Here is a sermon from last October that I am finally getting around to making available.
You can click here to go to the Internet Archive page for this sermon, or listen to the sermon using the player below.
Sermon for October 19, 2008
TIME TO WAKE FROM SLEEP
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
a. Happy Anniversary TBC!
2. Verse 11 “Besides this”
a. Better translated – “and this”
i. “And this” – loving one another – verses 8-10
3. Verse 11 “You know the Time”
a. You know the times in which we are living
b. What time is it?
4. Verse 11 Wake Up
a. What is spiritual sleep?
i. I Thess. 5:6
ii. The example of Gideon – Judges 7:1-7
5. Verse 12 “For salvation is nearer”
a. A word to the saved
b. A word to those who need to be saved
Romans 13:11-14 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.  The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Remember that this whole section of Romans is about worship.
The church is about worship. The primary purpose of the church is NOT – winning the lost or making disciples or helping the poor or … All these things are aspects of worship. The purpose of evangelism is to bring people to be worshippers of God. They were created to be worshippers and they do not worship Him. They don`t worship Him because they are strangers to Him. Jesus Christ came into the world to make worshippers. Some of you here in this room right now think that you are worshipping God but you are not, and the reason you are not is because you don`t know God and He does not know you, at least not in the way He knows His children. Your singing and praying and giving and listening does not reach God because your sins separate you from God. And until your sins are forgiven and you are brought to God through faith in Jesus Christ. The purpose of making disciples is to make worshippers of God. Continue reading