Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

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Personal Holiness Matter

Romans 3:1-8 A common reason many unbelievers cite as a reason for disbelief in God is the failures of those who claim to be Christians. Their reasoning is “if they (Christians) don’t live what they believe, then it must not be true.” However, God says otherwise. Romans 3 tells us that we are all accountable for our own lives and responses to the truth of God, no matter how well someone else may live it themselves. Believers and unbelievers alike are responsible for…

A Gracious And Generous Invitation

A Gracious And Generous InvitationIsaiah 55:1-11  Join us Sunday as we welcome Paul Rushing back to BBC. Paul and Cindy Rushing are BBC’s first homegrown missionaries. They serve with Christar, helping mobilize workers for short and long term missions. Paul will be bringing us a message from Isaiah 55. 

Rest(oration) for the Weary

Rest(oration) for the WearyRomans 2:25-29 “Work as if it’s all up to you and pray as if it’s all up to God.” Have you ever heard this expression? Well, maybe there is some truth to this, but the only problem is we can work ourselves to death and miss the work God wants to do!  The Jews are a prime example. They both worked and prayed and neither got them any closer to God. What about you? Are you working and…

The Harm of Hypocrisy

The Harm of HypocrisyRomans 2:17-24 “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” Brennan Manning I am not sure how we would qualify such a statement, but I believe we can at least acknowledge its truthfulness in general. Hypocrites do damage to the cause of Christ. In a world of constant cameras…

Preparing For The Final

Romans 2:11-16 I imagine most of us remember our final exams in school. It could be the final to conclude a particular class, or it could be the final to graduate. Either way, finals are usually stressful! What finals accomplished though is they exposed how well we mastered the material. How well did we read, tune into the lectures, and complete the assignments?  God says in His Word that a day is coming when all mankind will take a final…

Life & Death, Part 2

Romans 2:5-11 You may have heard the expression, “If you’re not living, you’re dying.” That expression may be more true than we realize. Paul said in Romans 8:6, “The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.” How true this is! So, are we living or dying? That is the question that we’ll look to answer this Sunday as we explore Romans 2:5-11 again and see how we can not just live,…

Life & Death

Life & DeathRomans 2:5-11 Stephen Covey has said, “We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.” I found this to be true in my own life. The reality, however, is that the only thing that will be judged on the day of judgment is our actions, or works, not our intentions. This is Paul’s message in Romans 2:5-11. God, who judges impartially, will weigh each one’s works and reward everyone accordingly. This judgment comes not only in…

The Day Of Reckoning

Romans 2:2-4 As Christians, we enjoy the never-ending always available grace of our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in Lamentations 3, “The Lord’s lovingkindness indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” What we fail to understand though, at times, is that God’s lovingkindness, compassion, and faithfulness to us as His children may not always look like we think it should. There are times when our loving Heavenly Father’s love and…

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Romans 2:1 How many times have we heard someone say this? Oftentimes when people say this it is in effort to deflect from their sinful practices so as to alleviate their conscience. However, this principle is true as it was espoused by both Jesus and the Apostle Paul. What does it mean to “do not judge, lest ye be judged?” That is the subject of Romans chapter 2. This Sunday, we will begin chapter two in our series,  Righteousness, Wrath, and…

One Reason To Pray

Jeremiah 29:11-14; Habakkuk 3:17-18 We are familiar with the Jeremiah passage that speaks of the plan God had for the Israelites. Does this passage apply to us in the same way it did when it was written? We know God has a purpose for each of us, yet what should our response be to God as we live out our days? Join us this Sunday as Rob Matlack brings us a timely message, giving us One Reason To Pray. 

Jesus, The Storm Stopper

Mark 4:35-41 When was the last time you went through a life storm? Maybe you’re in the middle of one right now. Whether you are currently experiencing difficulties or one is heading your way, we can be comforted knowing that our peace rests in Jesus. This Sunday, Payton Carter will bring a message from Mark 4, where Jesus calms the storm. Join us for a time of corporate worship and the study of God’s Word together.

Dangerous Days Because Of Dangerous Dudes

2 Timothy 3:16-4:4 How important is the Bible to our practical, daily life? Is it primarily the way to believe the message of eternal life through Jesus, the Christ? What do we think about the Bible? Does it really matter day to day? If so, why? Paul seems to parallel some of his thoughts in Romans 1:18-32 when he writes his last letter to Timothy. And, I think the rest of the Bible confirms his opinion.