Sermons 2014

  • Stumbling Over Christ – Romans 9:25-10:4 • 05 Jan 2014 • (46:14) • Israel “stumbled over the stumbling stone (Christ).” The Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness attained it while the Jews did not. Why?
  • True Confessions – Romans 10:5-13 • 12 Jan 2014 • (52:07) • It’s just not that hard! Christ is near you – right in front of you. If you confess and believe and your heart is changed your life will reflect those changes.
  • Four Questions and A Statement – Romans 10:14-21 • 19 Jan 2014 • (45:29) • The good news of the gospel is spread by the feet of the messenger. Not only is it the job of the pastor and evangelist, but it is every Christian’s job to spread the goog news.
  • Revive the Remnant – Romans 11:1-10 • 26 Jan 2014 • (48:11) • Has God given up on Israel? No. God’s purpose toward the Jewish Nation has not failed! All whom God has elected to salvation will be saved.
  • The Kindness and Severity of God – Romans 11:11-24 • 02 Feb 2014 • (54:56) • What is the place of the fear of God? The fear of God’s severity should send us to God’s kindness. It keeps the joy of our faith in God’s kindness from being trivial. It is a kind of sweetness in faith itself.
  • From Theology to Doxology – Romans 11:25-36 • 09 Feb 2014 • (39:33) • When you contemplate what God has done (theology), our only response should be worship (doxology). Paul identifies the proper response of our hearts to God’s sovereign work – joy, adoration, and worship!
  • Living Sacrifices – Romans 12:1 • 16 Feb 2014 • (43:37) • At this point in Romans the theme shifts. In response to all God has done, we ought to bring a thank offering to God – our bodies – a living sacrifice to Him. A life lived pleasing to Him. This is reasonable, logical, right and proper!
  • A New Way of Thinking – Romans 12:2 • 23 Feb 2014 • Do not let the age in which you live force you into its way of thinking and behaving. How? By renewing your mind. This is an internal process accomplished through thinking about and studying God’s word. Then you may discern God’s will and what is good, acceptable and pleasing to Him.
  • Discerning God’s Will – Romans 12:3-8 • 2 Mar 2014 • This passage is all about discernment. As Christians we should discern rightly about ourselves (vs 3), our fellow believers (vs. 4-5) and our gifts (vs. 6-8). Spiritual discernment is a mark of maturity.
  • God’s Gifts to Christ’s Body – Romans 12:6-8 • 9 Mar 2014 • Every believer has gifts of grace given to them by God. We, as believers, are interconnected and dependent on each other and therefore we should be using our gifts to serve the body of Christ. Here, Pastor Burguet takes a look at each gift mentioned in this passage of Scripture.
  • A Love That Lasts – Romans 12:9-15 • 16 Mar 2014 • The mercies of God should drive the imperatives of Romans 12. In other words, the application of Romans 12 should be motivated by His mercy that has been poured out for us. Can others see that it is by the mercies of God that you live and function? That it is His mercy that holds us together?
  • Doing the Supremely Radical Even Though it is Supremely Unnatural – Romans 12:16-21 • 23 Mar 2014 • As Christians we will be persecuted. But no matter what, we are not to repay evil for evil or avenge ourselves, but as much as we are able, to live peaceably with all men. We are to do what is radical and unnatural in the eyes of the world.
  • Jesus Christ Overcame Evil with Good – Romans 12:20-21 • 13 Apr 2014 • How do you respond to evil? How do you keep your enemies’ hostility from overtaking you? Jesus was willing to be wronged in the worst kind of ways so that we might be redeemed. We should be like Christ and be willing to be wronged for His sake.
  • All Things Subject to the Risen Christ – Philippians 3:20-21 • 20 Apr 2014 • Do you marvel at the power of the Risen Christ and all that He has done and will do for you through His power? Have you bowed the knee of submission to the King of the universe?
  • Heaven’s Citizens and Human Governments – Romans 13:1-7 • 27 Apr 2014 • Paul begins with God’s sovereignty. God is sovereign over all human government. We must submit to governing authority, but we also have a responsibility to tell the truth and not to withdraw from civil affairs.
  • The Power of the Sword – Romans 13:3-4 • 4 May 2014 • Why is there government? What is the power of the sword? Pastor Burguet uses the first few verses in Romans 13 to Biblically answer these questions with truth and love.
  • The Law of Love – Romans 13:8-10 • 18 May 2014 • When Christ is your focus, love will be the fruit. Love is the motivation for obedience. Love is rooted in the heart before it is outward. Unless our actions are rooted in love, they are meaningless.
  • The Danger of Spiritual Slumber – Romans 13:11-14 • 25 May 2014 • We live in the “not yet” time in history – It is not yet everything it will be. We live in the “dawn” and the hour has come for you to wake from sleep, be alert, and be a light in the dark world.
  • What Not To Wear – Romans 13:11-14 • 1 Jun 2014 • The night is far gone, the day is at hand. Take off your pajamas, put on your clothes (the clothing of Jesus Christ), and the armor of light, knowing that the armor of light is faith, hope, and love.
  • Loving Your Brother In Christ – Romans 14:1-12 • 8 Jun 2014 • “Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.” The weak should not pass judgment and the strong should not despise. But in all things live to the glory of the Father.
  • Walking with the Risen Christ – Romans 15:1-7 • 29 Jun 2014 • We should not be self-seeking but instead seek to please others. Christ is our perfect example of unity of the body of Christ. When we live in harmony with one another we are able to glorify God with one voice.
  • Sanctification – Romans 15:14-21 • 6 Jul 2014 • Sanctification is not just knowledge. Sanctification happens when the words of Jesus Christ are being followed. It is both relying on God’s grace and faithfully obeying His word.
  • The Mission – Romans 15:17-33 • 13 Jul 2014 • Paul was controlled by his ambition (calling) to preach the gospel. His calling was based on the Scriptures, not just his experience (vs.21). Every believer has a calling/purpose for their life. God has called you to use your gifts to glorify Him.
  • Onward To Spain – Romans 15:23-33 • 20 Jul 2014 • In this passage we see that Paul presses on, is flexible in his plan, is persistent in his goal and always works with a team. Like Paul, our mission is not done until all have heard the gospel.
  • What is in a List of Names – Romans 16:1-16 • 27 Jul 2014 • Romans 16:1-16 is so much more than just a list of names. Pastor Burguet gives us the “big picture” from this passage that is rich with truth and practical applications as well as a look at three specific people mentioned in the text: Phoebe, Prisca, and Aquila.
  • Be WISE to Good and INNOCENT to Evil – Romans 16:17-24 • 3 Aug 2014 • Paul gives us some parting thoughts as he closes the book of Romans. One, we should avoid those who cause division and are contrary to the true doctrine. Also, we should be experts in good; and not even beginners in evil.
  • The End is Praise! – Romans 16:25-27 • 17 Aug 2014 • At the close of the book of Romans, Paul offers praise to God. We see praise for God’s work and praise for God’s wisdom. Through His work and wisdom He strengthens and establishes us in our salvation.
  • Be Reconciled – Philemon • 24 Aug 2014 • Onesimus was a runaway slave. He had committed a capital crime. Paul appeals to Philemon to “receive him as you would receive me.” Paul asks for Philemon to be reconciled to Onesimus “as a beloved brother.”
  • Be Reconciled II – Philemon • 31 Aug 2014 • Paul’s letter to Philemon encourages Philemon to be reconciled to Onesimus. Our lives should reflect this as well. If we are truly changed by God then we ought to bear the fruit of reconciliation to and forgiveness of others.
  • Rebellion in the Vineyard – Isaiah 1:1-31 • 7 Sep 2014 • Isaiah is a history of rebellion against God’s covenant promises. Israel said “we believe” but failed to obey and follow the Lord—But it is also about hope. We are supposed to catch a glimpse of Jesus—his grace and hope for his people.
  • The Mountain of the Lord – Isaiah 2 • 14 Sep 2014 • The Mountain of the Lord is a picture of the supremacy of God. He is not just the God of the Jews, but God of the world. Stop looking to man for solutions, and look to the living and true God.
  • The Enriching Power of Loss and Gain – Isaiah 3-4 • 5 Oct 2014 • In these chapters we see the people of Israel losing everything. God has taken it away. But He promises that He will cleanse His people with this judgment and we will gain His presence through the Messiah.
  • Paradise Lost – Isaiah 5 • 12 Oct 2014 • Israel resisted the grace of God. In spite of all God did for them, they produced “wild grapes.” God therefore pronounced judgment on the house of Israel. However, there is hope. God is always calling people to repentance.
  • Ruined & Reconciled – Isaiah 6 • 19 Oct 2014 • God’s holiness overwhelms, strips, heals, and renovates. Isaiah had truly seen God’s holiness and was no longer afraid of anything. He was fully liberated to do God’s will. Have you genuinely seen God’s holiness?
  • Grace Over Our Failures – Isaiah 7 • 26 Oct 2014 • In Isaiah 7, God was calling Ahaz to trust Him and have faith that God would take care of Him. Ahaz refused to see God as He is and did not trust Him. Do you trust God in the midst of life? Do you rest in a sovereign God and His gracious provision for you?
  • Grace Over Our Failures II – Isaiah 8 • 2 Nov 2014 • God has promised His presence to His people. If you are a believer, His presence is a source of power and strength. In the midst of any situation, God is sovereign and working out His purposes.
  • Out of Darkness into the Light – Isaiah 9:1-7 • 9 Nov 2014 • The world of Isaiah’s time was just like the world of today: dark. All kinds of suffering and sin abound. But God said nevertheless there is light. And God brings his light in the most unlikely of ways: Jesus.
  • LovingAngerKindness – Isaiah 9:8-10:4 • 16 Nov 2014 • In this passage we see the anger and wrath of the holy God. Four times Isaiah says, “His anger has not turned away, and His hand is stretched out still.” God’s wrath and judgment shows us the need for the Savior.
  • Sovereign Through the Chaos – Isaiah 10 • 23 Nov 2014 • God used Assyria to bring judgment on His people. He can and will use the unregenerate to accomplish His overall plan and purpose. God saves His people through judgment. The dross has first to be removed, but equally a remnant is saved.
  • War and Peace – Isaiah 11 • 30 Nov 2014 • Jesus is the shoot from the stump of Jesse. He is our banner; the conqueror and warrior God. The battle belongs to the Lord and He will save His remnant. When the people of God find themselves in times of trouble, look to Christ, the captain of your salvation!
  • The Wells of Salvation – Isaiah 12 • 7 Dec 2014 • “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Is. 12:3) God has lavished salvation on His people like a well of cool, fresh, clean water quenches our thirst in the desert. We will give thanks and sing praise to Him because He is our strength and our salvation!
  • Jesus: A Light for Gentiles – Isaiah 49:1-13 • 14 Dec 2014 • God has provided for us a means to be reconciled to Himself: Jesus. Jesus came to bring salvation to the world. He is the light of salvation to all those who believe in Him.
  • Jesus: Good News for the Poor – Isaiah 61:1-3 • 21 Dec 2014 • “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” Isaiah 61:1