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Sermons on Sin

“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…

“Avoid Those Who Oppose the Truth” 2 Timothy 3:1-9

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:1-9 “Avoid Those Who Oppose the Truth” Theme/Big Idea: Understand that we live in days of difficulty, turn away from haters of truth Aim/Appropriation/Application: Find your protection in the fact that God has burned a back fire that is powerful enough to meet the fiery trials His people face in this life. Outline:…

“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).

“Confession of Sin” Daniel 9:1-19

Big Idea: God’s people go to His word and respond in confession and pleading.
Application: Pray that God would give us the gifts of repentance and faith. Ask God to forgive you and others for sin. Come to God not based upon our insufficient righteousness, but based upon the righteousness of Jesus Christ alone.
(1) God’s People Go to God’s Word (Daniel 9:1-2)
(2) God’s People Respond to God’s Word – Confession (Daniel 9:3-14)
A. Our confession of sin is a response to the difference between who God is and who we are. We see this 4 times in vv. 4-14.
B. God’s appointed leaders will be held to account (v. 6 and 8)
C. God’s People Pray Prayers of Confession
(3) God’s People Respond to God’s Word – Intercession (Daniel 9:15-19)

“Are You a Sin-Sick Sinner?” Mark 2:1-17

Theme: Jesus came for the sick, forgiving sin and calling sinners.
Aim: Pray with me, “God convict us of our sin, forgive us for the ways that we have sinned, and save us from Your wrath to come through faith alone in the substitutionary death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ alone.”
(1) Jesus Forgives Sinners (Mark 2:1-12)
(2) Jesus Calls “Sell Outs” (Mark 2:13-14)
(3) Jesus Came for the Sick (Mark 2:15-17)

“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)

“God’s Promise Extends to Jacob” Genesis 25:19-31:55

Theme: God will keep His promises and He will hold His people fast.
Aim: Build your hopes in the promises of God, and have the Lord as your fear.
(1) God Elects (Genesis 25:19-34; Malachi 1:2-3; Romans 9:13)
a. Pray God’s promises (Genesis 25:21; 32:9-12)
(2) God Is His People’s Fear (Genesis 26:1-35)
(3) God Fulfills His Promise Through and To Sinners (Genesis 27:1-28:22)
(4) God Gives Jacob a Family (Genesis 29:1-31:55)

What Is the Gospel? Romans 1:1-3:31

Theme: The gospel is the good news of how we can be saved from God’s wrath for our sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Aim: Repent and believe in the gospel.
(1) God – The gospel is God’s righteousness revealed (Romans 1:1-17)
a. There is a God
b. The gospel is God’s message
i. The gospel is the message that was foretold (Romans 1:1-3; 3:21)
ii. The gospel is a message about God’s Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 1:9)
iii. The gospel is a message (Romans 1:1, 5-6, 9, 11-15)
iv. The gospel has power toward all who believe (Romans 1:16)
v. The gospel reveals God’s righteousness (Romans 1:17)
(2) Man – The gospel demands an understanding of God’s wrath for man’s unrighteousness (1:18-3:20)
a. God is wrathful for unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-32)
b. God judges the secrets of men by Jesus Christ (Romans 2:1-29)
c. No human being will be justified in God’s sight by works of the law (Romans 3:1-20)
(3) Christ – The gospel is God’s saving righteousness for His people in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:21-3:31)
a. Righteousness apart from the law
b. What are you trusting in for salvation?
(4) Response – The gospel demands that all mankind repent and believe in Jesus Christ (1:5, 17, 25, 28; 2:1-5, 4, 7, 8; etc.)

“God Judges in Fire” Genesis 18:1-20:18

Theme: God is just in His judgment of humanity for their sins.
Aim: Pray that God would make His love for us so real to our knowledge and experience that it expels our temptation to sin.
(1) God Will Save His People (Genesis 18:1-33)
(2) God Will Pour Out Wrath for Sin (Genesis 19:1-38)
(3) The Struggle with Fear & Unbelief (Genesis 20:1-18)