1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know?

1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know? – 1st John 2:3-11 (January 17, 2021) Elder Bryce continues teaching how we are to find joy in our lives even though the whole world lies in wickedness. Today’s message shows the way that we know we are chosen in Christ is when we live like Christ. In keeping Christ’s commandment to love, we show that the love of God is in us. This assures us that we were chosen by God in the covenant of election. In knowing we have this eternal life, we have true joy.

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy. 1/10/21 (1st John 1:4-2:2) John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In this message, Elder Bryce shows us that John faithfully tells us how Jesus designed for us to find that joy. In order to have a joyful walk with God from day to day we must see sin as God sees sin. We must repent of it and walk more like Jesus.

1st John Series • 1. Two Things We Know

1st John Series • Two Things We Know (January 3, 2021) /1st John 5:19/ Elder Lowrance preaches a New Year’s message from several passages in 1st John. He focuses on one of the final verses where we see that there are two things “we know.” We know that we are “of God” and that “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” In this introductory sermon to 1st John, Elder Bryce charges us to understand these two things and to have the resolution to live the abundant, joyful life that God intended for us.

Ephesians • 6. In Whom We Have Redemption (Ephesians 1:7)

Ephesians Series • 6. In Whom We Have Redemption (May 24, 2020) /Ephesians 1:7/ Today’s message followed an introduction by Brother Jonah Lowrance describing the natural state of man with God’s grace. Build upon that premise, Elder Bryce teaches that our redemption is not by our will or works, nor is it a choice we made for Christ. Our redemption is based on the fact that God chose us in Christ before the word began. Therefore, our redemption is in HIM and solely by the will and pleasure of God.

Unto Us! (Isaiah 9:6-7)

Unto Us! (December 20, 2020) /Isaiah 9:6-7/ This Sunday we celebrated the birth of our Redeemer with a look at the prophecy of His coming found in Isaiah 9:6. We learned that this very special gift of the only begotten Son of God was for US, His chosen people. We then learned some of the beautiful names of our Savior. Elder Bryce concluded the message reminding us that the kingdom of God continues and will continue. It has no end because the ZEAL of God has performed it!

Ephesians • 5. How Do I Know That I Am in Christ? (1st John 2)

Ephesians Series • 5. How Do I Know That I Am in Christ? (May 17, 2020) /1st John 2/ Last week we joined the Apostle Paul in a doxology about God’s will in the covenant of redemption. We learned that God secured the eternal destiny of all His children by a sovereign work of grace. This week Elder Bryce explains to us how we can know that we are part of the elect family of God.

Ephesians • 4. Adoring God (Ephesians 1:3-6)

Ephesians Series • 4. Adoring God (May 10, 2020) /Ephesians 1:3-6/ Elder Bryce continues in Ephesians chapter 1 where the Apostle Paul writes a doxology about the grace of God. Contrary to the contemporary praise songs sung in so many churches today, the Apostle doesn’t just say “God is blessed” and repeat that chorus multiple times. Paul says that God is blessed, and then he gives reasons why! The doctrines of election, predestination, justification, etc. are given as the basis for singing praise to God for His sovereign grace.

Ephesians • 3. To The Saints And Faithful (Ephesians 1:1-2)

Ephesians Series • 3. To The Saints and Faithful (May 3, 2020) Elder Bryce continues his series on Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. Today’s sermon explores the two titles that Paul uses for the members of this church. First of all, he calls them saints. A saint is not an award given by men. It is a title given by God to all His children when He set them apart in election. Secondly, Paul calls them faithful. Not only were these members children of God, they were active in the church with a passion for one another and the Lord. Elder Lowrance closes this sermon with a charge for us to be busy in the kingdom of God.

Ephesians • 2. The Will of God (Ephesians 1:1-11)

Elder Bryce preaches beginning in Ephesians chapter one contrasting the the will of man and the will of God. With several scriptural proofs he shows that the Bible has very little, if any, good thing to say about the will of man. However, the Bible is filled with glorious examples of God fulfilling his will by His power according to His pleasure. In this sermon, we are charged to discover the will of God in His word and live thereby. This message was preached at Mount Paran Primitive Baptist Church on April 26, 2020.