Sermons

“Faith that (Literally) Works” (1 Timothy 6:1–2)

Summary In this passage, Paul provides Christians with a biblicalapproach towards authority that is both non-Christian and Christian.God is concerned about our attitude towards authority, specificallywith regard to our labor, so that the reputation of Christian doctrineand the name of God are not misrepresented to the world. Outline I. The Approach to Unbelieving Authority (v. […]

“The Purpose of Faith” (John 20:30–31)

Summary John states the purpose of writing this Gospel account. He desires his readers to hear of the signs of Jesus and respond in belief that He is the Messiah and God Himself. This faith leads to abundant life for the believer that can only come from Christ. Outline I. The Signs of the Gospel […]

“When Peace Appears” (John 20:19-29)

Summary The appearance of Christ to the disciples is intended to dispel fearand doubt in the hearts of the disciples reminding them of theirmission and what His sacrificial death and resurrection hasaccomplished. Outline

“The King and the Empty Tomb” (John 20:1-18)

Summary John gives the account of Jesus’ first post resurrection appearance.He does this to prove the validity of the resurrection, to inform hisreaders of its saving power, and to encourage the proclamation ofthe resurrection to the world. Outline

The King Buried in a Tomb (John 19:31-42)

Summary John recounts the death of Christ and His burial. We learn of God’s plan for salvation, Scripture’s fulfillment, and even disciples who committed themselves to Christ even in the most difficult of times. Outline 1. The Piercing of the Savior (vv. 31-37) 2. The Disciples of the Savior (vv. 38-39) 3. The Burial of […]

“The King Rejected” (John 19:1-15)

Summary This passage describes the final portions of Jesus’ trial before Pilate and His rejection by His people leading to His crucifixion. Readers can learn of King Jesus who was rejected as a sacrifice for those who accept Him as King. Outline

“The King of Truth” (John 18:28-40)

Summary This passage covers Jesus’ unjust trial before Pilate and rejection from His people. Though innocent, Christ is treated as guilty, but His condemnation is under the sovereign plan of God to pay for the sins of His people. Outline 1. What Is the Accusation? (28-32) 2. Who Is this King? (29-36) 3. What Is […]

“The Pathway to Godliness” (Colossians 3:1–4)

Summary Summary: This passage provides four essentials about the pathway to godliness. Believers must commit themselves to these essentials so that they do not deviate from the path and to ensure they journey faithfully through life towards our heavenly home. Outline I. Essential #1: Pursue the Right Object (v. 1) II. Essential #2: Possess the […]

“Trial and Denial” (John 18:12-27)

Summary This passage covers Jesus’ arrest, initial questioning, and Peter’s denial. Here are four scenes from this account that teach us more about God’s sovereign control and Jesus’ sacrifice for salvation. Outline

“When Christ Drinks a Cup for Us” (John 18:1-11)

Summary The betrayal of Jesus sets in motion a series of events that would eventually lead Him to the crucifixion. His submission to the Father and sovereign control are in full display. This account teaches Christians four truths about Christ that would lead to the cross and the glory of salvation for His people. Outline

“The Call to Forgive, Part 2” (Philemon 17-25)

Summary As Paul ends his letter, he continues to appeal to Philemon with specific requests to forgive his slave, illustrating the gospel and its implications. This passage teaches us three purposes for practicing forgiveness. Outline I. To Demonstrate the Gospel (vv. 17-19) II. To Become a Blessing (vv. 20-21) III. To Experience True Fellowship (vv. […]

“When Jesus Prays for You, Part 3” (John 17:20-26)

Summary In this final portion of the prayer, Jesus prays for all future disciples to be united under the name of God for the purpose of mission and love. Here are three aspects of prayer that He prays for: Outline I. Uniting with All for the Mission (vv. 20-23) II. Reaching Our Destined Glory (v. […]

“When Jesus Prays for You, Part 2” (John 17:9-19)

Summary: This passage shows three securities that come from the prayers of Jesus for His disciples that we as Christians can find comfort in today. Outline: I. Kept by the Father (17:9-12)II. Kept from the Enemy (17:13-16)III. Kept by the Truth (17:17-19)

“Recognizing His Name” (Philippians 2:9-11)

Summary: Christ’s humble sacrifice lead to His exaltation by God and Hisname will be recognized by all of creation. Here are two truthsabout the name of our resurrected Lord. Outline: I. The Name Above All Names (v. 9) II. The Name Recognized by All (vv. 10-11)

“The Call to Forgive, Part 1” (Philemon 8-16)

Summary Paul’s point in writing to Philemon is to appeal to him to forgive Onesimus. He reminded Philemon of his love for Christ and how he refreshed the saints, and now Paul urges him to forgive his slave on the basis of love, his union and new character in Christ, and God’s providential plan over […]

“When Jesus Prays for You, Part 1” (John 17:1-8)

Summary This passage shows Jesus praying for His glory and for His disciples so that His people would remain steadfast in the work of the Gospel for the glory of God. Outline I. The Son Prays for His Glory (1-5) 1. His Supreme Authority (1-2) 2. His Work for Eternal Life (3-4) 3. His Special […]

“When Grief Turns to Joy” (John 16:12-15)

Summary: As Jesus continues to invest in His disciples, He speaks about thecoming of the Holy Spirit and about the comfort that will come tothem after their grief. Outline:

“How to Pray for God’s People” (Philemon 4-7)

Paul shared his prayer of thanksgiving to God for Philemon’s loveand faith. And before appealing to Philemon to do what is difficult,the apostle Paul prayed for him to encourage him to continue togrow in his love, faith, knowledge of Christ, and in serving thebrethren.Four examples of how to pray for God’s peoplea. Give thanks for […]

A Letter to a Friend on Forgiveness (Philemon 1:1-3)

Summary The apostle Paul writes a letter to his friend Philemon in the most loving way to ask him to forgive and restore his slave, Onesimus, who is now his brother through the gospel of Jesus Christ.A Letter to a friend on forgiveness Outline 1.The Sender (v.1)2.The Recipients (v.2)3.The Greetings (v.3)

“The Showing of the Spirit” (John 16:1-11)

Summary As Jesus continues to invest in His disciples, He speaks about the coming persecution and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Disciples of Christ are able to learn about power of the Spirit and the conviction He can bring to the hearts of man. Outline I. The Warning (vv. 1-4)A. A Warning about Stumbling […]

“Redeeming a Painful Past in a New Year” (Selected Scriptures)

Summary: We will be studying how the Gospel can help address our painful past so that we can respond with a heart filled with peace and joy in Christ for the future. I. Defining the Painful PastA. What is a Painful Past?B. How Does Scripture Address a Painful Past?C. How Do I Organize the Painful […]

“Christmas Praise and Prophecy, Part 1” (Luke 1:67–80)

Summary Zecharias’ prophecy teaches us many truths about God, His salvation, and the Messiah that He sent in order to deliver His people. Outline 1. Praising God for His Salvation (67-75) a. His Praise Deserved (67-69) b. His Prophesied Deliverance (70-71) c. His Promise Distributed (72-73) d. His People’s Duty (74-75) 2. Preparing for God […]

“Hated by the World” (John 15:18-27)

Summary: Jesus’ instructions to His disciples are a reminder that hatred and persecution will come for those who testify about and follow Jesus Christ. Outline: 1. The Reason for Hatred (18-21) a. You Are Different (18-19) b. You Are a Disciple (20-21) 2. The Result of Hatred (22-25) a. Guilty Haters (22) b. God Haters […]

“Abiding In the Vine, Part 2” (John 15:6-11)

Summary Jesus illustrates Himself as the true Vine so that His disciples would understand their union with Him and understand how their dependence upon Him produces godly fruit in their lives. Outline 1. The Consequence of Not Abiding (6) 2. The Blessing of Abiding (7-8) a. A Disciple’s Answered Prayers (7) b. A Disciple’s Fruit-Bearing […]

“When Jesus Sends Help, Part 3” (John 14:25-31)

Summary Jesus comforts His disciples prior to His departure by teaching them about loving obedience and the sending of the Holy Spirit to help them. Outline 1. The Helper (vv. 25-26) a. The Identity of the Helper b. The Actions of the Helper 2. The Peace (vv. 27-28) a. Peace Out of this World b. […]

“When Jesus Sends Help, Part 2” (John 14: 21-24)

Summary Jesus comforts His disciples prior to His departure by teaching them about loving obedience and the sending of the Holy Spirit to help them. Outline 1. Love and Relationship (v. 21) 2. Love and Presence (vv. 22-23) 3. Love and the Father (v. 24)

“See Jesus, See God” (John 14:8-14)

Summary Jesus continues to bring comfort to His distressed disciples by clarifying their confusion about His unity with God the Father. Jesus explains to His disciples that He displays the Father to them in three ways. Outline I. Jesus Shows the Father by His Character (8-10) a. Clarity (8-9) b. Unity (10) II. Jesus Shows […]

“Knowing the Way Home” (John 14:1-7)

Summary: Jesus gives 3 forms of a comfort to His disciples that give reassurance to a troubled heart. Outline: 1. Comfort in a Time of Trouble (v. 1) a. The Trouble (1a) b. The Trust (1b) 2. Comfort in the Father’s House (vv. 2-3) a. The Readying (2) b. The Reunion (3) 3. Comfort in […]

Godly Sorrow vs. Worldly Sorrow(2 Corinthians 7:10)

Godly Sorrow vs. Worldly Sorrow(2 Corinthians 7:10) Summary: Paul is encouraged to hear the good reports about the Corinthian church from Titus, but encourages them to continue on in faith and repentance. He instructs them on the differences between the sorrow that comes from God and the sorrow that comes from the world. Outline:

Knowing Christians by Their Love (John 13:31-38)

Knowing Christians by Their Love (John 13:31-38) Summary: The beginning of Jesus’ farewell to His disciples describes Him preparing them for life without Him. In this passage, he focuses on three key items: Outline:

When Jesus is Betrayed (John 13:21-30)

Summary: The betrayal of Jesus by Judas is described in this passage of John. It shows Christ not only predicting His betrayal but being in full control of it to bring about His purposes. This account serves both as a comfort and warning to those who read this passage. Outline: I. Betrayal Predicted (v. 21) […]

How to Encourage and Edify Others 1 Thessalonians 5:11

How to Encourage and Edify Others (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Summary: Paul encourages the church by reminding them of their complete salvation and of living presently for Christ in light of His future return. This truth encourages Christians to comfort and build the church body on the basis of their present salvation and the hope of […]

Living for Others (Romans 15:1-3)

Living for Others (Romans 15:1-3) Summary: Paul calls for all Christians to carry each other’s weaknesses as Christ sets the example of self-sacrifice in the interest of sinners who are saved by grace. Outline:

After You Pray (Acts 4:23-31)

After You Pray (Acts 4:23-31) Summary: For this Sunday’s Worship Service, we have a guest preacher, Pastor Bobby Scott of Community of Faith Bible Church. He will be preaching from Acts 4:23-31. He provides 5 convictions to encourage prayer.

“Better for One to Die” (John 11:47-57)

Summary The resurrection of Lazarus drew out the hearts of the people in belief or unbelief. The reaction of the Jewish people calls us to avoid this type of unbelief in our lives. Outline 1. The Hostile Reaction (47-48) 2. The Unlikely Prophesy (49-53) 3. The Strategic Withdrawal (54-57)

“When Christ Raises the Dead, Part 3” (John 11:28-46)

Summary The raising of Lazarus from the dead is intended to encourage readers to believe in Jesus the Son of God and trust that He will display God’s glory in raising His people from the dead. Outline 1. The Real Sorrow (vv. 30-37) 2. The Reliance Upon God (vv. 38-40) 3. The Raising of the […]

Blasphemy or Belief (John 10:31-42)

Blasphemy or Belief (John 10:31-42) Summary: John describes the last confrontation at Jerusalem prior to the crucifixion. The account shows that unbelief does not undermine Jesus’ works and unity with the Father and that people will still believe in times of rejection. The story calls us to consider whether Christ was merely a blasphemer, or […]

“The Shepherd and His Sheep, Part 3” (John 10:19-30)

Summary Jesus makes it evident that He is the Good Shepherd and calls people to respond rightly to His unity with the Father. Here are three actions of the Good Shepherd that encourage us to follow His and appreciate His salvation and grace. Outline 1. The Shepherd Divides the People (vv.19-21) 2. The Shepherd Demands […]

PBT Ep. 4: “Reading” with Alex Hong

PBT Ep. 4: “Reading” with Alex Hong Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible https://www.instagram.com/pillarbiblechurch/?hl=en Tweets by pillarbible

PBT Ep. 3: “Missionary Life” with Allan Luciano

PBT Ep. 3: “Missionary Life” with Allan LucianoResources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible https://www.instagram.com/pillarbiblechurch/?hl=en Tweets by pillarbible

PBT Ep. 2: “Singleness” with John Lee

PBT Ep. 2: “Singleness” with John Lee Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible https://www.instagram.com/pillarbiblechurch/?hl=en Tweets by pillarbible

PBT Ep. 1: “Parenting” with Rod Santiago

PBT Ep. 1: “Parenting” with Rod Santiago Rod Santiago joins the conversation to share about his life, family, and his experience from parenting. Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible https://www.instagram.com/pillarbiblechurch/?hl=en Tweets by pillarbible

PBT Ep. 5: Pastoral Ministry Q&A with Alex Montoya

Podcast #4: Pastoral Ministry Q&A with Alex Montoya (Feb 21, 2023) This is a recording of a pastoral ministry Q&A with Dr. Alex Montoya, pastor at First Fundamental Bible Church in Whittier. Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible […]

“Living Gospel Confidence” (Hebrews 10:19-25)

“Living Gospel Confidence” (Hebrews 10:19-25) Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible

“The Shepherd and His Sheep, Part 2″ (John 10:11-18)

“The Shepherd and His Sheep, Part 2″ (John 10:11-18) We learn of four important descriptions of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd. Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible A homepage section

When the Blind Start Seeing, Part 3 (John 9:35-41)

“When the Blind Start Seeing, Part 3” (John 9:35-41) Here are two ways to evaluate if we are seeing with the right spiritual vision, so that we can worship Jesus Christ properly. Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible […]

The Seated Sacrifice (Hebrews 10:1-18)

Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible https://pillarbible.org/

When the Blind Start Seeing, Part 1

When the Blind Start Seeing, Part 1 John 9:1-12 Jesus’ miraculous healing of the blind man teaches us four key observations that we must watch as we recognize Jesus as the Light of the world who saves those in spiritual darkness. Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : […]

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God’s Solution for Worrying in the New Year

God’s Solution for Worrying in the New Year In the Sermon on the Mount, King Jesus gives instructions to His subjects. He explains that a life that prioritizes God’s will brings an internal peace and trust that God will provide for and take care of His people. Here are four reasons why the Christian can […]

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When Grace Arrives on Christmas

When Grace Arrives on Christmas In Titus 2:11-13, we learn of 3 reminders for this Christmas season that point us to the hope of saving grace that Christ gives to His people. Resources: What is the Gospel? : https://pillarbible.org/gospel/ How Do I Choose a Church? : https://pillarbible.org/how-to-choose-a-church/ Recommended Resources : https://pillarbible.org/recommended-resources/ Follow Us : https://www.facebook.com/pillarbible […]

Triumph in Trouble (Psalm 20)

1. Helping and Hoping (vv. 1-5) a. The Help in Trouble (vv. 1-2) b. The Heart’s Worship (v. 3) c. The Heart’s Hopes (vv. 4-5) 2. Saving and Standing (vv. 6-8) a. Strength in Salvation (v. 6) b. Standing in God Alone (vv. 7-8) 3. Appealing and Answering (v. 9) a. The Appeal (v. 9a) […]

“The Greatest of All Time” (John 8:48-59)

Summary Three descriptions about Christ that encourage us to trust Him for eternal life and to give Him all the glory and honor in our lives. Outline I. Christ Is Glorified by God the Father (vv. 48-50) II. Christ Is the Disposer of Death (v. 51) III. Christ Is Greater than the Greatest Men (vv. […]

“Who Is Your Real Father?” (John 8:39-47)

Summary As Jesus and the Pharisees talk about spiritual fatherhood, we can see from this passage four test questions that reveal our true spiritual father by what our lives embrace. Outline Test #1: Are you Embracing the Deeds of Satan? (vv. 39–41) Test #2: Are You Embracing a Love for Christ? (vv. 42–43) Test #3: […]

“When Truth Sets You Free” (John 8:31-38)

Summary In this passage, we see two truths and lie that teach us the importance of believing in the Christ who liberates our souls from the slavery of sin. Outline I. True Believers Continue in the True Word (vv. 31-32) II. False Believers Boast about False Freedom (vv. 33-36) III. True Believers Have the True […]

“Embracing the Light of the World” (John 8:12-20)

Summary Jesus, the Light of the world, faces the rejection of the world, but He calls them to accept Him because He is true and God the Father is the witness who verifies Him as true. Outline I. Accept the Light of the World (v. 12) II. Reject the Judgment of the World (vv. 13-15) […]

“Outward Pains, Inward Peace” (Psalm 4)

Summary In midst of outward distress, believers can receive inward peace as they declare their trust in God. This peace is accomplished by God in three ways: Outline I. Peace in God’s Hearing (4:1) II. Peace in God’s Worship (4:2-5) a. The Lack of Worship (v. 2) b. The Call to Worship (vv. 3-5) III. […]

“Divided over Christ” (John 7:40-52)

Sermon Preached by : Micah Anglo Title: Divided over Christ Text : John 7:40-52 Summary: This passage shows the different opinions that divide people over Jesus Christ. It also teaches us to be aware of any self-deception that may blind and prevent us from knowing and following the true Christ. I. The Division Over Christ […]