Sermons from April 2021
Our singing is to be fueled by the Holy Spirit, shaped by a continuous intake of God’s Word. Singing unites God’s people as our faith is strengthened and our love for one another increases. It integrates the heart and the head, going beyond mere emotionalism to gain a larger view of God and to reach out to Him with our heart’s affections in response to all that He has done for us.
Christ is to be first in our heart’s affections, yet we are prone to become indifferent in our love for Him. Through repentance and prayer, we can remedy the forsaking of the love we once held for Jesus.
Paul deeply desired to return to the young church in Thessalonica, but he was blocked by Satan. Satan is real, he is evil, and he opposed us as individuals and as a church, but Satan is not God’s equal. If we are alert and stand firm in the Word of God and prayer, Satan can be resisted.
The disciple Thomas remained in doubt and despair for a full week after the crucifixion, unconvinced by the verbal testimony of others who had see the risen Jesus. When Christ appeared to Thomas and invited him to see and touch His wounds, Thomas proclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” Today our doubts are cured through the reading of God’s Word (John 20:31). A true seeker who reads the Scriptures can find faith. Like Thomas, let us submit to the lordship of Christ.