Sermons on 1st Commandment

Sermons on 1st Commandment

Deuteronomy 26:16-19

Deuteronomy is a covenant document.  It defines the covenant relationship between God and his people.  In Deuteronomy 26:16-19 Moses, having finished his exposition of the law, shows that the purpose of these laws was to explain the obligations of the covenant for the people of God.  In this sermon Pastor Grasso explains the relationship between the Old and New Covenants as well as the gracious nature of the Old Covenant.

Song of Songs 5:2-9

In the Song of Songs 5:2-9 the Shulamite, after her wedding, finds her affection waning when her beloved comes.  After it returns she searches for her beloved and is unable to find him.  Very often in marriage husband and wife need to fight for affection and intimacy, and the same is true in our relationship with God.  After our conversion there may be periods where our affections wane which disrupt our relationship with God.  A christian’s lack of affection for…

Song of Songs 4:1-5:1 (Part 2)

In the Song of Songs 4:1-5:1 the bridegroom and bride finally come together on the night of their wedding. This is the center of the book and has much to teach about the good of sexuality in marriage; however, the first and most important meaning relates to God’s love for the church. Christ saves His people for loving intimacy with Himself.

Matthew 7:21-23

In Matthew 7:21-23 Christ gives insight into what the final judgment will be like on the last day.  Christ emphasizes that not everyone who names the name of Christ will be saved.  Not everyone who confesses that Jesus is Lord truly belongs to him.  What is the criteria for determining if your confession of faith is genuine?  The work of God’s Spirit to produce holiness in your life.  We cannot rely on the gift God has given us.  We must…

Matthew 6:19-24

In Matthew 6:19-24 Christ gives three sayings that all describe what it looks like to be truly devoted to God.  It means seeking treasure in heaven, having a good eye that looks to the glory of God, and that serves God rather than Mammon.  Ultimately, everyone must choose whom they are going to serve: God or something else.  Christ warns against the kind of self-deception that believes you can do both.  Be warned!  You cannot serve two masters.