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"Bible" Tagged Sermons

“The Regulative Principle”

A Topical Sermon“The Regulative Principle” Big Idea: Jesus rules His church through His Word in the Bible.Application: Pray that God would help us to rightly honor Him by not going beyond what He has said in the Bible together in our church. God’s Word is authoritative for all of life, and this morning we’re specifically…

Luther’s “Bondage of the Will” – Introduction & Review of Erasmus’ Preface, Part 2

Martin Luther’s “De Servo Arbitrio/On the Bondage of the Will” in “Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation” in The Library of Christian Classics, Ichthus Edition Translated and Edited by Philip S. Watson in collaboration with B. Drewery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Westminster Press, 1969 Pages 117-134 This reading covers the following sections:(d) God’s Foreknowledge; Contingence and…

“God’s Glory in Creation & Word” Psalm 19:1-14

An Expositional Sermon Psalm 19:1-14 “God’s Glory in Creation & Word” Theme/Big Idea: God is glorified in creation, in His Word, and in redeeming a people in Jesus Christ. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would help us to sing more fully of God’s glory in the things He has made and done, that we would sing of God’s…

“The Bible Alone” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “The Bible Alone” Theme/Big Idea: Scripture is God’s Word and is authoritative and sufficient for life. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Ask God to help you see that reading, knowing, and cherishing this book is more important than eating food, even as Jesus quoted Moses (Deut. 8:3), “Man shall not live by bread alone, but…

“Continue in the Bible” 2 Timothy 3:10-15

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:10-15 “Continue in the Bible” Theme/Big Idea: The gospel is sufficient for the past, present and future. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would strengthen us to know this trustworthy guide of the sacred writings that are able to make us wise unto salvation. Outline: Introduction: The Difficulty of Stagecoach Travel In Iowa in the 1800’s 1.…

“Final Instructions in the Faith” 2 Timothy 1:1-4:22 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 1:1-4:22 (Overview Sermon) “Final Instructions in the Faith” Theme/Big Idea: Christ stands by and guards His people, so we live and suffer based on our love for Him rooted in the Bible, guarding the gospel, and standing by those in chains. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Build your life upon your hope in Christ and nothing…

“What Godliness Looks Like” 1 Timothy 4:6-16

An Expositional Sermon 1 Timothy 4:6-16 “What Godliness Looks Like” Theme/Big Idea: Godliness looks like being a waiter, gym rat, doggedly devoted to the Bible, and a practicing life. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that we would find it a joy to devote ourselves to Christ as He grows us in godliness. Outline: (1) Waiter (1 Timothy 4:6) (2) Gym Rat (1 Timothy 4:7-10) (3) Doggedly…

“Disordered Devotion” 1 Timothy 4:1-5

An Expositional Sermon 1 Timothy 4:1-5 “Disordered Devotion” Theme/Big Idea: The reason that we let the God’s Word shape the church is because the church belongs to God and is a visible display of the gospel. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would bear the fruit of unity from His Word that can only come from the hope of…

“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).