Sermon Archive


Ephesians 6:4: The Priestly Duties of Parenting

Recently Kevin DeYoung in a blog article called ‘The World is Catechizing Us Whether we Realize It or Not,’ commenting on his recent experience of watching the Olympics he writes, ‘You couldn’t watch two weeks of the Olympics—or at times, even two minutes—without being catechized in the inviolable truths of the sexual revolution. Earlier in the summer, I watched parts of the Euro, and you would have thought the whole event was a commercial for rainbow flags.’ His point is right, we are being catechized whether we like it or know it or not. He issues this pertinent warning:...


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2 Samuel 20: Worldliness in the kingdom

INTRODUCTION: This chapter has no mention of God but only one incidental references to Abel being the heritage of the Lord in v19. That captures well the tone of our chapter today. It is a parade of sins. This of course does not mean that God is not causing His will to come to pass but we are struck with the realities of worldliness in all its forms in the kingdom. So as we go through this chapter we want to note the various ways in which sin raises its head in our midst. It is the same sins...


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Romans 12:2: The importance of a renewed mind

Outline Enemies of the renewed mind Uses of the renewed mind Introduction Spiritual warfare is primarily a battle for the mind. In preaching the gospel you are seeking to bring the light of the Gospel to darkened minds, and in seeking to grow spiritually we are told here by Paul that this too is done through the mind being renewed. As Paul enters into this new section about living out the gospel he starts in the place of importance, by talking about the importance of the mind. Foundational to all the Christian living and the worship we seek to...


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Revelation 3:1-6: Sardis

Introduction: Sardis as a church was very similar to Sardis as a town, apathetic, not vigilant and comfortable. The town of Sardis was built on a nearly inaccessible town. It held a very strong military position. Sardis had a history of wealth, King Creosus who was very rich reigned from Sardis. Sardis was attacked by Cyrus, but it was proverbially difficult to capture. It had steep sheer cliffs on three sides. But 14 days into the siege a small group of Persian troops climbed the cliff at a place where no guard was stationed, for they felt secure no...


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