The preaching of God’s Word is a high priority at Stonebridge. We make available our sermons for those unable to attend on Sundays. We hope we are all helped as we listen to the Word of God preached.
Genesis 1:1–5: God reigns and rules supreme over time: He is the Lord of Time, and therefore we should submit our works to Him humbly. In addition to considering what this means for our lives, Pastor Taylor also walks through the debate over the meaning of the word “day” in Genesis.
If we are to rest in God, we must rest in Him through His word. By His word God created light and gives us knowledge of Himself. Of even greater wonder, God reveals Himself to us by His Word, the True Light, Who is the Son. Through Jesus we come to know the Father and can rest in God.
Last week Pastor Taylor’s sermon helped us see the role of God the Father in Creation. Taylor reminded the congregation that Genesis does not explain “everything” about creation. There are some questions we have for which God chose not to provide detailed answers. Some of those questions we need faith to accept. Today we learned more about the God the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:2 teaches that it was the Spirit of God hovering over the chaos.
In Genesis 1:1, Pastor Taylor considers the question, How big is your God? Because God is big, we should give Him our hearts, but there is a more mysterious and wonderful reason to give Him our hearts: the Father has created us for Himself.
Jerry Croyts, whom we are always privileged to have, was our guest preacher today. His text was the telling of the two men praying: one a Pharisee and the other a ‘tax collector’. Each of these two had an “I” problem; each had a heart problem. One was justified before God—the other was not. Listen.
In his final “Galatians” series of sermons, Pastor Taylor Summarizes with St Paul, that the key to the gospel is not our works (efforts) nor our lack of effort (faith) but whether in fact there is a new creation. That there is evidence that a person has changed; has become “new” in their motivations, they thoughts, their goals and their behaviors.
God has created His world to operate according to certain laws. And those laws have a relation to the spiritual world. One of those laws is the law of sowing and reaping. What we sow determines what we will reap. How do we know we are sowing true spirituality and not false spirituality?
In Chapter 6 of St Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he states three “commands” to which Christ followers should adhere: 1) restore, 2) take care, be humble, and 3) evaluate yourself. Pastor Taylor addresses these commands in Sunday’s sermon.
YIKES! Those are some big words! Theological words? These big words can scare some people off. Pastor Taylor’s sermon on Sunday attempted to explain these in “layman’s terms”.
God has told us how we know when we serving one another in love and are walking by the Spirit. Learn how God desires his people to be happy, sappy, and ever green.
If we are to serve one another in love and to walk by the Spirit, what are those things which are contrary to the Spirit? If we find ourselves producing the works of the flesh, what are we to do? What do the works of the flesh tell us about our salvation?
Today’s sermon is based on Galatians 5:16-18.
1 Corinthians 2:9 says: ‘But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.’ Martin Rossol took us on a little exploration of just what these ‘unimaginable’ things might be; and then how we might be encouraged by them!
St Paul is coming in for a landing relative to his arguments against those trying to convince the Galatian believers they needed to perform certain acts, duties, works, in order to be certain their status with God was secure. It is in Chapters 5 and 6 that St Paul brings in “the cross”. What exactly is “the offense of the cross”? Pastor Taylor addresses that question in this sermon.
In Galatians chapter 5, St Paul is ‘coming in for a landing’ with his arguments about the covenant of grace vs earning God’s favor by performance or merit. Pastor Taylor points out that verse one of this chapter begins with the word “Freedom”! And then Paul explains what that freedom Christ as actually bestowed on his followers.
St Paul turns several events of Genesis to make his case that the gospel of Jesus Christ is actually the fulfillment of the covenant of grace; that promised to Abraham; as opposed to the covenant of the law under which the Israelites lived for millennial.
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