Sermons on Doctrines of Grace
God did not create marriage mainly for the joy of sex, or for procreation, or for companionship, or for personal fulfillment. Those are all intended benefits of marriage, but God created marriage so that we would find our great pleasure in proclaiming the glory of God through it.
Worship sees God as the All-Sufficient Creator, the Loving Savior, and the Holy King that He is and then looks in faith for Him to be God to us. We worship God when we confess our sins to Him and ask for Him to forgive and cleanse us.
The Christian’s entire life rests upon Jesus’ real bodily resurrection from the dead. Our security does not depend upon us, but on Him who promised to keep us. His resurrection guarantees that He is able.
The story of Barabbas and the angry mob demonstrates how quick we are to follow the crowd and discard God. But in Jesus’ cross, we are free from the punishment and condemnation we deserve.
Our sins are killing us. We must look to Jesus in faith in order to live! This daily consecration to the Lord places us in a position to receive God’s gracious provision.
God’s purpose in redeeming His people from bondage is worship. If you are redeemed by God through Jesus Christ, God’s purpose is to transform you into a worshipper.
God delivers His people from bondage by grace through a blood sacrifice. But His primary focus in His redemption is freedom from the spiritual bondage of our own sin, not liberation from external oppression.
Devotion to God leads us to overcome evil with good. Satan’s strongest temptations to destroy our soul strike us when we are hurt. Pain caused by others is always a time of intense spiritual warfare against sin in our own hearts.