Sermons on Faith

The Other Nine

Text: Luke 17: 11-19 Happy Thanksgiving! The American thanksgiving holiday was established on the last Thursday in November during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln as a day of “thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens”. Today most of our citizens see this holiday as a time to enjoy family,…

Faith and Deeds

Text: James 2:14-26 Faith and Deeds go together.  It is possible to have false faith with no good deeds.  It is possible to have good deeds without true faith.  But it is impossible to have true faith without good deeds. When God changes the inside (heart) of a person the outside (behavior) mirrors that change.  True…

Peace with God and More

Romans 5 builds off of chapter 4 where Paul uses Abraham and David as great examples of justification by faith. But justification is not simply a theological or theoretical belief. When we embrace justification by faith we begin to experience tremendous, life- altering truths that shape the contours of our daily lives. We explore the…

Convinced God Was Able

Paul now takes the theological truths he has expounded in Romans 1-3 and personalizes his teaching on justification by faith. He focuses on two of the greatest people in the Old Testament, Abraham, the father of the nation and David, Israel’s greatest king. He demonstrates through these patriarchs that people have never been accepted by…

Questioning God

This section may be the most complicated in the entire epistle to the Romans. Paul seeks to address some serious objections to his condemnation of Jewish religion in Chapter 2. We will seek to understand the basic objections to Paul’s teaching and attempt to apply the principles to our own journey as Christians in 2016.…

God’s Work of Art

Works (good deeds, the fruit of the Spirit) are an essential part of the Christian life. They do not justify us before God, but they do define us after we have been forgiven. Forgiveness (justification) and life transformation (sanctification) are separate but dynamically linked. It is inevitable that a true Christian will visibly demonstrate evidence…