Recent Sermons

Satan offers a deceptive bait to Christ to try to entice him to a suffering-less route to having his kingdom. But, as will always prove true, supreme love for the Father conquers all temptation.

The second of the three temptations of Christ in the wilderness had to do with whether or not he would test the Father by not waiting upon his divine ways and timing.

A look at the first of three temptations that assailed Christ, in which the tempter asks Jesus the question, "Did God really say that you must obey him?"

4 Questions:

Why did Jesus need to be tempted?

How could the Spirit lead Jesus to be tempted?

Could Jesus have fallen to temptation and actually sin?

How was Christ's temptation a real temptation?

The foundation of our salvation is the doctrine of justification. And the foundation of the essence of justification is the righteousness of Jesus. God's declaration of his pleasure in Christ following his baptism demonstrates that Jesus alone possesses obedience of divine quality sufficient to justify and assure his people.

A look at the importance of God's Kingdom purposes on earth, and how Scripture teaches us that its future implementation will unfold. Also, how is it that the Church and the Kingdom interact?

Loving

Love for others is to be a hallmark trait of Christians, and we believe that our love for others begins with our love for God himself. This is why our commitment is to prioritize knowing God in his Word so that we might fear him, love him, obey him, and love those around us as we ought.

When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment, his said this:

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
(Matthew 22:37–40 ESV)
 

Proclaiming

The Apostle Paul specified the theme of his message in Colossians 1:28 - “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”

And it is our solemn hope that we would do everything possible to make Jesus Christ known in what we teach - to children, to our community and to our congregation from the pulpit. He is the Lord of all, and must be proclaimed with priority and power. His perfection and deity, and his work on the cross and his resurrection form the realities that we seek to make known - both in our teaching and in our living.

Serving

The ultimate act of service was done for us when Jesus died in our place on the cross. And we draw strength from his grace towards us that we might demonstrate grace in service to others. This reality is perhaps nowhere better described than in 1 John 4:11 - 

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."

May our knowledge of God and our desire to exalt Christ lead us to serve others through the power of the Spirit.

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