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  • the proof of god's love

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #14]

    Romans 5:6-11

    Focusing on Romans 5:8, Pastor Sargent seeks to magnify the love of God by expounding upon man’s condition, and the Saviour’s cross and its consequence for the believer.

  • the believer's standing and state

     [Exposition of the book of Romans #13]

    Romans 5:1-5

    Romans chapter five transitions from the considerations of man’s lack of righteousness and the righteousness of God in Christ to the Christian life itself. In this message, Pastor Sargent explains the difference between a believer’s standing in Christ (his “position”) and the state of his Christian life (his “performance”).

  • kindness spoken here

    Ephesians 4:29-5:4

    We are to speak kindness, not corrupt communication.

  • before i die

    Proverbs 30:7-9

    The removal of vanity and lies and the receipt of neither poverty nor riches are worthy life goals.  How would you finish the sentence: “Before I die. . .”

  • all that thou requirest

    Ruth 3; Hebrews 4:11

    A virtuous woman prepares for redemption in pursuit of rest.

  • i am

    Exodus 3:13-15

    God has a name that is forever and has given us a memorial unto all generations.  Just as God’s actions reveal to us his attributes, the name of THE one true God is to be remembered as a revealing of God’s nature.

  • the faith of abraham

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #12]   

    Romans 4:1-25

    The Jews believed they were right with God on two main grounds: their possession of God’s Law (which they failed to keep), and their connection with Abraham and the sign of the covenant (circumcision). In this message, Pastor Sargent explains how the example of Abraham clearly demonstrates and defends the doctrine of justification by faith.

  • boasting excluded

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #11]

    Romans 3:27-31

    Faith and works are mutually exclusive, and faith has always been the way to receive God’s grace, most notably the blessing of justification — for Old Testament saints and New Testament believers; both Jew and Gentile.

  • great words of the gospel

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #10]

    Romans 3:21-26

    From this passage, Pastor Sargent explains some of the great words associated with the Gospel and God’s plan of salvation — notably, “righteousness,” “faith,” “justification,” “redemption, “propitiation,” and “grace.”

  • four roman "none's"

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #09]

    Romans 3:9-20

    The text gives the “prosecutor’s summary” of the case against mankind and the divine verdict — delivered by One Who speaks as a Judge, a Physician, and an Historian.

  • it doesn't matter what you think

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #08]

    Romans 3:1-8

    The text contains nine question marks. In bringing home the reality of their spiritual standing before God, the apostle poses a series of rhetorical questions to the Jews. Pastor Sargent brings out three conclusions from the passage: one, what one believes doesn’t change God’s truth; two, how one reasons or thinks doesn’t change God’s truth; and, three, what one does doesn’t change God’s truth.

  • i have a dream

    1 Kings 3:5-15; Proverbs 18:1

    What is your dream?  What is your desire?  The historical interpretation in the text leads to a personal application which will cause us to examine our desires.

  • resurrection hope

    1 Peter 1:1-5

    Real hope is not found in this world, it is found in a full salvation.  As Christians, we have a sure hope of a better future.

  • in what do you rest?

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #07]

    Romans 2:21-29

    The Jews rested and boasted in the Law (not in doing it, but in having it) and in their circumcision. Pastor Sargent expounds this passage to show how the Jews, by breaking God’s commandments, have impaired their mission and invalidated their mark.

  • christian cannibals

    Galatians 5:13-16

    Many Christians today bite and devour one another and are consumed one of another.  The liberty that we have was never meant that we have the right to do whatever we please.  Liberty is the freedom that we have to do what God wants.

  • god's purpose for israel

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #06]

    Romans 2:17-20

    In this portion of the text, the spotlight falls upon the nation of Israel and God’s purpose in choosing them as a special people. Pastor Sargent points out that Israel was chosen to be a testimony of God’s grace to the nations, and a channel for delivering and preserving the written Word of God (the Old Testament).

  • the judgment of god

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #05]   

    Romans 2:1-16

    This passage outlines the principles and processes of by which God will judge man.  Pastor Sargent brings out six facts concerning the judgment of God — that it is based upon the truth of God’s Word; that it is just; that it is universal; that it is impartial; that it will be according to light given; and that it will be searching.

  • don't follow your heart

    Proverbs 19:21

    One of the biggest lies of Satan and this world is to follow your heart.  God’s Word makes it abundantly clear that we are to follow His Word instead of our own deceitful heart!

  • god's indictment of the gentiles

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #04]   

    Romans 1:18-32

    The text ushers one into the courtroom of the Judge of all the earth, where one hears a systematic unfolding of the case against humanity. In this message, Pastor Sargent explains how mankind stands condemned because it has rejected the revelation of God, any reverence for God, and the restraints of God.

  • The gospel of christ

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #03]   

    Romans 1:16-17

    The text is the key verse of the book of Romans. In his exposition of this passage, Pastor Sargent notes the prominence of the Gospel of Christ in the book of Romans and brings out three considerations (based on the word “for”).

  • praying with purpose

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #02]   

    Romans 1:8-15

    The text declares the epistle’s purpose. Pastor Sargent emphasizes the apostle’s delight, desire, and indebtedness, while including some of the history of the churches in Rome. The message considers the relationship between the will of God, the desire of the heart, and the place of prayer for the servant of God.

  • the divine call

    [Exposition of the book of Romans #01]   

    Romans 1:1-7

    The text is the epistle’s salutation. In this introduction to the book of Romans, Pastor Sargent highlights the three “calls” mentioned in the text: the call to salvation; the call to holiness; and the call to service.

  • take no thought, but seek ye first

    Matthew 6:19-34

    Prioritizing and dealing with our thoughts and emotions is a battle within our mind.  Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ and having a ready mind.  Are you anxious over temporal things?

  • a call for all

    2 Timothy 2:2

    Are you called to preach?  We are all to be faithful servants and able to teach others also.

  • what the bible says about socialism

    Psalm 14

    The world view you hold to will determine the actions and beliefs that you have.  Socialism chooses to remove God out of the equation; out of consideration.  

  • the model servant

    Philippians 2:19-23

    Paul and Timothy were of like mind in ministering to others and endeavoring to be Christ-like.  Many that had been with Paul moved on.  Many in our churches today have chosen to move on.

  • I shall not slide

    Psalm 26:1

    David makes an emphatic, declaration that he shall not slide.  Regarding judging yourself, your daily walk, and trusting God, can you state emphatically “I shall not slide?”

  • instruction in righteousness

    Luke 23:47

    The Centurion’s report was a declaration of Christ’s righteousness delivering from death and directing in life.

  • the gracious woman and merciful man

    Proverbs 11:16,17

    Our old nature is against grace and mercy.  We need to express grace and mercy at all times.  Self is merciless; mercy is selfless!

  • overcoming Fear

    1 Kings 18:1-16

    Elijah was a man of faith, whereas Obadiah was a man of fear. The fear of man bringeth a snare.  Too many Christians today are snared with fear.  Through a careful study of Elijah and Obadiah we can see how to overcome fear with God’s help.

  • convenient food isn't

    Proverbs 30:8

    In this fast-paced world we live in, we are all prone to seeking convenient foods at times.  Are we that way with spiritual food as well?

  • the virtuous husband

    Proverbs 31:10-31

    Just as God describes the Virtuous Woman, He also provides great insight into the Virtuous Husband.  The husband, and future husbands, are provided with instruction in this passage so that they may be the protector and provider God would have them to be.

  • baptism

    1 Corinthians 1:10-18

    God’s Word is very clear in presenting who should be baptized, what baptism does, and who is responsible to baptize.

  • doest thou well to be angry?

    Jonah 3:5-4:11

    Love and anger are powerful emotions. Jonah demonstrates for us causes and consequences of anger. God’s Word shows us how to deal with anger.

  • seven reasons to bless the lord

    Psalm 103:1-5

    The Psalmist  [David] gives us seven reasons to Bless the Lord.  We do not need to pay the Lord lip service, but express a heartfelt expression of gratitude for all He has done for us.

  • the espalier principle

    Proverbs 22:6

    It takes a lot of patience and work for a horticulturist with trimming and pruning a tree to produce fabulous looking shrubbery and trees.  It also requires patience and care.  This is much the same as raising children.

  • hunting for wisdom

    Proverbs 12:27

    Do you “hunt” within the word of God for wisdom?  Are you diligent or slothful in the pursuit of the “game?”  Do you classify your Bible reading as “sport,” or for “sustenance?”

  • christ is above all in his welcome

    John 14:1-3

    Not only do we long to see Jesus Christ and to be present with Him, but He desires us to be present with Him.

  • christ is above all in his wounding

    John 10:11-8

    Other men die because they have to die, no man can escape death.  Jesus’ death was voluntary.

  • christ is above all in his witnesses

    John 20:19-29

    The cornerstone of Bible-based Christianity and the central message of the Gospel is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The testimony of many witnesses speak to the infallible proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • christ is above all in his works

    John 5:31-47

    Jesus’ works were certainly unique.  His works pointed to the fact He was equal to God and showed His oneness with the Father.

  • christ is above all in his words

    John 3:29-34

    Jesus’ words are different from anyone else.  Never a man spake like this man!

  • christ is above all in his wellspring

    John 3:25-36

    How are we made right with God?  Regarding purifying, how do we have our sins washed away?  The focus is upon Jesus Christ!

  • wisdom

    Proverbs 4:5-9

    Wisdom is the principal thing; we are to love, embrace, exalt and praise her.

  • the dangers of shipwreck

    1 Timothy 1:18-20

    There is a need for you to live for Christ with a straight course.  Do not let your life as a Christian result in shipwreck.  

  • spiritual battle

    Daniel 10

    Spiritual battles are all around.  Principalities and powers are at work against Christians.