriage, God calls spouses to lay aside their self-serving expectations of comfort and preferment and embrace Christ's cross-like calling to love and prefer one another above themselves. This sermon examines the duty and means for achieving it.
In order to receive comfort from the Gospel, it's necessary first to discover the misery of our fallen condition. The Spirit therefore applies God's Law like bitter medicine to our conscience, exposing sin and purging any proud insistence that we can be justified on the basis of our own goodness.
The Bible supplies us with a number of marital foundations which we considered last time. In this sermon, we're going to explore how these foundations are sometimes undermined and in some cases irrevocably broken. But it's not all bad news. We're also going to see the hope that available to all who rest in God's grace, power and victory in Christ.