Sermons on The Christian Life

Sermons on The Christian Life

Hebrews 13:7-16

In Hebrews 13:7-16 the author explains that christians ought to obey their leaders rather than be led away after the false teachings of others who emphasize an earthly altar.  The passage is a reminder that our faith focuses on the world to come rather than this one.

Hebrews 13:7-9, 17-19

In Hebrews 13:7-19 the author focuses on the need of the church to submit to leaders.  They are to consider the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith.  This passage shows the high calling leaders in the church have as well as the obligation of church members to submit.

Proverbs 6:6-11

In Proverbs 6:6-11 Solomon speaks about the sin of laziness. Hard work is a virtue that Christians ought to strive for. Solomon explains how nature itself teaches this: the ant works hard to store up food even without anyone telling them they need to.

Hebrews 13:1-6

In the exhortations in the book of Hebrews the author has highlighted the need to strive together for faith. In Hebrews 13:1-6 he gives practical instruction concerning how christians ought to love one another so as to edify one another and strengthen the body for perseverance. 

Proverbs 6:1-5

In Proverbs 6:1-5 Solomon speaks about the danger of putting up security for a stranger. The reason this is dangerous is because people are sinful. Belief in the general goodness of mankind is pervasive, but it is also wrong and leads to foolish decisions.

Hebrews 12:14-17

In Hebrews 12:14-17 the author exhorts the church to pursue peace and holiness.  Pursuing these things ought to be done in the context of the church as a whole, with every member seeking to encourage others.

Proverbs 4:20-27

“Religion is mainly in the affections” (Richard Sibbes). God wants the heart. In Proverbs 4:20-27 Solomon tells his son to keep his heart above all else. Let your heart be reserved for God. You have been betrothed to one bridegroom, O Christian. Let your heart and everything else be devoted to God.

Genesis 3:14-21

Genesis 3:15 is often recognized as the very first gospel promise. The promise states that the seed of the woman will crush the head of the serpent. What is sometimes not appreciated is that this promise comes in the context of childbearing, thereby showing the importance of childbearing in God’s redemptive plan. The attack on traditional roles for women is, therefore, an attack on the church of Christ. Woman is saved through childbearing.

Hebrews 12:4-13

In Hebrews 12:4-13 the author shows the positive element of suffering. Because God loves you and sent his Son to die for you, the things you suffer come to you as fatherly discipline. This is a benefit of adoption that all of God’s children enjoy. If you are outside of Christ, you do not have this benefit. The author to the Hebrews says that the one who does not experience discipline from God is an illegitimate child. Why do the…

Proverbs 4:1-9

In Proverbs 4:1-9 Solomon shows that he learned wisdom from his father, David, and is passing this wisdom down to his son.  Solomon shows by way of example that wisdom has a generational element to it.  It is passed down through godly instruction in the home.  Every Christian must seek to pass along this wisdom to the next generation in the home and in the church.

Hebrews 11:32-40

Though many in the Old Testament conquered their enemies by faith, many were also persecuted and put to death. The author to the Hebrews makes it clear in 11:32-40 that faith holds fast and endures. Every Christian is required to pick up his cross and follow Christ.

Proverbs 3:27-35

In Proverbs 3:27-35 Solomon gives general instructions for wisdom. Those who attain to true wisdom are also those who live godly lives. They are secure in walking on their paths through this life knowing God is with them. Ultimately, it is the wise who are righteous and who please God and are therefore blessed, whereas the foolish walk in wickedness and are cursed.