Soli Deo Gloria

Sermons from May 2015

“The First Family” Genesis 4:1-26

Theme: God’s promise holds firm even as sin spreads.
Aim: Beware of religion that is filled with activity, but has no love for Christ that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5).
(1) A Child (Genesis 4:1)
(2) A Tale of Two Brothers (Genesis 4:1-7)
(3) Murder and It’s Fruit (Genesis 4:8-24)
(4) Another Child (Genesis 4:25-26)

“The Beginning of Sin & Misery” Genesis 2:4-3:24

Theme: We deserve God’s eternal wrath for our sin, but God promised a Savior.
Aim: Shame, guilt, death, suffering, fear, and misery can all be traced back to this day, mourn over your sin and as God for forgiveness.
(1) Life (Genesis 2:4-7)
(2) Paradise (Genesis 2:8-14)
(3) Relationship (Genesis 2:18-25)
(4) Covenant (Genesis 2:15-17)
(5) Fall (Genesis 3:1-13)
(6) Hope (Genesis 3:15-25)

“The Beginning” Genesis 1:1-2:3

Theme: God transforms chaos into a blessed creation through His powerful Word.
Aim: That we would see more of who Yahweh is and how He is worthy of all of our praise!
(1) God (1:1-2)
a. Before time
b. Fount of Existence
c. Plurality/Trinity – The Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
(2) The Creation (1:1-31)
a. Sovereign in the Midst of Chaos
b. Days 1-3
c. Days 4-6
(3) Man – God’s Vice-Regent Representative (1:26-31)
(4) Rest (2:1-3)

“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