Sermons on Salvation

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

JOB 19:25-27 In Joshua and soon in Ruth we read about a ‘kinsman-redeemer’ (Ruth 2:20). How did a kinsman redeemer bless those who were in need? What protection was possible because of a kinsman-redeemer? Job, in the midst of trials trusted in his redeemer (Job 19:25-27). In the face of such terrible trials, how could…

Covered by the Blood

LEVITICUS 16 The high priest had to be holy to offer a sacrifice for the people (v.11-14). Why would the high priest need to offer a sacrifice for His sins? How is our sacrifice superior to theirs? (II Corinthians 5:21) The forgiveness of sins requires a blood sacrifice (v.15-19). What is the logic behind a…

Made Like His Brothers

HEBREWS 2:5-18 Instead of subjecting the world to angels, God gave man that role (v.5-9). What can we know about the relative position of angels and mankind? How does the marginal reading of “a little while” help us understand? The One perfected through suffering makes us holy and family (v.10-11). What hope can we have…

Why Did Jesus Come?

JOHN 10:10 Jesus came so that we can have life abundantly (John 10:10). How is life more abundant with our Good Shepherd? How many people would describe you as living abundantly? What can we do to better realize this abundant life? Jesus gives abundant life to those who follow Him (Luke 9:23). How does Jesus’…

We Are Convinced

II CORINTHIANS 5:14-17 Christ’s love compels those who are convinced of His sacrifice (v.14). All the major translations agree: “because we have concluded this” –ESV; “because we are convinced” –NIV; “having concluded this” – NAS; “because we thus judge” –KJV What is the reason that Christ’s love compels or doesn’t compel you? What has or…

A Contagious Faith

II TIMOTHY 1:4-5; 3:14-15 Timothy was infected with the contagious faith of his family (1:5). How can grandmothers and mothers pass on their faith? How well are we infecting others with our faith? The faith Timothy learned was an emotional faith (1:4). Why is it important that our faith is also emotional (Galatians 5:6)? What…

Developing a Heart That Will Not Be Silenced

ACTS 4:8-20 We need to understand that everything good was done by Jesus (v.8-10). How is all healing accomplished? What will help you get to the point that you know this for sure? We need to understand that salvation is only found in Jesus (v.11-12). What reasons did Peter have for saying this? What reasons…

Seeing Cornelius

ACTS 10:1-48 Cornelius was a pre-covenant believer (v. 1-8). How do we see sincere seekers who are not yet born in Christ? How can we encourage sincere seekers to continue their search? Peter had to be persuaded to see Cornelius as a potential brother (v.9-23). What mental gyrations did Peter have to make to receive…