Sermons Archive (Page 3)

Sermons Archive (Page 3)

SUFFERING FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCH

SUFFERING FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCHEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 5Ephesians 3.1-13 v. 1 “… a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles …” (esv)  v. 13 “So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.” (esv)  THE CHURCH IS WORTH SUFFERING FOR B/C …  THE CHURCH IS Our True Community v. 4 “… my insight into the mystery of Christ …” (esv) v. 6…

WE’RE ALL IN CHRIST TOGETHER

WE’RE ALL IN CHRIST TOGETHEREphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 4Ephesians 2.11-22 THE CHURCH SHOULD RELATE DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE … THE GOSPEL ISN’T Constrained By Our Experiences v. 12 “… separated from Christ…” & “… having no hope and without God in the world.”  “… alienated from the commonwealth of Israel …” & “… strangers to the covenants of promise…” (esv)    v. 11 “… called ‘the uncircumcision’ …” (esv) OUR SAVIOR HAS Removed Our Divisions v. 14 “For…

Salvation Is Who Jesus Is

SALVATION IS WHO JESUS ISEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 3Ephesians 2.1-10 SALVATION IS WHO JESUS IS BECAUSE … APART FROM JESUS We AreSpiritually Dead vv. 1-2 “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked …” (esv)  v. 2 “… you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.” (niv)  v. 3…

My Heart Captured by Carmel’s God

MY HEART CAPTURED BY CARMEL’S GOD1 Kings 18.20-40 1st His Question: v. 21 “How long will you go limping between two different opinions?” (esv) Why was Baal Worship Attractive? Approved by the Powerful Presented Itself as Practical   Promised to be Pleasurable   Appeared to be Inevitable   v. 22 Elijah: “I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men.” (esv) 2nd His Challenge: v. 21“If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal,…

SIGHT THAT STIRS THE HEART

Someone I’m Grateful For: __________________ vv. 17–18 “… that … God … may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened …” (esv)  James 2.19 “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” (niv) LORD GIVE US LIGHT TO SEE HOW YOU ARE … CALLING US TO A HEAVENLY HOPE v. 18 “… so that you may know what is the…

THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN CHRIST

THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN CHRISTEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common PeopleEphesians 1.3-14 v. 3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” (esv) WHAT ARE THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN CHRIST? WE EXPERIENCE … THE JOY OF BEING CHOSEN v. 4 “… even as he chose us in him …” (esv) v. 4 “… before the foundation of the world …” (esv) v.…

Taking Heart in Tough Times

TAKING HEART IN TOUGH TIMESOvercoming Adversity—2 of 2John 16.33 John 16.33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (esv)  1 Peter 4.12 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” (esv)  Psalm 10.1 “Why, O LORD, do you stand afar off? …

GIVING UP OR GOING ON?

Overcoming Adversity—Part 1 of 2 Nehemiah 4.1-15 vv. 6-7a “… we built the wall … for the people had a mind to work. But when …” (esv)  WE FEEL LIKE GIVING UP BECAUSE OF … *  Fatigue  v. 10a “The strength of those who bear the burdens is failing.” (esv)  *  Frustration  v. 10b “There is too much rubble.” (esv)  *  Fatalism v. 10c “By ourselves we will not be able to rebuild the wall.” (esv)  *  Fear v. 11…

Away in a Manger

AWAY IN A MANGERAdvent 2020: Celebrating The True Light – Week 4Luke 2.1-20 NAME THAT TUNE: #1  “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room” v. 7 “… because there was no place for them in the inn.” (esv)  Matthew 6.33 “But seekfirst the kingdom of God and his righteousness …” (esv) #2  “Why Lies He In Such Mean Estate?” v. 8 “… shepherds out in the field …” (esv)  v. 11 “For unto you is born this day in the city…

Salvation Sings through Silence

SALVATION SINGS THROUGH SILENCELuke 1:57-80 LET US CONSIDER ANEW HOW GOD HAS … Provided Salvation FOR US                                                                                               * From External Enemies  * From Internal Enemies Paid A Price FOR US Prepared A Place…