Sermons on Gospel

PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH: CORRECTING AREAS OF HYPOCRISY

Galatians 2:11-14 & Acts 10:9-28 Back in our sermon series on the book of Galatians, Pastor Mark explains 3 Realities of Christian Hypocrisy, based on the text. We learn the temptation of Christian hypocrisy, the threat of Christian hypocrisy, and the treatment for Christian hypocrisy.

THE INVINCIBLE LIFE

John 14:18-19 In this sermon, on Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Mark explains why the resurrection of Christ matters to us today as believers.  We learn that the resurrection gives us the assurance of overcoming in this life, as well as fearlessness in the face of death.  We have Christ’s permanent presence with us!

WHEN GOD GRIEVES

Luke 19:28-44 In this Palm Sunday message, Pastor Mark explains the two realities at play in Jesus’ triumphal entry:  an exceedingly joyful crowd, and an exceedingly sad King.  We see from the text what breaks the heart of God, that is God’s Love for the spiritually wayward.  In this sermon, we are challenged further to…

SERVE: LIVING FOR GOD’S “WELL DONE”

Galatians 2:1-10 What motivates or drives your life?  As we continue our series entitled, “Growing in Grace:  A study of Galatians”, we enter into chapter 2, and see Paul’s faithful stewardship in his ministry to the Lord.  Pastor Mark gives 3 Principles of Faithful Stewardship from the text:  We must embrace ordained accountability, engage with…

GOSPEL UNITY: RACIAL HARMONY IN A DIVERSE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Ephesians 2:11-18 In this sermon on our series on our Core Values, at NCC, Pastor Mark Lockett preached about the importance of Gospel Unity in the church.  We learned that the gospel is the key to true unity in the church.  From the text in Ephesians, we learn that the gospel reinforces human equality and…

I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE

John 14:1-7 In this sermon, Pastor Mark teaches how we can know the peace of Christ, through our faith in Christ, by keeping our eyes on Jesus, His Worth, His Work, and His Words.  As we do this we experience the Assurance of God’s Divine Acceptance, as well as the Assurance of God’s Divine Assistance. …