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.

Restore Us O God

Read Psalm 80

The last Sunday of each month our morning service is focused exclusively on the psalms for singing and preaching. We have been journeying through the Psalms of Asaph (73-83) and this morning Psalm 80 was our focus. It is a psalm about praying for the revival of God’s people, His Church, because she has turned away from God and gone astray. Set in the time of King Ahaz of Judah and the conquest of the northern kingdom by Assyria, this psalm pleads for the Lord to restore the countenance of his face upon his people.

The Lamb of God Is Resurrected

Read Ezekiel 37:1-14 with Matthew 28:1-15

The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ began his exaltation by the Father. Matthew shows the supernatural witness given to the resurrection with the earthquake and angelic presence announcing the glorious event. The stone was rolled away, not for Christ to come out, but to show he had already risen, and the tomb was empty. Jesus’ resurrection has secured our justification, our surety of redemption and our comfort in life and death.