In a day when many people claim to know the secret to a meaningful and abundant life, God’s Word reminds us that there is only one way to experience it and that is through Jesus, the one true shepherd of God’s people. In this message, Pastor Cody explains what makes him stand out above everyone and everything else.
Why should Christians care about having a life that is committed to good works? According to the apostle Paul, because God’s grace cares about good works. In fact, the more we understand how God’s grace works, the more it motivates us towards greater works of our own. In this sermon, Pastor Cody explains how grace works in salvation.
There is nothing more beautiful than the message of the gospel. So why don’t more people want to hear about it? Sometimes, it is for no other reason than Christians failing to display the beauty of the gospel in their everyday behavior. So how do you do that? In Titus 2:1-10, Pastor Cody describes 3 ways to make the gospel attractive through your life.
What happens after death? There may be no question more relevant to humanity. The Bible is clear; Heaven and Hell are the exclusive destinations after death. In this sermon, we take a look at the parable of the rich man and Lazarus to gain a glimpse of Hell’s reality and learn how to warn others of it. Ultimately, we see that Hell is an eternal, conscious punishment for sin and that the only way to save people from its flames is through the Words of God.
As ambassadors of Christ, no one impacts how others think about God more than Christians. By their lifestyle, they have the power to cause others to marvel at God or to despise Him. How do we make sure he is marveled at? In Titus 2:1-10, Paul provides us with clear instructions about how to do by maintaining an attractive witness in the world. In Part 1, Paul focuses on how this can be done among the following groups: 1) older men, 2) older women, 3) younger women, and 4) younger men.
Jesus said that Christians need to be aware of wolves in sheep’s clothing, but how do you identify a false teacher and what should you do when you find one in the church? These questions are answered in this sermon on Titus 1:10-16.
Every Christian is one of God’s sheep, but how does God shepherd his sheep on earth? Through the ministry of the local church in the gifting of spiritual leaders to care for his people as elders and under-shepherds. With such an important job, what qualifies someone to serve in this role? In this message from Titus 1:5-9, Pastor Cody explains some of the qualities that someone must possess in order to be called and qualified for such a work.
Every Christian is one of God’s sheep, but how does God shepherd his sheep on earth? Through the ministry of the local church in the gifting of spiritual leaders to care for his people as elders. With such an important job, what qualifies someone to serve in the office of under-shepherd? In this message from Titus 1:5-9, Pastor Cody explains two of five qualities that someone must possess in order to be called and qualified for such a work. In Part 3, Pastor Cody will explain the remaining three qualifications.
Why do Pastors exist? How many of them are there supposed to be in a local church? What are they supposed to do? How do believers benefit from their leadership? All of these questions are answered as Pastor Cody looks at Titus 1:5-9.
Some have been entrusted with kingdoms, or businesses, or great riches, but the church has been given something more valuable—the gospel of Jesus Christ, as such it has a responsibility not only to celebrate the gospel but to proclaim it to the world. In this message, Pastor Cody explains 5 aspects of this gospel stewardship.