Sermons in Law & Gospel

 

The Banished One Will Not Remain an Outcast

by David Robinson

June 28, 2020 | 2 Samuel 14

This chapter in 2 Samuel about the exile and return of Absalom, King David’s son, reflects the perennial theme of Exile and Return found throughout the Bible.

 

True and False Religion

by David Robinson

October 14, 2018 | Colossians 2:16-23

The Apostle Paul exhorts us to avoid false religion, which is mystical and legalistic, and which judges people based on man-made regulations.

 

Destroying the Works of the Devil

by Joe Boot

July 10, 2016 | 1 John 3:4-10

First announced in Eden, God in Christ has a cosmic program to destroy the works of the Devil; we are to take part in Christ's work to defeat all His enemies.

 

Sarah and Hagar

by Joe Boot

October 25, 2015 | Galatians 4:21-31

Since Christ has set us free, we cannot return to humanistic slavery and pagan gods made in man's image.

 

Sons and Heirs

by Scott Masson

October 18, 2015 | Galatians 3:23-4:20

The law was a harsh schoolmaster designed to drive sinners to Christ; now, through faith in Christ, all who believe enjoy the privilege of being familially related to God Himself by adoption.

 

The Tenth Commandment: The Secret of Contentment

by David Robinson

March 16, 2014 | Exodus 20:17; 1 Kings 21:1-26

The tenth commandment requires us to be fully content with our own condition and to be charitably disposed toward our neighbour.

 

The Ninth Commandment: Speaking the Truth in Love

by David Robinson

March 9, 2014 | Exodus 20:16; Acts 4:32-5:11

The ninth commandment is not only a negative prohibition against perjury, but it also governs all our speech and requires us to speak the truth in love.

 

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal

by Joe Boot

March 2, 2014 | Exodus 20:15; Luke 19:1-10

All theft is a violation of God's order and absolute ownership and thus it is first an offense against God. God institutes private property, commissioning the family as steward to work out the dominion mandate and to inherit the earth.

 

The Sixth Commandment: The Lord of Life

by Joe Boot

February 16, 2014 | Exodus 20:13; Isaiah 51:1-8

The sixth commandment forbids unlawful killing, and further requires preserving our own lives and those of others because of the image of God in man. It is beyond our authority to take life; it is purely God's prerogative.

 

The Fifth Commandment: Honour your Father and Mother

by Scott Masson

February 9, 2014 | Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 19:1-3; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ephesians 6:1-4

We learn about God as Father when our fathers and mothers act in accordance with God's fatherly presence. We're to educate and build for the future and as a consequence the world grows under God's dominion.

 

The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

by Joe Boot

February 2, 2014 | Exodus 20:8-11; Matthew 12:1-14

God restricts our work time to bless us and to free us. Endless work is slavery and leads to death, because God's covenant law is built into the very fabric of creation. As a consequence of abandoning Sabbath rest, people become restless, stressed, overworked, unhealthy, and poor.

 

The Third Commandment: Taking the Name

by Joe Boot

January 26, 2014 | Exodus 20:7; Philippians 2:5-11

The Maker, Sustainer, and Governor of all things, our Lord and Savour, has a great name honoured above all others.  God's name is taken in vain whenever we use it without due consideration and reverence.