A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

Sermons by Jim Roberts

A Hope-Filled Greeting

Ephesians 1:1-2 The book of Ephesians is a book that offers great hope to Christians, It offers hope as it lays out a Christians identity – what it means to be “in Christ”; and it offers hope that Christians can live lives that please the Lord in a world broken by sin. These truths are seen even here, in the introduction to…

Kingship on Display

Matthew 21:1-17 In the account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we are reminded that he is THE true King. We see this in six ways. 1) In His Perfect Knowledge; 2) In His Fulfillment of Prophecy; 3) In His Cleansing of the Temple (claiming authority); 4) In His Healing of the Blind and Lame; 5) In His Receiving of Praise and;…

The Ascended Lord

Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:1-12 The ascension is an important event in our Savior’s ministry. By it, God declared Christ’s earthly, incarnate ministry over – he would no longer be physically present. While it seems impossible, this would actually lead to “greater things” being done by his followers and the Church. This is because of the implications brought about by his ascension. First, Jesus…

Witnesses to the World

Luke 24:44-49 In Jesus instruction and charge of his disciples recorded here, we are given an example to follow as we seek to be witnesses to the world around us. There are four aspects of Jesus sermon that we can learn from. First, Jesus’ sermon to his followers was Biblical. It was based in what the word said – not in personal…

The Gracious Savior

Luke 24:36-47 In Jesus’ first post-resurrection appearance to the disciples in the Upper Room, we are once again reminded of the hope we can find when we commit ourselves to know and understand all the Scriptures. Jesus’ disciples were Confused, not knowing what to believe. They saw him crucified and knew he had been buried, but now some were saying he had…

From Floundering to Faith

Luke 24:13-35 In the account of Jesus instructing the Emmaus Road disciples, we are reminded that in God’s word we have lasting hope and all we need to be saved – for all the word points us to Christ and his work. We are often like the Floundering Disciples – not understanding who Christ is or what he has done. At such…

The Innocent One Dies

Luke 23:44-49 In three of the miracles that surrounded Christ’s death on the cross, we are reminded about the significance of his death. In the miracle of darkness that covered the whole land, we are reminded that Christ bore the divine judgment of God for us on the cross. His bearing of God’s wrath means there is no more atonement for sins…

An Unlikely Convert

Luke 23:39-43 As we look at the two criminals on the cross, we are encountered with a decision all men must make, whether or not to fear God, confess our sins and place our faith in Jesus as King and Savior – or whether to live in rebellion against him. We see this as we look first at The Hardened and Hopeless…