Sermons from Jun 2020

07 Conduct Worthy of the Gospel

Philippians 1 v 27-30 Up to this point Paul has been telling the Philippians about his own situation in prison and what he was experiencing. Despite all the affliction, his attitude was one of joy and confidence in the Lord. With verse 27 Paul begins a series of practical exhortations concerning the Christian life. He…

06 The Prophet’s Response

Habakkuk 2 v 1-4 Habakkuk responds in Piety (godliness) and Patience, not seeking to exert power and wrath. He was in deep pain because of what was happening – the Chaldeans sweeping across the land. When you have a pain like that, you must pray like Habakkuk, and once you’ve prayed respond correctly to the…

Our Lord’s Ministry and Power to Heal

Mark 5 v 1-20 The SettingOne of four miracles – all underlying the importance of faith.a. The Calming of the seab. The Demoniac (this passage)c. Woman with flow of blood.d. Jairus’ daughter. The Demoniac.Demon possession is a reality – being possessed by a foreign, evil spirit, and is very real. Demons are the devil’s agents.Satan…

05 The Prophet’s Faith

Habakkuk 1-3 Overview:Written in the Old Testament period when only Judah was left alone.Habakkuk means ’embrace’ – to hold close.Luther said about him:“He speaks as one who took his nation to his heart, comforted and held them up as one embraces and presses to his bosom a poor, weeping child – calming and consoling it…

05 how to Ascend through Adversity

Philippians 1 v 12-18 The letter’s structure:Greeting, Thanksgiving, Prayer, the Body, Moral exhortations, Greeting, Benediction. A missionary Support Letter from God’s Apostle to the Gentiles.Some wonderful lines of praise to God – especially in the second chapter.The letter ties in wonderfully with Habakkuk we are considering in the mornings. We see Paul’s joy despite circumstances.Adversity…

04 The Prophet’s Patience

Habakkuk 2 v 1-7 Overview:Habakkuk’s Prayer (ch 1), Patience (ch 2) and Peace (ch 3).He saw God’s Plan, His Power and trusted in His Providence. Injustice is all around us – people losing their jobs and salaries.American businesses – broken down and bordered up.We feel the strain of economies going bad and ask why this…