Sermons on Sanctification
Psalm 8 Our culture imposes on us an identity formation process that if we are not vigilant as Christians, we will be more conformed to this world than transformed by God’s Word (Rom12:2). The consequences are DIRE (Psalm 1)! Christianity gives us an identity that is the most unshakable, inclusive, freeing and satisfying identity you could ever have.
Psalm 23:6b Human beings are unavoidably hope based creatures. How we live in the present is inevitably shaped by what we believe about our future. Therefore, the more heavenly minded we are the more earthly good we will be (Col3:1-4; 1John3:1-3). Christians should live as if they had died, gone to heaven and come back.
Psalm 23:4 If there is nothing more life liberating and soul satisfying than knowing Christ, then why would we ever look anywhere else? And yet we do more often than we would like to admit! Evidence of this would be our bitterness, complaining and worry.
2 Timothy 4:1-22 It’s not how you start the race but how you finish it that matters most! 2Tim4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
1Timothy 3:14-16 There is a major problem when people talk about meeting God or knowing God and yet remaining unchanged over time by God. If the God who is perfect in love, infinite in wisdom and unlimited in power comes to dwell within you, believe me, it will transform your life. You cannot live in vital union and communion with the Creator of the Universe and remain…
1Timothy 2:8-15 Our sexuality is not incidental, or unimportant, or a curse, or a burden. Our manhood and womanhood were created by the perfect love and infinite wisdom of our brilliant Father. When you own your manhood and womanhood through the clarifying lens of God’s Word you bring God much glory and experience much joy.
James 3:1-12 The quality and content of your words tell you a lot about your spiritual condition, the health of your soul. Most of the hurt in our lives have come from the words that we have spoken and the words that have been spoken to us. We live in a day and time of social media where words abound.
Psalm 51 (Context: 2 Samuel 11-12) If your shame is misplaced and pushing you away from God, it’s not God-given. Healthy shame should draw you toward repentance. The Psalms teach us how to think and feel from a biblical perspective. Psalm 51 teaches us that Christian, God-given shame produces Christian, God-given joy.
Exodus 21-23 The Gospel gap we all struggle with is the disparity between what we believe and how we behave. It is the gap between the fact that your past sins are forgiven (justification) and your future in heaven secure (glorification) but how do you Live Your Faith in the here and now (Sanctification/Phil2:12-13; Gal2:14)? Having been redeemed (Ex19:4-5) and given the…
Luke 12:35-59 Jesus spent much of His ministry teaching His disciples about their ultimate future new location—the kingdom to come and their eternal citizenship in it. Our hope in the hereafter has practical application in the here and now. The Lord’s promised return is the Christian’s “Blessed Hope” (Titus2:13). The point of the Bible’s teaching on the second coming of…