Sermons by Erik Raymond (Page 40)

What it Means to be Complete in Christ, Part 1

All believers have the need to be reminded every day and of course every week, of the rich sufficiency of Christ’s work. We are to sit back with eager delight and anticipation as we drink afresh the cup of the gospel blessings. We look for it to expose areas of self-righteousness, self-sufficiency, and even self-atonement. In this sermon we?ll examine three specifics…

Being a Gospel-Centered Citizen

How is a Christian to live in this world? Are we to isolate ourselves because it is so sinful? Are we to become wrapped up in fixing all of the problems? How does God want us to live here in this world? Titus 3 gives us helpful instruction on how to be a gospel-centered citizen.

Seeing and Savoring the Supreme Christ

The battleground for the satisfied soul is the mind. God invades the minds of his children with the word of God so that we might see his Son’s unrivaled greatness. In this passage we see Jesus’ supremacy and sufficiency expressed in terms of who he is, who believers are in him, and how the spirit world is related to him.

Living the Christ-Centered Life

With persuasive arguments that are contrary to Christ abounding all around the church, God commands Christians to continue to walk in Christ with the same manner of humble, submissive, satisfied delight that characterized our reception of the gospel.

When Sanctification Makes You Sweat

In light of the clear and ever present danger of doctrinal compromise facing the church and the priority of conformity to Christ, believers must be willing to sweat for each others’ sanctification. The Apostle Paul models this for us. While incarcerated for the preaching of the gospel, he looks out over the horizon and struggles for believers. He prays for them, writes…

The Timeless Priority of Christian Ministry

Too often we forget the beautiful sufficiency of Christ. As a result we oftentimes grow complacent in our service, our priorities get a bit skewed for one another and we dangerously wander down other avenues of focus. The Apostle Paul is, once again, a refreshing correction for us here this morning. In this passage we see that as a result of the…

Learning Ministry from a Hall of Famer

The privilege of serving the living Christ is far too often compartmentalized resulting in a lack of steam to fulfill the charge. The Apostle Paul pivots out of his statements of Christ’s towering preeminence in verses 15-20 and shows how he personally viewed the privilege of ministry.

The Resume of Jesus, Part 5

Throughout history there is perhaps no one who has been more widely mistaken than Jesus. There have been attempts to recast, redefine, remold and remix Jesus at every turn. Fortunately God has spoken with clarity as to who Jesus is and what he has done. In these sermons we aim to have our minds informed and reformed by the biblical Jesus.

The Resume of Jesus, Part 4

Throughout history there is perhaps no one who has been more widely mistaken than Jesus. There have been attempts to recast, redefine, remold and remix Jesus at every turn. Fortunately God has spoken with clarity as to who Jesus is and what he has done. In these sermons we aim to have our minds informed and reformed by the biblical Jesus.