2014 Festival of Lessons & Carols
Welcome to our Festival of Lessons & Carols onÂ December 24, 2014 at 4:00 â€“ 5:15 PM. Through readings from Godâ€™s Holy Word, we will recount the dramatic history of salvation. We will survey the whole panorama of redemptive history from the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2-3, through the promises to the Patriarchs, the […]
Three Mission Goals of Jesus the Christ and Believers as Christians
Luke 4:18-19 (text); Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:16-21; Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 12 September 21, 2014 * Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Dear People of God: The Apostles’ Creed has four names for our Lord: Jesus, Christ, Son of God, and Lord. Last Lord’s Day, we focused on the name Jesus, a name that means […]
The God-Man: The Only Qualified Mediator and Redeemer
Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 53:11; John 1:1, 14 (texts); Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 5 (Q&A 12-15) July 27, 2014Â â€¢Â Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Congregation of Christ: Today, we extend our congratulations to the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) for its 100 years of being a false church teaching the ancient heresy of Arianism, and for 100 […]
“It Was the Will of the LORD to Crush Him” and “Prolong His Days”
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:10-12 (text); Luke 24:1-12; Hebrews 7:15-16, 23-25 April 20, 2014 Easter Sunday (Imus and Pasig) ”¢ Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Beloved Congregation of Christ: Our text is excerpted from the last of the four Servant Songs of Isaiah, a very well-known passage often quoted during the time of Good […]
“Damascus Will Become a Heap of Ruins”
The whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is not about superpowers and nations. On the contrary, it is about Godâ€™s redemptive plan for his people through the life, death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.
“Good News in the Year of the Lord’s Favor”
When Christ first came preaching good news, he inaugurated “the year of the Lord’s favor.” When will this “year” end? When he returns from heaven to usher in the eternal Sabbath rest, the eternal jubilee of rest.
“The Glory of the Lord has Risen Upon You”
In the midst of our difficult pilgrimage in this present darkness, look expectantly to the brightness of the coming Light of the world, Christ who will bring everlasting righteousness, justice, peace, and glory to all believers who persevere with rejoicing in the faith to the end.
God’s True Covenant People Are Not Pretenders
If Isaiah were alive today, he would call prosperity gospel preachers and most televangelists and megachurch pastors blind, ignorant, useless, greedy and insatiable dogs, just as he called the false shepherds of Israel “silent dogs” who are blind, without knowledge, and who have never enough.
“God Sent Forth His Son”
In the fullness of time, when the earthly stage was perfectly set up for this great drama of redemption, God the Father proclaimed to the heavenly council, â€œIt is time!â€ And so the Son of God came down to earth as a lowly human infant, â€œborn of woman, born under the law.â€
Immanuel: Born of Woman a True and Righteous Man
God dwelt with his people in the Tabernacle and Temple, and he dwells with his people now through the Holy Spirit. In fact, in all the texts that we studied, the word for â€œdwellâ€ comes from the same word for â€œtabernacle,â€ Godâ€™s dwelling place with his people in the wilderness.