Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 2)

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 2)

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…

CHRISTmas DECISIONS

HE WILL BE CALLED Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) For to us a child is born to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Everyday we’re faced with decisions. Big decisions, small decisions, personal decisions, strategic decisions, spiritual decisions, etc. Isaiah tells us about some spiritual decisions we all should make. Some will DECIDE to call Jesus their, “Wonderful Counselor.” Some will DECIDE…

You Only Live Twice Part 2

OUR POSITION IN HEAVEN Hebrews 9:27 (NLV) It is in the plan that all men die once. After that, they will stand before God. Our position there is determined by our faithfulness here. Hebrews 12:2 (MSG) Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed . . . he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever.…

You Only Live Twice Part 1

You Only Live Twice 1 Timothy 6:17-18 (NIV) Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 4

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 4 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. FOUR AREAS OF SANCTIFICATION Our knowledge of God, self, our enemy, and faith. OUR KNOWLEDGE OF FAITH Faith comes from the Greek word “pistis;” meaning to turn to, believe in, trust in, and hope in the Lord. Acts 11:21 (CEV) The Lord’s power was with them, and many people turned to the Lord and put their faith…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 3

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 3 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. FOUR AREAS OF SANCTIFICATION Our knowledge of God. Our knowledge of self. Our knowledge of our enemy. Our knowledge of faith. OUR KNOWLEDGE OF OUR ENEMY Much of what we believe about the devil has been mixed with the views of Judaism. There is a spiritual bond between Christianity and Judaism. Like Christianity, Judaism begins with the…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 2

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 2 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. John 17:17 (NIV) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. FOUR AREAS OF SANCTIFICATION Our knowledge of God. Our knowledge of self. Our knowledge of our enemy. Our knowledge of faith. Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV) Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Our self-perception is one of the main places we must…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 1

RIGHT and WRONG THINKING Part 1 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. John 17:17 (NIV) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. “Sanctify” means to separate, free, set apart, and make holy.  To “make holy” means to make like the Lord. Four Areas of Sanctification: Our knowledge of God. Our knowledge of self. Our knowledge of our enemy. Our knowledge of faith. Romans 12:2 (NIV) Do not…

Of His Fullness

THE FULLNESS OF GOD Colossians 1:15-19 (AMP) He [Jesus] is the exact living image [the essential manifestation] of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible], the firstborn [the preeminent one, the sovereign, and the originator] of all creation. For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible . . . . He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the…