"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

The Miracle of Conversion

John 3:19-21: "This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

In every true conversion, a lover of Darkness and a hater of the Light, is given a new heart and nature to want what he once hated. It is a breathtaking miracle of new creation performed by the power of God alone.

June 24, 2018  |  Comments (1)   |  Permalink

Sun and Shadows

Text: John 3:17,18

"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

June 18, 2018  |  Comments (1)   |  Permalink

The Father's Giving of the Son

John 3:16 tells us that God's love for the world was the motivation behind Him giving His Son. This sermon asks and answers the question, "In what way did God give His Son?"

June 10, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

The Gospel - Pure and Simple

Text: John 3:14-16

June 03, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink