Glorify God, Live Together, Make Disciples

Sermons by Ron Martina

Joseph – An Earthly Journey to Eternal Glory

God uses providence in history to bring about his redemptive Purposes. Genesis 37-50 The providence of God in the little story of Joseph: Exodus to Canaan The Preparation – Pandemonium to the Pit (37-39) The Exaltation – Prison to the Palace (40-41) The Reconciliation – Subversion to Submission (42-45) The Preservation – Famine to Feasting (47-47) The Emigration (Exodus) – Bondage to…

A Royal Wedding Song 

Psalm 45 The Church lives in awe of her King while anticipating an eternal union with him. I. The Poet’s Exuberance 45:1 II. The Groom’s Excellence 45:2-9 A. Gracious Speech  (2) B. Conquering Sword  (3-5) C. Divine Supremacy (6a, 7b) D. Righteous Sceptre   (6,7) E. Wealthy Status (8,9) III. The Bride’s Allegiance 45:10-15 A. The Charge (11) B. The Blessings (12,…

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.…

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…

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…