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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.