Slaves to Righteousness

January 10, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 6:15-23 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace In our passage today, the apostle Paul uses the issue of slavery to illustrate how sometimes people are in bondage to sin and Christians need to be in servitude to God. When we think of slavery, we usually think of antebellum slavery in the South, which is offensive in our modern minds. But Paul was writing about slavery in a different context. Are you surprised to know there are slaves in this very room today? The only difference is in the master whom we serve. Paul said we used to be slaves to sin; now, we are slaves to the Lord Jesus Christ.  The truth is we will continue to be slaves for all of our lives, but we have a choice whom we will serve. So, this morning, I want you to be able to see clearly which master you are serving and to have the opportunity to change masters today if you're serving the wrong one.

How to Have a Happy Year

January 3, 2016
Bible Text: Isaiah 43:19 | Preacher: Seth T. Mulford When we look back over our previous year, we might be thinking it's the best ever or maybe we're just glad it's over.  But I think we all understand that we serve a God of the impossible and that, while we are limited and finite, He is limitless and infinite in time and space and power.  This is a great verse that reminds us of the power of our God and that there is nothing He cannot do.
Bible Text: II Timothy 3:16-17 | Preacher: Seth T. Mulford Most of you are already familiar with our Scripture for today, and it may not jump out at you, but, hopefully, the message this morning will whet your appetite for a hunger and thirst for God's Word.  Many times Christians claim to be Spirit-filled, but they aren't really Word-filled. People are sometimes clueless about what is or isn't in God's Word. Just like when the US president said, "The Good Book says you ought not to throw stones in glass houses." Well, that's not in the Good Book. Or like the megachurch pastor who said in an interview on TV that he didn't really know if Jesus and Lucifer were brothers because he hadn't studied it. So, today, we will look at what it means to be Word-filled Christians.