Sermons by Brad Mills (Page 49)

Preparing Your Heart for Advent

The Glory of the Lord (Isaiah 40:3-5)

Turn in your bibles to Isaiah 40. We are continuing our Advent series titled “Prepare the Way” looking at Isaiah 40:1-11. Last week we considered verses 1-2 focusing on the subject of comfort. With regard to the nation of Israel, this was a promise to be comforted at the end of their Babylonian captivity. They were in a position of waiting on God with a growing sense of discouragement. Just as the message of comfort was applicable to Israel, it…

The Cost of the Covenant (Genesis 22:1-19)

We first have to ask the question: What kind of God would require such a test? First, we will look at A Crushing Command (1-2). Second, we’ll see A Devoted Dependence (3-10). And third, we will see A Promised Possession (11-19).

The Reward of the Covenant (Genesis 15)

In Genesis 12, God called Abram and gave him several promises. By the time we come to Genesis 15, not one of those promises has been fulfilled. Abram was promised he would be great nation (which implies he would have a lot of children), and his offspring was promised a land to inherit. The problem is that Abram doesn’t have a son, nor does he have an inheritance to pass on. First, we will look at the promise that God Gives Hope (1-6). Second, we’ll see that God Gives Assurance (7-11, 18-21). And third, we will note how God Gives Grace (12-17).

Gospel Growth (Colossians 1:9-14)

This section breaks down into three parts: 1. Thankful for Gospel Growth (3–8), 2. Prayer for Gospel Growth (9–12a), and finally 3. Prepared for Gospel Growth (12b–14).