Sermons from August 2021

Sermons from August 2021

Deuteronomy 27:1-10

In Deuteronomy 27:1-10 Moses gives instructions concerning the covenant ceremony to take place after the people of God cross the Jordan.  There are two things highlighted in this ceremony: the public inscription of the Word of God and the offering of sacrifice.  These two, the Word of God and sacrifice, are highlighted by Moses to show the vital nature of each in order to have a covenant relationship with God. 

Song of Songs 5:8-6:3

In Song of Songs 5:8-6:3 the Shulamite calls upon the daughters of Jerusalem to help her look for her beloved, but there is a problem: her apathy towards him has caused them to think he is nothing special.  In this passage the Shulamite praises her beloved to others causing them to want to seek this beloved as well.  As the Shulamite’s praise of her beloved causes others to seek him, so our praise of God to others causes others to…

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…

Deuteronomy 26:1-15

In Deuteronomy 26:1-15 Moses brings his long exposition of the law to a close. In this concluding passage he returns to instructions concerning the tithe and shows its relationship to thanksgiving for the blessings of salvation. When the people of God come into the land and receive all of the promised blessings they are to bring the tithe to the priest and confess their faith in the God who saved them as they give to Him. So too, God’s people…

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.