25 December 2022. Sermon notes. Introduction Good morning, and merry Christmas! I hope you are having a great Christmas so far and that you are enjoying some much deserved time off and rest. And to that end, I promise we won’t be long this morning. This morning I want us to read a brief passage that will help us to not only think about Christmas but will help us live … [Read more...] about Christmas Past Present Future
Insist on the Gospel
Growing in Love How do we grow in love? Have you ever thought about this difficult question? In some ways, it’s quite easy to fall in love. In other ways, it’s out of your hands. I remember falling in love with Jess. It was natural and unsought. It just happened. Other people were around, but I fell in love with her. And without much deliberation! So how do we grow in love … [Read more...] about Insist on the Gospel
What Are “These Things” in Titus 3:8?
Paul writes to Titus, "The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works" (Titus 3:8). Sounds important. We better be careful here. So what exactly are "these things?"William D. Mounce (2000) argues: τούτων, "these things," refers back at least to the creed in vv … [Read more...] about What Are “These Things” in Titus 3:8?