by John Calvin
Within these cherished pages, you will discover a collection of hand-picked sermons by our dear brother in Christ, John Calvin. These sermons have been selected for their unwavering dedication to honoring our Almighty God and for their profound ability to uplift and nurture the souls of the faithful.
As a devout servant of Christ, Calvin ardently proclaimed the timeless truth that our salvation rests solely upon the precious merits of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Yet, he also emphasized that those who have experienced the transformative work of grace within them will undoubtedly reveal this divine change through the very fabric of their lives.
Standing firmly upon the foundation of the Reformation – the principle of "Sola Scriptura" or "Scripture alone" – Calvin recognized that the preacher's words hold no weight apart from the sacred teachings of the Holy Scriptures. In his preaching, he eschewed flashy introductions, captivating stories, or personal anecdotes, instead, he drew his flock directly into the heart of God's Word.
Calvin's messages were marked by their clarity and directness. He believed in speaking the truth without unnecessary embellishments, allowing the Word of God to speak for itself. Every word uttered had purpose, and nothing was wasted. His unwavering commitment to the literal interpretation of Scripture, taking into account historical context, original languages, grammatical intricacies, and biblical settings, highlighted his dedication to understanding and conveying the authentic message of the Bible.
As these sermons reach their conclusion, Calvin's fervent exhortation resounds: "Let us fall before the majesty of our great God." Regardless of the chosen passage, these words echo the call to surrender wholeheartedly to the majesty of our Creator, acknowledging our humble place before His throne.
Dear friends, as you explore these words, may you find renewed encouragement to embrace the unchanging truth of God's Word. Let these sermons guide you towards deeper submission, profound understanding, and a life transformed by the grace and love of our great God.
Table Of Contents
Sermon on the Deity of Jesus Christ - John 1:1-5
Sermon on the Nativity of Jesus Christ - Luke 2:1-14
First Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 26:36-39
Second Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 26:40-50
Third Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 26:51-66
Fourth Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 26:67-27:10
Fifth Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 27:11-26
Sixth Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 27:27-44
Seventh Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 27:45-54
Eighth Sermon on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 27:55-60
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ - Matthew 28:1-10
On Perverting the Gospel of Christ - Galatians 1:6-8
Justification is by Grace Alone - Galatians 2:15-16
We All Stand Condemned by the Law - Galatians 3:11-12
When Curse Becomes Blessing - Galatians 3:13-18
The Many Functions of God - Galatians 3:19-20
Freedom from the Bondage of the Law - Galatians 4:21-26
On Discerning Who Belongs to the True Church - Galatians 4:26-31
Absolved Only Through the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ - Galatians 5:1-3
The Spirituality of the Law - Galatians 5:19-23
Ravening Wolves Who Wreak Havoc - Galatians 6:12-13
On Glorying Only in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Galatians 6:14-18
The First Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:1-3
The Second Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:3-4
The Third Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:4-6
The Fourth Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:7-10
The Fifth Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:13-14
The Sixth Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:15-18
The Seventh Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:17-18
The Eighth Sermon on the First Chapter - Ephesians 1:19-23
The Mystery of Godliness - 1 Timothy 3:16
The Salvation of All Men - 1 Timothy 2:3-5
The Call to Witness - 2 Timothy 1:8-9
The Doctrine of Election - 2 Timothy 1:9-10
Pure Preaching of the Word - 2 Timothy 2:16-18
The Word Our Only Rule - Titus 1:15-16