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The Deity of Christ

John 1:1-3

by Alan Sherban

In this sermon we answer three important questions concerning the deity of Christ. What does Scripture say about his deity? Why is his deity so important? And why is the deity of Christ helpful for the Christian?

He Is Not Silent

Psalm 19:1-14

by Danny Gumprecht

The grace and goodness and mercy of God is displaying in that he has most clearly revealed himself to his creatures. He has done so through his creation and through his written Scriptures, and these forms of revelation demand a necessary response from the creature.

The Call To Praise

Psalm 117

by Alan Sherban

Thanksgiving Service - God's command to bless all peoples by bringing them to praise him will most certainly be accomplished through Christ. It is the joy of his people to now offer him acceptable thanks in anticipation of this eternal duty of praise.

Kingdom Entrance Clarified

Matthew 5:20

by Alan Sherban

Underlying the necessary righteousness for entering the kingdom of heaven is an efficient call - a new birth, which provides the life and power a sinner needs to evidence a righteousness which exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees.

Kingdom Greatness Described

Matthew 5:19

by Alan Sherban

The second way Jesus has come to make the glory of the Kingdom promises of the OT clear is by describing Kingdom greatness. Such greatness is attained, Jesus says, by esteeming highly the connection between God's Kingdom and God's commandments.

Kingdom Promises Affirmed

Matthew 5:17-20

by Alan Sherban

One of the amazing aspects of Jesus' ministry was his connection to the Old Testament Scriptures. As he teaches concerning the Gospel of the Kingdom, he makes it clear that his Kingdom is one in the same to what was foretold long ago in the ancient texts.

Soli Deo Gloria

Romans 8:28-39

by Alan Sherban

In case there is any confusion concerning the true nature of Justification, the idea of Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone be glory) will clearly illumine the fact that he alone is glorified in that he alone accomplishes and applies everything the sinner needs, apart from any cooperation.

Solus Christus

2 Corinthians 5:21

by Alan Sherban

The foundational doctrinal distinctive of the Reformation is Solus Christus, which is essentially an orthodox understanding of the Christian's union with Christ. Apart from being united to Christ, there is nothing but the just wrath of God upon us all. But in Christ we have all sufficiency for being right with God.

Sola Gratia

Ephesians 2:1-10

by Alan Sherban

New life, faith, justification, and the whole of our salvation is completely a work of God's grace alone. The purpose of this is so that we might not boast, but might instead be to the praise of his glory.

Sola Fide

Romans 4

by Alan Sherban

Justification refers to God considering a sinner to be fit for fellowship with him, and he grants this status solely upon the basis of the person and work of Christ, through the means of faith alone apart from any human work at all.

Sola Scriptura

Romans 10:17

by Alan Sherban

The Bible and the Bible alone is the sole authority for all matters concerning the souls of mankind and the Church of Christ. We know this perhaps most vividly from the fact that by no other means can we be saved than through the Word of Christ.

What Do You Live For?

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

by Alan Sherban

Mankind was made to worship. Whether it be the worship of self or the worship of God, every one of us makes value judgments about what is worth living for and what is not worth living for. King Solomon traced down every pursuit in life and found that there is only one thing that makes us truly human -- and that is to live a life fearing God such that we keep his commandments.

I Give You Jesus

Acts 3:1-19

by Jeremy Murphy

We may not have the means to meet the world's desire for alms, but we do have that which will satisfy the heart of man for all eternity. We give the world Jesus.

Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16

by Alan Sherban

The blessed and valued purpose of the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven is to be salt and light to the world.

Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

Matthew 5:10-12

by Alan Sherban

Christian persecution is not only a certain reality in this world for those who are a part of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it also is something which indicates how blessed Christ's people truly are.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9

by Alan Sherban

Because of experience and theology, we know that peace is a needed reality in our world and in our own lives. And Jesus teaches that those in his kingdom are known for seeking to bring about the most important kind of peace - peace between God and sinners.

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Matthew 5:8

by Alan Sherban

It takes little work to understand that all people are not pure to the standard of the purity of God. So how is it that impure hearts can become pure? And how can the purified heart know it is pure? Then what does it mean that the pure in heart will see God?

Blessed Are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7

by Alan Sherban

The mercy of God towards sinners is unfathomable, and is based upon the propitiatory work of Christ. But it is only extended toward those whose hearts have been regenerated such that they are characterized by showing mercy.

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst For Righteousness

Matthew 5:6

by Alan Sherban

The heart of the kingdom citizen longs for righteousness. Not as a requirement for entrance into the kingdom, but as a necessary evidence of the fact that they have been given a new heart by God.

Blessed Are the Meek

Matthew 5:5

by Alan Sherban

What is meekness? And how is it that we can be meek?

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Matthew 5:4

by Alan Sherban

Those in the kingdom have come to rightly perceive their spiritual brokenness (Blessed are the poor in spirit), and consequently find themselves responding to such a condition in true spiritual mourning.

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Matthew 5:3

by Alan Sherban

Who is Jesus referring to when he speaks of the poor in spirit? How do we know if we are the blessed ones who have the kingdom of heaven?

Kingdom Lessons From the Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

by Glenn Webster

The context of the parable of the Good Samaritan provides the framework that helps us know why Jesus told the parable. The context and the parable give understanding of God's righteous requirement for entry to His kingdom, and man's need for Christ.

Kingdom Blessedness

Matthew 5:3-12

by Alan Sherban

Jesus issues 8 pronouncements of blessing upon those who manifest the character attributes of those in his kingdom. But what exactly does he mean when he calls such persons blessed? Happy? Fortunate? No, it's something far more glorious.

Jesus - Prophet, Priest, and King

Hebrews 10:19-25

by Nathan Machel

Jesus is God's ultimate revelation, the supreme king, and the only priest who can save. How are we to respond to him?

One Perfect Sacrifice

Hebrews 10:1-18

by Nathan Machel

The Day of Atonement was the highest, holiest day for Israel. Jesus fulfilled it, surpassed it, and brought it to an end.

A Precise Kind of Road Part 3

Matthew 5:1-7:29

by Alan Sherban

The precise kind of road that the King calls for his disciples to walk upon in life is not only marked by repentance, by righteousness and by ridicule, but it is also characterized by radical living, by recognizing reality rightly, and by reflecting upon truth so that we treat others righteously. And, lastly, the King's road is one of restriction - there is only one way to God.

A Precise Kind of Road Part 2

Matthew 5:1-7:29

by Alan Sherban

The precise road that Christ calls his disciples to follow is one marked by repentance, righteousness, and ridicule. We are to be a Christian counter-culture.

A Precise Kind of Road Part 1

Matthew 5:1-7:29

by Alan Sherban

How it is that our righteousness and assurance fit together, and the beginning of 7 facets of the precise kind of road that Jesus calls us to follow.

A Perfect Kind of Righteousness

Matthew 5:1-7:29

by Alan Sherban

The second necessary reality that the Sermon on the Mount calls us to accept is the need for a perfect kind of righteousness. As opposed to our natural self-righteousness, the perfect righteousness of those in the Kingdom demonstrates that they are like the Father.