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Sermons on Pauline Epistles

“Freedom/Fruit of the Spirit” Galatians 5:22-26

An Expositional Sermon Galatians 5:22-26 “Freedom/Fruit of the Spirit” Theme/Big Idea: The flavor Christ’s people tastes like the fruit of the Spirit. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Keep in step with the Spirit. Outline: (1) What Freedom from Sin & the Law Looks/Tastes Like (Galatians 5:22-23) (2) Those Who Belong to Christ Have Crucified the Flesh (Galatians 5:24-26) Questions for Further…

“Bondage/Desires of the Flesh” Galatians 5:13-21

An Expositional Sermon Galatians 5:13-21 “Bondage/Desires of the Flesh” Theme/Big Idea: The desires and works of the flesh are opposed to the freedom we have in the gospel Aim/Appropriation/Application: Walk in the Spirit. Outline: (1) God’s People Were Called to Freedom (Galatians 5:13-15) (2) We Are at War (Galatians 5:16-18) (3) God’s People Fight Their Sin (Galatians 5:19-21) Questions for…

“Safely in God’s Kingdom” 2 Timothy 4:9-22

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 4:9-22 “Safely in God’s Kingdom” Theme/Big Idea: Prepare well for your death with your hope that Jesus Christ is with us always, to the end of the age. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Cultivate a realistic expectation for Christian ministry and the Christian life. Pray that God would help you to prepare spend your life well…

“Love Christ’s Appearing” 2 Timothy 4:6-8

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 4:6-8 “Love Christ’s Appearing” Theme/Big Idea: The charge to “preach the Word” is grounded in the knowledge of Paul’s coming death, and the hope of the gospel is receiving the award of justification in the face of God’s coming wrath. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Love Christ’s appearing and put your trust in Him and…

“Preach the Bible” 2 Timothy 4:1-5

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 4:1-5 “Preach the Bible” Theme/Big Idea: Paul is testifying to Timothy so that he would preach the Word no matter what he faces. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would help you to think rightly about preaching and the role that it plays in your life, but also our life together as a church.…

“The Bible Alone” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “The Bible Alone” Theme/Big Idea: Scripture is God’s Word and is authoritative and sufficient for life. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Ask God to help you see that reading, knowing, and cherishing this book is more important than eating food, even as Jesus quoted Moses (Deut. 8:3), “Man shall not live by bread alone, but…

“Jesus Christ, the Fulfillment of All of God’s Promises” 2 Corinthians 1:20

An Expositional Sermon 2 Corinthians 1:20 “Jesus Christ, the Fulfillment of All of God’s Promises” Theme/Big Idea: All of the promises of God find their “yes” in Jesus Christ. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Repent of your sin and be found as an inheritor of God’s promises through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

“Continue in the Bible” 2 Timothy 3:10-15

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:10-15 “Continue in the Bible” Theme/Big Idea: The gospel is sufficient for the past, present and future. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would strengthen us to know this trustworthy guide of the sacred writings that are able to make us wise unto salvation. Outline: Introduction: The Difficulty of Stagecoach Travel In Iowa in the 1800’s 1.…