Sermons Archive

Sermons Archive

LOVE YOUR ENEMY

LOVE YOUR ENEMYRomans 12.17-21Romans: The People Grace Creates – Part 4 of 11 v. 14 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” (esv)  Matthew 5.43–44 “You have heard … Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you …” (csb) v. 9 “Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” (niv)  v. 21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (esv)  GOOD OVERCOMES EVIL WHEN WE ……

LET LOVE BE GENUINE

LET LOVE BE GENUINERomans 12.9-16Romans: The People Grace Creates – Part 3 of 11 John 13.35 “… everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (csb) v. 9 “Let love be genuine.” (esv) GENUINE LOVE MOTIVATES US TO …      FEEL The Truth    v. 9b “Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” (esv)                        1 Corinthians 13.6 “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” HONOR God’s Family  v. 10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one…

THE CHRISTIAN SELF-IMAGE

THE CHRISTIAN SELF-IMAGERomans 12.3-8Romans: The People Grace Creates – Part 2 of 11 v. 2b “… be transformed by the renewing of your mind …” (nas) v. 3 “… to think of himself …” (esv)          THE RENEWED MIND SEES OURSELVES AS … DIVINELY Defined By Faith                     v. 3 “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” (niv)                       Ephesians 2.8 “… you have been saved through faith. And this is not…

AN ARMY BROUGHT TO LIFE

AN ARMY BROUGHT TO LIFERomans 12.1-2Romans: The People Grace Creates – Part 1 of 11 SPIRITUAL FIGHTERS WHO … CAN’T FORGET The Mercy That Brought Us To HIM                        v. 1a “… in view of the mercies of God …” (csb) v. 1 “… offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God …” (niv) Galatians 2.20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I…

A Life of Faith… and Hard Work

A Life of Faith… and Hard WorkJoshua 17-21 by Pastor Chuck Henderson I love to sing and speak about grace – that salvation is all of God and His incredible, unmerited deliverance of us from all our sins.  It’s just so freeing.  But perhaps you have joined me in praying at times: “Lord, I thank You for Your salvation and the promise of heaven.  But… couldn’t you have made things a little easier for me on earth?”  It’s like that scene from Fiddler on the Roof when Tevia is talking to God and…

A THREE-FOLD REDEEMER

A THREE-FOLD REDEEMERRuth 4Ruth: The Romance of Redemption – Part 4 of 4 A TALE OF THREE REDEEMERS: #1 BOAZ – REDEEMED FROM Alienation Ephesians 2.12 “… you were without Christ, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of promise, without hope and without God in the world.” (csb)   v. 10 “… Ruth the Moabitess … my wife, to perpetuate the deceased man’s name … so that his name will not disappear among his relatives …” (csb) Ephesians 2.13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who…

RUTH & BOAZ “DTR”: DEFINE THE REDEMPTION

RUTH & BOAZ “DTR”: DEFINE THE REDEMPTIONRuth 3Ruth: The Romance of Redemption – Part 3 of 4 v. 20 “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.” (esv) IS THIS A GOOD PLAN? Description DOESN’T MEAN Prescription v. 4 “… lie down, and he will tell you what to do.” (esv)  v. 14 “… [she] got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, ‘Don’t let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor.’” (niv) Psalm 103.10 “He has not dealt with us as our…

THE RIGHT MAN MAKES A DIFFERENCE

THE RIGHT MAN MAKES A DIFFERENCERuth 2Ruth: The Romance of Redemption – Part 2 of 4 Romans 6.13 “… offer yourselves to God … and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.”(niv)                      THE GOD OF THE ORDINARY LOVES TO WORK THROUGH … WOMEN Working Hopefully v. 2 “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” (niv) Psalm 90.17 “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work…

AN EXCEPTIONAL GOD IN ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

AN EXCEPTIONAL GOD IN ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCESRuth 1Ruth: The Romance of Redemption – Part 1 of 4 Judges 21.25 “In those days … Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (esv) GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE ORDINARY HELPS US TO …                                [vv. 2-5 & 19-21]   PROCESS HIS Dark Providences v. 21 “I went away full, and the LORD has brought me back empty.” (esv) v. 19 “… the whole town was excited about their arrival and the local women exclaimed, ‘Can this be Naomi?’” (csb) v. 20 “… call me Mara,…

MOTHERHOOD … WITH A TWIST

MOTHERHOOD … WITH A TWISTMother’s Day 20241 Kings 17 3 PERSPECTIVES FOR MOTHERS: LESSONS IN THE IMPORTANCE OF … #1 ISRAEL – Treasuring God’s Word v. 1 “… there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” (niv)  Amos 8.11 “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.’” (esv) 2…

THE POWER OF JESUS

THE POWER OF JESUSColossians 1.15-20What Is NEXT For First Baptist? – Part 4 of 4 v. 15 “He is the image of the invisible God …” (esv)          v. 19 “… in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell …” (esv)         THE POWER OF JESUS IS DISPLAYED BY THE FACT THAT … THERE IS NOTHING TOO Awesome For Him To Create v. 15 “… firstborn of all creation.” (esv)   v. 16 x 2 “… all things were created …” (esv) v. 17 “… before all things … all things hold together …” (esv) v. 18 “… in everything … preeminent.” (esv) v. 19 “… all the fullness…

THE PROMISED LAND PATTERN

THE PROMISED LAND PATTERNExodus 34, Judges 2 & Joshua 4What Is NEXT For First Baptist? – Part 3 of 4 THE PROMISED LAND PATTERN IS A CALL TO … REALIZE THE Culture Is Not Nourishing OUR FAITH              [Exodus 34.11-16] Deuteronomy 9.1 “Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you …” (esv)  v. 16 “… and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters whore after their gods and make your sons whore after…