Sunday June 24 (Gary Preston)
- Title: Moments of Urgency
- Scripture: Acts 4: 23-31
- Download: sermon 2012-06-24
Gary Preston is Executive Pastor of Rock Creek Church, Boulder, Colorado. He and his wife Suzanne were our guests this weekend, on their way to the IBC Convention in Interlaken, where Gary is leading a seminar on church renewal.
Sunday June 17 (Pastor Roger Roberts)
- Title: Jesus’ Call to Follow Him
- Scripture: Matthew 4: 18-22
- Read: 17 June 2012
- Download: sermon 2012-06-17
Introduction: Today we have been privileged to observe and celebrate the baptism of two young adults, who have given their verbal as well as symbolic testimony of their new life in Christ. Baptism is a witness to unbelievers of the death and resurrection of Christ, and of the spiritual death and resurrection of these new believers. But this beautiful symbol also is a reminder to all of us who profess faith in Christ of our commitment to follow Jesus in a new way of Kingdom living. In order to examine and reconsider what it means for us to follow Christ, I want us to look in our Bibles to Matthew’s account of Jesus’ call to his first disciples.
Sunday June 10 (Pastor Roger Roberts)
- Title: Authentic Faith: The Final Exam
- Scripture: 1 John 5: 1-5
- Read: 10 June 2012
- Download: sermon 2012-06-10
Introduction: In the latter part of the fourth chapter, John once again returns to the theme of love as one of the important tests of assurance that we have received the gift of eternal life. John essentially says that if we really know God in a personal relationship of faith, we will necessarily love God, because God is love. And if we love God, we will also necessarily love his children, our brothers and sisters in Christ. With Chapter 5 it seems that a new thought is introduced (and it seemed so also to the one who first introduced chapter divisions in the Bible!), but some contend that 5:1 continues John’s thought of the love test (e.g. Marshall, 226). But in fact, in our text we see a concise summary of the three tests of eternal life—right belief in Jesus, right behavior in the world, and genuine love for fellow believers.
Sunday June 3 (Phil Roberts*)
- Title: The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God
- Scripture: 1 John 4: 1-6
- Download: sermon 2012-06-03
*Phil Roberts, brother of our Pastor Roger Roberts, used to be pastor of IBC Brussels between 1985 and 1990.