Sermons by Pastor Brandon Mathis

Sermons by Pastor Brandon Mathis

Freedom by Promise

Galatians 4:21-31 6 arguments against legalism from Galatians so far…  Freedom argument (The law stifles us, chains us, condemns us.  Grace brings freedom) Curse Argument (the law is a burden for all, Christ became a curse)  Historical Argument (Abraham justified by faith) Sonship Argument (we are children of God through faith in Christ, not works of the law) Immaturity Argument (only an infant wants what will truly be harmful to them – Grow up) Heirs Argument (we will be inheriters…

There Is A Future for You

Galatians 3:29 – 4:7 We Were Saved from a Future of Slavery Romans 6:18 Romans 6:14 We Were Given a Future Inheritance Ephesians 1:13-14 1st Peter 1:3-4 We Belong to a Future Family Romans 8:15  

Crucified With Christ

Galatians 2:11-21               2 main arguments against the gospel Paul is preaching to the Gentiles.   1. There is no way that Justification is by Christ alone, because that would undo the law, and we know that the law is holy, and given to us by God.  2. If you preach Christ alone justifies us apart from the law, then people will give themselves over to sin.  Luke 6:46 Live Like Christ 1st Peter 2:21…

Freedom for the Gentiles!

Galatians 2:1-10 The Gospel Must Be Preserved(1-3) John 19:28-30 The Gospel Brings Freedom (4-5) Romans 8:2-4 William Barclay – It is a great and neglected law of life that however right we happen to be there is nothing to be gained by rudeness.  There is never any reason why courtesy and determination should not go hand in hand. The Gospel Must be Shared With The Nations (7-10) Isaiah 49:6 Hosea 2:23 Habakkuk 2:14  

Counterfeit Gospels

Galatians 1:6-10 Galatians 3:13 Guarding the Gospel (6) Galatians 5:4 8 Counterfeits (7-9) 2nd Timothy 4:3 1. The Good-People Gospel 2. The Self-Help Gospel 3. The Optional-Jesus Gospel 4. The Prosperity Gospel 5. The Social Justice Gospel 6. The American Gospel 7. The Jesus-And Gospel 8. The Jesus-So Gospel We serve God, Not Man (vs 10) Ephesians 6:5-7 1st Corinthians 7:23  

The Glory of God in Galatians

Galatians 1:1-5 An Apostle from God (vs 1-2) Romans 1:16 2nd Corinthians 4:7 (Jesus + NOTHING = Salvation) (Jesus + ANYTHING = False teaching) Grace and Peace (vs 3) Colossians 1:19-20 For Glory’s Sake (vs 4-5) Isaiah 48:9-11 Ps 19:1 Isa 43:6-7 Eph 1:12-14  

Love

Love – We Love Each Other As Christ Loves Us We were created as objects of his affection, so he could pour out His good pleasure on his children.  (adam and eve) God’s love spared us from instant destruction in the garden God’s love initiated the grand narrative of scripture (promising Jesus) God’s love saved the israelites from egypt (and gave them a land flowing with milk and honey) God’s love rescued Israel from its enemies time and time again.  …

Prayer

1st Timothy 2:1-4 What is Prayer? Prayer is talking to God. Upholding and Exulting in God’s Glory Through Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 Revelation 5:8 Aligning Ourselves with God and His Purposes Earnestly Praying for People Both Inside and Outside The Church Luke 18:11-12 John 17:1-26 Hebrews 7:25 1st Timothy 2:1-4 Mark 11:25 Petitioning God to Provide Wisdom to the Leaders of The Church Here is how to Pray (Conclusion) P – Praise We have the great privilege of meeting with God!…

The Lord Has Done Great Things

Abortion is not a political issue.  It is a biblical one.   Psalm 139:13-16 Why Is Abortion Wrong? It destroys a human life. Exodus 21:22-25 Isaiah 44:24 Galatians 1:15 It destroys the Image of God It puts us in the place of God Psalm 100:3 Rejoice in What God Has Done! What’s Next? Deuteronomy 10:18 James 1:27  

Service

Service – As Jesus Came to Serve, We Too Are Here to Serve 1st Peter 4:8-11 Today, it is through love and service that we ease suffering, build the church, and glorify God. Philippians 2:3 Discovering and Using Our Gifts and Talents for The Glory of God 1st Corinthians 10:31 Serving One Another Joyfully, As To The Lord Exodus 16:7-8 Colossians 3:23-24 Empowering One Another to Serve Our Community and World