Sin, and How We Deal With It

HPBC Elder: Tom Joyce – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

What is Sin? Where does it come from? How do we deal with it? The world’s ideas about sin are contrasted with what the Bible and Church Fathers have to say about it, and it is only through a full knowledge of the nature of sin that we can hope overcome its effects in our life.

 

A Reformed Resolution

Guest Speaker: Dan Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

As we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year, Dan Tarr encourages the church to make a renewed commitment to the same principal of sola scriptura. The Word of God alone is our authority.

Why We Baptize (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

On this special Baptism Sunday, Pastor Matt Tarr talks about just how significant baptism is in the life of the believer. Not only is it commanded by our Lord and therefore a matter of obedience, but it is also an important illustration of the Lord’s work in the Christian’s life.

Why We Baptize (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – AM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

On this special Baptism Sunday, Pastor Matt Tarr talks about just how significant baptism is in the life of the believer. Not only is it commanded by our Lord and therefore a matter of obedience, but it is also an important illustration of the Lord’s work in the Christian’s life.

God Our Father

Tom Joyce – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

While no one argues that God transcends gender, is it right to dismiss the many references to God as Father simply because it makes us uncomfortable or doesn’t fit out agenda?  In this sermon, we look at several passages that give us a glimpse of the One to whom we pray “Our Father.”

Sacrifices: Temporal and Eternal

Greg Lynch – AM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

This sermon by Greg Lynch takes a cursory look at sacrifices in both the Old and New Testaments, but especially emphasizes those found in the Old, providing background on what a covenant actually is and dealing with the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenants, and reviewing the three aspects of the Mosaic Law (the moral, the civil, and the ceremonial). The lesson considers a definition of the term “type,” and then methodically proceeds through an examination of the types of Christ found in the tabernacle and its furniture, the Levitical and Melchizedekian priesthood, and the temporal offerings in Israel’s sacrificial system, finally pointing toward the “eternal sacrifice” of Christ.

Sermon Resources: PowerPoint Slides

Eschatology: God’s View

Dan Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

Believe it or not, studying Eschatology in Scripture can be clear to those that study scripture accurately. Not only is it good for us to read it, but we are commanded to study it and it can bring joy and peace to our lives.

Back to Basics: Eschatology

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

While many may think eschatology is too obscure and difficult to understand to make it appropriate for authoritative preaching, much of the difficulty is accounted for if we simply allow the Bible to speak for itself.

Back to Basics: The Worship of the Church (Part 2)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

Reformed churches have historically maintained the “regulative principle” in evaluating the appropriateness of conduct in the corporate worship service, but is their biblical justification for regulation? In this message, Pastor Matt shows that there is not only justification for it in Scripture, it is actually commanded.

Back to Basics: The Worship of the Church (Part 1)

Pastor Matt Tarr – PM Sermon

Scripture: Selected Scriptures

If the purpose of the church is to worship God, then it would certainly be important to have a biblical understanding of what “worship” is. We often think of worship in the context of a certain emotion or music, but is that all that worship is? Furthermore, what are the considerations we need to make in evaluating what is appropriate worship for the corporate assembly, and what is not?