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Sola Fide

Romans 3.28
Nov 12th 2017

Where is your confidence before our holy God? Perhaps you've been baptized? Maybe you were raised in the Church and have been a member for years, have gone on mission trips, have evangelized many friends, are even consider by many as a godly saint... or at least...read >>

confidence, faith alone, good works, justification, law, merit, obedience, righteousness, sacraments, salvation, sanctification, trust
faith, Five Solas, justification

Sign of Jonah, Faith of Sheba

Matthew 12.38-42
Jul 2nd 2017

In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological brethren--his fellow Jews--that Jesus is, indeed, truly their Messiah.

Blind unbelief had their hearts & minds absolutely persuaded that this Galilean-peasant carpenter couldn't...read >>

condemnation, disbelief, doubt, faith, Jonah, judgement, Queen, Sheba, trust
belief, faith, Matthew

Sheep Among Wolves

Matthew 10.5-16
Jan 15th 2017

Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.

This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>

evangelism, faith, Gospel, judgement, mission, missionary, peace, providence, trust
Matthew, missions, providence

What Sort Of Man Is This

Matthew 8.23-27
Sep 25th 2016

In today's passage, Matthew continues his mission of revealing for his Jewish brethren that Jesus really is their Messiah.

So far, Matthew has shown how Jesus has lived up to all the old prophecies about their coming Messiah: His genealogy; His virgin birth; His...read >>

afraid, authority, faith, fear, hope, Jesus, Lord, peace, power, seas, sovereignty, storms, trust, wind
Matthew, Son of God, sovereignty

For Faith That Glorifies Our Father

Matthew 6
Apr 17th 2016

A review of Matthew 6.read >>

argument, confidence, faith, Father, God, hope, love, obedience, trust
Faith, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

The Wonder of Our Worry

Matthew 6.25-34
Apr 10th 2016

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anxiety, confidence, faith, fear, stress, trust, worry
anxiety, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Why Be Good?

Matthew 5.17-20
Nov 1st 2015

So, should we keep the law? Is that something I need to do?

These are a couple of the questions I've been so happy to hear from our South Church family these last couple of weeks. In some way, they can all be summed up in this one:

"If only God can save me,...read >>

abide, godliness, holiness, obedience, obey, Pharisees, purity, righteousness, self-righteousness, trust, truth
holiness, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

The Fisher of Men's Heart

Matthew 4.18-22
May 24th 2015

"I once was lost // but now am found // was blind, but now I see."

The world is starving. Christ is bread for Life. Is He yours? He came down, entered our world, showed us His Father, took on our sin, laid down His life, and rose again to give us life, to...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, faith, fisher of men, follow, Gospel, hope, lost, love, nets, proclaim, trust, witness
evangelism, love, Matthew

Looking Ahead at the End of the Beginning

Genesis 49.29-50.26
Dec 21st 2014

It's a bitter sweet day. We've arrived at the end of our study in Genesis. Today we bury a couple of patriarchs. These men were tools in the hands of God to work His will, bless His people, and glorify His name. It is the end of Genesis, the end of The...read >>

burial, Christmas, death, faith, future, guilt, hope, Jacob, Joseph, promise, regret, repentance, trust
faith, Genesis, sovereignty

Believing, Confounding & Blessing

Genesis 47.28-48.22
Dec 7th 2014

Many, many are the amazing moments of Jacob's life: wrestled in the womb, cheated his brother out of blessing & birthright, ran off from his home, beheld the angel of God & His heavenly ladder, was cheated by his father-in-law for Leah & Rachel, for...read >>

bless children, confidence, CS Lewis, faith, future, glory, hope, trust, Weight of Glory
blessing, faith, Genesis

Trust His Timing

Genesis 41.1-36
Oct 5th 2014

As a young man, Joseph dreamed God would put him in a place of authority over and above his siblings, and even his parents. And this would be for their good, no matter how much the news irritated his family when he told them.

At 17, his brothers had had enough of...read >>

dream, faith, famine, fear, frustration, glory, hope, Joseph, patience, Pharaoh, sovereignty, timing, trust
Genesis, Joseph, sovereignty

Unwavering Faith

Genesis 40
Sep 28th 2014

Sometimes it's the situations we detest the most that test our faith and prove God's grace.

This week we'll meet up with Joseph at his "lowest" point, both literally & figuratively. So far he's has been hated by his brothers, tossed down a well, sold...read >>

baker, care, concern, cupbearer, dreams, evangelism, faith, forgotten, jail, Joseph, kindness, obedience, Pharaoh, prison, service, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

Confidence In His Call

Genesis 39
Sep 21st 2014

How's your fight for faith? Are you enjoying the pleasures of some conquered sin? Or perhaps you're feeling a little battered in the battle? Take your pick... but in Christ: both!

A couple of weeks ago, Joseph's brothers sold their little dreamer. From there he...read >>

adultery, faith, fight, hope, Joseph, persecution, Potiphar, prison, sexual immorality, trust, truth
faith, Genesis, sovereignty

Divine Destiny Despite Deceiving the Deceiver

Genesis 37.12-36
Sep 7th 2014

Have you ever caught yourself saying something that you just couldn't believe came out of your mouth... out loud! Oops. But, consider the words of Jesus: "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." In other words, is it any wonder we say &...read >>

confidence, evil, faith, hope, hope, hurt, persecution, persevere, persist, trust
Genesis, hope, perseverance

He Sure Can Pick'm

Genesis 37.2-11
Aug 31st 2014

Don't you love getting overlooked for an overdue promotion at work?

Or how about that really peaceful, soothing feeling of failing to make the team though the far-less-talented coach's son wins your spot on the roster.

Are you in God's family of faith? Then tell...read >>

brothers, envy, faith, favor, hate, jealousy, Jesus, Joseph, sin, sovereignty, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

Jacob's Guilt or God's Grace

Genesis 33
Jul 6th 2014

Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.

It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>

Esau, forgiveness, grace, guilt, Jacob, mercy, pride, promise, reconciliation, sin, trick, trust
forgiveness, Genesis, grace

Limping Away Blessed

Genesis 32.22-32
Jun 29th 2014

Ever felt like you've wrestled with God? Did you end up a victor? If you're a child of the Most High, trusting in God's redeeming grace... how could you lose?

Join us today for a real look at a real life wrestling between God and His chosen-cheat-turned-patriarch...read >>

Christophony, faith, hope, limp, pain, plan, purpose, suffering, tradition, trial, trust, wrestle
blessing, Genesis, sovereignty

The Doctrine of Response and Eternal Destiny

Acts 17.16-34, Revelation 21.1-3
Mar 23rd 2014

Any time we're presented with something "new" there's an opportunity to make some changes. We tend to apply what is deemed valuable, while denying what isn't.

So, are these doctrines that we've been examining in the Scriptures important to you? Have they...read >>

believer, change, eternal destiny, faith, future, heaven, hell, new, response, trust
Doctrine, heaven, hell

The Doctrine of The Holy Spirit

Acts 1.4-8, Luke 24.46-49
Feb 23rd 2014

The Holy Spirit. Perhaps one of the most divisive doctrines in the Church. Ironically, however, He was given by God to unite the Church in the Spirit and Truth of Christ.

Is the Holy Spirit the cause of people flopping in the pews, barking like dogs? Or perhaps He...read >>

Church, faith, holiness, Holy Spirit, Pentecost, prayer, revival, trust, wait
Doctrine, Holy Spirit, prayer

The Lord Has Led Me: He Has Spoken

Genesis 24.29-51
Oct 13th 2013

This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from...read >>

Bethuel, calling, elect, evangelism, faith, Isaac, joy, Laban, love, obey, prayer, providence, Rebekah, trust, witness
evangelism, Genesis 24, providence

The Lord Has Led Me: Rebekah's Review

Genesis 24.1-28
Oct 6th 2013

This is the first of three sermons on the search of Abraham's servant for Isaac's appointed wife.

We begin with aging Abraham's instruction to his eldest & wisest servant, who proves to be on a faith journey of his own & the right man for the job! Having...read >>

act, faith, Isaac, Jesus, obedience, prayer, providence, Rebekah, servant, sovereignty, trust, woman at well
Genesis 24, providence, Sovereignty