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Sermons

Benedictus – Song of Blessing

Luke 1:67-75 Our redemption is worth singing about! Five reminders of our redemption: I. The Prophet of Redemption: the backstory/birth of John the Baptist (5-25, 57-66) II. The Pattern of Redemption: language of the Exodus (a motif for the spiritual redemption of God’s people) (67-68) III. The Power of Redemption: Covenant made with David (Jesus a royal heir to David’s throne) (69-71) IV.…

Just as I Have Loved You

John 15:12-17 Jesus’ love must shape and motivate our love for one another. Two crucial components to keeping Jesus’ commandment: (1) The shape of our love (12-13,17) a. The command to love (12a,17) b. The parameters of love (12b) c. The extent of love (13) (2) The motivation for our love (14-16) a. Jesus’ friendship (14-15) b. Jesus’ choosing (16)

Apart from Me You Can Do Nothing

John 15:1-11 True disciples have a permanent, fruit-producing, God-glorifying union with Jesus. Jesus teaches five aspects of our unique relationship with him 1. The metaphor of our union with Jesus (1-3) 2. The duty of our union with Jesus (4, 9) 3. The proof of our union with Jesus (5, 9-10) 4. The privilege of our union with Jesus (7) 5. The…

Praemonitus praemunitus: Forewarned is Forearmed

John 16:1-15 Be prepared and empowered to take on the world! Two ways the Lord encourages his disciples to minister to a hostile world  Preparation for the Coming Persecution 16:1-6 – forewarned  Provision of the Coming Paraklete  – forearmed  16:7-15   Through his Disciples the Holy Spirit will Convey the Written Word of Truth 16:12-15  Through his Disciples the Holy Spirit will Convict…

Define the Relationship

John 15:18-16:4 When the world is hostile toward our faith, we must be sure to define our relationship with Jesus. Three relationships every Christian must define: 1. Your relationship with the world. (18-20) 2. The world’s relationship with Jesus. (21-25) 3. Your relationship with the Helper. (26-27) 4. Application (16:1-4)

Mephibosheth – An Illustration of God’s Redemptive Grace

2 Samuel 9:1-13 Every Believer should be amazed by undeserved mercy! I. Mephibosheth Remembered on the Basis of an Old Covenant 1:1 II. “Effectual calling” Mephibosheth was rescued from his desperate plight producing humility and repentance 1:5 III. Extraordinary Care as an Adopted Son 1:3; 7; 9-13 IV. Four final Observations: Privileges of grace ought not to be taken lightly: Mephibosheth feasted continually 13…