Soli Deo Gloria

Sermons on Love

“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…

“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…

“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…

“Christian Love Contends for Truth” 1 Timothy 1:3-11

An Expositional Sermon 1 Timothy 1:3-11 “Christian Love Contends for Truth” Theme/Big Idea: You will recognize false teachers and unhealthy churches by their fruits. Aim/Appropriation/Application: It’s my prayer that God would guard us from false teaching and bear the fruit of love in our church because we know that He first loved us. Outline: (1) The Necessity of…

“Discipling – We Disciple Others” Matthew 28:18-20

A Topical Sermon “Discipling – We Disciple Others” Outline: (1) We Disciple Others By Imitating Jesus Christ (2) We Disciple Others By Inviting Others To Imitate Us As We Imitate Christ (3) We Disciple Others In The Context Of The Local Church Questions for Further Reflection: (1) How does your life affect the people who are around you?…

“God’s Word Expresses His Love” Daniel 9:20-27

Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word is an expression of His love for His people.
Application/Aim: Embrace the love of God for His people by trusting in Jesus Christ.
(1) God’s Word Points Us to His Love for Us in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:20-23)
(2) God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:24)
(A) First description of the 70 weeks in v. 24: 6 promises to be accomplished
(B) Second description of the 70 weeks in vv. 25-27: Historical things that will happen.
(3) History Points to Jesus Christ (Daniel 25-27)
(A) 70 Weeks, Part 1: 7 Weeks – rebuilding of Jerusalem & coming of anointed one
(B) 70 Weeks, Part 2: 62 Weeks – continued rebuilding of Jerusalem in “troubled time”
(C) 70 Weeks, Part 3: 1 Week – anointed one cut off forging a covenant, a prince’s people will destroy Jerusalem. – Last week is described twice.
Jesus is the fulfillment of this text. He fulfills both what was to be accomplished in the 70 weeks, and he fulfills the historical contours of what would happen in the 70 weeks. The way that God answers Daniel’s prayers for the forgiveness of the sins of God’s people is by helping him to forward to the good news of a covenant that would be forged in a “messiah” that would be cut of – namely, Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:1-14).

“Satisfy Me, Lord” Psalm 143:1-12

Theme: God satisfies His people in justification, His past and future grace, and His covenant love.
Aim: Is David’s satisfaction yours?
“Where should you run in your trials? Where can you find satisfaction?”
(1) God’s Power to Justify (Psalm 143:1-2)
(2) God’s Grace in the Past (Psalm 143:3-6)
(3) God’s Grace in the Future (Psalm 143:7-10)
(4) God’s Covenant Love For His People (Psalm 143:11-12)

“God Preserves His People” Genesis 37:1-41:57

Theme: God preserves His weak and sinful people.
Aim: Trust that God is at work for your good and His glory.
(1) Lord of the Dreams (Genesis 37:1-36)
(2) Embracing Sin & Fleeing Sin (Genesis 38:1-39:23)
(3) God Preserves His People (Genesis 40:1-41:57)

“Jesus Didn’t Want to Die, Was Arrested, & Abandoned” Mark 14:26-72

Theme: Jesus didn’t want to die, but chose rejection for His people.
Aim: Pray that God would preserve us and strengthen our faith in Christ who was rejected for us. That even as the world hates Jesus that we won’t be ashamed to be found with Him and His people.
(1) Jesus Didn’t Want to Die (Mark 14:32-41)
(2) Jesus was Betrayed, Arrested, & Abandoned (Mark 14:41-52)
(3) Jesus Was Tried & Beaten (Mark 14:53-65)
(4) Peter’s Rejection (Mark 14:66-72)