Psalm 51:5; Luke 1:30-35 (texts); Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 14 October 5, 2014 • Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction To most evangelicals, “Virgin Mary” or “Mary, Mother of God” are easily dismissed as Catholic ideas. But the title, “Mother of God,” is both early and a mistranslation. It was used of Mary as early as the […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Luke 23:46 (text); Psalm 31:5; 1 Peter 4:19 Â© April 17-18, 2014 (Pasig and Trinity Covenant Reformed Church) â€¢ Download sermon (PDF) Introduction Beloved congregation of Christ: Our Christian faith is summed up in the gospel: Christ lived, died, and was raised on the third day for the forgiveness of sins so we may […]
Because Jesus has defeated the devil on the cross, you too have overcome the devil, the world and the flesh, â€œFor because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.â€
The kingdom is already here with us, â€œin our midst,â€ when Christ started preaching his gospel of repentance and salvation. But it is also not yet in its fullness and glory. This is because from Genesis 3:15 all the way to his Second Coming, the kingdom of the Seed of the woman will always be at war against the seed of Satan, that ancient serpent.
In most Good Friday sermons, it is often preached that in this first saying, Christ is modeling forgiveness among the brethren in the church. But is this what Christ meant when he prayed this first word while he hung on the cross?
â€œThink positively, because I’m here to talk with you and walk with you along life’s narrow way. Give me all your tears of sadness and all your years of pain, and youâ€™ll enter into life in my name. By being strong-willed, you will be able to overcome the obstacles of a long and winding, dry and hot desert road and arrive at your blessed assurance. Now you can testify that I’m alive because I live within your heart. Then, because I’m a loving and healing Bro, you can be happy and blest, praising your Savior all the day long.”
Text: Luke 1:46-55;Â Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 1:1-20; 2:1-11;Â Luke 1:39-56 December 21, 2008 Â Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction In the Philippines, it is customary to play the song “Ave Maria” set to the popular melody by Franz Schubert during Roman Catholic funeral processions, probably because of the veneration of Mary by the Catholic faithful. […]