Sermons from June 2018

Sermons from June 2018

The Holiness of Christ

Ghandi: “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so much unlike your Christ.”  Christians criticized, but Christ lauded.  Sometimes, deficient view of Jesus; other times, hypocritical actions of Christians.  Yet, if Jesus was simply a Mother Teresa type character, why was he crucified?  He was “hated without a cause” (John 15:25).  No justifiable reason as to why they hated Him—except that His presence and teaching hi-lighted their sin: “the light has come into the…

The Holiness of God

Introduction  There is no such thing as an unholy Christian.  Put differently: no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t have to pursue holiness.  Holiness is an expected pursuit; an inevitable result of being the people of God (Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 2:9). Holiness means to live out the separation God has worked in us through Jesus; to live morally blameless lives.  Yet, can’t fully have a true definition of holiness without looking at the holiness of God as well…

No One Else: The Leper

Introduction  Could Jeffery Dahmer really be forgiven? People left the group not really knowing.  That question might have cropped up in the minds of people who saw a leper.  Widely believed that it was a punishment for sin; inflicted and healed only by the grace of God (2 Kings 5:7).  Miriam as an example (Num. 12:1-15).  The disease was so devastating, many times irreversible, and people saw them as untouchables and, in some ways, unforgivable.  But then one fights his…