After speaking about reality of true and false believers, Jude spends the majority of his letter describing false believers that have crept in the church. He marshals all kinds of historical events, people, and predictions, and then all kinds of present behaviors, metaphors, and labels to show the true nature of these false believers. In […]
For this Lord’s Day, we were pleased to have Joe and Sierah Pliska with us from Landmark Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The Pliskas are preparing to serve as missionaries in Japan and Joe was able to share their plans for gospel ministry with our congregation and preach on the next passage in our Isaiah […]
In Romans 3:9-20, Paul brings his argument to a powerful conclusion to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no one righteous, charging humanity with being helplessly captive under sin, radically corrupted by sin, and therefore justly condemned. In this sermon, pastor Matt shows that the power of sin demands a redemption […]
In this sermon, pastor Matt shows us how God’s righteous judgment on the last day will reveal whether or not we lived for Christ and his kingdom and willl expose what was the object of our faith, the deepest desire of our heart, our hope in life and death.
In this sermon, pastor Mitch highlights three things that the self-righteous have in common with the rest of sinful humanity and how there there is no class of sinners that excludes us or puts us beyond the mercy of God.
Before explaining how the gospel is the power of God for salvation to all who believe, Paul shows why need the gospel by exposing the true condition of humanity: our false worship, our moral bankruptcy, our utter depravity, and our inexcusable guilt before God (Rom. 1:18-3:20). In this sermon, pastor Matt reminds us that God’s […]
In Acts 25-26, the story of Paul as witness on trial for the gospel comes to an epic conclusion before he reaches Rome. Everything has been building up to this moment where, in the providence of God, he gives the reason for his hope before the rulers of all Judea. Paul bears witness that King […]
When Paul stood before the high priest and the Jewish council, he said: “It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial” (Acts 23:6). Over and over, Paul makes this same assertion in his defense speeches in Acts. But why did he understand his all his […]
Though chapters 13-35 of Isaiah can sound foreign to many of us, and are often neglected by the 21st century church, Isaiah actually addresses the very issues our world is facing today. The concluding chapters of this section reveal once again that there are only two kingdoms—the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this […]