Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sermon Text: Galatians 2:11-14

Gal. 2:11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
Gal. 2:12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.
Gal. 2:13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.
Gal. 2:14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Friday, January 14, 2011

Guest Preacher : Rev. Jonathan Edwards

It is time once again to do a historical sermon, and for all the historical sermons we have done, we have never heard a sermon from the Great Rev. Jonathan Edwards.

I am particularly excited about this sermon, "God Glorified in Man's Dependence". Based on First Corinthians 1:29-31.

First preached on July 8, 1731 in Boston, MA at a public lecture. It was so well received that several ministers wanted it published. It is considered the sermon that put Rev. Edwards on the map.

Come and join us this Sunday as we meditate on the words of one of the greatest theologians the USA has ever produced.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sermon Text: Galatians 2:1-10

Gal. 2:1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me.
Gal. 2:2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.
Gal. 2:3 But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek.
Gal. 2:4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out sour freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—
Gal. 2:5 to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.
Gal. 2:6 And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me.
Gal. 2:7 On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised
Gal. 2:8 (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles),
Gal. 2:9 and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
Gal. 2:10 Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.