In Galatians chapter 2, St Paul relates a rather public conflict between he and the apostle Peter. St Paul accuses Peter of hypocrisy: teaching that gentiles were reconciled to God based on faith, but then behaving as if specific efforts or behaviors also mattered. St Paul argues that you can’t have it both ways. Pastor Taylor explains this in this Sunday’s sermon.
Pastor Taylor’s text was Galatians 2:1-10. The key take-away: If we want the church to succeed we need to guard the true gospel. This involves putting priority on the gospel message, standing and defending against attacks which attempt to add to, take away, or change the gospel, and in all this demonstrate love as we go about the ministry, the mission of the church.
“The gospel message is about a new creation.” This was the first assertion Pastor Taylor made today in his sermon. Continuing his series in the Epistle to the Galatians, Pastor Taylor made three points: 1) the gospel is revealed through grace; 2) that God reveals Jesus by grace and from grace, and 3) the character of the gospel – it is unchanging!
Before we can know how to “bear another’s burden” you probably first need to know what St Paul means by ‘burden’. Dom Marko help the congregation understand just that in this sermon. He also went on to explain that there is correct way and an incorrect way to do this ‘bearing’.
The fourteenth chapter of St John’s gospel has occupied many, many sermons. Rarely is it preached through in one or two sermons. Yet, do to limited time, Jim Scullion as accomplished the task in three sermons. In this, the last of the three, Jim explains the impact of Jesus promising to send ‘another comforter’ after he leaves. With verses 15 and 31 as bookends, it is both and encouraging and challenging sermon.
The 7th chapter of St Paul’s letter to the Romans is one of the most controversial chapters Christians have wrestled with over the centuries. How is it that St Paul, REALLY???, struggling with sin? Struggling against sinful inclinations? Well, Randy Meyers shared his thinking on this chapter in this sermon.
The Rev. Dean Turbeville preached today’s sermon for the installation and ordination of Taylor Wright to the gospel ministry. 2 Kings 6:1-7 may seem like a strange text for this kind of occasion. And yet, Rev. Dean didn’t take long to help those in attendance see how the event in the life of Elisha in 2 Kings relates to what Taylor is embarking on.
True disciples, true followers of someone often ask for instruction, direction or guidance. This was true of Jesus disciples and should be true of believers today. Pastor David Menzel’s sermon focus Sunday was on the disciples’ request that Jesus teach them to pray. Why is praying important? How can we pray well?