9.6.09 gbcvic sermons

How is Abraham our Father? [Romans]

Rm 4.16-17

One of the themes of Romans 4 is Abraham as the father of the faithful. Today we embark on a section of the chapter that highlights the fatherhood of Abraham as the head of a column relying on the sure promise of God. Abraham viewed God as one who could bring life from the dead and the NT believer does also. Abraham viewed God as one who could call things that are not in existence as though they are in existence. In that number, all the believers in God’s promise stand. In point of Abraham’s time, they are yet to be. In the eternal mind of God, they are.

Christ’s Teaching Concerning Sin (1) [Basic Theology]

In this lesson, we look at some of Christ’s specific and pointed teaching concerning sin. Most of our time involved a look at the Lord’s rebuke of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees in Mt 23. We also considered the Lord’s rebuke of sacrilege in the second cleansing of the temple in Mk 11.

The Death Penalty [Communion, Leviticus]

Lev 20

Today we look at Leviticus 20, a compendium of laws against idolatry and immorality where the dominant theme is the death penalty. As we consider these laws and God’s view of sin, we realize that Christ and his death on the cross become the death of all sin and open the door for even sinners such as those condemned by Lev 20 to find cleansing, sanctification, and justification in Christ (see 1 Cor 6.9-11).