sermons

"Filling Up Christ's Afflictions" (Col 1:24-26)

  • Preached: 2016-06-19 at 9:30 AM, Phoenix United Reformed Church
  • Text: Col 1:24-26
  • Series: N/A
  • Summary: What does Paul mean when he says that something "is lacking" from Christ's afflictions? And how do you and I "fill up" what remains of Jesus suffering? This passage provides important insight into our Christian calling to endure pain with hope and purpose.

"God's Right Hand of Power" (HC LD 19; Eph 1:15-23)

  • Preached: 2016-06-19 at 5:30 PM, Phoenix United Reformed Church
  • Text: Eph 1:15-23
  • Series: Heidelberg Catechism (HC LD 19)
  • Summary: What does it mean for Christ to be "seated at the right hand of God"? It means he wields preeminent power in favor of his people, so that we can trust and submit to him as Lord over all.

"God's Life of Unity and Community" (Mt. 3:7-17; HC LD 8, QA 25)

Text: Mt. 3:7-17
Series: Heidelberg Catechism (LD 8, QA 25)
Summary: What does it mean that God is "one and three"? And how does this truth change the way Christians see themselves and others? This sermon addresses the practical consequences of Trinitarian theology.

Preached: 2016-01-31 at 5:30 PM, Phoenix United Reformed Church

"The Confessable, Contendable Faith" (HC LD 7; Jd 1-4)


Text: Jude 1-4
Series: Heidelberg Catechism (LD 7, QA 22-23)
Summary: Can the basic teachings of the Bible be known? According to Jude, yes! The "faith once for all delivered" should not only be confessed, but contended for by all believers. What does true contending look like? All of these matters are addressed.

Preached: 2016-01-24 at 5:30 PM, Phoenix United Reformed Church