Sermons Archive (Page 3)

Sermons Archive (Page 3)

STRENGTHENING WEAK PRAYERS

STRENGTHENING WEAK PRAYERSRomans 8.26-27Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 12 of 14 v. 25 “… we hope for what we do not see …” (esv)                        v. 26 “… the Spirit helps us in our weakness.” (esv)                       THE HOLY SPIRIT STRENGTHENS OUR PRAYERS BY …      MAKING US Honest About Our Need 2 Chronicles 20.12 “Our God … we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what todo, but our eyes are upon you.” (niv) v. 26 “We do not know what we ought to…

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGHRomans 8.18-25Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 11 of 14 v. 17 “… we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” Acts 14.22 “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.”  (niv) TO WALK HARD PATHS, THE HOLY SPIRIT CULTIVATES WITHIN US … A Wonderful Imagination                 v. 18 “… I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (esv)…

THE WARRIOR CHILDREN OF GOD

THE WARRIOR CHILDREN OF GOD  Romans 8.12-17Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 10 of 14 IN OUR STRUGGLE WITH SIN, THE HOLY SPIRIT REVEALS THAT … WE DON’T OWE Our Old Self Obedience v. 12 “… we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh …”                        Romans 7.19 “I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.” (esv) v. 15a “… you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear…

SPIRITUAL RENOVATION

SPIRITUAL RENOVATIONRomans 8.5-11Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 9 of 14 v.4 “… the law’s requirement would be fulfilled in us …” (csb) v. 4 “… [we] walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (esv) v. 9 “… if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.” (esv)  WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN US HE … CHANGES THE Orientation of Our Desires v. 5 “… those who live according to the flesh set their…

NO CONDEMNATION NOW I DREAD

NO CONDEMNATION NOW I DREADRomans 8.1-4Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 8 of 14 LIVING “IN CHRIST JESUS” MEANS THAT WE’RE … DELIVERED BY THE REAL Humanity Of Jesus v. 1 “… there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus …” Hebrews 9.27 “… man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment …” (niv) Acts 17.25 “[God] gives all men life and breath and everything else.” (niv) v. 2 “For the law…

Are You Standing Firm?

Are you standing firm?Ephesians 6:10-18 1 ENDGAME – WHAT TO DO 2 ENEMY – WHY IT’S DIFFICULT 3 EQUIPMENT – HOW TO DO IT Theme sentence: If our ENDGAME is to stand firm, our ENEMY is trying to knock us down, we need the EQUIPMENT if we’re going to stand firm. PRAY: SLOWLY: Holy and Powerful God, we long for you to speak to us. We are listening, expecting you to speak to us. Spirit of God, Explain your Word…

LIVING WITH EVIL CLOSE AT HAND

LIVING WITH EVIL CLOSE AT HANDRomans 7.14-25Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 7 of 14 v. 13 “… sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good …” (csb)WITH SIN CLOSE BY, WE MUST BE READY TO … EXPERIENCE Inner Hostility Romans 6.6 “We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be…

SHOULD WE BURN THE BIBLE?

SHOULD WE BURN THE BIBLE?Romans 7.7-13Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 6 of 14 v. 6 “… now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive …” (esv) v. 7a “What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means!” (esv) v. 12 “So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.” (esv) GOD’S COMMANDS ARE GOOD BECAUSE THEY … Isolate Desire AS OUR PROBLEM  v.…

DELIVERED FROM A ZOMBIE MARRIAGE

DELIVERED FROM A ZOMBIE MARRIAGERomans 7.1-6Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 5 of 14 THE LOVE OF A CHRISTIAN’S LIFE … IS ESTABLISHED BY A Living Marriage v. 1 “… do you not know, brothers … that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives?” (esv) v. 2 “… a married woman … if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.” (esv) v. 3 “… she is free from that law,…

A NEW WAY TO BE HUMAN

A NEW WAY TO BE HUMANRomans 6.1-14Romans: Redeemed To Flourish – Part 3 of 14 Romans 5.20 “But where sin increased, grace increased all the more …” (niv)           v. 1 “Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?” (esv) v. 2 “By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” (esv) Romans 5.21 “… as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through … Jesus Christ our…

Miss A Miracle

Miss A Miracle1 Samuel 1-3August 6, 2023 CAPTURE: A while back we had a storm that knocked some branches down. Our power at the house went out. I’m sure you’ve experienced a power outage before. When it happens you check to see what is causing it.  So I did what anyone would do – I called a friend who knew stuff about stuff and how to fix things. He advised me to turn off the main on the breaker. Later…

“God, I’ve got a question: Why…?”

“God, I’ve got a question: Why…?” Habakkuk As your true heart is more deeply revealed to yourself, and you struggle to align yourself with God’s heart, it leads you further away from being an enemy of God, and further towards life as a child of God who lives by faith. A faith-filled Christ-follower will bow the knee not just before God’s power, but also before His love and goodness. At its core, fear is overcome by the firm conviction in…