Sermons from March 2024

Sermons from March 2024

Hebrews 7:1-28

Christ’s work as priest is not limited to his sacrifice on the cross. He continues to serve as priest having been raised from the dead. He is the priest forever after the order of Melchizedek and pleads the merits of his blood on behalf of his people.

Hebrews 8:1-9:14

Jesus is our great High Priest, through whom the way has been opened to God. How was this way opened? Through his death. Christ is both the priest and the sacrifice whereby we are cleansed from our sins and enabled to approach God without fear.

Philippians 3:12-16

In Philippians 3:12-16 Paul exhorts the Philippians to strive for more in the Christian life. It can be so easy to be complacent in the Christian life, but Paul teaches us the Christian life is one that is always to be filled with striving for more.

Isaiah 62:1-9

In Isaiah 62:1-9 Isaiah speaks about the prayers that ought to be made to God in light of the coming of Christ. The passage actually starts out with an example of Christ’s prayers for the restoration of the people of God. These prayers are made constantly to God. We do not have, however, only a prophecy of Christ’s prayer, Isaiah also tells us that Christ will set watchman to pray unceasingly to God for the restoration of Zion. The instructions…

Philippians 3:1-11 (Part 3)

Philippians 3:1-11 is a major passage used by those who teach the New Perspective on Paul. Pastor Grasso shows that the historic Reformed position on justification is the teaching of the Bible.

Isaiah 61:10-62:12

In Isaiah 61:10-62:12 Isaiah gives three ways in which we are to respond to the good news of the coming Messiah: Rejoice, pray, and evangelize. We live in the days where all these things have been fulfilled, and therefore, we ought all the more to do these three things.

Philippians 3:1-11 (Part 2)

In Philippians 3:1-11 Paul is speaking about true versus false Christianity. What was it that enabled him to see through temptation of false Christianity? It was his rejoicing in Christ. Paul simply counted Christ as more valuable than anything that might be offered to him, and indeed, more valuable than life itself.

Isaiah 61:4-9

Zion benefits from the salvation worked by Christ, the Anointed Preacher. She will be restored with all the nations serving her and her people acting as priests to the world. Such is the glory of the Church in the days we are living in now.

Philippians 3:1-11 (Part 1)

In Philippians 3:1-11 Paul exhorts the Philippians to be aware of merely external Christianity. The Pharisaical Christians were diligent to circumcise the body but did not strive to circumcise the heart. True Christianity, however, is that which focuses on the heart.

Isaiah 61:1-3

In Isaiah 61:1-3, Isaiah returns to prophesying of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here he is described as a prophet who proclaims good news to the poor. Christ declares himself to be the fulfillment in Luke 4 where he reads this passage from Isaiah and declares it fulfilled in the hearing of the people.