Soli Deo Gloria

Sermons on Church

“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…

“Wisdom in Covenant Love” Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14 “Wisdom in Covenant Love” Theme/Big Idea: The desire of sexual intimacy is beautiful in the context of the marriage covenant, and it teaches us of the greater and more powerful covenant love of God for His people. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Delight in the beauty of intimacy God has designed for the…

“Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Mothers” 1 Timothy 5:1-2

An Expositional Sermon 1 Timothy 5:1-2 “Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Mothers” Theme/Big Idea: If you are a Christian the church is your family. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God grow our love for each other as a family united in the blood of Christ. Outline: (1) Church As Family (1 Timothy 5:1-2) (2) Approaching Older Men – Fathers (1 Timothy 5:1) (3) Approaching Younger…

“The Marks of a Pastor, Part 1” 1 Timothy 3:1-3

An Expositional Sermon 1 Timothy 3:1-3 “The Marks of a Pastor, Part 1” Theme/Big Idea: Local church overseers lives must exhibit marks. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Brothers, stretch forth for the office of overseer for the good of the church and the glory of God. Outline: (1) Church Structure is Really Important (1 Timothy 3:1) – pursuing the regulative principle in church…

“Deacons – Shock Absorbers” 1 Timothy 3:8-13

A Topical Sermon “Deacons – Shock Absorbers” Outline: Introduction: Car analogy, and orderliness in a local church is a good thing (1 Corinthians 14:33a, 40; Colossians 2:5; Titus 1:5) (1) Deacons are people set aside in the church to serve (1 Timothy 3:8-13) (2) Deacons are task-specific servants in the church (Acts 6:1-7; cf. James 2:15-17;…

“War of Kings” Daniel 2:1-49

Theme: Our fears are removed as we trust in Jesus Christ, the King of kings.
Aim: Reject the kings of this world, and to have Christ as your king.
(1) Worldly Kingdoms Cower in Fear (Daniel 2:1-13)
(2) God Alone Reveals Truth (Daniel 2:14-23)
(3) King Jesus Crushes our Fears (Daniel 2:24-49)

“God Judges in Scattering” Genesis 11:1-32

Theme: God is the tower and security of His people, don’t reject Him by trying to build your own.
Aim: Don’t put your pride, joy, and hope in the cities of this world or in the things that you build. Put your hope in God through Christ.
(1) We Are Worshippers (Genesis 11:1-9)
(2) Misdirected Worship (Genesis 11:1-9 & 10:8-12)
(3) God’s Judgment (Genesis 11:5-7 & Psalm 2 & Isaiah 29:13-16)
(4) God’s Mercy (Genesis 11:10-32)

“Church Discipline” 1 Corinthians 5:1-12

Theme: God disciplines us to help us grow.
Aim: We must be courageous, careful, discerning, gracious, gentle, and loving as we are faithful to Scripture to practice church discipline.
(1) What Is Discipline? 3 Contexts
a. God disciplines us
b. We discipline ourselves
c. We are disciplined by others
(2) Is It Wrong to Judge?
(3) Discipline in a Local Church? – 2 Forms
a. Formative Discipline
b. Corrective Discipline
(4) Discipline Out of Love

“The Lord’s Supper” 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Theme: God has given a meal of remembrance fulfilling the Jewish meals (in particular the passover meal) and pointing forward to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, whereby we proclaim Jesus’ Christ’s death until He returns.
Aim: Feed upon Christ by faith alone.
The Lord’s Supper is…
(1) A picture of feeding upon Christ by faith
(2) A Meal of Remembrance
(3) For believers in Jesus Christ
(4) For the local church
(5) It doesn’t save us