Posts in the Sunday Sermon Category

A Call to Holiness

Posted onMarch 7, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn demonstrates the necessity of holiness in the life of a Christian and calls on us to strive for the holiness that only the Spirit of God can bring....Keep Reading

The Defilement of the World

Posted onFebruary 6, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua delves into the shocking story of Dinah and sees in the midst of great evil and falleness that God is teaching his people to be wary of a world that seeks their defilement....Keep Reading

Jacob Wrestles with God

Posted onJanuary 25, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the account of Jacob wrestling with God. We see a man who has gone from self-sufficient to now broken and ready to be used by God for his purposes....Keep Reading

When Brothers Dwell in Unity

Posted onJanuary 25, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the meeting of Jacob and Esau after 20 years of hostility and separation. What we see is a beautiful picture of the reconciliation that God works in the hearts of his people along with a call to be reconciled to our brothers and sisters in Christ....Keep Reading

Abiding in God's Word

Posted onJanuary 24, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Daniel looks at the account of Jacob preparing to meet his brother Esau. In examining Jacob's prayer to God we see a man who has been transformed and now stands on the promises of God in the midst of an uncertain future....Keep Reading

How Can I Achieve Success?

Posted onJanuary 5, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

I this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the account of Jacob's prosperity while working for his uncle Laban. What we find is a reminder of how God's people gain success in this life and the life to come....Keep Reading

Growing in Grace

Posted onJanuary 5, 2016 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the story of Jacob fleeing Laban and points out the grace of God at work in his people. Here we see that Jacob is a different man than the one who fled his own home and brother so many years before....Keep Reading

Jacob's Children

Posted onDecember 21, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the war of the wives that occurs between the sisters Leah and Rebecca as they vie for the honor and affection of Jacob. Sin abounds but God's purposes are accomplished and the tribes of Israel find their beginnings....Keep Reading

Jacob's Ladder

Posted onDecember 12, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the account of Jacob's vision of a ladder stretching down from heaven to earth. Here we see the promise of God to make a way for us to know Him, to know His favor, and to know what He requires of us....Keep Reading

I'll Do It My Way

Posted onNovember 23, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the familiar passage where Jacob steals Esau's blessing. What we see is a family of people who have decided to seek God's promised blessing by selfishly declaring, "I'll do it my way!"...Keep Reading

Leaving a Legacy

Posted onNovember 4, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the death of Abraham. By looking at Abraham's legacy we are challenged to ask what sort of legacy we will leave when we too die and are buried....Keep Reading

The Urgency of The Gospel

Posted onOctober 25, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the account of Abraham's servant bringing Rebekah back to marry Isaac. What we find is a reminder of the urgency of the gospel call for those who proclaim it as well as all who hear....Keep Reading

A Wife For Isaac

Posted onOctober 19, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the beginning of the account of Abraham seeking a wife for his son Isaac. What we find is an amazing account of the Providential hand of God at work to bring about God's purposes for his people....Keep Reading

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Posted onOctober 12, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this 6th and final sermon of the series "The Bible and Homosexuality" Pastor Joshua looks at the charge that the biblical teaching on Homosexuality is not loving but rather hateful to the Homosexual. The answer is found in the famous 'love passage' of 1 Corinthians 13 where God defines what true love is....Keep Reading

Exchanging The Truth For A Lie

Posted onOctober 5, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this 4th sermon of the series 'The Bible and Homosexuality' Pastor Shawn looks at the second half of Romans 1 and the connection between God's wrath, the great exchange of truth and falsehood, and the sin of homosexuality. The culmination of God's wrath and men's sin points to our need for a savior....Keep Reading

And Such Were Some Of You

Posted onOctober 5, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this 5th sermon of the series 'The Bible and Homosexuality' Pastor Joshua looks at the vice lists of 1 Corinthians 6 and 1 Timothy 1. He shows the problems with the new interpretations of these verses and points us back to the transformative nature of the Gospel....Keep Reading

What Jesus Taught About Homosexuality

Posted onSeptember 22, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this third sermon of the series on 'The Bible and Homosexuality' Daniel asks the question that we hear so often in our culture, "Where did Jesus ever teach about homosexuality?" The answer is not what many may assume!...Keep Reading

The Holiness Code Then and Now

Posted onSeptember 14, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this second sermon of the series on 'The Bible and Homosexuality' Pastor Joshua looks at the prohibitions of the holiness code in Leviticus 18 and 20. To answer the challenges of the cuture God's people are called to a deeper understanding of God's law and his grace in the Gospel....Keep Reading

What Was The Sin Of Sodom?

Posted onSeptember 6, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Joshua gives an introduction to this new series titled 'The Bible And Homosexuality' explaining the need to understand the Bible's teaching in this area. He then looks specifically at the notorious story of Sodom asking the question 'What was the sin of Sodom?'...Keep Reading

Two Christ-like Examples

Posted onAugust 9, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Shawn looks at the end of Philippians chapter 2 and Paul's commendation of Timothy and Epaphroditus. These two men offer a great study of the servant's heart that marks Christ's people....Keep Reading

A Gospel-Centered Life

Posted onJuly 12, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Joshua looks at the marks of a gospel-centered life and identifies the Christian's hope, the Christian's desire, the Christian's manner of life, and the Christian's conflict....Keep Reading

The Hope Of The Grave

Posted onJune 21, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Joshua looks at the account of Sarah's death and her burial. We are reminded that for those who are in Christ the promises of God come through death and resurrection....Keep Reading

The Children of Promise

Posted onMay 24, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the account of Abraham casting out Ishmael and Hagar and asks what this difficult passage teaches us about who are the true children of God....Keep Reading

Do We Believe God?

Posted onMay 20, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

This past Sunday we were blessed to have one of the men in our church, Carl Hattaway, fill in for Pastor Shawn while he is on sabbatical. In this sermon Carl looks at the climactic birth of the Isaac, the promised son, and challenges us to believe all that God has promised....Keep Reading

God Rescues Lot

Posted onApril 27, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Shawn looks at the rescue of Lot from the judgement coming on Sodom. What we see is a man who has attached himself to the things of this world and it takes an act of mercy by God to extricate him....Keep Reading

What's Missing From Your Bible?

Posted onApril 19, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Joshua looks at the second part of Genesis 18 and God's sharing of his plans for judgement with Abraham. He asks why it is so important that God makes his wrath and judgement known to us and what we might miss if we ignore these important passages....Keep Reading

What's in a Covenant?

Posted onMarch 29, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Shawn looks at the Covenant of Circumcision with Abraham and begins to open up the scope of Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology showing how important this subject is to us today....Keep Reading

Redemption and Restoration

Posted onFebruary 22, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Shawn looks at the story of Abram's rescue of his nephew Lot and asks what this can teach us about our own temptations to pursue the world and how we can rescue one another when we fall....Keep Reading

When God's People Stumble

Posted onFebruary 8, 2015 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the sin of Abram when he lies about his wife and almost loses her to Pharaoh. He then asks where God's people are to find hope when they stumble and fall....Keep Reading

The Salvation of the Sons of God

Posted onNovember 24, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Who are the mysterious Sons of God from Genesis 6? What about the Nephilim? Could they possibly have any relevance to us today? Pastor Josh looks at this difficult passage and challenges us to see that even the most obscure parts of scripture are 'God-breathed' and profitable to the people of God!...Keep Reading

The Way of Seth

Posted onNovember 9, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the way of Seth as it is contrasted with the way of Cain. Those who follow the way of Cain boast in themselves while the way of Seth is marked by those 'who call on the name of the Lord'....Keep Reading

The Way of Cain

Posted onNovember 2, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the fourth chapter of Genesis and the familiar story of Cain and Abel. Here we find the continuation of the war between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman....Keep Reading

Mercy and Judgement

Posted onOctober 26, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at the end of Genesis 3 and the expulsion from the garden. Here we see side by side the judgement of God and his great mercy toward those who repent and believe in his promises....Keep Reading

Imago Dei

Posted onOctober 12, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Shawn looks at the creation of man in God's image. In this passage we see the Divine Plan, the Divine Pattern, the Divine Purpose, and the Divine Rest....Keep Reading

Genesis - A Book of Beginnings

Posted onSeptember 21, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Joshua introduces the book of Genesis and sets a groundwork for how to approach and understand this often disputed book of the Bible. One of the guiding principles set forth is 'If God wrote it then God gets to interpret it!'...Keep Reading

The Gospel and Doxology

Posted onSeptember 14, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Joshua looks at the final verses of Romans and asks what Paul's conclusion is concerning the gospel. We are reminded that the gospel is necessary to save the lost and strengthen the saints. All this is ultimately for the glory of God....Keep Reading

False Teachers

Posted onSeptember 7, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

Pastor Shawn takes a careful look at Paul's warning to avoid false teachers and suggests how we can prepare ourselves to face the many false teachings prevalent in our day....Keep Reading

A List of Names

Posted onSeptember 5, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In this sermon Pastor Shawn looks at chapter 16 of Romans and asks what we can learn from a list of names. It's more than you think!...Keep Reading

Don't be a Stumbling Block

Posted onJuly 20, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In the sermon on July 20th Pastor Joshua looks at Paul's instruction to not allow our freedoms in Christ to cause our brother to stumble. If we don't take care then we risk harming our brother as well as ourselves!...Keep Reading

Welcome One Another

Posted onJuly 18, 2014 | by: Shawn Hobson | 0 comments

In the sermon on July 6th Pastor Shawn looks at the beginning of Romans 14 and shows Paul's concern for unity in the body of Christ. The key is to know your M&M's (rather MnM's)!...Keep Reading

The Centrality of Love

Posted onJuly 1, 2014 | by: Joshua Loyd | 0 comments

In the sermon on June 22nd Pastor Joshua expounds the second half of Romans 13 showing the centrality of love to the Christian life. In the process we are challenged in our own understanding of love and law. Christ is the key to living a life of love....Keep Reading