Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker

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…

Galatians Part 2: The Crucified Life

Galatians Part 2: The Crucified Life Galatians 1:6-7 (NIV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel [works]—which is really no gospel at all. Gospel of Grace = Freedom = Savior = I want to Gospel of Works = Bondage = System = I have to Galatians 2:16, 19 (MSG) We know very well that we are not set right with God…

Galatians Part 1: The Two Gospels

Galatians Part 1: The Two Gospels Galatians 1:6-7 (NIV) I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. The Gospel of Grace. = Freedom Focuses on God and justification through God’s love. The Gospel of Works. = Bondage Focuses on…

Believe Again

Believe Again We all will have experiences in life that shake our faith. We’ll all go through something we don’t understand. These moments become defining moments in our lives. Do we back away from the Lord when these events occur? Or, do we press into Him? Do we seek Him? Or, do we abandon Him? This is what the disciples were facing at the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus dying shook their faith. They didn’t understand! This is the reason Peter…

Stop Look Listen Part 2: How Do I Win People To Jesus

Stop Look Listen Part 2: How Do I Win People To Jesus As a Christian, Palm Sunday is a time for us to reflect on how we can follow in Christ’s footsteps. How we can develop a passion for the one thing Jesus was so passionate about. Matthew 4:19 (TPT) Jesus said, “Come and follow me, and I will transform you into men who catch people for God.” “Evangelism” often has a negative connotation: We think of yelling preachers, uncomfortable…

Stop Look Listen Part 1: The Great Commandment

Stop Look Listen Part 1: The Great Commandment Many are aware of the “10 Commandments.” The Old Testament contains 613 commandments. Jesus simplifies the Old Testament down to two things: (1) The Great Commandment. Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV) “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets…

Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus

Trust God Part 4: Cast Your Cares On Jesus Philippians 4:6 (VOICE) Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful. . . . pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. — TLB Psalms 55:22 (AMP) Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He [God] will sustain you; He…