Faith and Good Works

Lord's Day 24

4/2/17

Description:Ephesians 2:1-10Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 24Theme: Justification by faith alone and good works1. Good works contribute nothing to our justification2. Good works are a necessary fruit of justifying faith

The Master Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: Knowing Your King

Lord's Day 31

3/26/17

Description:Matthew 16:13-20; 7:13-29Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 31Theme: The Master Key to the Kingdom of Heaven:Knowing Your King1). Heaven is Closed to Those Who Don't Know Christ.2). Heaven is Open to Those Who Do Know Christ.

Justification: Justice Smiles and Asks No More

Lord's Day 23

3/19/17

Description:Romans 3:9-31Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 23Theme: Justification by faith alone.1). What is Justification by Faith Alone?2). Why is Justification by Faith Alone So Importantfor Daily Life?

The Eternal Weight of Glory

Lord's Day 22

3/12/17

Description:2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 22Theme: The comfort of the resurrection of the bodyand the life everlasting.1. The Resurrection of the Body2. The Life Everlasting

Forgiven and Struggling with Sin

Lord's Day 21.3

3/5/17

Description:Romans 7:7-8:4Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21 (part 3)Main Point: We struggle with sins as those who are forgiven.1). Our Struggle with Sin2). Our Forgiveness in Christ

The Communion of Saints

Lord's Day 21.2

2/26/17

Description:Romans 12Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21 (part 2)The Communion of Saints1). We Are All Members of the One Body of Christ2). We Are All Called to Use Our Gifts to Serve theBody of Christ

We Are A Holy Catholic Church

Lord's Day 21.1

2/19/17

Description:Ephesians 2:11-22; 1 Peter 2:9-12Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 21 (part 1)1). The Holiness of the Church2). The Catholicity of the Church

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Lord's Day 20

2/12/17

Description:John 16:5-15; Ephesians 1:13-14Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 201). Who is the Holy Spirit?2). What is the Holy Spirit's Ministry?

The Reign and Return of Christ

Lord's Day 19

2/5/17

Description:Ephesians 1:20-23; Luke 21:25-28Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 19 1). The Present Reign of Christ2). The Future Return of Christ

The Ascension of Christ

Lord's Day 18

1/22/17

Description:Acts 1:1-11Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 181). What does it mean that Christ ascended?2). Why is it so important in the Christian life?

What Difference Does Christ's Resurrection Make?

Lord's Day 17

1/22/17

Description:1 Corinthians 15Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 17Theme: What Difference Does Christ's ResurrectionMake?1. The Resurrection is a historical event2. Because Christ was raised we have Peace(Justification).3. Because Christ was raised we have Power(Sanctification).4. Because Christ was raised we have Hope(Glorification).

The Sufferings of Christ in Death and Hell

Lord's Day 16

1/15/17

Description:Matthew 27:24-66Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 16Theme: The sufferings of Christ on the cross1. The Pain of the Cross2. The Humiliation of the Cross3. The Wrath of God on the Cross

The Sufferings of Christ in His Life

Lord's Day 15

1/8/17

Description:Isaiah 52:13-53:12Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 15, Q&A 37-39Theme: The sufferings of Christ in His life1. In Childhood2. In Adulthood3. In Our Place

Why the Virgin Birth Matters

Lord's Day 14

1/1/17

Description:Matthew 1:18-25Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 14 Q&A: 35-36Theme: Why the Virgin Birth Matters?

His Only Begotten Son, Our Lord

Lord's Day 13

12/18/16

Description:Hebrews 1Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 13, Q&A 33 & 34Theme: The comfort of confessing Christ as God's only Son and our Lord.1. His Unique Sonship2. His Precious Lordship

Christ: Our Prophet, Priest and King

Lord's Day 12

11/13/16

Description:Luke 3:21-22; 4:16-21Main Point: He is called Christ because He is our anointed Prophet, Priest, and King.1). The Anointing of Christ.2). The Three Offices of Christ.

Jesus, the Name That Charms Our Fears

Lord's Day 11

10/16/16

Description:Matthew 1:18-25; Acts 4:11-12Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 11 Q&A: 29-30Theme: Why the name Jesus?1. Because Jesus means "God is salvation".2). Because Jesus is our ONLY Saviour.

Embracing Providence

Lord's Day 10

9/11/16

Description:Ephesians 1:11; Romans 8:28Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 10, Q&A 27 & 28Main Point: What does the doctrine of providence teach us?1. God is in control2. God is good3. To be patient in adversity.4. To be thankful in prosperity.5. To be confident in our faithful Father.

Trusting in God Our Father

Lord's Day 9

8/7/16

Description:Matthew 6:25-34Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 9, Q&A 26Main Point: You can trust in God your Father. Why?1. Because He is Almighty God2. Because He is a Faithful Father

Delighting in the Trinity

Lord's Day 8

7/10/16

Description:Ephesians 1:3-14Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 8, Q&A 24-25Theme: The Doctrine of the Trinity1. Its Biblical Basis2. Its Necessary Mystery3. Its Practical Implications

What is True Faith?

Lord's Day 7

6/12/16

Description:Romans 4Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 7, Q&A 20-23Theme: What is true faith?1. True faith is a gift from God.2. True faith has three elements.3. True faith receives the righteousness of Christ.

Jesus, Our Only Mediator

Lord's Days 5 & 6

5/22/16

Description:Hebrews 10:1-18Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Days 5 & 6, Q&A 12-19Main Point: Jesus is the only mediator between God and man.1. We Need a Mediator2. Jesus is Our Only Mediator

The Justice and Mercy of God

Lord's Day 4

4/10/16

Description:Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 5:12-21Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 4, Q&A 9-11Theme: The justice and mercy of God1. The Justice of God in Requiring Obedience2. The Justice of God in Punishing Disobedience3. The Mercy of God in Providing a Mediator

Original Sin and Our Second Adam

Lord's Day 3

3/13/16

Description:Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-21Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 3, Q&A 6-8Theme: Where did sin come from?1. The Goodness of Creation2. The Tragedy of the Fall3. The Success of the Second Adam

Exposed by the Law

Lord's Day 2

2/28/16

Description:Romans 3:9-20Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 2, Q&A 3-5Theme: The Law of God1. What is the Law?2. What Does the Law Do?3. What Does the Law Demand?

What You Need to Know to Live and Die in Comfort

Lord's Day 1.4

1/24/16

Description:Ephesians 2:1-10Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1, Q&A 2Theme: Three things you need to know to live and die in comfort:1. Guilt2. Grace3. Gratitude

My Only Comfort (Part 3): I Belong to the Holy Spirit

Lord's Day 1.3

12/20/15

Description:Romans 8:15-17; Ephesians 1:11-14; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1, Q&A 1Main Point: Be comfroted that you belong to the Holy Spirit. Why?1. Because He assures you of eternal life2. Because He gives you a new heart

My Only Comfort (Part 1): I Belong to Jesus

Lord's Day 1.1

10/18/15

Description:Romans 14:7-9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Peter 1:18-19Main Point: My only comfort in life and in death is that I belong to Jesus1. He ALONE Comforts Us2. He Satisfied for ALL Our Sins3. He Redeemed Us from ALL the Power of the Devil

Why the Virgin Birth Matters

Lord's Day 14

10/16/12

Description:Lord's Day 14Matthew 1:18-25Theme: Why the Virgin Birth Matters1. Because It's What the Bible Teaches2. Because It's a Sign that We Have A Savior(originally preached on 6/6/10)

His Son, Our Lord

Lord's Day 13

8/29/12

Description:Lord's Day 13Hebrews 1Theme: The Sonship and Lordship of Christ1. His Unique Sonship2. His Precious Lordship(originally preached on 5/30/10)

Christ the Anointed One

Lord's Day 12

7/11/12

Description:Lord's Day 12Luke 3:21-22; 4:16-21; 1 Cor. 12:12Theme: Christ the Anointed Prophet, Priest and King1. The Anointing of Christ2. The Three Offices of Christ(originally preached on 5/23/10)

Salvation in the Name of Jesus

Lord's Day 11

6/5/12

Description:Lord's Day 11Acts 4:1-22Theme: Salvation Only in the Name of Jesus.Why the name Jesus? 1. Because Jesus’ Name Means Salvation2. Because Jesus is Our Only Savior(originally preached on 5/16/10)

The Comfort of Providence

Lord's Day 10

5/15/12

Description:Lord's Day 10Acts 17:16-34Theme: The Comfort of Providence1. What is providence?2. How does providence comfort us?(originally preached on 5/9/10)

Trusting in Our God and Father

Lord's Day 9

5/8/12

Description:Lord's Day 9Matthew 6:25-34; Romans 8:12-17Theme: Trust in God Your Father (Why?)1. He is Almighty God2. He is a Faithful Father(originally preached on 5/2/10)

Adoring the Mystery of the Trinity

Lord's Day 8

4/20/12

Description:Lord's Day 8Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:16-20Theme: Adoring the Mystery of the Trinity1. God is One in Essence2. God is Three in Persons3. This is a Mystery to be Adored(originally preached on 4/25/10)

True Faith

Lord's Day 7

4/11/12

Description:Lord's Day 7Romans 3:19-4:25Theme: What is true faith? 1. The Three Ingredients of True Faith2. Faith Is The One Instrument of Receiving Righteousness(originally preached on 4/18/10)

Jesus Our Only Mediator

Lord's Day 6

3/28/12

Description:Lord's Day 6Heb. 2:14-18; 7:26-27; 1 Tim. 2:5Theme: Our Only Mediator: Why Jesus Satisfies God’s Justice1. Jesus is True Man2. Jesus is Righteous Man3. Jesus is True God(originally preached on 4/11/10)

The Satisfaction of God's Justice

Lord's Day 5

3/21/12

Description:Lord's Day 5Hebrews 2:14-18; Rom. 8:1-4Theme: The Satisfaction of God's Justice in a Substitute1. The Need for Satisfaction2. The Need for a Substitute(originally preached on 4/4/10)

God is Just

Lord's Day 4

3/6/12

Description:Lord's Day 4Genesis 1:26-31,2:15-17; Romans 5:12-19Theme: The Justice of God1. God is just in requiring perfect obedience2. God is just in rendering punishment for disobedienceConclusion: God upholds his justice when he forgives us in Christ, because on the cross mercy and justice meet.(originally preached on 3/28/10)

Why Are We Wicked?

Lord's Day 3

2/27/12

Description:Lord's Day 3Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-21Theme: The Origin of Sin1. The Goodness of Creation2. The Tragedy of the Fall(originally preached on 3/21/10)

Exposed By the Law

Lord's Day 2

2/22/12

Description:Lord's Day 2Romans 2:12-16, 3:9:20Theme: The Law of God and Our Desperate Condition1. What the Law Does2. What the Law Demands(originally preached on 3/14/10)

My Only Comfort: I Belong to Jesus (part 2)

Lord's Day 1

2/18/12

Description:Lord's Day 1 (part 2)Romans 8Theme: My Only Comfort: I Belong to Jesus3. He Faithfully Preserves Us4. He Powerfully Persuades Us(originally preached on 3/7/10)

My Only Comfort: I Belong to Jesus

Lord's Day 1

2/16/12

Description:Lord's Day 1 (part 1)1 Pet. 1:18-21; John 6:39-40; Eph. 1:13-14Theme: My Only Comfort: I Belong to Jesus1. He Alone Comforts Us2. He Sacrificially Purchased Us(originally preached on 2/28/10)

Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory

Lord's Day 52.2

7/10/11

Description:Lord's Day 52 (part 2)1 Chron. 29:10-13; Matt. 6:5-13Theme: The conclusion of the Lord's Prayer1. Why can we pray this prayer?2. What does this doxology mean?

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Lord's Day 52

7/3/11

Description:Lord's Day 52 (part 1)Matt. 6:5-13Theme: The sixth petition of the Lord's Prayer1. What does it mean to pray against temptation?2. Why do we need to pray against temptation?3. How can we overcome temptation?

Granting True Forgiveness

Lord's Day 51.2

6/12/11

Description:Lord's Day 51 (part 2)Ephesians 4:31-5:2Theme: Granting True Forgiveness1. When Should We Overlook an Offense?2. How Often Should We Grant True Forgiveness?3. What Does True Forgiveness Look Like?

Forgive us Our Debts, As We Forgive our Debtors

Lord's Day 51

6/5/11

Description:Lord's Day 51Matt. 6:5-15Theme: We are a forgiven people and thus we are to be a forgiving people.1. We Are A Forgiven People2. We Are To Be A Forgiving People

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Lord's Day 50

5/29/11

Description:Lord's Day 50Matthew 6:5-13Theme: Why We Need to Pray for our Daily Bread1. Because God cares about our bodies.2. Because God ultimately provides for our bodies.3. Because God promises to continue to care for our bodies.

Thy Will Be Done

Lord's Day 49

5/22/11

Description:Lord's Day 49Matt. 6:5-13Theme: The Will of God1. What is God’s Will?2. What does it mean to pray “Thy Will Be Done?”

Thy Kingdom Come

Lord's Day 48

5/15/11

Description:Lord's Day 48Matthew 6:5-13 Theme: The Kingdom of God1. What is the Kingdom of God?2. What does it mean to pray, “Thy Kingdom Come”?