Sermons Archive

Sermons Archive

WAITING ON JESUS … TOGETHER

WAITING ON JESUS … TOGETHER1 Thessalonians 2.17-3.8Waiting for Jesus – Part 5 WAITING ON JESUS TOGETHER MEANS … WE See A Reward In EACH OTHER vv. 19–20 “For who is our hope or joy or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at his coming? … you are our glory and joy!” (csb) 2 Timothy 4.7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (esv) WE Speak Resolve Into…

CREATING CHRISTIAN COUNTER CULTURE

CREATING CHRISTIAN COUNTER CULTURE1 Thessalonians 2.13-16Waiting for Jesus – Part 4 CHRISTIAN COUNTERCULTURE REQUIRES US TO… EMBRACE THE SCRIPTURE AS OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE   v. 13 “… when you received the word of God … you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God …” (esv) Acts 17.21 “… [they] would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” (esv) The Bible Defends Itself: Through An Explanation…

GIVING SKEPTICS A HARD TIME

GIVING SKEPTICS A HARD TIME1 Thessalonians 2.1-12Waiting for Jesus – Part 3 WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DEFEND: The Gospel   v. 2 “… we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God …” (esv) Declaration #1 – We belong to the God who created us. Declaration #2 – We have sinned against God and will be judged for it. Question #1 – How has God acted in JC to save us? Through His Death…

WHEN GOD GETS A HOLD OF YOU

WHEN GOD GETS A HOLD OF YOU1 Thessalonians 1.5a-10Waiting For Jesus – Part 2 vv. 8–9 “… your faith in God has gone out … they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God …” (csb) FAITH IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD … MOVES US THROUGH Honesty TO Imitation  v. 5-6 “You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us …”…

THE CHURCH’S CLAIM TO FAME

THE CHURCH’S CLAIM TO FAME1 Thessalonians 1.1-5Waiting for Jesus – Part 1 v. 1 “To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ …” (esv)  v. 3 “… remembering … your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (esv)  THE CHURCH IN GOD WILL HAVE … FAITH THAT KEEPS Sharing Jesus  v. 8 “… the word of the Lord sounded forth from you … your…

Be Filled With the Spirit

Be Filled With the SpiritEphesians 5:18-20by Pastor Chuck Henderson Today marks a new chapter in our church’s ministry, and it’s important for us to see it clearly When a new pastor comes, one begins to see his values and priorities through not only what he preaches about, but also in the programmatic initiatives that he brings Clearly, Pastor Sam values prayer, as this was his first sermon series; and he also values discipleship, for he has brought Discipleship Groups to…

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEEJohn 9.13-41The Blind v. The Blind – Part 2 of 2 Matthew 10.34 & 36 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword … a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.” (esv) v. 39 “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” (esv) …

BELIEVING THAT GOD CAN WORK

BELIEVING THAT GOD CAN WORKJohn 9.1-12The Blind v. The Blind – Part 1 of 2 v. 5 “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (esv)  TRUST THAT GOD CAN WORK … IN THE Midst Of Our Adversity v. 2 “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (esv) WHY WE SIMPLIFY THE PROBLEM OF ADVERSITY:  IT MAKES US FEEL  Better IT MAKES US FEEL Safer v. 3…

MAKING PEACE WITH WHAT GOD SEES

MAKING PEACE WITH WHAT GOD SEESPsalm 139Summer Psalms – Part 7 of 7 v. 1 “O Lord, you have searched me and known me!” (esv)  MAKING PEACE WITH WHAT GOD SEES REQUIRES EMBRACING THAT … GOD Knows Everything v. 2 “… you perceive my thoughts from afar.” (niv) v. 4 “Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.” (niv) v. 5 “You have encircled me …” (csb) v. 6 “Such knowledge is too wonderful for…

WHAT DOES “MESSIAH” MEAN?

WHAT DOES “MESSIAH” MEAN?Psalm 110Summer Psalms – Part 6 of 7 JESUS, OUR MESSIAH, IS … A Man WHO HAS ASCENDED God’s Throne v. 1 “The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’” (esv) v. 5 “The Lord [Jesus] is at [the Father’s] right hand …” (esv) Matthew 22.45 “If David calls him ‘Lord,’ how, then, can he be his son?” (csb) vv. 2-3 “Rule in the midst of your…

WHEN THE KING IS AMONG US!

WHEN THE KING IS AMONG US!Psalm 100Summer Psalms – Part 5 of 7 1 Corinthians 14.23–25 “… the whole church comes together … and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.” (esv)  WHAT HOSTING GOD’S PRESENCE MEANS –  Worship REQUIRES Work v. 2 “Come into…

TREATING SPIRITUAL DEHYDRATION

TREATING SPIRITUAL DEHYDRATIONSummer Psalms – Part 4 of 7Psalm 42-43 WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DEHYDRATION? 42.2 “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” (esv)  42.9 “[God] Why have you forgotten me?” (esv) WHAT CAUSES SPIRITUAL DEHYDRATION? WHEN WE ARE … Physically Exhausted:  42.3 “My tears have been my food day and night …” (esv) Personally Tormented:   42.10 “My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’” (niv)…