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Sermons from First Baptist Church of St. Charles
First Baptist Church of St. Charles
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Total Sermons: 46
Total Amens: 683
This past week, did your walk reflect your Christian heart? Did you show humility, gentleness, patience and, most of all, love? Or did your walk reflect the opposite, or as we say, the things of the world? In other words: Did you walk with Christ, so on the day we gather for worship you are able to celebrate our Lord with fellow believers in unity. If the Church shows oneness, the world will see that God send His Son to die for our sins. A church in disunity will turn people away from God.
Does your life reflect the Shephard’s call? Since the day you were saved, does your life and do your actions show that you submitted your life to Christ's will? Take heed to Revelation 3:16. Will you be "spit out of the Lord's mouth?" Or will you hear "you good and faithful servant?" We always have to be ready to hear from the Lord. To be rebuked so we remain zealous for His cause.
The altar represents the cross of Jesus Christ. The altar was used, in the Old Testament, to offer sacrifices for the forgiveness of sin. The cross of Christ is where the ultimate sacrifice was executed. The altar can be anywhere, as God is omnipresent. Have you gone to the altar and confessed your sins? Have you sacrificed your life at the altar and picked up your cross, following Jesus Christ?
Do you stay strong in your faith? This was the apostles’ plea to the saints over and over again. They warned about the "latter days", where it will be much worse. So we, the church today, should not be surprised as the apostasy is coming to our front door. We are to avoid such people. Not in our hearts and not in in our congregation. We are to walk in His truth at all times. We are to keep ourselves in the love of God.
God decreed from all eternity to display the greatness of the glory of his grace for the enjoyment of his creatures, and he revealed to us that this is the ultimate aim and explanation of why there is sin and why there is suffering, and why there is a great suffering Savior. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came in the flesh to suffer and die and by that suffering and death to save sinners like you and me. This coming to suffer and die is the supreme manifestation of the greatness of the glory of the grace of God.