Sermon Notes

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Walk by the Spirit

Since the Christian life is a Spirit-led life, we must seek to daily walk by the Spirit and not gratify the desires of the flesh. 1. If you walk by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. “We must listen to the Spirit’s Word, discern his will, and...

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You Were Called to Freedom

Since we have been called to freedom in Christ, we must live in the good of this freedom. 1. Christian freedom is not freedom to indulge the flesh but to control the flesh. “Christian freedom is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin. It is an unrestricted liberty of...

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No Reserve, No Retreat, No Regrets

I. Our Decisive Commitment (12:1) A. The Basis of the Commitment —The Mercies of God “We owe an enormous spiritual debt to God—a debt we can't begin to pay. There is no way we can make it good. The gospel tells us that Jesus Christ paid our debt, but it also tells us...

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Leaving the Stadium in the Bottom of the 8th

1. The Peril of Unbelief (3:12) The essence of “an evil unbelieving heart”: choosing to focus our attention and base our judgments on what God is doing that we can’t understand . . . while refusing to look at what God has said and done that we can clearly understand....

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Run the Race Well

The Christian life is a race that we are called to run by faith in Jesus Christ alone so that we might run this race with endurance, by obeying the truth and finishing well. 1. There will be hindrances to our faith in Jesus that we will need to identify and get rid...

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Live Free

Since we have been set free by Jesus Christ alone, we must stand firm in Christ alone. 1. Jesus has set us free for freedom. “Legalism is treating that which is good as though it were essential. Whenever Christians turn something valuable into something ultimate,...

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Going to the House of the Lord

“I think of our lives in terms of a dot and a line, signifying two phases. Our present life on earth is the dot. It begins. It ends. It’s brief. However, from the dot, a line extends that goes on forever. That line in eternity, which Christians will spend in heaven....

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The Lord Will Keep You

We have NOTHING to fear because our help comes from the Lord. 1. Our help comes from the Lord, the Creator. "The threats which arise on the journey to Jerusalem arise within a world the Lord has made and which he sustains. In this world –not in some imaginary,...

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Fiery Trials

Everyone who suffers according to God’s will must trust his soul to a faithful Creator while doing good. 1. Do not be surprised by trials. “I am now about to take Orders and my degree and go into the world. What will become of me I know not. All I can say is I look...

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Suffering Always Produces Something Good

Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ, and in this we can rejoice. 1. Justification gives us peace with God. 2. Justification gives us access to God. 3. Justification gives us a reason to rejoice in the hope of the...

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