Soli Deo Gloria

Sermons from January 2015

“Love God!” Mark 12:28-34

Theme: We are only able to love God and our neighbors through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
Aim: Are there ways that you can give yourself more fully to God in worshipping Him with your whole life?
(1) Hear – Listen (Mark 12:28-29)
(2) Believe God Is One (Mark 12:29)
(3) Love God (Mark 12:30)
(4) Love Your Neighbor (Mark 12:31-34)

“Pay Your Taxes & Marriage Isn’t Forever” Mark 12:13-27

Theme: Jesus said to give up your life to God, and that Yahweh is the God of the living.
Aim: Worship God with your whole life, and submit to our earthly government. Pray for faith to believe in the resurrection and to find hope, not in earthly marriage, but being united to Jesus Christ as our Bridegroom.
(1) Pay Your Taxes (Mark 12:13-17)
(2) Marriage Isn’t Forever (Mark 12:18–27).

“Jesus’ Authority Was Rejected” Mark 11:27-12:12

Theme: Jesus has authority, our sin is responsible for His death, and the fear of man is a roadblock to Christ.
Aim: Submit to the authority of Jesus, see how your sinful heart is deceived to love sin, see how your fear and dishonesty with God can stand in the way of your relationship with God through Christ.
(1) Do You Reject Authority? (Mark 11:27-33)
(2) Would You Kill Jesus? (Mark 12:1-11)
(3) What Are You Afraid Of? (Mark 12:1)

“Jesus Rides on in Majesty” Mark 11:1-25

Theme: Jesus is a King who can’t be deceived, who rejects dead religion, and who enables prayer.
Aim: Pray that God would give us faith, that He would preserve us. Pray that God would give us the gift of daily repentance. Pray that God would set our affections and love upon Jesus. Pray that God would save our family and friends from a false sense of security in religion.
(1) Jesus Rides in as King (Mark 11:1-11)
(2) We Can’t Deceive Jesus (Mark 11:12-14)
(3) Clearing Out Dead Religion (Mark 11:15-19),
(4) Faith Expressed in Prayer (Mark 11:20-25)