Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Sermon Archive

Love Can Part 4: The Balance of Love

LOVE CAN PART 4: THE BALANCE OF LOVE GOAL #1: To lead us to repentance (new life). GOAL #2: For us to love the way God loves. GOAL #3: Gratitude for God’s gift of new life. BALANCE OF LOVE Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. Agape also stands up for justice and always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV) Love does not delight in evil [injustice, wrongdoing, harm] but rejoices with the truth. It always protects [to ward off, cover…

Love Can Part 3: The Goals of God’s Love

Love Can Part 3: The Goals of God’s Love God’s love is unconditional. It looks beyond sin to the treasure within. It pulls out God’s original intention for our lives. THE GOALS OF GOD’S LOVE Romans 2:4 (FD) Do you imagine you can dodge God’s sentence, knowing that you are guilty? Graciously the Almighty has been patient and tolerant with you and me in order to win us to a new pattern of life. LOVE’S GOAL #1: To leads you…

Love Can Part 2: Aspects of Agape

LOVE CAN PART 2: ASPECTS OF AGAPE Romans 5:8 (NIV) God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Agape love is an unconditional love. It loves us when we are at our worst. John 3:16 (NIV) God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Agape love is a giving love, not a taking…

Love Can Part 1: Four Kinds of Love

FOUR KINDS OF LOVE Eros—a romantic love based on physical desire. Philos—a friendship love based on shared experiences. Storge—a family love based on brotherly affection. Agape—a divine love based on intimacy with God. Agape is an unconditional love. It is not short-sighted. It sees God’s original intention. It looks beyond sin to the treasure within. Romans 5:5 (TLB) . . . God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. Only agape love can pull…

Book Of Prayers Part 4: Different Kinds of Prayer

DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRAYER Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. The Prayer of Faith. A prayer to change things. James 5:15 (KJV) The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. James 1:5-6 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally . . . . But let him ask in faith,…

Book Of Prayers Part 3: The Lord’s Prayer

Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:8-13 (NKJV) Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive…

Book Of Prayer Part 2: Prayer of Jabez

Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. Last week we looked at the pattern God gave Moses to enter into His presence. We are to enter into the presence of God before we petition God. This week I want to look at the heart of prayer! THE PRAYER OF JABEZ 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NIV) Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying,…

Book Of Prayers Part 1: Model of Moses

Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. James 5:16 (AMP) The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available. THE PRAYER MODEL OF MOSES The Old Testament has been fulfilled, but not robbed of it’s meaning. Matthew 5:17 (NIV) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”…

In Focus

ONE THING IS NEEDED Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. The key to goal setting…

Seeing CHRISTmas

Matthew 1:1-13 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him . . . .” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and…