Sermons on Sanctification & Growth
The world is hungry for people filled with life because they see a reflection of eternity in everything.
God gets glory not from our heroic exertion but from our reliance upon his strength—when we serve as one who serves with the strength which God supplies.
Anything, absolutely any act or attitude which is owing to a lack of trust in God is sin, no matter how moral it may appear to men. God looks on the heart.
The death of Christ does not turn away the wrath of God from all people. In order to benefit from the work that God has done outside of us, we must now experience the work that he does within us by the Holy Spirit. What is this work and how is it related to the gift of justification?
The great problem in contemporary Christian living is not learning the right things to do but how to do the right things. The problem is not to discover what love looks like but how to love by the Spirit.
The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.
If the knowledge of God's glorious promises does not spur us on to strive against the tide, then we will be barren and fruitless and drift to our destruction.
The essence of lukewarmness is the statement, "I need nothing." The lukewarm are spiritually self-satisfied.
Your enjoyment of freedom is much more important to God than many of the day-to-day decisions that fill us with so much concern.
People who bear the fruit of the Spirit know they are worthy only of condemnation. They know that the only pay they can earn is the wrath of God.
Jesus planned for our joy; we ought to plan for his glory.
If we are not walking in the light, we have no warrant for believing that our sins are covered.
Faith says to every temptation of the world: NO, BE GONE! I know where true satisfaction is to be found.
It is the duty of Christians to seek God's power to fulfill good resolves.
Mercy comes from mercy. Our mercy to each other comes from God's mercy to us.
Obedience to God makes our
God-glorifying hope visible and proves that it is real in our
If God were only an incinerating fire,
heaven would be empty. And if he were no fire, heaven would be
cross is not a mere event in history; it's a way of life!
Maundy Thursday Communion Meditation
Jesus had love to suffer for us that we might have faith to suffer with him.
The market wants power to escape weakness in leisure, but
Christianity offers power to endure weakness in love.
The aim of
life—including our social and political life—is to live
What is the Meaning of "Under Law" and "Under Grace"?
Of all the things
Paul could have chosen as the
foundation of your life in Christ, he picks the mercies
of God. Why?
The Indigenous and Pilgrim Principle of Christian Living
What is the balance between being in the world and yet not of the world?
When it comes to serving Christ, half-heartedness, lukewarmness, laziness, sluggishness, and slothfulness are utterly inappropriate.
Miracles should motivate us to look past the miracle to Jesus and move away from sin.
The Power & Effects of Sin
Identity in Christ
Pursuit of Holiness