Sermon Topic: Ritual

Atonement Under the Prophets

Date: February 26th, 1975  |  Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-18  |  Topics: Atonement, Brokenness, Confession, Repentance, Ritual, Sacrifice, Sin

Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabContinue Reading

The Man From Macedonia

Date: June 11th, 1978  |  Scripture: Acts 16:6-9  |  Topics: Evangelism, Holy Spirit, Missions, Religion, Ritual

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

Religion of the Heart

Date: November 18th, 1979  |  Scripture: Mark 7:1-23  |  Topics: Holiness, Legalism, Ritual, Sin, alcohol

Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and potContinue Reading

The Divine Institution of Baptism

Date: March 7th, 1982  |  Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20  |  Topics: Baptism, Ordinances, Ritual, Symbolism

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The Christian Day of Worship

Date: February 13th, 1983  |  Scripture: Romans 14:5-6  |  Topics: Church, Ritual, Sabbath, Sunday, Types, Worship

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

Choosing The Wrong World

Date: June 9th, 1991  |  Scripture: Mark 10:19-22  |  Topics: Affluence, Heaven, Money, Possessions, Ritual

Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and wentContinue Reading