Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 3)

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…

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…