God speaks to us a Word of Law that convicts us of our sins and a Word of Gospel that gives us joyful forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
Sermon: Blessed by Belief
Text: Luke 1:39-56
Focus: God blesses us through his Word.
Function: That they would believe God’s Word about Christ and be blessed.
Sermon: Blessed Are the Persecuted (Rejoice and Be Glad!)
Text: Matthew 5:10-12
Focus: God will bless and reward those persecuted for the name of Jesus.
Function: That they would persevere in faith and prayer for the persecuted Church.
Sermon: Leaving Something Behind
Texts: Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
Focus: Abraham built altars in Canaan as a legacy of faith in God’s promises.
Function: That they would leave something behind for the next generation of believers.
Sermon: Taming the Tongue
Text: James 3:1-12
Focus: Jesus speaks words of blessing and promise.
Function: That they would use their tongues to bless and pray for others.