An Advent Devotional Romans 3:23-25 “The Greatest Gift” Big Idea: Treasure Jesus Christ as the greatest gift that we could ever receive. Application: Set your heart upon God’s gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Christmas, Advent, Lessons & Carols, Justification, Reconciliation, Forgiveness of Sins, Propitiation
A Topical Sermon “Missions” Outline: (1) What Is Missions? (2) The Current Status of Missions (3) Who Ought to Do Missions? (4) When Ought We to Pursue Missions? (5) How and Where Ought We to Do Missions? (6) Why Ought We to Do Missions?
A Topical Sermon “Evangelism – Sharing the Gospel With the Aim to Persuade” Outline: (1) What Is Evangelism? (2) “Good News” in the Bible (3) The Gospel of Jesus Christ (4) Christians Share the Gospel (5) Ultimate Motivation – The Glory of God (6) Successful Evangelism (7) Join a Church to Partner in Evangelism
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?…
A Topical Sermon “Discipleship – God Disciples Us” Outline: (1) How Did We Get to Where We Are? 1. God made us to know and be with Him, but we fell in sin and deserve His wrath 2. God calls and atonement must be made; God’s wrath must be propitiated 3. God became incarnate so that…
A Topical Sermon This time of year is often called “Advent” which means the time that we wait for the coming of Jesus in His birth. But there’s more to it than that. Even now we wait. Jesus, fully God and fully man, is going to come back one day. This Christmas remember how Jesus…
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
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
Theme: Baptism is the immersing of believers in Jesus Christ united them to the church and is a picture of conversion from sin to Jesus Christ.
Aim: Let us be found faithful as we practice baptism corresponding to faith in Christ, an appeal for a good conscience washed clean through the blood of Christ.
(1) A Picture of Conversion (Romans 5-6)
(2) Immersion In Water (Matthew 13:13-17; Romans 6:3-11)
(3) For Repenting Believers In Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:6, 11; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Acts 8:12-13; 18:8; )
(4) Union to Church (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
a. What about infant baptism?
(5) Baptism Doesn’t Save You (1 Peter 3:21)