Posts made in October, 2008

True Repentance

Posted by on Oct 30, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:8-11 Guest Preacher, Pastor Yelton. Since we sin against God every day, we must repent of our sins. True repentance brings life. However, we must repent in a way that pleases God—not in a worldly way. This is sometimes difficult, because it is easy to confuse true repentance with a false, worldly repentance. So, we must study what the Bible says about repentance. The Holy Scriptures say a great deal about repentance. In the Bible, which is the only rule of faith and practice, we discover what repentance truly is, and we learn how to distinguish it from every...

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Troubled Times – Part 2

Posted by on Oct 19, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Last week, “Why are their troubled times?” this week, “What do you do during troubled times?” We are not called to fight every battle, but we are called to choose the battles and fight in them for the glory of God. God owns the entire world. Steadfast love. Justice. Pondering in our heart the way that is blamless. Integrity in your heart and in your house. Abstaining from every form of evil; just don’t go there. A king’s resolve. Those who love and obey God should be our closest confidantes. Story of Abraham Kyper. Creating organizations that are a...

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The Lord’s Supper: Its Role in Discipline and Judgment

Posted by on Oct 5, 2008 in Rev. Serven

The Lord’s Supper is a privilege, not a right. Explanation of the keys of the kingdom. Matthew 18. Goal of Church Discipline–repentance and restoration. Christ did not shun or reject the Gentiles and tax collectors. He reaches out to them, to bring the gospel to bear in their lives, all the while not excusing their sinfulness. Marks of the true church. Jonathan Edwards and the Lord’s Supper. Text: Matthew 16:19, 18:17-20 What role does the Lord’s Supper play in discipline and judgment? It’s very simple—exclusion from the Lord’s Supper is a tool the Lord gives to his church...

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