There are two mistakes we can make as we seek spiritual change. One is anxiety; the other is passivity. In this message, we consider the Bible’s command to reject passivity and embrace the role of human effort in the process of change.
In order to be hopeful and encouraged in the work of change, we must embrace God's promise that He is at work in us. We are not alone in the work of change; God is changing us through the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Real change is more than behavior modification. According to Jesus, just like a tree is known by its fruit, our actions reveal our hearts. In this sermon, we consider 3 of Jesus' timeless insights about the human heart.
Christians sometimes assume Jesus changes us dramatically and instantaneously. But the Bible teaches that spiritual transformation is usually slow, ordinary, and incremental.
Every human being lives either for the glory of self or for the glory of God. In this sermon, we conclude our series on the Reformation by considering the chief end of man, which is to live “Soli Deo Gloria” - for the glory of God alone.
The Reformers argued that the Roman Catholic Church had made itself the dispenser of God's grace, usurping the authority of "Christ Alone." In this sermon, we explore the doctrine of Solus Christus - Christ as the only mediator between God and men.
The Reformers emphasized that we are saved by "Grace Alone" - not by our effort, obedience, or moral goodness. In this sermon, we look to the book of Ephesians to understand why Grace Alone can change us.
The doctrine of "Faith Alone" has to do with justification: how are we right with God? In this sermon, we explore the Bible's teaching on justification and consider some of the implications.
The Reformation emphasized "Scripture alone" as the ultimate authority for the Christian. In this sermon, we consider the doctrine of Sola Scriptura and its implications for the church.