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Truth for God's Church

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Sermons, Interviews, and other related audio curated by Jon English Lee.

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To Marry or Not to Marry, Part 2: A Theology of Singleness

November 24th, 2021

31:38

In Part 2 of this sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:25-40, Pastor Jon English explains Paul’s principle of living where God has called us, resumes tracing …

To Marry or Not to Marry?, Part 1: A Biblical Theology of Singleness

November 15th, 2021

38:27

In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:25-40, Pastor Jon English explains Paul’s principle of living where God has called us, and then begins tracing a …

Be Content Where You're Called

November 8th, 2021

33:42

In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:17-24, Pastor Jon English explains Paul’s principle of living where God has called us, and living especially with …

Marriage and Divorce

October 25th, 2021

40:58

In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:8-16, Pastor Jon English explains Paul’s instructions to 4 different groups of people in Corinth: the unmarried, …

Christ, Our Great High Priest

October 11th, 2021

37:47

In this sermon from Hebrews 4:14, Pastor Jon English explains how Old Testament priests functioned and pointed toward Christ, how Christ fulfills all …

The Church is Apostolic

September 20th, 2021

33:45

In this sermon from Ephesians 2:20, Pastor Jon English explains what an apostle was, and shows how the Apostolic faith is fixed, bounded, needs …

The Church is Catholic

September 13th, 2021

30:21

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, …

The Church is Holy

September 7th, 2021

36:15

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 …

The Church is One

August 30th, 2021

35:51

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 …

The Two Should Be One

August 23rd, 2021

35:12

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 …

Freed to be Holy

August 16th, 2021

38:08

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 …

Washed, Sanctified, Justified

August 9th, 2021

31:26

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 …

Lawsuits Outlawed

August 2nd, 2021

27:56

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 …

Immorality in the Church- Part 2

July 26th, 2021

34:06

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 …

Immorality in the Church- Part 1

July 19th, 2021

32:01

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 …

Church Membership 101

June 7th, 2021

36:15

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.

A Church Warned

June 1st, 2021

31:47

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 …

Seeing Yourself Rightly

May 24th, 2021

28:12

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, …

The One True Judge

May 17th, 2021

32:03

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.

All Things are Yours in Christ

May 10th, 2021

30:37

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.

Paul's Vision for Evangelism

April 26th, 2021

31:54

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 …

The New Temple of God

April 19th, 2021

31:26

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 …

Christ, Our Only Foundation

April 13th, 2021

36:02

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 …

Christ, our Mercy Seat and Scapegoat

April 5th, 2021

16:26

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 …

God Gives the Growth

March 29th, 2021

32:08

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.

Strife and Jealousy

March 15th, 2021

28:24

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.

The Mind of Christ- 1 Cor 2:16

March 8th, 2021

29:30

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 …

The Natural Man and the Spiritual Man

March 1st, 2021

31:55

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 …

The Holy Spirit and the Deep Things of God

February 15th, 2021

33:02

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.

The Secret Wisdom of God

February 8th, 2021

31:11

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.

In Fear and Trembling - 1 Cor. 2:1-5

February 1st, 2021

42:11

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 …

Boasting only in the Lord

January 25th, 2021

33:42

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.

Christ Crucified- 1 Cor. 1:19-25

January 11th, 2021

32:02

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 …

The Folly of the Cross- 1 Cor. 1:18

January 4th, 2021

33:17

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 …

Simple, Humble Preaching

December 7th, 2020

39:56

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 …

Christ, The Solution For The Divisive And The Quarrelsome

November 30th, 2020

35:52

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.

Communing in Christ: John 17 and Christ-Centered Associationalism

November 23rd, 2020

28:50

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 …

Seek Shalom: A Christian's relation to his country

November 16th, 2020

34:41

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.

Upheld and Guiltless

October 19th, 2020

29:24

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 …

Confirmed and Gifted

October 12th, 2020

40:32

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 …

The Riches of God and the Poverty of Man

October 5th, 2020

35:49

In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 1:5, Pastor Jon English explains how God’s divine riches are bestowed to us in Christ Jesus.

Gratitude

September 28th, 2020

33:21

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 …

Divine Calling and Holiness

September 21st, 2020

38:39

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 …

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

September 14th, 2020

38:14

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 …

Beware the Forbidden Woman

September 8th, 2020

36:51

In this sermon from Proverbs 5, Pastor Jon English explains how we faithful believers must watch out for sexual temptation, lean in to faithfulness …

Under-Rowers of Christ

August 24th, 2020

36:16

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 …

The Lord is my Shepherd (Part 4)

August 10th, 2020

32:47

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 …

The Lord is My Shepherd (Part 3)

July 27th, 2020

31:20

In this sermon from Psalm 23:4b, Jon English Lee explains how God’s rod and God’s staff are a comfort to believers.

The Lord is my Shepherd (Part 2)

July 20th, 2020

39:02

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 …

The Lord is My Shepherd

July 13th, 2020

34:14

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.

Keep Your Heart (Part 1)

July 2nd, 2020

32:12

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 …

Quarantines and Sabbath Rest

June 3rd, 2020

40:43

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 …

Law, Gospel Fulfillment, and Gospel Motivation

May 18th, 2020

32:40

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 …

The Law and the Gospel- Introduction

May 10th, 2020

37:14

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.

"A Calmed and Quieted Soul"- Psalm 131

May 3rd, 2020

31:03

In this episode, Pastor Jon English leads a study of Psalm 131 on humble dependence and contentment in the Lord.

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

April 23rd, 2020

27:30

In this bible study, Jon English discusses the doctrine of God's goodness, especially from Psalm 34:8a.

Q&A about the Cross

April 8th, 2020

23:01

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.

My Times are in His Hands

April 2nd, 2020

20:41

In this bible study from Psalm 31:15, Pastor Jon English examines the doctrine of Divine Providence as a comfort to believers.

Some Blessings of Wisdom, Part 1

March 30th, 2020

45:52

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 …

Baptist Catechism Q. 1-5

March 24th, 2020

22:18

In this clip I begin my exposition of the Baptist Catechism.

Christ's Spiritual Kingdom

March 11th, 2020

36:06

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 …

The Heart of Anger

March 2nd, 2020

40:08

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.

The Fear of Man vs. the Fear of the Lord

February 19th, 2020

34:24

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 …

Wine, Enslavement, and Self-Control

February 17th, 2020

44:30

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 …

What is a good friend?

February 10th, 2020

39:38

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 …

Christ is no Sluggard

February 3rd, 2020

44:58

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 …

Helping by Bearing Burdens

January 28th, 2020

33:00

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 …

Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics

January 27th, 2020

48:32

This sermon explains some dynamics found within unhealthy relationships by examining the relationship between Joseph and his brothers in Genesis 37. …

The Call of Wisdom

January 21st, 2020

33:00

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.

Wisdom and Money

January 13th, 2020

44:52

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 …

Biblical Principles for Christian Giving

January 6th, 2020

44:09

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. …

The Good News of Gospel Peace

December 28th, 2019

39:26

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.

Christ's State of Humiliation

December 17th, 2019

16:16

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.

The Cross Overcomes Fear of Man

December 11th, 2019

27:19

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.

Don't Be Wise in Your Own Eyes

December 9th, 2019

43:13

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 …

Shepherds and Sheep in the Household of God

December 6th, 2019

37:15

In this sermon, Jon English Lee explains the biblical responsibilities of both the shepherds and the sheep within the household of God.

The Why of Christmas

December 2nd, 2019

36:28

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 …

Thy Word Is Truth

November 26th, 2019

37:48

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.

The First Will Be Last and the Last Will Be First

November 22nd, 2019

39:30

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 …

The Duties of Parents

November 20th, 2019

34:07

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, …

The Duties of Children

November 20th, 2019

35:36

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 …

Justification by Faith Alone

November 19th, 2019

41:36

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 …

The Doctrine of Sonship

November 19th, 2019

41:36

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.

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