Sermons on Ethnicity
Theme: God is the tower and security of His people, don’t reject Him by trying to build your own. Aim: Don’t put your pride, joy, and hope in the cities of this world or in the things that you build. Put your hope in God through Christ. (1) We Are Worshippers (Genesis 11:1-9) (2) Misdirected Worship (Genesis 11:1-9 & 10:8-12) (3) God’s Judgment (Genesis 11:5-7 & Psalm 2 & Isaiah 29:13-16) (4) God’s Mercy (Genesis 11:10-32)
Theme: Accepting God requires obeying God’s Word, receiving a new heart, begging for God no matter who you are, and includes God opening your ears and influencing your mouth. Aim: Pray for a new heart to love God, pray that He will purify us by His Word, that He will help us to come to Him no matter what we’ve done, no matter what our ethnic background is, and that He will powerfully open our ears to His Word and influence our speech. What does it take to accept God? (1) Obedience to the Word of God (Mark 7:1-13) (2) A New Heart (Mark 7:14–23) (3) Longing for God Regardless of Your Background (Mark 7:24-30) (4) Have Your Ears Opened & Your Mouth Influenced (Mark 7:31-37).
Theme: God’s people are refugees who take refuge in God by seeking a Redeemer and waiting for redemption. Aim: Take refuge from the trials of this world and from God’s eternal wrath in the Redeemer, Jesus Christ. (1) The Lord Is a Refuge (Ruth 2:1-13) (2) God’s People are Refugees (Ruth 2:14-23) (3) God’s People Pursue a Redeemer (Ruth 3:1-15) (4) God’s People Waiting for Redemption (Ruth 3:16-18)
Theme: In the midst of sin and suffering, God is kind in His providence to draw His people to Himself with good news. Aim: Trust in the good news of God’s provision of salvation through the living water and bread of life, Jesus Christ (1) Suffering (Ruth 1:1-5) (2) God’s Providential Kindness (Ruth 1:6-18) (3) Hope (Ruth 1:19-22)