The evening sermon will be set before us the strong admonition of our Lord to "watch and pray." With help from Canons of Dort 5.4 we will learn the method to avoiding outrageous sins. LIke with the morning text and sermon we need these truths. Jesus promised we would be "sanctified by the truth" and He uses His Word to accomplish this in our lives. Please plan to attend the evening worship Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:36-46
Confessional Reading: Canons of Dort 5.4
Text: Matthew 26.41
Sermon: "Avoid Outrageous Sins"
Theme: We must watch and pray or be led away into outrageous sins
During the hour of darkness, Jesus wants them alert
Their failure at the moment opens a lifetime application
We must watch or be taken by outrageous sins
We must pray or be taken by outrageous sins
Only Believers May Approach Him in Prayer
Scripture: Psalm 147
Confession of Faith: Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 45
Theme: Christians must pray believing in the praiseworthy, powerful, personal God.
Why we Pray
How we Pray
What we Pray
Searching the Heart in Every Part.
Scripture: Psalm 139
Text: Psalm 139:23-24
Theme: The LORD searches the heart for every covetous desire rising up against his righteousness.
Disposition and Deed
God is amazing toward His people in delighting to discipline them in order to show mercy to them. God Delights in Showing You Mercy.
Please note: there was some kind of background noise problem with this recording (probably the cable was not plugged in all the way). At the beginning of the message and at other parts there is some scratchy noise but all is intelligible, and we edited out some that we could and used a noise reducer to minimize the problem. Most of the message did not have this problem.
The Word of God is essential to spiritual maturity and our development as believers in Christ.
Christians need to watch out for those that wish to dilute the Word of God.
We need to study God's Word so that we can discern the truth in these deceptive days,
There is a need for many to be instructed in the basic, first principles of the faith. Legalism has crept into the church, liberalism has crept into the church, the vain imaginations of man have crept into the church. Our relationship with the Old Testament should be one where we see Christ on every page. It is the framework upon which the canvas of the New Testament is stretched. The first principles of the faith allow us to understand who we are, what we need and FROM WHOM we need it...
Preached on the Feast Day for St. James, the Elder. James and his brother John come to Jesus with a request, a selfish prayer, really. Give us what we want and we want to be powerful and important. Jesus must teach them the way of the servant. Jesus is the model, serving His creation and people by dying for them to deliver them.
Help Me with Myself Ephesians 1:1-6 Paul has celebrated himself: his calling, his mission, his deliverance from self. You've heard that God has a plan for the believer's life, a plan for every one of us. Yet when it comes to you personally, perhaps you have not really understood what God wants you to do with your life. How often have you asked: Is there supposed to be more to life than this? When will God show me His plan for my life, just what He wants me to do? Why doesn't God tell me in plain speech what He wants me to do with my life? God wants us to understand His call upon our lives, but to understand, we must investigate His call. Note how Paul begins this letter to the Ephesians. He begins with one of the greatest subjects imaginable—the call of God. Nothing could be any more meaningful to a person than to be called by God Himself, the sovereign Lord and Majesty of the universe. When you look in a mirror you will never see yourself the way you really are, but when you look into this book, and you listen to what God says is true about you, then you will know who you really are. You have the greatest position and the most precious possessions from the most important person in the universe. You are so valuable that He sent Jesus to die for your sins, so that you can spend eternity with Him.
if your heart is fixed upon Christ and you're laying up for
yourselves Heavenly Treasures; if you have set your affection
on things above and NOT on things on the earth, THE COURSE of
your life will be healthy, spiritually clear and focused on
Jesus Christ and the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Remember that your eyes are GOVERNED by your heart!
Your eyes will LOOK toward and love what your heart