2022 Sermons

June 26, 2022

The Peace of God • Colossians 3:15 – Elder Bryce H. Lowrance In order for the peace of God to rule in our hearts, we must first know how the peace of God got into our hearts. The doctrine of grace tells us the the finished work of Jesus Christ from election to glorification is the source and sustainer of peace between the elect and God. Peace is a fruit of the Spirit and so is therefore given to us in the new birth. In order for that peace to be the ruling factor in our lives, we must believe the gospel in sincerity. When we do, we grow closer together in the church and, even though the world may crumble around us, we can have peace and live and worship in thankfulness.

June 19, 2022

Colossians 11 • “Put on Charity • Colossians 3:12-14 – Elder Bryce H. Lowrance Colossians, Chapter 3 teaches that the logical response to God’s grace in our lives is to transform every aspect of our lives to be more like Jesus Christ in our daily walk. After the Apostle Paul instructs about what behaviors we should should cease, he gives us Godly behaviors that we should pursue every day. Ultimately, Paul shows us that we are to work toward pure charity in our behavior. Charity is love in action purely for the benefit of someone else with no regard to what we receive in return.

June 12, 2022

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream • Brother Jonah Lowrance Brother Jonah preaches from the second half of Daniel, Chapter 2 where Daniel has prayed to God for help in interpreting the dream of the king. Daniel gives glory to God and then explains that there will be four major kingdoms in the earth that will ultimately be replaced by an everlasting kingdom ruled by the Rock not made with hands. Colossians 10 • What Is Your Passion? • Colossians 3:1-13 – Elder Bryce Lowrance Since we have been raised to newness of life by the power of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, we are now dead to the power of sin. Further, we have been called and given power to live a different lifestyle than before. Our old man loves itself and wants to please itself. We are called to put off the old man and put on the new man that seeks to love and help others.

June 5, 2022

Mount Paran did not meet this Sunday. Several members had Covid-19.

May 29, 2022

Colossians 9 “Boasting in ” Colossians 2:6-23 • Elder Bryce Lowrance Since we are saved by the finished work of Jesus Christ plus nothing, we are able to walk in obedience to God out of pure thankfulness. In this portion of the letter, the Apostle Paul expounds upon the many ways that we are IN Christ, WITH Christ, and TOGETHER WITH Christ. All of these statements build a beautiful doxology of praise for our successful Redeemer!

May 22, 2022

Living and Praying in Babylon • Brother Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance Brother Jonah ably presents the way we ought to live in a world that is against us by showing what Daniel and his friends did when facing adversity in Daniel, Chapter 2. Daniel prayed and immersed himself in church fellowship while waiting on the Lord to answer and help. Elder Bryce continues with the same theme in 1st Timothy, Chapter 2 and reminds us that it our duty to pray for our leaders and all those in authority over us. This is not so that they we get our way politically, but that we may continue to worship freely.

May 15, 2022

Colossians 8 “How Do We Receive Christ?” Colossians 2:6 • Elder Bryce Lowrance How do we receive Christ? How a person answers that question greatly affects how they walk in Christ. If salvation be by man’s will or works, then our continued works are the grounds for our justification before a Holy God. However, if salvation is by grace plus nothing, then we are secure in the finished work of Christ. God gets all the glory for salvation, and we can walk in humble obedience out of just pure thankfulness.

May 8, 2022

Daniel, Chapter 1 • Brother Jonah Lowrance 
Brother Jonah begins in Proverbs, Chapter 3 with a text that Daniel and King Hezekiah would have both known. There, Solomon teaches that we are to acknowledge God in everything we do. Jonah then shows how Hezekiah was blessed throughout his life but eventually forsook this counsel and Judah was taken into captivity because of his sin. In contrast, Daniel continues to follow the Lord and seek His ways throughout his entire captivity in Babylon. 
Elder Bryce Lowrance goes back to 1st Kings, Chapter 20 showing that King Hezekiah was very selfish when he responded to Isaiah. He was glad that Israel would not suffer while he was alive. We are to take care that we are not selfish in our discipleship. We need to continue like Daniel and live for God by living for others.

May 1, 2022

Colossians 7 • “When Church Works” Colossians 2:1-5
When the pastor that the Lord has chosen to feed His flock faithfully delivers the whole counsel of God, and when the congregation responds in thankful obedience, the glory of the perfect and finished work of Christ is revealed. God is greatly praised. And the church members grow closer together in the riches of the full assurance of salvation.

April 24, 2022

“An Introduction to the Book of Daniel” • Brother Jonah Lowrance
Brother Jonah sets the historical background of the life of Daniel and the nation of Israel when Nebuchadnezzar takes the sons of the kings captive. He shows that theme throughout the twelve chapters is the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ. 
Colossians 6. “The Preeminence of Christ’s Church” Colossians 1:24-29 • Elder Bryce Lowrance Elder Bryce continues the series of messages on Paul’s letter to the Colossians church. This message shows that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the most important organization on earth because it is the method whereby God reveals everything we need to know about Him, ourselves, and salvation.

April 17, 2022

The Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross
Jesus taught us several things with the last few things He spoke as He died for our sins on the cross. 1.At our worst, God forgives. 2. When we die, we get to be immediately with Jesus in Heaven. 3. We should care for one another, especially our parents and the elderly. J4. esus died alone so that we would never have to be alone. 5. Jesus died as a man so that we can have the hope of being raised in our flesh like Him. 6. Jesus declared that the work He came to do was finished. 7. Satisfied that He had saved God’s children to the uttermost, Jesus commended His victorious spirit to the Father. We should therefore rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
This message was preached on April 17, 2022.

April 10, 2022

Colossians 5 • The Preeminence of Christ in His Church Colossians 1:18-23
Christ is the head of the church because He died for the elect of God. He has the preeminence in the local church because His resurrection is the power that will raise His people from the dead and fuels their faith to be able to believe the gospel.
This message was preached on April 10, 2022.

April 3, 2022

Brother Jonah Lowrance “Sowing to the Spirit” • Galatians 6:6-18
Brother Jonah’s completes his series on the Galatian letter with Paul’s charge to live a life devoted to Christ.
Elder Bryce Lowrance “The Preeminence of Christ in Creation” • Colossians 1:15-17 Jesus Christ is the Creator God Who made and sustains all things by the word of His power. Not only did He make all things, He made all things for Himself. Therefore, Jesus deserves all the praise of every man.

March 27, 2022

Elder Bryce Lowrance “Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians” • Colossians 1:9-14 Paul prays for three things for these brethren and they all relate to the mind. He prays for their knowledge of God to increase, their walk to be led by wisdom, and their minds to be knit together with the mind of Chris. He prays this so that they would would glorify God even more in their daily walk. The more we know about Who God is and how much He has blessed us by His grace, the more we are moved to love out of thankfulness.

March 20, 2022

Elder Bryce Lowrance “Thanksgiving” • Colossians 1:3-8 Upon hearing of the behavior of the brethren at the church in Colossae from Epaphras, the Apostle Paul thanks God for their faith in Jesus Christ which is exhibited in their love for their fellow saints of God. Paul further thanks God for the hope of eternal joy that is promised to God’s children, and is secure in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

March 13, 2022

Brother Jonah Lowrance “Brotherly Meekness” • Galatians 6:1-5 Church members have the responsibility of not only praying for one another but helping one another especially when someone has gone astray. Church discipline is church love because we are to seek to restore God’s children to full fellowship with the saints. This can only be done with a true spirit of meekness.
Elder Bryce Lowrance “Brethren” • Colossians 1:1-2 In this introductory message to Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians, Elder Bryce shows how Paul introduces the main theme of his letter by using the word “brother” and “brethren” in the opening verses. The heresies at Colossae have only one solution. That solution is giving all glory to God for salvation and living in thankfulness by loving our brothers and sisters in Christ.

March 6, 2022

In Jesus Is Life • John 1:4 Mount Paran was blessed to have Elder John Burkett from Green Pastures Primitive Baptist Church visiting with us this Sunday. Elder John preached how Jesus is the source of natural life, the source and cause of the resurrection, and the cause of regeneration. In each case of giving life, God acts alone by His sovereign will and power.

February 27, 2022

Stand Fast in Liberty • Galatians 5 – Brother Jonah Lowrance The Apostle Paul now makes practical application of what he has been teaching the churches in Galatia. He shows them and us that faith manifests itself in two way – love and hope. We are not be legalistic nor antinomian in our service to the Lord. We are to live in liberty by living for the benefit of others.
Grace Is Enough • Titus 3:1-7 – Elder Bryce Lowrance Elder Bryce continues with the same theme of “faith working by love” as he teaches about Paul’s main point of his letter to Titus. The doctrine of grace is sufficient teaching and motivation for good works. Any other reason for good works in without true faith and is unprofitable for the child of God.

February 20, 2022

Psalm 46 • God Is Our Refuge – Elder Bryce LowranceFebruary 20, 2022 Our world is filled with dangers and uncertainties, and Satan seeks to rob our minds of hope and joy. Psalm 46 reminds us that God is greater than all the fears and powers that seem to bear down us in our lives. in this song of God’s power, David calls on us to run the our true Refuge, Jesus Christ. And when we are there, we are to be still and know that He is God and will keep us from all harm.

February 13, 2022

Galatians 4:21-31 • Paul’s Allegory – Brother Jonah Lowrance 
The true story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is an allegory that teaches how the the church and the people of God should view the law. Any use of the law to seek justification is like Sarah giving Hagar to Abraham. This is not God’s chosen way. The law is to teach us about Jesus Christ – the only source of true and free justification and salvation.
Romans 8:1-3 • 2 Laws – Elder Bryce Lowrance Following up on the conclusions drawn by Brother Jonah, Elder Bryce shows that there are really only two laws regarding our salvation. One is the law of sin and death. The other is the law of the Spirit of life. If any aspect of a system of salvation gives even the smallest possibilities of eternal damnation it is a “law of sin and death.” True grace teaches that the finished work of Christ is sufficient for all the elect of God, and it leaves nothing in the hands of men. In Christ, we have no condemnation!

February 6, 2022

Psalm 5 • Pray without Ceasing – February 6, 2022 Elder Bryce Lowrance In this Psalm, David shows us the striking differences in the way God views His elect and the wicked. God’s chosen ones have access by His abundant mercy to approach the throne of grace for help in time of need. The wicked continually seek to fulfill their own desires, and God will ultimately bring them to destruction. The righteous saints of God are redeemed freely by the blood Jesus Christ and therefore have direct access to the Father and can expect help when they ask in faith.

January 30, 2022

Special 5th Sunday Meeting at Jack’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Good Hope, GA.
Members from Jack’s Creek, Mt. Paran, Rock Springs, and Sorrel Springs met together in worship. Brother Jeff Autry gave opening remarks from Acts about saving ourselves from this untoward generation, and then he offered prayer. Elder Bryce Lowrance preached from Isaiah 40 on the message of “Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye”

January 23, 2022

Brother Jonah Lowrance • “The Importance of Belief in the Trinity” The doctrine of the Triune nature of the Godhead is clearly taught in scripture. If we do not believe in this doctrine, we are in danger of embracing many false teachings and heresies
Elder Bryce Lowrance • Psalm 13 “The Howling Psalm”
David cries out “How Long?” four times in anxious despair. Yet after he prays, he moves from feeling that God has left him to realizing that God has blessed him bountifully. When we are discouraged and think that God is not there, we need to turn to Him in penitent prayer and ask for His favor in our lives. When He grants peace, we should sing praise!

January 16, 2022

Brother Jonah Lowrance • Galatians 4:16-20 “Be Zealously Affect in a Good Thing”
We should not allow the lies and distractions of the world draw us away from the fellowship of the saints and the true doctrine taught in church. Rather, we should be zealous for the truth when we hear it, and be more active in church
Elder Bryce Lowrance • Psalm 4 “An Evening Prayer”
The key to finding peace and rest in this fallen world is understanding that God is our righteousness. He loves us, He chose us, He counts Christ’s righteousness as ours, and because of these facts, He is there for us when we call.

January 9, 2022

Psalm 3 • The Peace of Sovereign Grace – January 9, 2022
Elder Bryce Lowrance
Psalm 3 was written by David when he had to flee from Jerusalem because his son, Absalom, sought to kill him. When David considers the faithful and merciful character of God, he finds peace enough to rest even though he is in the middle of a flight for his life.

January 2, 2022

Psalm 131 • Trust in the Lord in the New Year January 2, 2022
Elder Bryce Lowrance
In this “song of degrees,” David shows us that we need to closely examine ourselves to see our need for God. We are to wean ourselves of the self-sufficient attitude of the old man while fully trusting in the providence of God.