A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

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Why Westminster – Holding to Truth

2 Timothy 3:10-17, Various 35 years ago Westminster Presbyterian Church of Clinton was formed because of a commitment to all of Scripture being the very word of God. This sermon looks at how God has given us his revealed word in the Bible – and his word is truth. It considers the danger that comes when we give in to other competing…

People Needed for Such a Time as This

2 Kings 2:1-25 Like Elijah and Elisha, we live in challenging days.  These days require men, women, and children who are prepared, filled, and worked in and through by the Holy Spirit to be a light in a dark world.  The Holy Spirit transformed Elisha into a man like Elijah, and Jesus sends the Holy Spirit on his people to do the…

Love Hurts

Luke 22:39-46 In the Garden of Gethsemane we are reminded that for the Savior, Love Hurts. In a way we cannot understand Jesus, in his humanity, went to a dark and agonizing place as he bore the weight of what was about to happen to him on the cross. We first see the agony and horror he felt from the prospect of…

Grace Alone, Christ Alone, To the Glory of God Alone

Various This Reformation Day Sermon covers three of the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation (the other two having been covered at the previous weekend’s Bible Conference). In Grace Alone we are reminded that our salvation is not according to our good works, but according to God’s grace. In Christ Alone we are reminded that he alone is the way of salvation…

Hope in the Midst of Sin and Misery – Part 2

Luke 22:31-38 In the Upper Room on the night Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, the sin and misery of the world was on full display – and yet in the mist of it there is great hope for Christ’s followers. In part one (10/8/17, Luke 22:21-30) we saw this sin and misery in Judas’ evil betrayal of Jesus, and yet there was…

Hope in the Face of Sin and Misery – Part 1

Luke 22:21-30 In many of the interactions in the Upper Room, the sin and misery of the world is put on full display. We see it first in the treachery of Judas in betraying the Lord. Even after walking and talking with him for three-plus years, seeing him perform miracles, listening to his authoritative teaching and seeing his compassion for sinners –…