Church in the Canyon

Sermons from Church in the Canyon, a PCA church in Calabasas, CA

” Portrait of a Godly Man “

September 15th, 2019

" Portrait of a Godly Man "

Job 1:1-5

September 15, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

  1. Who Is Job?

        a.  An ancient and “eastern” man

        b.  A wealthy and godly man

  1. Job’s Personal Piety Proverbs 3:7-8

        a.  He fears the Lord

        b.  He shuns evil

  1. Job’s Material Blessedness

        a.  A large and happy family

        b.  A prosperous landowner and shepherd

  1. Job’s Priestly Faithfulness

        a.  He leads his family in worship

        b.  He offers sacrifices – even for “unknown sins” Psalm 19:12

        c.  His great over-riding concern in life: the salvation of others – his kids in particular

Application

  • What part of Job’s life do you most wish for yourself?  The material blessings or the spiritual virtues?
  • How can you be growing in your concern for your own godliness and in your sacrificial desire to “present others perfect in Christ.”  Colossians 1:28
  • Are your sins atoned for?

” The Return of Jesus Christ “

September 8th, 2019

" The Return of Jesus Christ "

Matthew 25:31-46

September 8, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

” A Matter of the Heart “

September 1st, 2019

" A Matter of the Heart "

Deuteronomy 8

Sept. 1, 2019

Pastor Ted Neale

” The Ascended Christ “

August 25th, 2019

" The Ascended Christ "

Revelation 1:9-18

August 25, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

” The Death of Jesus Christ “

August 18th, 2019

" The Death of Jesus Christ "

I Corinthians 1:17-25

August 18, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

 

  •  The Necessity of Christ’s Death

 

    1. The claim of scripture             Matt. 26:39; Luke 24:25-26; Heb.2:10; 8:3; 9:22-23
    2. The Holiness of God
    3. The Sinfulness of Humanity

 

 

  • The Accomplishment of Christ’s Death: The Four “Shuns” of the Cross

 

    1. Expiation
      1. 2 Cor.5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18
      2. Offense: we are guilty
      3. Effect: our guilt is removed
    2. Propitiation
      1. Rom. 3:25; Heb. 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10
      2. Offense: God is angry
      3. Effect: The wrath of God against sin is appeased 
    3. Reconciliation
      1. 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Rom. 5:10-11; Eph. 2:16; Col. 1:20-21
      2. Offense: we are separated from God
      3. Effect: We can now have peace with God
    4. Redemption
      1. Matt. 20:28; Gal. 3:10,13; 4:2,5; Rom. 3:24; Eph. 1:7; Tit. 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18
      2. Offense: we are slaves to sin
      3. Effect: We are delivered from the power and the effects of sin

 

Application

  • Do you embrace every aspect of what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross?  Are all four of these shuns grounds for your worship of him who died for you!
  • Will you share “Christ crucified” (1 Cor. 1:23) with others?

” The Humanity of Christ “

August 11th, 2019

" The Humanity of Christ "

Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 2:14-18

August 11, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

 

  •  The Incarnation

 

    1. Is when God truly became man
    2. Without ceasing to be God
    3. The Messiah: One Person with Two Natures

 

 

  • Jesus Christ was Human: “Like us in every way”

 

    1. Physically
      1. He wearied John 4:6
      2. He was thirsty John 19:28
      3. He was hungry Matt. 4:2
      4. He weakened Matt. 4:11; Luke 23:26
      5. He died Luke 23:46
    2. Mentally
      1. He increased in wisdom Luke 2:52
      2. He learned obedience Heb. 5:8
    3. Emotionally
      1. He was troubled Jn. 12:27; 13:21
      2. He sorrowed Matt. 26:38
      3. He marveled Matt. 8:10
      4. He wept John 11:35; Heb. 5:7
      5. He was tempted Heb. 4:15; Jas. 1:13

 

 

  • Why was it Necessary for God to Become Man?

 

    1. That atonement might be made for our sins
    2. That Satan might be defeated
    3. That you might be helped

Application

  • Is Jesus Christ any help to you in your like struggles?
  • What human will pay the penalty for your sins?

” Wisdom Trusts God “

August 4th, 2019

" Wisdom Trusts God "

Proverbs 3:1-12

August 4, 2019

Pastor Jeff Tell

” Christ Before Christmas “

July 28th, 2019

" Christ Before Christmas "

John 1:1-18

July 28, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas 

 

  •  The Eternal Son of God

 

    1. The deity of Christ Phlp. 2:5-6
    2. Christ’s personal claims John 8:58

 

  • The Work of the Eternal Christ

 

    1. Creator Col. 1:15-17; Heb. 1:3
    2. Redeemer Eph. 1:4-5

 

  • Christ the Redeemer of OT Israel

 

    1. Note: The OT sacrifices did not take away sins Hebrews 10:1-4; 11
    2. The OT proves this! Psalm 40:6-8
    3. OT believers’ sins were taken away by the death of Christ Romans 3:25-26

Application

  • Who do you say that Christ is?
  • Will you acknowledge him as creator and redeemer?

” A Plan for Suffering “

July 21st, 2019

" A Plan for Suffering "

Romans 8:21-39

July 21, 2019

Elder Tyler Vela

” A Brief, Non-technical, Reality Check of our Sanctification “

July 15th, 2019

" A Brief, Non-technical, Reality Check of our Sanctification "

Galatians 3:10-14

July 14, 2019

Elder John Ford