Sermons on Faithfulness

Sermons on Faithfulness

The Walk of Faith

Hebrews 11. What is faith? What does faith look like? The writer of Hebrews points us to God’s examples of lived out faith because we to have been called to live by faith.

Unless Your Righteousness Exceeds the Pharisees’

Matthew 5:20 If we are not to relax even the least of the commandments, then what about the fourth commandment? Are we guilty of this? I mean if our righteousness is to exceed the Pharisees and the scribes righteousness, didn’t they take the Sabbath really seriously? What does this mean?

Abraham Believed God and was Counted Righteous

Galatians 3:6-9. Paul moves on in his defense of justification by faith alone to an example from the scriptures, the ultimate example of Abraham himself. The Jews believed that in order to be a child of God, one must first become a child of Abraham, and that required circumcision. Paul shows this to be in error and a wrong understanding of scripture by examining Abraham’s life.

Justification Through faith

Galatians 2:16 How can a man be right before the Lord? Paul rebukes Peter for falling back into thinking that adherence to the ceremonial law somehow justifies him before the Lord, and in one of the clearest statements in the New Testament, Paul stresses that justification is not in any way by works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.

Holiness: Distinct From The World

1 Cor. 1:18-25, Hebrews 10:14, Romans 3:21-26, 2 Peter 3:8-11. What is it that defines Christianity? What is it that sets the church apart from the world? How do we live holy?

Entrust to Faithful Men

2 Timothy 2:1-7 Paul exhorts Timothy to be teacher with his mind set on developing other teachers. The role of the pastor/elder is to teach with the goal of building others who will faithfully teach. We are to teach how to pass the baton.

Judgment of the Jews

Luke 22:63-71. The Jews arrested Jesus and brought Him before the High Priest, and eventually before the full Sanhedrin who have already determined that He should be put to death, and now seek to justify that decision.