Sermons on The Bible

Sermons on The Bible

Isaiah 66:1-6

In Isaiah 66:1-6 Isaiah distinguishes between two kinds of people. On the one hand there are those who have truly received the grace of God and will thus enter into the New Heavens and the New Earth, while on the other hand there are those who will not. What is the difference? Disposition towards the Word of God. Some receive it humbly. Others rely on external ritual rather than the Bible.

Zechariah 6:9-15

In Zechariah 6:9-15 the prophet prophesies of a glorious King, called “the Branch” who will reign as a glorious priest-king. He will build the house of the Lord as promised to David. This refers to none other than Jesus Christ who has built the true house for God in the incarnation and by building up the church with living stones, and who will build the new heavens and the new earth as the ultimate house wherein God will dwell with…

Psalm 89

In Psalm 89 the Psalmist rejoices in the glory of the Davidic Covenant, but also laments its apparent failure in exile. What are we to do when outwardly God’s promises do not appear to be coming to fruition? We are to walk by faith, not by sight, believing that God will bring everything to pass that He has promised. We see that God was faithful even when His people were faithless in that the birth of Christ was the ultimate…

Daniel 7:1-14

In Daniel 7:1-14 Daniel is given a terrifying vision of the rise of various beastly kingdoms. These kingdoms refer tot he kingdoms of the world which are always against the people of God. The Son of Man, however, has received a kingdom that eclipses all of them.

Psalm 72

Psalm 72 contains a long prayer for the King, but not just any king: The climactic Son of David, the Messiah. This King will reign in righteousness and have an everlasting kingdom that is glorious beyond comprehension. Christ is this King who has come, and we are called upon to pray that His Kingdom would come.

Jeremiah 23:1-8

In Jeremiah 23:1-8, Jeremiah laments the fact that the people of God suffer under poor leadership but prophesies of better days. When will these days come? When the righteous branch of David, whose name is “Jehovah our Righteousness” appears. When this happens, he will work a salvation so great that is will eclipse even the Exodus. This is the salvation that is ours in Christ.

Psalm 45

Psalm 45 describes the Messiah as a great, victorious King given a beautiful bride. The Messiah is called “God” being anointed by God, the Father for kingship. The bride, therefore, is the people of God who are called to leave everything for the love of the bridegroom.

Ezekiel 37:15-28

Ezekiel 37:15-28 predicts that the Son of David, called David in the text, will bring about the fulfillment of all of God’s promises. This King will heal the division between the people o fGod, turn them back from their backslidings, bring them back to the Promised Land, so that God can dwell with his people. All of this is fulfilled in Christ in whom all the promises of God are “yes” and “amen”.

Psalm 2

Psalm 2 predicts the coming of Christ as the one who will rule over all the nations. Though the nations oppose His rule, He will rule over them with a rod of iron. Therefore, God laughs at the attempts of His enemies to oppose Him. Christians, therefore, ought to take comfort knowing that Christ will always conquer all of His enemies.

Matthew 15:1-20 (Part 2)

In Matthew 15:1-20, Christ not only affirms the supremacy of the Word of God over tradition, but also highlights the danger of traditions that nullify the Word of God. The tradition of the Pharisees focused on externals, whereas the Word of God focuses on the heart. Very often traditions that contradict the Bible give people a false hope on the basis of external conformity to manmade laws rather than the purification of the heart in the gospel.

Matthew 15:1-20 (Part 1)

In Matthew 15:1-20 Christ gets into a dispute with the Pharisees over tradition. Christ responds to the accusation about not keeping the tradition of the elders by arguing that the traditions of the Pharisees were contrary to the Word of God. As was taught in the Reformation, Christ affirms that the Word of God is above every tradition of man.

Hebrews 8:7-13

Jeremiah 31:31-34 is a very important text for understanding the relationship between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.  Pastor Grasso explains the similarities and differences between the two as given in Hebrews 8 and other parts of the New Testament, showing that the New Covenant is the fulfillment of the Old, that the way of salvation was fundamentally the same between the two, and that the New is superior in terms of efficacy.
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