Sermons

Here I Stand: Reformation 500, Part 5: Soli Deo Gloria – 20th Sunday after Trinity, October 29, 2017

November 1, 2017
01 Nov 2017

Scriptures: Isaiah 6:1-7; Psalm 29; Colossians 1:15-23; John 3:22-36

In the final sermon of our series on the reformation principles, Father Alex addresses the glory of God, showing both how all of God’s work is to His glory, and how all of our work should be to God’s glory.

Here I Stand: Reformation 500, Part 4: Solus Christus – 19th Sunday after Trinity, October 22, 2017

October 23, 2017
23 Oct 2017

Scriptures: Exodus 19:16-18, 20:1-21; Psalm 24; Hebrews 10:19-25; Matthew 27:45-54

Who may ascend the Holy hill, asks Psalm 24.  When God brought His people out of Egypt, they insisted that Moses stand between them and God, lest they die.  In His grace, God set up for them a system of priests, courtyards, and temples to keep the at a safe distance.  In the work of Jesus, that safe distance loses its safety.  God has bid us draw near, with only Christ to mediate and advocate for us, so that we are able to enter with confidence into our Father’s presence.

Here I Stand: Reformation 500, Part 3: Sola Fide – 18th Sunday after Trinity, October 15, 2017

October 17, 2017
17 Oct 2017

Scriptures: Genesis 14:17-20, 15:1-6; Psalm 32; Romans 4:1-8; 4:16-5:1; John 3:1-15

The just shall live by faith.  This was the rallying cry of Martin Luther during the Reformation – the scripture reading that changed the Christian world.  It is no less important today.  In this sermon, Rob shows us from the scriptures the source of our faith and it’s impact on our lives.

Here I Stand: Reformation 500, Part 2: Sola Gratia – 17th Sunday after Trinity, October 8, 2017

October 9, 2017
09 Oct 2017

Scriptures: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 147:1-11; Titus 2:11-14; John 1:14-18

Continuing our look at the five fundamental doctrines of the Reformation, Bishop Bill considers Sola Gratia, or grace alone.  All of God’s goodness to us is a gift.  Bishop Bill describes how the grace of Jesus saves us, shapes us, and makes us righteous.

Here I Stand: Reformation 500, Part 1: Sola Scriptura – 16th Sunday after Trinity, October 1, 2017

October 2, 2017
02 Oct 2017

Scriptures: Hosea 4:1-6; Psalm 19; 2 Timothy 3:10-17; Luke 6:46-49

In the opening sermon marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we consider the core doctrine: the supremacy of scripture.  When we hold an English Bible in our hand, we are holding an item of immense value.  People devoted their lives to bring us the truth of God in our own tongue.  We also look at 2 Timothy 3, where Paul writes that in the world, people will continue to deceive and be deceived, but the sacred writings make us wise to salvation, form and shape us as followers of Jesus, and equip us for the life that God has called us to lead.