8.29.10 sermons

August 29, 2010

Last Wednesday’s study

When Israel went forth from Egypt (Ps 114:1-8)

Ps 114 compresses the Exodus into a series of three shattering acts of God. The psalm sees God as the mighty one who turns deserts into pools of water. We are called to fear and follow before this great and gracious God.

Sunday services

Wake Up! (Rm 13:11-14)

Guest Speaker Todd Sivnksty

Evangelist Todd Sivnksty challenges us to be alert to our own spiritual condition and the needs of people around us, especially their spiritual needs.

Worldliness: Other Perspectives and Applications (2)

We continue to look at the definitions and applications of other Christians in order to demonstrate that our conclusions concerning worldliness and godliness are in keeping with proper interpretation of the Bible. Today we look at some comments from an article on Separation from the World as well as several old Baptist Church Covenants that illustrate how Christians have applied the principles we are teaching.

These have been bidden (Lk 14:12-24)

Guest Speaker Todd Sivnksty

Evangelist Todd Sivnksty encourages to witness and keep on witnessing to those we have spoken to before, to our acquaintances and even to chance encounters with lost folks all around us.

8.22.10 sermons

August 22, 2010

Wednesday 8/18 message

Praise the name of the Lord (Ps 113:1-9)

Our psalm this week is the first of the Passover psalms, one that first praises God in His transcendance over all, He is above all, then praises God in his condescension to man, reaching down to man in his deepest needs.

Sunday 8/22 messages

Would God Attend Our Church? (Acts 11:19-26)

Guest Speaker: Kevin Brosnan

Bro. Brosnan challenged us about the character of our church from a look at the first Gentile church, the church of Antioch as seen in Acts 11. The first Gentile church was made up of genuine believers, led by a fervent God-called pastor, and completely transformed by the life changing power of God in their midst.

Worldliness: Other Perspectives and Applications (1)

In this lesson, we begin to check our work in understanding godliness and worldliness by looking at some thoughts from the writings of others. The key distinctions we note today is that godliness (and ungodliness) have to do with external behaviour primarily while worldliness is a matter of the heart and the inner man.

Developing Devotion to God (Deut 10:12-11:1)

Guest Speaker: Kevin Brosnan

Bro. Brosnan ministered to us from Dt 10 on key principles for developing devotion to God. We need to hold fear and love in balance and from there cleave to our great God who is so magnificent and has done so much for us.

8.15.10 sermons

August 22, 2010

Wednesday 8/11 message:

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord (Ps 112:1-10)

This second consecutive ‘Hallelujah’ psalm deals with the blessednesses of a man who fears the Lord. The Lord’s blessing is no snare, for this man knows how to use the wealth God may give as a blessing to others.

Sunday 8/15 messages:

The Foundation of Life: You’re Dead (Rm 6:1-7)

Rm 6.7 gives us the foundation principle of the sanctified life. It is the idea upon which sanctification is built.That is, the believer is the one who is dead and thus freed from sin. We discuss how Rm 6.1-6 develops this idea and why it is that this idea makes us free indeed from the controlling power of sin.

Applied Christian Living

In this session of our series we review some of the principles and definitions we discovered concerning Godliness and Worldliness. We also discuss how to apply these principles to every day Christian living.

A Life Fulfilled (Ruth 1:1-22)

Our pastor’s son, Rory, preached on the ‘ever after’ stories of Naomi and Ruth. The way to a fulfilled life, in spite of hardships, is to make Naomi’s God ‘my God’, as Ruth did. In that personal relationship with God lies the blessing of the truly fulfilled life.

8.8.10 sermons

August 8, 2010

Wednesday Psalm (Aug 4, 2010)

I will give thanks to the Lord (Ps 111:1-10)

This psalm is an acrostic, a companion psalm to Ps 112. The theme of this psalm is the great works of God for which the psalmist offers his wholehearted praise.

Sunday Sermons

No Longer Slaves to Sin (Rm 6:6)

Another truth that forms the foundation of sanctifying faith is the truth that our old man was crucified with Christ. What that means is that our old sinful self is really done away and a new self re-created in Christ Jesus has been formed. We now have spiritual desires and are freed from slavery to sin because sin that used to dominate us has been rendered ineffective by the death of the old man.

Vigorous Christianity

To conclude our Godliness and Worldliness series we went through an article available here on our website under "Our Distinctives". The article is about "Vigorous Christianity" and it sums up our philosophy and approach to involvement in the world.

The Marriage Covenant (Mt 19:1-12)

Today we look at the centerpiece of Biblical teaching concerning marriage found in Mt 19.1-12. We are taking a digression to deal with Biblical teaching about marriage as we wrap up our discussion of bishops and deacons and the requirement that they be ‘one-woman men’. We want a thorough understanding of marriage to inform our views of this qualification. The centerpiece of Biblical teaching on marriage is the idea that marriage is a covenant made before God who then supernaturally joins the couple together. Violation of this covenant is far more serious than breaking a mere human contract.

8.1.10 sermons

August 1, 2010

From last Wednesday:

An Oracle to My Lord (2) (Ps 110:1-7)

We conclude our look at Ps 110, the most quoted psalm in the NT. It provides for us much foundational material for the doctrine of Christ, portraying him as King and Priest and conquering Warrior.

Today:

The Certainty of Complete Sanctification (Rm 6:5)

Today we look at another fact of the gospel that is a foundation for our sanctification, the certainty of our complete sanctification. Our complete sanctification will occur at our resurrection which is guaranteed by our present union with Christ. This fact ought to stimulate our commitment to persevere in the seemingly never-ending process of Know-Reckon-Yield-Obey which is the process of sanctifying faith.

Set Your Affections Above (2) (Col 3:1-17)

We conclude our godliness-worldliness study by looking at the direction our hearts ought to be pointed. Rather than be captivate by the world’s thinking and values, we need to set our mindes on ‘above things’, on the things of Christ and the life of Christ.

Despise ye the Church of God? (1 Cor 11:20-22)

The Corinthian church were guilty of a serious breach in their fellowship that turned what should have been the Lord’s Supper into One’s Own Supper. By their selfishness and divisions, they earned Paul’s sharp rebuke and the searching question, Despise ye the Church of God?