Sermons

 

 
If we want to avoid the sorrow and the grief that’s so common in so many churches, we’ll focus on God’s faithfulness, salvation through Christ, and the reliability of the Word of God, not on our disappointment with other people. Read More ...
When trivial issues become big issues, it’s usually because of a series of misunderstandings, and it usually begins with assumptions about someone’s motivations. We should assume the best about people and not blow things all out of proportion. Let trivial issues remain trivial. If we retain a critical, fault-finding attitude, it will damage our relationships and weaken the church. Read More ...
Our behavior should be characterized by confidence that we are doing the right thing, a clear conscience, sincerity, purity, not indulging the flesh but living by the grace of God, considering our testimony before others, and living consistently with the teachings of the Christian faith. If that’s true of your behavior, then you are conducting yourself correctly, no matter how others may criticize you. Read More ...
This is the second session from the Pastors' and Wives' retreat hosted at Liberty Baptist Church on Feb 21-22, 2022. Unfortunately, the recording of the first session failed, and the…
All of us should be available to comfort others in their times of afflictions. One of the great benefits of being a part of a local church is that we can expect others to be there to help us in our times of need. We can be the means God uses to bring comfort, aid, and encouragement into the lives of those who suffer. At the very least, we can help others through our prayers. Read More ...
The major focus seems to be on Paul’s desire to validate and defend his apostleship. He wants his readers to believe that what he taught them was the truth, especially in contrast to what some false teachers were saying. So the book is an effort for Paul to prove his ministry among them to be legitimate. Read More ...
The book of Ruth is one of the rare biblical stories with a truly happy ending. The book presents us with godly, realistic characters whose example we can follow. All of us should seek to be people like Boaz and Ruth; we should be kind, gracious, and virtuous. Above all, we should be confident that God demonstrates His faithfulness by loving, superintending, and caring for His people. Since God is so kind and gracious to us, we should respond by obeying his commands and being kind and gracious toward others. Read More ...
Often we have to wait to see what the outcome of our plans will be. Are things going to work out as we hope, or will our plans come to nothing? That all depends on the providence of God. We should trust that God will work out his plan according to his own purposes. The Bible affirms that “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord” (Ps 37:23). If we are people like Boaz and Ruth, we can be confident that God is working behind the scenes to order and guide our steps. If we are honorable and virtuous people, we can sit still and wait as God works out his plan in our lives. Read More ...
Christians must stand strongly against the practice of abortion. We must support those agencies and institutions that work to end abortion and overturn laws that allow abortion. We have good, biblical reasons to fight against abortion, and we must be involved in this great battle. Read More ...
We should be striving to be a church that 1. Baptizes those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus alone to be saved; 2. Receives baptized converts into the membership of the church; 3. Teaches NT apostolic doctrine; we want to teach and affirm “sound doctrine”; 4. Live in fellowship; we emphasize the importance of partnership among people of like faith and practice. We want to be of one accord, of one mind. 5. Worships through teaching the Word, providing the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, emphasizing corporate prayer, and praising God. Every Christian ought to be a member of a church that follows that pattern. Read More ...