Sermons from April 2024

Sermons from April 2024

Philippians 4:10-23

In Philippians 4:10-23 Paul speaks about the blessings of giving and receiving as it relates to the gospel. He is not so much concerned about receiving the gifts, though he does receive them. He is, however, concerned about the crediting of this gift to the account of the Philippians and the glorious fellowship that is produced. The same is true in the act of giving and receiving for the sake of the gospel today.

Isaiah 65:1-7

In Isaiah 65:1-7 Isaiah speaks about two different kinds of people: those who receive God’s grace and those who don’t. Surprisingly, it is the Gentiles who will receive the gospel, whereas those closest to God will not due to apostasy. We learn from this passage not to presume upon the grace of God but to cast ourselves upon Him.

Philippians 4:8-9

The Christian life is about doctrine and life, what we believe and what we do. In Philippians 4:8-9 Paul exhorts the Philippians to set their minds on the excellent things of the gospel and to live this out in their lives.

Isaiah 63:15-64:12

In Isaiah 63:15-64:12 Isaiah continues to call out to God in response to the glorious messianic prophecies of 59:15-63:6. Isaiah sees the vast difference between what was promised and the current state of the people of God and this causes him to cry out to God to restore His people. He acknowledges his and the people’s sins, recognizes God’s sovereignty and the people’s covenant relationship with Him, and on the basis of these things pleads with God to restore His…

Philippians 4:1-7

In Philippians 4:1-7 Paul begins his final exhortations focusing on a number of different areas of the Christian life. Ultimately, Paul argues that obedience leads to peace in the heart. In a world where so few can truly say they are living at peace, Paul says that the way to peace is godliness.

Isaiah 63:7-14

Many argue against God’s existence or against God in general by arguing that He is not good. Isaiah, however, remembers God’s goodness in his prayer for the restoration of the people of God. Remembering God’s goodness even when we sin provides a basis for godly prayers. We remember what God did in His grace in the past and ask that God would do the same in the present according to His mercy and grace and for the sake of His…

Philippians 3:17-4:1

In Philippians 3:17-4:1 Paul urges the Philippians to be fellow imitators of Christ with him. There are many who walk as enemies of the cross of Christ, but we are to be heavenly minded, looking with eager anticipation to the return of the Savior.

Isaiah 63:1-6

In Isaiah 63:1-6 Isaiah gives the final of four messianic prophecies in chapters 59-63. Here the emphasis falls on Christ coming in judgment. How does this judgment relate to the other oracles of salvation? We see here that salvation comes through judgment. The judgment of sin on the cross is the surest guarantee of another future judgment which will destroy the wicked and bring vindication to the godly.