Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker

The Beat of a Different Drum Part 2: The Heartbeat of God

The Beat of a Different Drum Part 2: The Heartbeat of God We’ve learned that the world beats to three main drums: The lust of the flesh – selfishness. The lust of the eyes – greed. The pride of life – godlessness. Less of God in our life John 13:23 (NKJV) Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. If you were leaning your head on God’s chest, what would you hear? What are…

The Beat of a Different Drum Part 1: The World’s Beat

The Beat of a Different Drum PART 1: THE WORLD’S BEAT Christianity is not about what we can’t do. It is about what we can do with God in our lives. But you will never understand that until you start marching to a different beat. 1 John 2:15-17 (MSG) Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way,…

If My People Part 4: Turn And Be Restored

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. If you humble self, I will hear. If you seek me, I will forgive. If you turn, I will restore. We looked at how important it is for us to humble ourselves—become teachable—so the lies in our lives…

If My People Part 3: Living A God First Life

LIVING A GOD FIRST LIFE 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. If you humble self, I will hear. If you seek me, I will forgive. If you turn, I will restore. Last week we looked at how important it is for us to humble…

If My People Part 2: Humbling Ourselves

HUMBLING OURSELVES 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. If you humble self, I will hear. If you seek me, I will forgive. If you turn, I will restore. A big part of us humbling ourselves, seeking God, and turning away from sin is seeing…

If My People Part 1: Prayer Of Dedication

SOLOMON DEDICATES THE TEMPLE Solomon’s prayer is not that we will never miss the mark. Solomon’s prayer is a dedication for when we miss the mark. 2 Chronicles 6:12, 21 (NLT) Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the entire community of Israel, and he lifted his hands in prayer . . . 21 May you hear the humble and earnest requests from me and your people Israel when we pray toward this place. Yes, hear…

Galatians Part 5: Living To Make A Difference

Galatians Part 5: Living To Make A Difference Chapter 1: The two gospels (grace and works). Chapter 2: We will swing between them until we die to self. Chapter 3: Paul re-explains the Gospel (Abraham’s promise). Chapter 4: God wanted a Father-Son relationship with us. Chapter 5: God father’s us by the leadings of His Spirit. Chapter 6: We are to use our lives to make a difference. Galatians 6:1, 2, 9-10 (NIV) Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught…

Galatians Part 4: Adoption to Sonship

Galatians Part 4: Adoption to Sonship Galatians 4:4-6 (NIV) But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” We need the Spirit of His Son inside of us. This changes the relationship we have…

Galatians Part 3: Salvation By Promise

Galatians Part 3: Salvation By Promise Chapter 1: Paul introduces two gospels: grace and works/law. Chapter 2: Paul deals with people swinging back and forth. Chapter 3: Paul begins to re-explain the gospel. He brings people back to Abraham: to salvation by promise, not law. Galatians 3:8-9; 17; 19; 24-25 (NIV) Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely…