Sermons

Sermons

Sermon 9/15/19

Our reading comes from Philippians 3:7-11 These words come from the pen of Paul who is in prison at the time, yet he speaks of joy in the midst of his sufferings.  Today let’s consider another basic matter of Christian faith: The burden and benefits of Christian suffering. Philippians has four chapters.  In each we see Jesus Christ as the…

Sunday’s Sermon 9/8/19

We just finished our Sunday afternoon series: Cherishing the Church, which encouraged our commitment to one another, our unity as a Church and our devotion to Jesus Christ.   Our groups begin this afternoon and I hope and pray that all of us have chosen to participate in this Fall’s campaign as we finish our six year series of God’s Plan for His People. One…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/25/19

Our 2019 third quarter’s series of lessons is on first principals, a back to basic’s series. Last week we talked about sin and sacrifice, where we saw how sin brought the curse of death and bloodshed upon the earth, and how God’s ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s death and bloodshed, brings us eternal life and peace. But… that sacrifice is beneficial, only for those…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/18/19

Today’s back to basics lesson is on sins and sacrifices. Again, like everything else in this basics series, you can not read the Bible and miss this. In fact, the Bibleis so filled with the notion of sins and sacrifices that we can read it and yet be numb and even blind to what that means. As Isaiah said and Jesus repeated: Hearing they don’t hear and seeing they don’t…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/11/19

We’re studying Christian basics: God has spoken. We are not to change His words but be changed by it. We must humble ourselves and become as little children or we will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Eight great basic themes of God’s word: 1. God created everything. God created us in His image and likeness. 2. We all sin. We have all sinned and fallen shout of His…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/4/19

In the past three lessons on biblical basics we focused on were these: God has spoken to us through Jesus Christ.  We must not change His word. We must receive it in childlike humility. God’s word both saves and changes those who receive it in obedient faith.  Is this true?  Absolutely! But, sadly, not all who receive the gospel of…

Confession in Prayer

(I skipped all the material in red to cut down on the length.) > Our senior minister Greg Nance is away this weekend.  A large number of our families are at family camp.  My name is Brent Clark.  I am one of the deacons here at Sig Mtn and ‘ll be filling in today. Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads out there.  I know we live in a fallen world and…

Thanksgiving Prayers

Psalms 100 is one of the favorite Psalms.  It’s easy to see why.  It is full of energy and praise, calling God’s people to celebrate His goodness and love by shouting joyfully to Him, serving Him, coming before Him joyful singing and knowing Him as our God, our Creator, our Shepherd. Verse four has an echo of thanks and praise: Enter His gates with thanksgiving…

Praising His Glory

Ephesians 1:3-14 1 Peter 2:9-10 Speaks to all Christians:  You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Beyond a doubt, this shows us what God has done to us and in us, and what is God’s expectation from us.  Just think of…

When God Swore

Hebrews 6:13-20 Have you heard someone say, “I swear to God” or “I swear I’ll never do that again!” Why do some people say that?  What makes swearing an oath mean more than a person’s word? I remember talking with Justin Hart about keys one time, and he said, “The only reason we have to have these things is because some people are not honest.”  Do you remember…