Pastor David is on Sabbatical in order to finish his dissertation for his doctoral studies. The next sermon will be posted on January 11th. Thank you for your understanding, prayers, and support for this podcast ministry.
What will your last words be before you die? The last words of individuals can be insightful in revealing the character, legacy, and fulfillment of the life that has been lived. In this sermon, Pastor David will reflect on the last words of Paul, his refection of his life lived and anticipation of blessed hope.
What is the role of the health, diet, and lifestyle in the Christian life? If we are saved by grace through faith alone, and nothing we do merits our salvation, is it a dichotomy that lifestyle is to be a part of the Christian experience? In this message, Pastor David shares a message on the place of lifestyle in the Christian experience.
Romans 7 is one of the most intriguing and yet relatable chapters in the Bible. Paul's description of the human experience can be summed up in vs. 15 "I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate". Is there victory over our addictions? Listen as Pastor David shares a study on Romans 7 and Romans 8.
Paul is noted as the quintessential New Testament author that exemplifies the notion that salvation is not by works but by grace through face in Jesus Christ. However, a closer examination of Paul's writings reveals the idea of the Lordship of Christ. This seems antithetical to the idea of grace but Paul frames Lordship as the response of every born again believer to grace. Listen as Pastor David examines the Lordship of Christ and how it practically applies to our day to day lives.
In the 1800's southern pastors used Paul's writings to support the practice of slavery. Today we wonder how Paul's writings could be so twisted to endorse slavery! What were the faulty principles of interpretation (hermeneutics) they used arrive as such heinous conclusions? Whether it be women's ordination, head covering, or the silence of women during church it seems that Paul's writings have been at the center of many theological controversies in the last 2,000 years of Christian history. How do we go about the task of interpreting Paul's letters today? Listen as Pastor David shares a simple study on hermeneutics and Paul's writings.