Sermons on Faithfulness
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.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 How does eternity impact how you live?
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?
Galatians 6:9-10. Finish well! Press on in your Christian faith.
Galatians 3:14-18. God is faithful to the promises He has made!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.