Sermons by Gary Armstrong

Sermons by Gary Armstrong

Life In The Spirit

Romans 8:9-11 As believers in Jesus Christ, we have the incredible blessing of being indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God. All that we need for life and godliness is already ours because of God’s gracious gift of His indwelling presence. Because of God, we have life! This Sunday we will see the many benefits of having life in the Spirit. 

The Peace From Pleasing God

Romans 8:5-8 Our world today is characterized by unrest, a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation. From the crisis in Israel to the strife in Washington, to the struggles within our own families and even in our hearts, unrest seems to reign. But there is a peace that God offers that is in stark contrast to the unrest in our world. A peace that God says passes all understanding (Phil. 4:7,9). This peace is only found in Christ Jesus and…

Walk In Victory

Romans 8:1-4 Much has been taught about the believers inability to live the Christian life by the Law or self-effort. Paul has made it clear that nothing good dwells is our flesh. So, if we are incapable of living our Christian lives by the flesh, how then do we live victoriously in this life? Paul answers that question in the next section of Romans chapter 8:1-4.

The War Within

Romans 7:21-25 We all know that there are many battles raging in the world around us, but there’s an even greater war raging within us—the war for our soul. In Romans 7:21-25, the Apostle Paul shares with us that there is a raging battle inside of us between our flesh and the Spirit of God. Every day is a battle, and we must first understand the nature of this battle. Then, by God’s grace, we can call on Jesus to…

The Struggle Is Real

Romans 7:14-20 Have you ever felt the tension between how God says you should behave and how you actually behave? Do you experience remorse, regret, and even sadness over this discrepancy in your life? If you answered “Yes” to this question, you are not alone. The Apostle Paul also experienced this tension in his life and exclaimed, “Oh wretched man that I am!” Recognizing this tension in our lives as believers is a good thing. It demonstrates that we have a desire…

The Deception Of Sin

Romans 7:7-12 Sin leads to death. Sin is always crouching at the door (Gen. 4:7). Sin always leads to death. So, if this is all true, and it is, what is the believers strategy to combat sin? Well, the first thing we need to know is how temptation to sin works in our lives. This Sunday, we will see how sin deceives us and brings death in our lives. 

Falling From Grace

Romans 7:1-6 Have you ever heard the expression, “Fall from Grace”? Many have used this expression to communicate that a person, once saved by Christ, can fall from that same grace that eternally saved them. Here at BCC, we do not adhere to this teaching. We believe that once a person has been saved by grace, they are eternally secure in the grip of God’s unfailing grace.  Yet, there is still a way in which believers can fall from grace, in a sense. Paul says…

Experiencing Eternal Life, Here and Now!

Romans 6:15-23 Are you currently experiencing the abundant life that Jesus promised to those who believe in Him? As per His promise, His coming has brought an abundant life upon all believers. However, the question remains, how can we determine whether we are indeed experiencing this life and what does this life entail? The Apostle Paul has provided answers to these pressing questions in Romans 6:15-23. Our comprehension of eternal life plays a pivotal role in our ability to experience the abundant…

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

Romans 6:12-14 Joshua challenged his Israelite brothers and sisters saying, “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve“.  Christians today have this same choice, daily. Either we choose to serve sin and self, or we choose to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other option. This Sunday, Paul draws the line in the sand in how we choose to live as believers. Either we choose to serve self (flesh/sin nature) or we choose to serve Jesus, the Lord of…

To Sin Or Not To Sin

Romans 6:6-10 Sin is often neglected in modern churches due to its potential impact on attendance numbers. However, it remains a critical barrier between believers and a fulfilling life. Sin separates people from God both eternally and temporarily. Therefore, it is essential to address this topic in the one place where it should be taught. This Sunday we will discover the believers’ relationship to sin and how to overcome it to experience all God has prepared for us. 

Christian Adulting

Romans 6:1-5 “X” (Twitter) users had begun to use the term “adulting” to describe adults doing the routine tasks that adults are expected to do. It is often used in a way that mourns the loss of the freedom of responsibility often associated with being a child.  As “children” of God, we too must learn “Christian adulting” in our daily lives. That is, to grow up in our Christian life and do the things that God expects us to do. Romans 6 begins a new…

The Gift Of Life

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Life is a gift from God. Oftentimes, we take life for granted. We live as if we have all the time in the world. But, the reality is, every day and every breath is a gift from The Father of Creation.  This Easter Sunday, let’s celebrate the gift of life; both physical and spiritual. Both are gifts from God that continue to give us hope and meaning each day of our existence. Let’s celebrate the living Savior who has conquered death for us and…