9.26.10 sermons

September 26, 2010

Last Wednesday:

Lovingkindness for all Nations Forever (Ps 117:1-2)

The shortest psalm sits in the center of the Bible, and has a tremendous reach, as Derek Kidner says. It reaches to the ends of the earth as the lovingkindness of God is extolled.

Sunday sermons:

The Objective of Sanctification (Rm 6:12)

In this message we deal with the objective of sanctification (complete turning away from sin) and the reasons why sanctification turns into a struggle – we are dealing with a frail body beset by corrupt desires.

The Person of the Incarnate Christ (1)

We begin a look at the theology represented by the person of Christ, fully God and fully man in one person. Today we look at his claims to deity and begin to look at names given him that speak of his deity.

The Mystery of Godliness (1 Tim 3:16)

Today’s message covers the magnificent remnant of an early hymn exalting the doctrine of Christ which is the mystery which produces true godliness in the heart of a believer

9.19.10 messages

September 22, 2010

Last Wednesday

I Love the Lord (Ps 116:1-19)

Ps 116 is a glorious testimony psalm, the commitment psalm of a needy man delivered by the Lord. All who have been delivered from sin and hell ought to make it their own testimony of dedication to serve the Lord not just with forms but with one’s whole life.

Sunday’s Messages

Reckoning: the Key to Victory over Sin (Rm 6:11)

The pivotal point of sanctification is to understand the operation of sanctifying faith. Just as God reckons Christ’s righteousness to us and our sin to Christ in justification, we are to reckon ourselves dead to sin (based on the fact that we are united with Christ in his cross in death) and to reckon ourselves alive to God. This is an imitation of Christ’s present life lived before God in heaven and is our prospect in the future based on our salvation in Christ, our new head and our second Adam.

Worldliness: Other Perspectives and Applications (5)

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.

Conduct in the Church of the Living God (1 Tim 3:14-15)

Paul’s purpose for writing 1 Timothy is expressed in terms of conduct for the church of the living God. The church is to follow Paul’s terms as a household of God, fulfilling God’s mandates in a family atmosphere and as the pillar and ground of the truth, the bulwark and repository of faith, holding fast to the true doctrine of Christ and the apostles.

music history links

September 13, 2010

We’d like to recommend a series of articles by Scott Aniol on The Hymnody of the Christian Church. Scott provides an excellent historical overview showing how music developed  historically through various influences. For your convenience we have linked the series of articles on this page.

9.12.10 sermons

September 13, 2010

Last Wednesday:

All Glory to Your Name, O Lord (Ps 115:1-18)

This Psalm is likely an antiphonal psalm. We did a responsive reading from it to begin the service. The psalm contrasts the utter uselessness of idols with the blessedness from the Lord for all who serve Him.

Sunday messages:

No Longer Under Sin (Rm 6:9-10)

In these verses we see the transition the Lord Jesus Christ made as he moved from the dominion of death (submitted to voluntarily) to the freedom of life unto God. He becomes the pattern and the hope of sanctification for all who believe.

Worldliness: Other Perspectives and Applications (4)

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.

Gaining a ‘Good Step’ (1 Tim 3:13)

For deacons, and for all Christians who serve well, we see there is a reward of good standing in the Christian community and personal confidence in the faith. We are challenged to pursue that good standing and that confidence by the examples of Stephen and Philip.

9.5.10 sermons

September 6, 2010

We Believe – Do We? (Rm 6:8)

One unfailing consequence of union with Christ in his death to sin is faith in the life with him that we shall have. If you lack confidence of this future life for yourself, it calls into question the nature of your union with him.

Worldliness: Other Perspectives and Applications (3)

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.

Getting it Right – Communion Christ’s Way (1 Cor 11:23-26)

In this message we look at Paul’s record of Christ’s institution of the Communion service, highlighting what the Lord Jesus thinks is important and emphasizing what it means if Christians get Christ wrong with this essential Christian rite.

9.1.10-9.3.10 evangelistic meetings

September 5, 2010

Beware of Covetousness (Lk 12:15)

Todd Sivnksty, September 1, 2010

Bro Sivnksty challenges us concerning that all too present human flaw, covetousness. The Lord Jesus warns that covetousness can keep a man from the kingdom of God. Beware of covetousness!

We Shall be Changed (1 Cor 15:51)

Todd Sivnksty, September 2, 2010

Evangelist Todd Sivnksty challenges us to the revived Christian life from the hope of the resurrection.

Confronting the Self-Righteous (Luke 16:15)

Todd Sivnksty, September 3, 2010

Evangelist Todd Sivnksty uses the Lord’s confrontation of the Pharisees to challenge our hearts. The Lord knows all our heart, we cannot deceive him. We cannot put any front of self-righteousness and hope to escape his attention.