- Burning Hearts Inside Us – Luke 24:13-35 • 16 Apr 2017 • Cleopas and Mary were in deep despair after Christ’s death. Christ knew they did not understand His death. He rebuked them for their disbelief, explained all the Scriptures concerning himself, and finally revealed himself as the resurrected Savior.
- The King is Coming – Matthew 21:12-17 • 9 Apr 2017 • Jesus declares his kingship in this passage in four ways: by riding on a donkey, by cleansing the temple, by healing the blind and lame, and by His response to children. Jesus came the first time to forgive, and He is coming again, as the King over all kings!
- The Conspiracy – Mark 15:1 • 2 Apr 2017 • The Jews brought Jesus to trial, but in the end it was the Gentiles who killed Him. This shows that the whole human race is implicated in the death of Christ and the conspiracy against the Son of God. God Himself was in on the conspiracy. God is sovereign and it was his plan for sinners to be forgiven and receive eternal life through His death.
- Balaam’s Rebuke – 2 Peter 2:10-22 • 19 Mar 2017 • 2 Peter 2 was written to help us confirm our calling and election by warning us not to deny the Master who bought us and by strengthening us to resist the temptations of spiritual pride and self-sufficiency etc… Not all medicine tastes good. But God, the great physician, knows our need.
- Deceived – 2 Peter 2:1-3 • 26 Feb 2017 • The supreme sacrilege of false teachers is that they deny the sovereign lordship of Jesus Christ. There are heresies that deny the virgin birth, or deity of Christ, or his resurrection….but the supreme and unthinkable heresy is to say no to His sovereign lordship. They will not submit their lives to His rule and it will bring them damnation.
- The Sure Word – 2 Peter 1:19-21 • 19 Feb 2017 • The authority of Scripture must rule our lives and we must let Scripture speak to Scripture. Pursue God’s Word with diligence, humility, and reliance on the Holy Spirit to teach us God’s meaning, not man’s.
- God’s Leading Light – 2 Peter 1:16-19 • 12 Feb 2017 • This book is Peter’s legacy. Peter talks about knowledge at least 5 times. Full blooded Christianity does not flourish in ignorance but knowledge. We have to grow in our knowledge. Sects, Cults grow in ignorance. The Christian church flourishes in knowledge. What always follows the growth of knowledge in God’s Word; MISSIONS!
- Leaving a Legacy That Matters – 2 Peter 1:12-15 • 5 Feb 2017 • This book is Peter’s legacy. He tells us why he is saying what he is saying and why he is writing it down. He wanted to remind us of the greatness of salvation and the blessedness of assurance and to make sure that false teachers and false doctrine didn’t steal any of that away.
- Don’t Float – Swim Hard! – 2 Peter 1:5-11 • 29 Jan 2017 • Christians who just float never stay in the same place. If we do not apply ourselves with diligence to bear the fruit of faith, we will drift into great peril. The evidence that God’s power has been given to us by faith is that we are making every effort to advance in the qualities of Christ.
- Nice People or New Man? – 2 Peter 1:3-11 • 22 Jan 2017 • Christianity is not about making nice people nicer. It is the gospel changing lives through Christ’s power. Growth in grace is possible, necessary, gradual and observable.
- Aspirations for a Hero – 2 Peter 1:1-2 • 15 Jan 2017 • We can identify with Peter because just like us, he fell, he stood, and finally he finished well. Peter denied Christ 3 times so he knows we would struggle too. Peter wants his readers to attain spiritual stability and be strengthened by our relationship with Jesus.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men
New Hope Presbyterian Church • Eustis, Florida • Sermons