Sermons on Communion

Sermons on Communion

Our Loving God

On the cross, the wrath of God was satisfied and the love of God was magnified. God was not take by surprise; rather “God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all.” The fulfillment of many prophecies during the crucifixion underscores that Jesus was the one sent by God’s foreknowledge and plan to take away the sin of the world. So they took…

The “Ninth” Beatitude

Romans 4:7-8 Quotes the psalmist, King David, after he cried out to God for forgiveness. These verses include three different Hebrew words for sin, including the idea of having a twisted, rebellious nature, crossing the line (transgressing), and falling short of God’s commands. Because of Christ’s substitutionary death on our behalf, we can be forgiven of these sins and…

The Mocked King

Jesus, the King of glory and grace, willingly submitted to suffer and die so that we could be reconciled to God. Matthew 27:27-31 details the intense physical and verbal abuse that Christ received from the soldiers as He was scourged and mocked before His crucifixion, fulfilling each part of the Messianic prophecies in Isaiah. Someday even these callous soldiers will bow…

These Things Must Happen

From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You…

Out of the Depths

The writer of Psalm 130 does not take the mercy of God for granted. His heart is overwhelmed by a flood of guilt and sin before a holy God. Like the psalmist, we can find that God’s forgiveness is total and freely available today if we confess our sin and cry out to Him.