Sermon Archives

Paul Graham
February 11, 2018

Sanctifying Grace

Sanctifying Grace Both legalism and licentiousness (two wrong ways to try and live the Christian life)  have at their root the same error. Both view God as demanding and ungenerous, who requires we merit or earn His favour and grace. The legalist accepts this distorted view of God and works hard to measure up while looking […]

February 4, 2018

Surgical Grace

Surgical Grace One brother demands his inheritance early. Leaves home, embarrasses the family,  wastes his fortune, and ends up a worthless slave. He crawls home in shame, hoping his Father will let him work to earn a place in the household.  The other brother stays home, works in the fields, manages the staff, and does everything he thinks will […]

January 28, 2018

Treasure In Jars Of Clay

Treasure In Jars Of Clay We really want the gospel and God to look good. So much so that we are tempted to help God out by carefully manufacturing a façade of ease, happiness, and success in our Christian lives. We cover up weakness, filter out failure and hide our suffering for fear that God […]

January 21, 2018

Baptism – Rescued and Righteous

Rescued and Righteous Just as Noah was rescued through a flood from a world that would not acknowledge God; just as Israel was rescued through the sea from bondage and slavery in Egypt, so to are believers in the New Covenant rescued from death and slavery through the waters of baptism. God has given us a sign of […]

January 14, 2018

Baptism – United To Christ

Baptism Baptism, as any Baptist will tell you, is profoundly significant in it’s symbolism. Going down under the water to be raised up again as a new believer tells a story of the death of our old self, and resurrection to new life with Jesus. But is baptism only a symbol? Is it only a step […]

January 7, 2018

What Is Your Purpose?

What Is Your Purpose? There is a popular idea that true freedom must mean a complete absence of any limitations. But is that really freedom? Is a fish more free if it decides to pursue it’s purpose on land? Is a bird more free under water? Does a hammer express it’s purpose best on a construction site […]

December 24, 2017

The Love of The Son

The Love Of The Son   God the Father loved us uniquely by initiating His plan to satisfy his perfect justice by offering Himself as a perfect sacrifice. It is because God first loved us, while we were still enemies, that the Father sent the Son (John 3:16) . God the Spirit loves us uniquely by dwelling with us […]

November 26, 2017

Communion Remembered

Communion Remembered In 1 Corinthians 11, the Apostle Paul offers a not-so-gentle correction to the church on the right practice of communion. During this service as we took communion we considered, verse by verse, Paul’s reminder of what communion is meant for the Christian and the church, responding in prayer and song at each interval. Communion is for […]

November 19, 2017

Guard The Good Deposit

Guard The Good Deposit 500 years ago the reformation faced the pressure of a single monolithic religion that obscured the scriptures and claimed salvation must come through it’s church. Today, the same courage  of the reformation remains needed but because in our century we face just the opposite: A hundred interpretations of the gospel, of the atonement, of Christ, […]

November 12, 2017

Why The Reformation

Why The Reformation On October 31, 1517… 500 years ago, a Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed a paper to a door in Wittenberg Germany. On that paper were 95 theses, or questions against the then-current practices and doctrines of the Catholic church. And it is from that day in history that we traditionally mark […]

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