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Truth for God's Church

Truth for God's Church

By Jon English Lee
Sermons, Interviews, and other related audio curated by Jon English Lee.
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The Church is Catholic
In this sermon from Ephesians 4:5, Pastor Jon English explains the foundation for the church’s catholicity, the evidence of the church’s catholicity, and the fruit of the church’s catholicity.
30:22
September 13, 2021
The Church is Holy
In this sermon from John 17, Pastor Jon English explains how the church both IS holy, and the church IS TO BE holy. He also explains some unbiblical means of pursuing holiness.
36:15
September 7, 2021
The Church is One
In this sermon from John 17, Pastor Jon English explains how the church both IS united, and should seek to be united. Further, the unity of the church is based on God’s sovereign revelation, grounded on the word, is analogous to the unity of God, and is essential to the church’s mission.
35:51
August 30, 2021
The Two Should Be One
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:1-7, Pastor Jon English explains Paul’s logic for how couples should relate and remain faithful to their marital obligations.
35:12
August 23, 2021
Freed to be Holy
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Pastor Jon English explains 8 principles that Paul gives believers to aid them in their pursuit of holiness, especially holiness expressed in their bodies.
38:08
August 16, 2021
Washed, Sanctified, Justified
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Pastor Jon English explains how we are born outside of God’s kingdom, but may enter into it by faith in the Christ who has washed, sanctified, and justified His bride through his work of salvation.
31:27
August 9, 2021
Lawsuits Outlawed
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 6:1-8, Pastor Jon English explains how believers can be tempted to sue and defraud one another when we forget who we are in Christ, and what our calling is as followers of Christ.
27:57
August 2, 2021
Immorality in the Church- Part 2
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 5:6-13, pastor Jon English explains how Paul uses the Old Testament picture of Passover to argue for believers to cleanse out the leaven of sin wherever they may find it.
34:06
July 26, 2021
Immorality in the Church- Part 1
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, pastor Jon English explains how tolerated sexual sin will eventually lead to its celebration. Christians are instead to be pure and holy, just as God is holy.
32:02
July 19, 2021
Church Membership 101
In this sermon from Romans 12:3-10, Pastor Jon English explains how the New Testament assumes that church members be Converted, Consecrated, and Connected.
36:16
June 7, 2021
A Church Warned
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 4:8-21, Pastor Jon English explains how Paul uses Irony to expose the Corinthian believers’ blind spot, how his example is worthy of Imitation, and how he Instructs us toward humility and by his example.
31:47
June 1, 2021
Seeing Yourself Rightly
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 4:6-7, Pastor Jon English explains how Paul’s exhortations to the Corinthians give us a a principle to be learned, a pitfall to be avoided, and a posture to be maintained.
28:12
May 24, 2021
The One True Judge
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains Paul’s role, Paul’s judge, and Paul’s comfort, and how all of those connect to Christ.
32:04
May 17, 2021
All Things are Yours in Christ
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how self-deception, pride, and boasting in men is inconsistent with the reality of who we are, and especially who we are in Christ, for in Christ we are heirs to all things.
30:38
May 10, 2021
Paul's Vision for Evangelism
In this sermon 1 Corinthians 1-3, in which Pastor Jon English starts off a series of sermons on personal evangelism, we see that Paul emphasized 4 C’s: the catalyst of evangelism (i.e., the gospel), the content of evangelism, that he exhibited the contentment of an evangelist of God, and that he kept in mind the community of God.
31:54
April 26, 2021
The New Temple of God
In this sermon 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Pastor Jon English explains how the church is the new temple of God, which means the church is the place of God’s special revealed presence, is holy and pure, is divinely made and ordered, and is only entered through the work of a priest. Furthermore, the new temple is also protected by God himself, and thus we would be warned to not tear it down through sin or impurity.
31:27
April 19, 2021
Christ, Our Only Foundation
In this sermon 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, Pastor Jon English explains how the church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, how every believer much choose on what foundation he will build, and how he will build upon that foundation.
36:02
April 13, 2021
Christ, our Mercy Seat and Scapegoat
In this short sermon from Leviticus 16, Pastor Jon English explains the connections between Aaron’s work on the Day of the Atonement in the Tabernacle to the Priestly work of Christ on the Cross. Christ is our Mercy Seat of Atonement and our Scapegoat who removes our sins far from us.
16:27
April 5, 2021
God Gives the Growth
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 3:5-9, Pastor Jon English explains how disunity in the church can be battled by having a proper view of our human leaders and a proper view of God.
32:08
March 29, 2021
Strife and Jealousy
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how believers ought to mature in their faith, avoiding the common temptations toward strife and jealousy, and instead pursue the spiritual fruit of peaceableness.
28:25
March 15, 2021
The Mind of Christ- 1 Cor 2:16
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how the mind of Christ changes how we view our lives, emboldens humble service to others, removes our snobbery, and unties our tongues.
29:31
March 8, 2021
The Natural Man and the Spiritual Man
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains the inability of natural man, the ability of the spiritual man, and how the work of the Holy Spirit ought to propel us toward holiness, purity, and peaceableness.
31:55
March 1, 2021
The Holy Spirit and the Deep Things of God
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains the Holy Spirit’s ministry, the Spirit’s identity, our gift of the Spirit, and our Spiritual duty.
33:02
February 15, 2021
The Secret Wisdom of God
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains what true maturity looks like, how God’s wisdom is secret and hidden, and how Christ is the Lord of Glory.
31:11
February 8, 2021
In Fear and Trembling - 1 Cor. 2:1-5
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how Paul’s ministry of simple gospel proclamation should be our standard as well, lest we be tempted to just according to worldly standards.
42:12
February 1, 2021
Boasting only in the Lord
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how God shames the wise by calling the simple, how God removes any ground of our boasting in ourselves, and how we’re called to boast only in the Lord.
33:43
January 25, 2021
Christ Crucified- 1 Cor. 1:19-25
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how God destroys the wisdom of the worldly wise, God delights in saving his children, and how the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom.
32:03
January 11, 2021
The Folly of the Cross- 1 Cor. 1:18
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:18, Pastor Jon English explains how the world sees the cross as foolishness, how believers can even see it that way, and how the cross of Christ really is the power of God unto salvation.
33:18
January 4, 2021
Simple, Humble Preaching
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how disunity and divisions within the church are rooted in pride, how Christ is the example and solution for growing in humility, and how preaching must be simple and clear, lest the cross be emptied of its power.
39:57
December 7, 2020
Christ, The Solution For The Divisive And The Quarrelsome
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how disunity and divisions within the church are promoted by sins like gossip and quarrelsome-ness, and especially pride, and how considering Christ is the cure for such sins.
35:52
November 30, 2020
Communing in Christ: John 17 and Christ-Centered Associationalism
What does Jesus's High Priestly prayer in John 17 teach us about christian unity? In this message, Dr. Jon English Lee explains that heavenly unity is both the source and the example for Christian unity. This message was given at New Testament Baptist Church in Biloxi, MS at the "Holding Communion: Baptist Associationalism Conference" on 11/20/2020.
28:50
November 23, 2020
Seek Shalom: A Christian's relation to his country
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how Christians have always been exiles in this world, and that they are to engage in seeking the good of their city, especially in prayer, as they wait for our returning King.
34:42
November 16, 2020
Upheld and Guiltless
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:8-9, Pastor Jon English explains how God works to preserve believers until the very end, how they will be held guiltless on the day of judgment, and how they are called into fellowship with God’s Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
29:24
October 19, 2020
Confirmed and Gifted
In this sermon Pastor Jon English explains how God confirms the testimony of Christ among God’s people, and how God through His Holy Spirit sufficiently gifts His church.
40:32
October 12, 2020
The Riches of God and the Poverty of Man
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:5, Pastor Jon English explains how God’s divine riches are bestowed to us in Christ Jesus.
35:49
October 5, 2020
Gratitude
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:4, Pastor Jon English Lee explains how Paul is instructive for us in his expression of gratitude: he prioritizes gratitude, he grounds gratitude in grace, and he gives voice to his gratitude.
33:22
September 28, 2020
Divine Calling and Holiness
In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, Pastor Jon English explains the good news of Christ’s sanctification, our battle for holiness, and the good news of God’s grace that leads to the fruit of peace.
38:40
September 21, 2020
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
In this sermon from Proverbs 10:12, Pastor Jon English explains how we must not give into the fleshly desire for revenge. Rather, we must trust the Lord, forgive others as we have been forgiven, and seek after reconciliation within our relationships whenever possible.
38:15
September 14, 2020
Beware the Forbidden Woman
In this sermon from Proverbs 5, Pastor Jon English explains how we faithful believers must watch out for sexual temptation, lean in to faithfulness in marriage and sexuality, and stand firm in the knowledge of what God has done in Christ.
36:52
September 8, 2020
Under-Rowers of Christ
In this ordination sermon from 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, Pastor Jon English explains how the people of God, and especially ministers in God’s church, must be humble servants (under-rowers) and faithful stewards.
36:17
August 24, 2020
The Lord is my Shepherd (Part 4)
In this sermon from Psalm 23:5-6, Jon English Lee explains how the Good Shepherd lavishly invites us to be the guests of honor at his banquet, and how the Good Shepherd’s goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives because Christ was the faithful in his mission.
32:48
August 10, 2020
The Lord is My Shepherd (Part 3)
In this sermon from Psalm 23:4b, Jon English Lee explains how God’s rod and God’s staff are a comfort to believers.
31:20
July 27, 2020
The Lord is my Shepherd (Part 2)
In this sermon from Psalm 23:3-4, Jon English Lee preaches Christ as our faithful shepherd that restores us, and who turns our dark valleys into instruments of our good.
39:03
July 20, 2020
The Lord is My Shepherd
In this sermon from Psalm 23:1-2, Jon English Lee preaches Christ as our faithful shepherd that knows, feeds, and cares for His flock.
34:15
July 13, 2020
Keep Your Heart (Part 1)
In this sermon, Pastor Jon English explains what the Bible teaches about our hearts, the doctrine of regeneration, and how we should keep our hearts full and pure.
32:13
July 2, 2020
Quarantines and Sabbath Rest
Jon English Lee discusses his life of faith, his ministry training, and his doctoral research. How does the biblical Sabbath mandate relate to creation? How does it relate to the coming of Christ? How can those who no longer work or who are unable to work in their present circumstances participate in the rest that God commands?
40:44
June 3, 2020
Law, Gospel Fulfillment, and Gospel Motivation
Pastors Brandon Ash and Jon English explain how Christ fulfills the law, and how the law and the gospel impact our parenting, our relationships, and our marriages, and how the gospel propels us into love-fueled obedience of the law.
32:41
May 18, 2020
The Law and the Gospel- Introduction
In this clip, Pastors Brandon and Jon English discuss an overview of the doctrines of the law and the gospel, and they give a few reasons why these doctrines are vital to the christian life.
37:15
May 10, 2020
"A Calmed and Quieted Soul"- Psalm 131
In this episode, Pastor Jon English leads a study of Psalm 131 on humble dependence and contentment in the Lord.
31:03
May 3, 2020
Taste and See that the Lord is Good
In this bible study, Jon English discusses the doctrine of God's goodness, especially from Psalm 34:8a.
27:30
April 23, 2020
Q&A about the Cross
In this clip, Jordan Nelson and Jon English Lee discuss the work of Jesus on the Cross. They talk about different aspects of Christ's atoning work, and why this really is good news for the believer.
23:01
April 8, 2020
My Times are in His Hands
In this bible study from Psalm 31:15, Pastor Jon English examines the doctrine of Divine Providence as a comfort to believers.
20:42
April 2, 2020
Some Blessings of Wisdom, Part 1
The wise man or woman of God will do the hard work of pressing God’s word down into his or her heart, will seek after God’s ways, and will be blessed with long life, peace, and good favor. Ultimately, each of these promised blessings of wisdom is found through faith in Jesus Christ, who offers us everlasting life, peace with God, and God’s good favor.
45:52
March 30, 2020
Baptist Catechism Q. 1-5
In this clip I begin my exposition of the Baptist Catechism.
22:18
March 24, 2020
Christ's Spiritual Kingdom
In this sermon from John 17:33-36, we see that Christ’s kingdom is not of this world. It is spiritual in essence, ruled by a spiritual king, and defended using spiritual warfare, and that gives us great hope.
36:07
March 11, 2020
The Heart of Anger
This sermon explores what Proverbs teaches us about an angry person, what James teaches us about the root of anger, and how Jesus Christ addresses us in our anger.
40:09
March 2, 2020
The Fear of Man vs. the Fear of the Lord
In this sermon from John 18:12-27, Jon English Lee explains how the Fear of man is a powerful foe, and it breeds other sins, like lying. But the fear of the Lord frees us to speak the truth no matter the cost because we know that we are secure in the Lord’s protection.
34:24
February 19, 2020
Wine, Enslavement, and Self-Control
In this sermon, the risks and root of drunkenness are explained from Proverbs 23:29-35, and Christ's remedy for our enslavement is shown from Romans 6. The results of Christ's remedy, growing especially self-control, are also the natural fruit of union with Christ.
44:30
February 17, 2020
What is a good friend?
What can Proverbs teach us about friendship? We see that a good friend is faithful, loyal, willing to speak hard truth, knows when to speak, doesn't lead us astray, and doesn't befriend us out of selfish motives. And, thankfully, Jesus is our greatest friend. 
39:38
February 10, 2020
Christ is no Sluggard
In this sermon from Proverbs 26:12-16, Jon English Lee explains the picture that Proverbs paints of a sluggard that is hinged to his bed, hopeless at finishing tasks, is a master of excuses, who is never fulfilled, and who is defenseless. However, we also see in Scripture how Christ is the very opposite of these things, and we can have great hope and comfort because of it.
44:58
February 3, 2020
Helping by Bearing Burdens
How can I obey Galatians 6:2 and help others bear the burdens that they are carrying? In this message I lay out 7 practical principles to help orient us as we seek to bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.
33:00
January 28, 2020
Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics
This sermon explains some dynamics found within unhealthy relationships by examining the relationship between Joseph and his brothers in Genesis 37. Several sinful, even abusive, patterns are laid out.
48:32
January 27, 2020
The Call of Wisdom
In this sermon, Jon English Lee explains how God’s wisdom calls out to sinners, beckons them to leave their path of sin, warns them of coming judgment, and offers security to the believer.
33:00
January 21, 2020
Wisdom and Money
In this sermon from Proverbs 3:9-10, Jon English Lee lays out 8 biblical principles that should guide a wise man or woman of God as they think about their wealth, money, and possessions. 
44:52
January 13, 2020
Biblical Principles for Christian Giving
In this sermon, Dr. Jon English Lee explains how our giving back to the Lord reveals our heart, exposes our true theology, and is an act of worship. He also lays out 11 biblical principles that should guide our christian giving.
44:09
January 6, 2020
The Good News of Gospel Peace
The announcement of God’s peace toward men impacts every area of our lives. Because of Jesus’s coming, we can have peace with God, peace with ourselves, and peace with fellow sinners.
39:26
December 28, 2019
Christ's State of Humiliation
In this short sermon, Jon English Lee explains the significance of Christ's state of humiliation, which includes his incarnation (his taking on flesh), which is celebrated every Christmas season.
16:16
December 17, 2019
The Cross Overcomes Fear of Man
In this sermon from John 19:38-42, Jon English Lee explains how Christ’s death on the cross overcomes our fear of man and realigns our priorities toward kingdom service.
27:19
December 11, 2019
Don't Be Wise in Your Own Eyes
In this sermon from Proverbs 3:7-7, Jon English Lee explains that pride will bring dishonor and punishment, and that that a prideful person brings strife. However, a humble person is a peacemaker, will receive honor, and will have life.
43:14
December 9, 2019
Shepherds and Sheep in the Household of God
In this sermon, Jon English Lee explains the biblical responsibilities of both the shepherds and the sheep within the household of God. Scripture References: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, Hebrews 13:7, 1 Peter 5:1-4
37:16
December 6, 2019
The Why of Christmas
Why is Christmas a season of Good news and great joy? Why is it a time of peace and of goodwill toward all men? In this sermon Dr. Jon English Lee explains from 1 John 3 the reasons why Christmas really is a season of Good News and Great Joy.
36:29
December 2, 2019
Thy Word Is Truth
In this sermon from John 17:17, Dr. Jon English Lee explains how God’s Word is Truth. It is sufficient, trustworthy, and seen most clearly in the incarnate word and His ministry.
37:48
November 26, 2019
The First Will Be Last and the Last Will Be First
In this sermon on Matthew 20:1-16, Dr. Jon English Lee explains how Jesus’s kingdom prioritizes those that seek to be last, and Jesus himself is the prime example. His parable of the vineyard workers demonstrates the envious tendencies found in every man’s heart.
39:30
November 22, 2019
The Duties of Parents
In this sermon, Part 2 of a series from John 19:25-27, Dr. Jon English Lee explains how Jesus is the faithful Son who, while even under great duress, fulfills the 5th commandment by caring for his mother. This is the Second of a two-part sermon set on the 5th commandment, and it specifically covers the duties of parents (and others in positions of authority).
34:08
November 20, 2019
The Duties of Children
In this sermon, part 1 of a series from John 19:25-27, Dr. Jon English Lee explains how Christ is the faithful Son who joyfully submitted to the will of his father, faithfully honored his earthly mother, provided a model for our obedience to the 5th commandment, and he provides a way for us to be forgiven for our rebellion to the 5th commandment.
35:36
November 20, 2019
Justification by Faith Alone
This sermon by Dr. Jon English Lee explains the biblical doctrine of Justification by faith alone. Justification is God’s act of declaring a sinner to be righteous on the basis of the work of Jesus Christ reckoned to us. This sermon interacts with the Roman Catholic church’s position on justification, and provides us with several practical reasons why justification by faith alone is crucially related to our Christian walk.
41:36
November 19, 2019
The Doctrine of Sonship
This sermon by Dr. Jon English Lee is an overview of the doctrines of sonship and adoption across the bible. It explains the marks of sonship, the privileges of sonship, and the source of sonship.
41:36
November 19, 2019