Sermon Archive (Page 4)

Sermon Archive (Page 4)

Sermon Archive

Red Letter Part 2: Hands & Feet of Jesus

BEING THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS Luke 4:16-19 (NIV) He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He…

Red Letter Part 1: Better Together

Red Letter Part 1: Better Together We are going to focus on the final words of Jesus. Jesus’s final focus was not on his public ministry. His focus was on his 12 disciples. Jesus knew his true ministry would live on through 12 men. Let’s begin in John 13. John 13:1-8 (NIV) It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father . . .…

I Have Decided Part 4: A Life of Love

I HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE 1 John 3:10-11 (TPT) Here is how God’s children can be clearly distinguished from the children of the Evil One. Anyone who does not demonstrate righteousness and show love to fellow believers is not living with God as his source. The beautiful message you’ve heard right from the start is that we should walk in self-sacrificing [others before self] love toward one another. John 13:34-35 (NLT) Love each other. Just as…

I Have Decided Part 3: A Life Of Righteousness

A Life Of Righteousness Ephesians 1:11 (Message) It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for . . . part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Week 1: We decided to draw our identity from Jesus. Week 2: We decided to live out God’s plan for our life. 1 John 3:10 (TPT) Here is how God’s children can be clearly distinguished from the children of the Evil…

I Have Decided Part 2: A Life Of Purpose

A LIFE OF PURPOSE Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Where there is no vision, the people perish . . . . One of the best gifts of life is having clarity of vision and purpose. The Hebrew word for “vision” is Chazown (khaw-zone’). It means a dream, revelation, or vision. A vision for life will bring focus. A vision for life will bring endurance. A vision for life will bring fulfillment. WHERE DOES PURPOSE COME FROM? Ephesians 1:11 (Message) It’s in Christ that we find…

I Have Decided Part 1: New Life Through Death

New Life Through Death Romans 5:12-21; 6:1-3 (NLT) When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death [separation from the life God had for us], so death spread to everyone [one man got us in a mess] . . . . Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come. But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to…

Let the Ruins Come to Life

THE MIRACLE OF EASTER Easter is made up of two distinct components: Good Friday – Where we celebrate the cross. Easter Sunday – Where we celebrate the resurrection. Good Friday reminds us of the pain associated with sin. Sin creates ruins in our lives. Sin destroys what we love most. Romans 6:23 (NIV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The word death, in the Greek, means…

Death To Selfie Part 4: Drawing Our Identity From God

DRAWING OUR IDENTITY FROM GOD Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The Jewish people expected the Messiah to be an earthly king who would free them from the tyranny of the Roman Empire. They knew who they wanted Jesus to be – a military leader. So they welcomed Him as a king with palm branches. Jesus knew who He really was. He drew His identity from God. So Jesus rode a donkey,…

Death To Selfie Part 3: The Power of Identity

Death To Selfie Part 3: The Power of Identity The “Selfie” illustrates a conflict that exists between who we believe ourselves to be and who we want other people to see. There is the me I see. There is the me I hope to be. There is the me I pretend to be. There is the me I was created to be. THE POWER OF IDENTITY In this series, we’ve seen Jacob trying to be someone he is not, Leah…

Death To Selfie Part 2: Relationship Behaviors

Death To Selfie Part 2: Relationship Behaviors The “Selfie” illustrates a conflict that exists between who we believe ourselves to be and who we want other people to see. There is the me I see. There is the me I hope to be. There is the me I pretend to be. There is the me I was created to be. LOW SELF-ESTEEM RELATIONSHIP BEHAVIORS 1. Over Apologizing – If you apologize for apologizing you may be struggling with low self-worth.…