Sermons on sanctification
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Do we earn our salvation by our acts of mercy? Is the change brought about in us by our justification going to one day be examined to see if we are truly saved and inheritors of eternal life?
Colossians 4:2-6. Paul concludes the “therefore” portion of the letter summarizing the need for Christians to lean on the Spirit in prayer, concern ourselves with the proclamation of the word, and watch our own conduct as we live as testimonies of a people who actually believe what we profess.
Colossians 3:16-17. How does peace rule in the Christian community? What informs this peace and sets its boundaries? Paul say the Word of Christ is to inform the umpire of faith.
Colossians 3:11-12 We revisit the topic of the “old man” and the “new man” and what this means that the Old Man is dead. How is it then, if the old man is dead that I still struggle with sin? We also examine verses 11-12 which speak of unity within the fellowship of believers and who we are as believers.
Colossians 2:9-10 How do we put into words who Jesus is, and what that means to those who are in Christ? IF He is who Paul says He is, and we who believe are in Him, could there be anything lacking in our salvation?
Col. 1:9-11 Paul continues in his prayer for the Colossian believers this time asking God to continue the work which He has already begun in these who have responded to the gospel in faith and love for the saints.
Gal. 5:19-25. What does it look like to walk in step with the Spirit? If the flesh opposes the Spirit and the Spirit opposes the flesh, what do each produce, so we can know where we stand?
Galatians 5:16-18. How do we live the Christian life considering we have no more power in and of ourselves to keep the law now, than we did before we were saved.
Luke 12:35-48 Jesus continues His teaching on faithfulness to the Lord as we set our focus heavenward. There is great reward in faithful service to our King, but Jesus also teaches that there is curse for the unfaithful.
1 Peter 1:13-25 God’s gracious gift of faith leads to more than just eternal life, the hope that comes through His grace also motivates us to live in obedience to Him.