Go

connecting people to the gospel

Sermons from Garden City Christian Union Church

Order Garden City Christian Union Church Sermons By: Recent | Downloads | Amens

Holy, Blameless and Above Reproach

What changed as a result of Jesus' death on the cross and His resurrection? As we trust in Him, does God simply choose now to overlook our sin? The Cross is not just a removal of guilt, but a restoring to original righteousness. There is a positive aspect to the work of Christ as well as a negative aspect. He does not just remove guilt, but restores righteousness. He presents us to God as "Holy, Blameless and Above Reproach. Can you imagine standing before God, not just with nothing negative in yourself, but with the real, positive aspect of Jesus Christ, holiness being credited to your account? That is what the Gospel does for those who trust in it.

Amen

Amens

Reconciled!

Over the past two messages we have seen that Jesus Christ is God, the Creator of all and the ultimate Authority. We have also seen that man has rebelled and thrown off the rule of his Creator, having become alienated and an enemy to Him. If these two things are true, why are we still here? If we are the rebels that Colossians 1:21 says we are and He is the Great Sovereign of Colossians 1:15-19 Whom we have offended, it seems that He should just put down the rebellion once and for all. Yet He does not, He has chosen to reconcile the rebel to Himself at His own expense. What does it take to bring the rebel back into fellowship with God?

Amen

Amens

Worldview Adjustment

Why is there evil in the world? Is it true that God is obligated to keep every person from evil? Some say that the presence of evil in the world is proof that either God is not powerful enough to stop evil or does not care enough to do so and thus, He is not really God. Where do we begin in this discussion? John Calvin began his most important work, The Institutes of the Christian Religion with these words, "Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves." This is where most of us miss it in our assessment of the world. We need to begin with right information before we make assessments and assertions concerning it. Let's look at what the Bible says about God and ourselves and then we can determine how it all fits together.

Amen

Amens

By Him, Through Him, For Him

Who’s in charge around here? Sometimes it seems like the bad guys are winning. But, as the old hymn reminds us, “This is my Father’s world, O let me never forget, that tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” Our discouragement is often from a lack of understanding and trusting in God’s control. The Colossians struggled with this too. They had been a part of a culture that was very superstitious and who thought that angels influenced the events of the world. Fear ruled their lives because they did not understand that Christ is over everything.

Amen

Amens

Out of Darkness

As we considered what living in God's will is all about last time, we touched on the idea that it is lived out of what He has done for us rather than in a way so as to try and gain His favor. Are you living to try and please God out of a sense of duty? Do you think you can or that you need to earn or keep God's favor by your performance? If so, you have the Christian Faith inside out!

Amen

Amens

Previous1234567891011