1 Peter 2:11-12 – The Hinge

Beloved, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul. Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. 1 Peter 2:11-12 Until … Continue reading 1 Peter 2:11-12 – The Hinge

The Believer’s Personal Resurrection – Ephesians 2:1-10

Ephesians 2:1-10 – The Believer’s Personal Resurrection Resurrection Sunday Morning Sermon First Baptist Church of Ticonderoga, NY The literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ is an undeniable, historical event. There were over 500 witnesses that saw Jesus alive after he had been crucified (1 Corinthians 15:6). There are many who believe in the historical fact … Continue reading The Believer’s Personal Resurrection – Ephesians 2:1-10

A Brief Outline of Paul’s Letter to Titus

Some explanations have been added. I. Greeting and Purpose Statement (1:1-4) Purpose Statement: "…for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life…” Titus 1:1b-2a Definitions Godliness – devotion to God. The fruit of godliness is right living, or godly living. … Continue reading A Brief Outline of Paul’s Letter to Titus

Marriage Is A Picture of Gospel Submission

So far we have discussed that God's original and ongoing purpose for marriage is to picture Christ and His Church. In the last post it was pointed out that marriage is a picture of Jesus' union to the Church. In this post we will discuss one of the more difficult subjects in marriage. The topic … Continue reading Marriage Is A Picture of Gospel Submission

Marriage Is a Picture of Jesus’ Union to the Church

So far in this series of posts we have discussed the original and ongoing purpose of marriage. Marriage is a picture of Jesus and His Church. Although it is a mystery that was not known until the New Testament, marriage's purpose has always been to picture Jesus' relationship to the church and the church's relationship … Continue reading Marriage Is a Picture of Jesus’ Union to the Church

Marriage — A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 3 — The Current Purpose for Marriage

In the last post, we discussed God's original purpose for marriage. In this post, we will look at God's current purpose for marriage. God has an original purpose for marriage, which is to picture Jesus and the Church. What about for here and now? How can we get to here and today? God's current purpose … Continue reading Marriage — A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 3 — The Current Purpose for Marriage

Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 2 – God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

In this post we will discuss God’s original purpose for marriage. God's original purpose for marriage is to picture Christ and His Church As one reads Ephesians 5:22-33, he realizes that Paul quotes Genesis 2:24 in Ephesians 5:31. Ephesians 5:32 tells us that the words of Ephesians 5:31 are a mystery referring to Jesus and … Continue reading Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 2 – God’s Original Purpose for Marriage