Texts: Galatians 3:23—4:7
Focus: God adopts us as his sons by faith in his Son Jesus.
Function: That they would rejoice—and rest—in their new status as the children of God.
Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen. There is a tomb in this room, a kind of mass grave in which dozens of people have been killed. Do you know where it is? No, there aren’t hidden Indian burial mounds beneath the floor. And as […]
Sermon: Getting Undressed (New Skin)
Text: Romans 6:1-11
Focus: God’s gift of Baptism turns us into new men and women.
Function: That they would daily die to sin and rise to newness of life.
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Sermon: Jesus Stands with Sinners
Texts: Matthew 3:13-17; Romans 6:1-11
Focus: Christ stands with sinners at his Baptism—and on the cross.
Function: That they would marvel at the astounding miracle of Christ’s baptism.
Sermon: How to Repent
Text: Matthew 3:1-12
Focus: God calls us to repent of our sins.
Function: That they would turn from their sin and turn to Christ for mercy and grace.
Sermon: Baptism by Fire
Text: Luke 12:49-53
Focus: Jesus suffered God’s wrath on the cross to save us from our sins.
Function: That they would believe and follow Jesus no matter what their family says or does to them.
Sermon: Praying with Jesus
Text: Luke 3:15-22
Focus: Jesus prays for us.
Function: That they would pray about their life decisions, big and small.
Sermon: Repentance Means Change
Text: Luke 3:1-14
Focus: God forgives those who repent of their sins.
Function: That they would live changed lives as a sense of repentance.