connecting people to the gospel
Sermons from First Baptist Church of St. Charles
First Baptist Church of St. Charles
Subscribe via RSS
Total Sermons: 44
Total Amens: 682
We are known by our integrity. Either you have it or you don't have it. "Stretching the truth" in order to justify the means is what the world thinks is acceptable. But it is totally unacceptable by Christ. There is not one on this Earth worthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only Christ's sacrifice on the cross and proclaiming faith in it, are we redeemed. Only the cross redeems us.
The Lord is risen. He is risen indeed. The question this (resurrection) morning is: How strong is your faith? If you go thru the fire of trials and temptation. If you are called short minded and a bigot. How strong is your faith. How do you persevere and grow stronger under the circumstances. Believers may have moments of weakness. We will sin at times. But we believe in His Power and are obedient like a child to its patents.
What gives you the right to tell me how to live my life? "You are as messed up as I am!" We hear this all the time from people. Receiving correction is difficult. We don't take criticism well. Especially in a society that celebrates individualism. But in reality our society is starving for correction. And we as Christ followers cannot shy away from that. It is our duty: 1) By restoring those who have fallen into sin. 2) We fight sin in the spirit of gentleness by showing love. 3) We care for others best when we care for our own souls.
We all know that God's Word says: "Thou shall not commit adultery". Then why do 50% of marriages end in divorce and 40% of those are because one of the partners commits adultery. In God's eyes, marriage is the becoming of one flesh of husband and wife. Adultery is a grievous sin against God. And our society, thru songs, poems and movies, accepts this sin as the standard we should live by. But God did not change! And Jesus Christ did not abolish The Law! Adultery, the 7th command of God, is an abomination in the eyes of our Lord!
Jesus did not come to soften The Law. He did not come to abolish The Law. He came to fulfill It and give us the spiritual nature of The Law. When He says: "You have heard that it was said ........, but......". Here He explains in depth the meaning of what was said by piercing our hearts. Thou shalt not murder does not only apply to killing a fellow human being. It speaks to abortion, suicide, stay angry with one another. It speaks to ANY harm to mankind that is premeditated. We all are made in Gods image!