The LORD Regretted That He Had Made Man?

The Bible plainly says that God is sovereign over all things. But if this is so, then how are we to understand the Bible verses that say that God was grieved or sorry that He did something?

Genesis 6:6 – And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Two Obstacles: Angry Men and Immodest Women

Two great obstacles to the completion of the mission of the church are angry men and immodest women. In this sermon, Ryan Fullerton deals with 1 Timothy 2:8-10 to show how angry men who do not pray and women who dress immodestly can affect our effectiveness in advancing the Gospel.

This sermon was preached at Boyce College and is embedded from their YouTube Channel.

Learning Christ

Being a Christian is not just learning facts about Christ, but rather it is actually learning Christ personally. This is what causes us to live radically different from how we lived formerly. A person can hear about Christ without actually learning Him. Have you learned Christ?

Crushing Idols and Communing With God

Are willing to eliminate things in our lives that are displeasing to God? Are we willing to be rid of idols in our lives that are not only displeasing to God but are also greatly hurtful to us because they hinder sweet communion that we would have with God?

The Seed of the Woman & The Serpent

A major theme in the Bible is the battle between Christ and the Devil. We see this promised from the very beginning in Genesis 3. Because of the Fall, everyone is born as a child of the devil with his seed in them. And our only hope is the seed of the woman (Christ) bruising his head and setting us free.

The Truth is Never Arrogant

The truth is never arrogant but the truth is a matter of fact. Now in the delivery of the truth, the messenger can be proud, unloving and arrogant. It is true that our actions will either substantiate the message or undermine it. To proclaim an exclusive Gospel is not the proclamation of a proud man, but the proclamation of a man whom God has humbled and rescued by Jesus Christ.

View the full sermon, “The Exclusivity of Christianity“.

The Exclusivity of Christianity

Christianity is the exclusive faith that can save us and bring us to heaven. There’s only one God and one Savior and the Bible is dogmatically clear on this. No matter what the world and our culture want to accuse us of, we can’t compromise on the exclusivity of the Gospel.

Preached at the 2019 Fellowship Conference New England.

Don’t Let Anyone Take Your Crown

We need to take heed to the warnings of Scripture and not delude ourselves into thinking that we’re immune to them. We’re living in a generation of so many platforms for people to spew out false doctrine. And many of these false teachers are very likable outwardly, which makes them all the more able to deceive the naive. And immature spiritual children who lack discernment are their easiest prey.

Revelation 3:11 – I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

View the full sermon, “No Longer Children“.

Do Not Scoff at God’s Warnings

You’re going out of the world someday. That day with your number on it, it’s coming. You’re going to die. Where are you going? To what are you going to face on the other side? And God warns you. And He warns you by the flood. He warns you through Adam. He warns you through the Amorites. He warns you by Sodom and Gomorrah. He warns you through a double destruction of Jerusalem. He told those people the same thing. If you don’t obey My voice, I am going to wipe you off the face of the earth. And they kept on and they kept on and they kept on. Can you imagine those prophets? One prophet after another, decade after decade, another prophet comes and warns: Death is coming. Destruction is coming. God is going to wipe you out. “Yeah, yeah, yeah… we’ve heard that before.” “Kill that guy. Throw that guy in jail.” “Where is it?” And they kept saying it. And it came. And the Babylonians came. And then it happened all over again. And even Jesus came and they killed Him. And then the Romans came. These things are warnings. He warns you in His Word. You must stand before Him and He is going to judge you in righteousness. Can you imagine those folks in Noah’s day? See them. Hear them. Listen to them! That day, “Hey, Noah’s not working on the ark anymore. The door’s shut. Yeah, and the clouds are looking strange. It looks dark.” And this was no ordinary rain. Something began to happen – something threatening. I’ll tell you what had happened. Time ran out. It was over. Mercy was exhausted. God’s patience had come to an end. And when those first drops of rain began to fall down, that door was shut. Remember how it says it in the Gospel? “And the door was shut.” And those servants, those five virgins that were on the outside, when the door is shut, the door is shut. Today is the day of salvation. If you foolishly laugh and mock and play on and eat and drink and plant and marry, and that door gets shut and takes you, you’re a fool. You were warned. This is a warning you want to take with the utmost of your attention. Imagine that! That door shut. God sealed them in. The one place of refuge… gone. If you let death take you and you’re outside of Christ, it’s gone. All hope is gone. Who is laughing then? I don’t know. Some of them probably said we’ve got to get to high ground. Some probably banged and clawed on the side of that ark. It was all for naught. They were doomed. They had crossed the point of no return. There’s no more safety. There’s no more hiding place. It’s too late. There was a place of salvation. God did provide a way of escape. They laughed at it. They ignored it. They ridiculed it. Christ is the ark. There is not another. When He comes, the door is shut. When you die, the door is shut. This excerpt was taken from the full sermon “Dying You Shall Die”

The Christian’s Boldness and Confidence

Jesus Christ is the Christian’s foundation for having bold access to God. It is not our performance that allows us to come boldly before God, but the merits of Christ. Christians do not need to be full of fear and anxiety to come to God. Because of Christ, God welcomes them to come, even on their worst day.

Is it Right to Alert Pastors When You See Problems and Divisions Arising?

Do members of a church have responsibility to alert the pastors when they see divisions arising in the church? How important is communication of the sheep with the shepherds in order to maintain unity in the church? Clint: Well, when there’s a report given to a pastor, it’s very much different than one person reporting to another person in the congregation. And I’m thinking along the lines of gossip or slander – things like that that are not good. But nonetheless, there are times when a pastor may be oblivious to something that’s going on in the church and it could be very helpful in heading it off at the pass or dealing with it before it becomes a major issue, for him to know that. I think of the Apostle Paul. – we’ve been informed by Chloe’s people that divisions exist he said there. I think that’s how he worded it. So here was a case where someone – Chloe’s people – came to the apostle and alerted him something was going on. In another place, “it’s been reported that there’s immorality among you,” he said in 1 Corinthians 5. In another place, 1 Corinthians 11, he speaks about another report of division. So there are occasions when that’s helpful and I think maybe a duty. Someone might be duty-bound to say something to the pastor. But there’s a fine line between tattle-telling or being a gossip there. So we have to definitely be on guard against that.

Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church?

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Why are so many millennials leaving the church? It seems fewer people are attending a church in this generation than in previous generations.

Married With a Lost Spouse: What to Do?

What should a newly saved Christian husband and father do who has a lost and contentious wife? Tim first considers how the believer must think correctly about how God views their situation, only then will they be able to respond correctly.

This Ask Pastor Tim is from 2016.

Why is This World the Way That It Is?

There are two very important questions we all should be asking: 1. Why are things the way they are in this world? 2. How do we fix it? The world is wearing themselves out trying to figure out the second question, but they don’t care too much to ask themselves the first question. But we’ll never know the answer to the second question until we can find the answer to the first question.