• Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin

    by Shawn Merithew on February 11, 2018
    Romans 14:20-23

    In this final sermon from Romans 14, Pastor Shawn summarizes the 10 principles that Paul has given to protect unity and foster love within the church when believers hold differing convictions on secondary matters. The nature of the conscience is discussed as well as how faith is to be the basis for all we do in the Christian life.

  • Sovereign Hardening and the Glory of God

    by Cody Floate on January 28, 2018
    John 1:36-50

    As Jesus enters into the final week of his life before his crucifixion, he begins to explain the purpose of why the Jews have not believed his words. The Jews have been hardened by God, according to His good sovereignty, to fulfill the prophecies of Isaiah. The Jews have loved the glory of man rather than God’s glory, and they are willingly choosing to reject the words of Christ which will result in their condemnation before God.

  • Be Not a Stumbling Block

    by Shawn Merithew on January 21, 2018
    Romans 14:10-15

    If a believer sincerely thinks that partaking of something would be dishonoring to God, if his conscience — even in weakness or immaturity — is convinced that something is unclean or profane before God, then it is indeed unclean, and for him to partake of it is sin. You see, faith is trusting in the sufficiency of God, being content with all that He is for you and has for you. When you act against your own spirit-directed conscience, you are valuing something more than God. That is why being a stumbling block is such a serious sin.

  • Accept the Weaker Brother

    by Shawn Merithew on January 7, 2018
    Romans 14:1-4

    Alcohol consumption, tattoos, watching “R” rated movies, Courtship vs Dating, Sacred vs Secular Music, Public School vs Homeschool — How are we to live with one another when our convictions on these different matters can be so very different and so very strong? In this text, Paul frames his discussion of Christian liberty and being stumbling blocks by commanding us all to live in a spirit of love and deference when we find ourselves in disagreement about non-essential matters.

  • Why They Hated Jesus All the More

    by Jamani Warren on November 19, 2017
    John 11:45-57

    After Jesus defies all of nature, by raising His friend Lazareth from the dead, some believed in Him and some saw it as a threat to their regime. In this text, John gives us a detailed account of the reasons that even Jesus’ greatest miracle in Scripture, is not enough evidence to soften the heart of those which God has hardened. In fact, this miracle, led them in a plot to kill him.

  • The Function of True Authority

    by Shawn Merithew on November 19, 2017
    Romans 3:3-4

    In these two verses of Romans 13, we find God’s design for civil authority. Our governing authorities exist to restrain evil, praise obedience to the law, and punish lawlessness. That is why government is given the power of the “sword.” When we understand the role of government, is fosters a renewed appreciation for God’s provision and care for His people.

  • Renewed by Fellowship

    by Shawn Merithew on August 27, 2017
    Romans 12:3-5

    This is the fourth of four sermons on the public means of grace as we seek to apply Paul’s admonition to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. In Romans 12:3-5, Paul addresses again the issue of human pride in preparation for describing what gospel life should be like in the community of the redeemed. As we think of ourselves rightly — in comparison to Christ — we will discover the beautiful truth of the unity, diversity, and mutuality that God has designed for us in the body of Christ.

  • Jesus Cleanses the Temple

    by Tom Hicks on June 12, 2016
    John 2:13-25

    Why did Jesus cleanse the temple? In what manner did Jesus cleanse the temple? What does this sign teach us today? Listen to this sermon to find out?

  • The Glory Yet to Be Revealed

    by Shawn Merithew on June 12, 2016
    Romans 8:18-23

    The question comes, “if God is so loving and so good and our salvation is so great, why is there the necessity of suffering?” The answer Paul gives us here is because we are redeemed people still living in the midst of a sinful world, and though we already have the blessings of forgiveness and adoption and growing sanctification in the Holy Spirit, God’s consummation of history remains a future event. So we trust our Father and joyfully endure the trials of this life knowing that God’s promise of our glorification remains yet to be fulfilled.

  • The Bible and Same-Sex Attraction

    by Tom Hicks on March 29, 2015
    Romans 1:18-32

    What does the Bible say about same-sex attraction? Is this a question on which Christians can agree to disagree? What if you have same-sex attraction? How should Christians treat those with same-sex attraction? This sermon answers those questions and more.

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