Archive for ‘Means of Grace’

January 16, 2017

Feed My Lambs (John 21:7, 12-19)

image-1On Sunday, December 4, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Feed My Lambs” from John 21:7, 12-19.

Christ loves the church enough to die for her and ensure she is nurtured and fed in his absence.

1. It is the Lord (v. 7)—The risen Lord feeds his disciples.

2. The Three Loves (vs. 12-17)—He who is forgiven much loves much.

3. Follow Me (vs. 18-19)—“Take up your cross and follow me.”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to “Feed My Lambs” (John 21:7, 12-19) at mcopc.org.

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June 30, 2015

Strengthened by Grace (2 Timothy 2:1-2)

Pastor Joe Troutman preaching at San Antonio Reformed on June 21, 2015. HT: Billie Moody

Pastor Joe Troutman preaching at San Antonio Reformed on June 21, 2015. HT: Billie Moody

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, Pastor Joe Troutman preached Strengthend by Grace (2 Timothy 2:1-2).

Because Jesus Christ has died and risen, you therefore be strengthened by the grace of God.

1. Strength Training—The ordinary means of grace—the Word, sacraments and prayer—point us to the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and are the way God strengthens the faith of believers in Christ. Although a passive command, the call to be strengthened by God’s grace is not a call to inactivity, but to active dependence on the Lord who strengthens us by his grace.

2. Passing It On—The gospel preached by the apostles has been entrusted to our care. Our strengthening by his means of grace is not merely for our individual benefit, but to enable us to preserve the apostolic gospel and to pass it on to future generations.

Listen toStrengthened by Grace (2 Timothy 2:1-2) at mcopc.org.