Sermons on Grace

Sermons on Grace

Lent 2A Abram and the Second Birth

Genesis 12:1-9 For some, the idea of being born again can be as puzzling now as it was for Nicodemus when he first heard Jesus speak of it. Both Jesus and Paul further describe it as dying and rising. It is a spiritual birth. Still another way of understanding it is to look at the life of Abram and God’s call to him. Here we see the second birth illustrated in real life. Sermon Date:  March 8, 2020

Baptism of Our Lord

Isaiah 42:1-9 “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit” God said through the prophet Zechariah. So does Isaiah describe God’s Servant in chapter 42nd of the book that bears his name. This prophecy points forward to Jesus who is the fulfillment. Matthew, in his recording of the baptism of Jesus, makes sure we understand that Jesus is indeed God’s Servant. As we look at Jesus’ ministry, it should be no surprise then, that we see he works…

Pentecost 14C Building on the Promises of God, Part 7: No Condemnation

Romans 8:1 The National Debt Clock not only illustrates the rapidly rising national debt, but can also be an illustration of our ever rising sin debt against God. Jesus’ parable of the Unmerciful Servant drives the point home; we have a great and unpayable debt of sin before God. But the Apostle Paul, who himself had a great debt to God cancelled, reminds us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Sermon Date:  September 15,…