Trying Great Things for God

Missionary: José Alonso – PM Sermon

Scripture: 1 Samuel 13-14

This stirring sermon by High Point Baptist Church’s missionary to Columbia, José Alonso, challenges the Christian to go out and be bold in our service to the Lord, so long as we are properly intentioned and rightly focused on Him and His glory.

Wrong Doctrine, Wrong Worship

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Mark 7:1-13

There are many who claim to worship the Lord, but without a proper view of Who the Lord actually is and what He has done, a person can fall into the trap of worshipping an idol, a manufactured God of their own creation. We are challenged, therefore, the think rightly about God through a sound doctrine so that we might worship Him rightly and in the way He deserves.

Add. Ref.: John 15:24-25; Philippians 3:4-11

Back to Basics: Inspired Means…

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

What does it mean when we say that the Scriptures are “inspired”? A study of the history of the canon of Scripture including what qualifies a book of the Bible as inspired and what doesn’t gives us insight into how we know for sure that the Bible truly is God’s Word.

When You’re Blind, You’re Blind

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Mark 6:45-56

We are each described as being spiritually blind before the intervention of the Holy Spirit during our salvation, meaning we are completely incapable of understanding the things of God. It is this same hardness of heart that prevents the apostles from understanding, even as they are witness to five manifestations of Christ’s divine power on one night.

Back to Basics: Sola Scriptura and the Inspired Word

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

When the Reformation occurred, one of the fundamental issues surrounding the Protestant movement was the battle between Scripture and church tradition. The Reformers had a battle cry during this time: “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture Alone). And so, when considering the fundamental tenants and beliefs of the Christian faith, we start at the most crucial doctrine: The inspired, authoritative Word of God.

God’s Plan for Law Enforcement

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

Law Enforcement Appreciation Sunday

The Lord has a practical plan for restraining evil in the world. The governing authorities which are established by God are an integral part of this plan, with the men and women of law enforcement having a divinely ordained role to play. With this in mind, we look at the Scriptures to see what is commanded of Christian in relation to law enforcement as we honor them and the sacrifices they make in this law enforcement-centered sermon.

Roman Catholicism: Confusion in the Ranks

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

Recent surveys have shown that the majority of evangelical Christians, including pastors, believe that the Roman Catholic Church is simply another denomination of Christianity, with many even professing that the Pope is a born-again Christian. But what does the Roman Catholic Church really believe, and do those beliefs coincide with God’s authoritative Word? What is the history of Roman Catholicism when compared to biblical, evangelical, protestant Christianity? And how do the current Pope’s Jesuit roots factor into all of this? Let there be no further confusion on our part as we closely examine the answers to these questions.

Miraculous Provision

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Mark 6:14-29

When Christ feeds the 5,000, He demonstrates the depth of His compassion for the lost and further exhibits His divinity by miraculously providing for the physical needs of the crowds, as well as their spiritual needs. This great miracle also has an application in the life of the Church as well, as the need of every Christian is to be a part of a flock with a Shepherd, where they too will be perfectly and completely provided for.

Add. Ref.: Acts 7:51-52; 4:12, 23-31