Speaker: Derrick Leitão Series: Mark Sermon Info: Due to weather cancellation, this is our “snowed-in” service. It is a shortened version of our worship service. Today, I am stepping away from the gospel of Mark for this week to consider the message of Paul in his ‘love letter’ to the Philippians. Here we will see the true message of Philippians and our duties as Christians belonging to churches where the gospel is faithfully preached.
Speaker: Derrick Leitão Series: Mark Sermon Info: As Jesus faces a false trial, laced with false accusations, there is another trial going on at the same time. And the outcomes are total opposites. This ought to help us to realize two things. The frailty of human sinners and the reliability of Christ. He is a faithful Savior, even when his servants are not so faithful.
Speaker: Derrick Leitão Series: Mark Sermon Info: Isaiah 53.3-5 speaks of our Lord Jesus Christ, ‘He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.’
Speaker: Derrick Leitão Series: Mark Sermon Info: In the Lord’s Supper, Christ makes a pledge to his disciples that he will go before them to die and rise for them and he will fulfill the conditions of the covenant. This is why it is considered a sign and seal of the covenant of grace (unmerited favor).