January Preaching Series

The Nature of Faith in a Broken World will be the theme for the sermons in January. Look around, and you can readily see the signs. As Christians, we should live differently, but faith is hard. Too often, one cannot tell someone who lives for the world apart from someone who pro- fesses to follow Christ by their behavior.

In these days, we need to stand apart. In fact, the Bible states that we were set apart as “…a chosen race, a royal priest- hood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (I Peter 2:9).

I wish I could take credit for the idea for this series. It actually comes from the chorus to a song from the band The Call entitled What Are You Made Of. It’s the 13th track on the band’s final album. You can listen to it at: .

The band was wrestling with the idea of demonstrating faith while living in a bro- ken and fallen world. It’s not easy living wholly for God when you live in the midst of a broken world. How do you live like you belong in heaven when your feet are planted on the earth? To answer that, we will explore the questions the song raises while we dig deep into the Word.

May the Lord open our eyes to how to live faithfully for Him! May He convict our hearts to faithfully obey!

05 January
Scripture: Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 12:33-37
Sermon: What do you live for?
See also I Corinthians 6:19-20

12 January
Scripture: Romans 5:6-11
John 3:14-21
Sermon: What would you die for?
See also John 10:11; I John 3:16

19 January
Scripture: James 1:19-27
Matthew 7:21-29
Sermon: What do you stand for?
See also Romans 2:13

26 January
Scripture: I Corinthians 10:23-33
Luke 2:8-20
Sermon: What are you made of?

See The Shorter Westminster Catechism
question 1 and its corresponding answer.