Sermons on Grace

“Sola Gratia” (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Sola Gratia (Eph. 2:1-10) It’s a lot easier to state the truth of this doctrine than it is to feel the joy and freedom we have received because of it. God gives life through his Son to display the riches of his grace. Our silence is not only a missed opportunity for our neighbor to hear the gospel, but, a missed opportunity to display God’s grace. I want to know fully and display often, the riches of God’s mercy. Illus:…

Introduction to Judges – Pt. 2 (Judges 2:6-10)

Introduction Many pastors have carefully selected their text to fit with the occasion of Mother’s Day. Our general pattern is to preach through the next passage. Whereas many pastors are preaching about how great our mothers are, I’m going to talk about the pattern of failure that pervades Judges. Relevant? Absolutely! Every mother here (and the rest of us) knows the feeling of failure. In fact, for many of us, it’s debilitating! So here’s the message of Judges: You are…

Trained by Grace (Titus 2:11-15)

Introduction The first episode of Planet Earth 2 contains an intense chase scene. Baby iguanas hatch on a beach to everyone’s delight. They slowly open their eyes for the first time and find themselves surrounded by rocks and empty beach…except for the gigantic snakes! These iguanas literally begin their lives on the run. Only the fast and brave survive. Our lives can often feel like that little naïve hatchling. We have no idea what lurks inside the rocks, just beyond…

The God of All Grace (1 Peter 5:8-11)

Introduction Peter’s final words to suffering Jewish Christians exiled to Asia Minor. He has encouraged them to think rightly about their suffering. Thinking is critical to persevering. He exhorted the elders to shepherd the flock, exercising oversight, eager to serve. He then challenged everyone to walk in humility with one another and before God. Read 1 Peter 5:8-11 As someone who is overly rational, rarely do I seriously consider the possibility of a spiritual attack as the cause of suffering.…

Double Vision (Acts 10:1-16)

If it is true that, The Kingdom of God expands when the perception of cultural barriers are removed, how are we promoting their removal in our own lives?