Sermon Archives

Pastor Perry
August 11, 2013

Stewardship and Contentment

Stewardship and Contentment

Our morality is founded on our theology. What we believe determines how we act. How can we please God with the money and resources which he has entrusted to us? Two biblical principles can help us please God, and they stem from two of God’s attributes: his sovereignty and his goodness.

August 4, 2013

Flee Immorality

Flee Immorality

Those whom Jesus Christ has redeemed find their satisfaction in Him, glorifying God by maintaining moral purity. Immorality is to be avoided, not simply for its own sake, but as the very premise of sanctification: we are separated from sin and to God. Our bodies were not created by God for our pleasure, but for his. […]

July 28, 2013

God’s Grace to the Church

God's Grace to the Church

This passage reminds us of God’s grace. While the previous two chapters describe God’s great grace shown to us in salvation and including us in the body of Christ, this section reminds us that grace is always undeserved, that God is sovereign in the administration of his grace, and this grace is a great motivation […]

June 30, 2013

A Prayer for Open Eyes

A Prayer for Open Eyes

History is full of stories of people who had great wealth or treasure “right under their noses” but never realized it. As believers, we enjoy a wonderful salvation as God’s children, but often we never realize just how glorious this salvation is! Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is that they would come to realize the […]

May 12, 2013

On That Day

On That Day

The biblical message of the coming Day of the Lord fills our hearts with confident faith, because even as we live in a sin-cursed world, we “walk by faith, not by sight,” knowing our eternal home is with Jesus (2 Cor 5:6–8). It motives us to eager prayer and fills our lives with longing for this redemption […]

May 5, 2013

In Flaming Fire, Inflicting Vengeance

In Flaming Fire, Inflicting Vengeance

Violating God’s holiness and despising his glory is a serious offense, one that cannot be overlooked. As we see God’s wrath poured out on his Son on the cross, we begin to get a glimpse of the zeal God has for his glory. We must admit that our zeal for our own glory often eclipses […]

April 28, 2013

The Lord Will Judge His People

The Lord Will Judge His People

God will judge sin fully and fairly, and his righteousness does not show favoritism. This means that God hates sin—especially mine. Our only hope is to find salvation in God’s Son, who absorbed God’s righteous wrath against sin on the cross.

April 21, 2013

When Fortunes Are Restored

When Fortunes Are Restored

God’s creation, marred and afflicted by sin, will one day be restored. God’s redemptive plan for the cosmos is centered in one Man, Jesus Christ. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has […]

January 6, 2013

Give Me Your Heart: the Message of Deuteronomy

Give Me Your Heart: the Message of Deuteronomy

God’s Law for Israel was never intended to be rote obedience or even a way to earn favor with God. Obedience was always meant to be an overflow of a heart of love for God. This is why Jesus summarized the Law as loving God supremely and loving others selflessly (Matt 22:38). We must avoid the […]

October 14, 2012

Faith, Grace, Hope, Joy

Faith, Grace, Hope, Joy

We are justified by faith (5:1). We have access to God through grace (5:2). We enjoy the hope of glory (5:2). We manifest joy in suffering (5:3). This is how we can rejoice in suffering, knowing that God will continue and complete his sanctifying work in us.

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