God's Judgment Is Inescapable - Romans #6

Read Romans 2:1-11

Understanding the judgment we are under is key to understanding the need of the gospel. It is in the gospel that God’s goodness is seen toward an undeserving sinner. We cannot escape God’s judgment, and our impenitent hard hearts will not respond to the gospel apart from God’s goodness that leads us to repentance.

Do You Know What Christ Has Done - John 13-17 #2

Read John 13:1-17

The “foot washing” scene in the upper room with the disciples was not an action to be literally done to one another, nor was it a special event to be taken up during the holy week of Christ’s passion. It was a living parable from Christ teaching the apostles a living principle of life in his kingdom. They were slow to understand its point, but it was connected to Christ’s humiliation in coming to serve his people.

God Gave Them Up - Romans #5

Read Romans 1:18-32

Paul brings out a further aspect of the “wrath of God that has been revealed”, in that, because we have exchanged the glory and truth of God for the worship of self and the lie, he has given us over to the corruptions of sin. In three areas it is shown what it means to be “children of wrath”, and why we need the “righteousness of God” in Christ Jesus.

Jesus Loved His Own - John 13-17 #1

Read John 13:1-11

A new series is started, looking at the Upper Room Discourse of John chapters 13-17. From the beginning of this intimate time with his apostles, the emphasis is on the love Jesus has for his own. This message explores a measure of the love of Christ for his own. The prayer is that we all would know the love of Christ which passes knowledge and so be filled with all the fullness of God [Eph.3:19], which was Jesus prayer to the Father in John 17:26.

The Bond of Love - Communion of the Saints #5

Read Colossians 3:12-17

The final sermon in this series - The Communion of the Saints - consider the nature of godly and holy love at work in the midst of a congregation. God’s love poured out in us by the Spirit, establsihes a bond between believers that testifies to Christ’s grace at work.

Relieving Each Other - Communion of the Saints #4

Read 1John 3:10-18

In this fourth message on this important doctrine of the Church, we discover how in the Communion of the Saints, we have the ability to serve each other by the various needs and abilities given within the Church. This attitude of relieving one another’s needs was emblematic of the first generation church in Acts 4. John testifies that by opening our hearts, or closing them, respecting each other’s needs, shows whether we have life or death at work in ur faith, or whether we belong to Christ or not.

I Am Ready to Preach the Gospel - Romans #2

Read Romans 1:1-15

This is the second message on this series of the letter to the ROMANS. Paul expresses his passion and preparedness to preach the gospel, for the purpose of calling the Roman Christians, and us, to imitate him as he imitated Christ. We know that such kingdom service will bring suffering and persecution, but the love of Christ ought to compel us even more to serve the gospel.

Communion in Worship and Service - The Communion of the Saints #3

Read Hebrews 10:16-25 with Ephesians 4:1-6

There are three key ways in which the communion of the saints finds expression. This message focuses on two of those ways as stated in the Westminster Confession of Faith ch.26.2 - in worship and in spiritual services. We are commanded not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but all the more we should be meeting for worship and prayer, for our Lord is returning. As well, the greatest spiritual service we can provide is loving one another as Christ has loved us.