A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

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Salvation – Arranged by the Father – Part 1

Ephesians 1:4 While in many ways the doctrine of election is difficult to understand, in the end it is meant to bring comfort and assurance and to lead us to worship. Sadly, because of misunderstandings about election, it often results in confusion and doubt. In this first sermon on election, we see: 1) that the one who elects is none other than…

Blessed!

Ephesians 1:3 The world and the devil want believers to find their identity outside of Christ, for this robs believers of their peace, joy and assurance. Sadly, our flesh gladly falls into line, for we forget the importance of our union with Christ. But it is only in Christ that we have, and experience, every spiritual blessing. This sermon considers what it…

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…