Words that Build Confidence

Pastor Jay preaches this week’s sermon “Words that Build Confidence” from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

The scriptures ought to inspire us with confidence. 

  • All scripture is inspired by God.
  • All scripture is useful.
    • It is useful for teaching.
    • It is useful for reproof.
    • It is useful for correcting.
    • It is useful in training in righteousness.
  • All scripture makes us able and ready for every good work.

In View of His Mercies

Pastor Jay preaches this week’s sermon “In View of His Mercies” from Romans 12:1-2.

Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)

A Living Sacrifice

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

The mercies of God in the gospel have the power to completely transform us for the glory of God.

  • We can present our bodies as living sacrifices.
  • We can break free from the mold of this world.
  • We can have our minds renewed.

Reconciled

Pastor Jonathan Phillips continues his series on the book of Colossians, “Rooted in the Faith,” with this week’s sermon, “Reconciled,” from Colossians 1:19-23.

Colossians 1:19-23 (ESV)

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Jesus Christ reconciles sinners to God.

  • The provider of reconciliation is Jesus Christ.
  • The problem of reconciliation is sin.
  • The power of reconciliation is the cross.
  • The purpose of reconciliation is holiness.
  • The proof of reconciliation is endurance.
  • The proclamation of reconciliation is our mandate.