The following sermon was preached by Rev. Calum I. Macleod at the Wednesday night prayer meeting, 10 of March, 2010. We often judge our standing with God on the basis of how we feel but this is folly. Because, it is by faith that we are justified in the sight of God. Our feelings and moods toward God will change like the wind but faith in Christ is something we either possess or do not possess. This sermon looks at the background to why we needed to be justified by God. Secondly, at he basis upon which God chose to justify sinners (which was His everlasting love for sinners). And, finally, the blessings that flow to us from God on account of the fact that we are now justified and made righteous before Him.
The text is Romans 5:1…Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
The following sermon was preached by Rev. Calum I. Macleod on the Sabbath Evening, 3rd of January, 2010.
The text is Acts 24:22-27…And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter. And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him. And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled