Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 3)

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 3)

Cast Your Care On The Lord

THE 5 LEADING CAUSES OF STRESS Finances Work Family Health Relationships All these leading causes of stress have their root in worry. Luke 12:22-28 (TPT) Jesus taught his disciples, saying, “Listen to me. Never let anxiety enter your hearts. Never worry about any of your needs, such as food or clothing. For your life is infinitely more than just food or the clothing you wear . . . . Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one…

Unlock Your Superpower

Unlock Your Superpower 1 Samuel 10:5-6 (NLV) When you [Saul] come there to the city, you will meet a group of men who speak for God coming down from the high place. They will have harps, an object to beat sounds of joy, and a horn. And they will be speaking God’s Word. Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you with power. You will speak God’s Word with them and be changed into another man. God uses…

God’s Hold On You

God’s Hold On You Hebrews 10:23 (WE) We must hold on to God’s promise that we have said we believed. And we must never let go. He has promised and he will do it. We often hear the expression, “Hold on to God.” Especially in seasons of difficulty. But you also need to know, in difficult seasons, that God is holding on to you. Isaiah 41:12-14 (CEV) I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don’t…

Here I Am, Send Me

HERE I AM, SEND ME Isaiah 6:8 (ERV) Who can I send? Who will go for us? When God called Jonah he said, “Here I am, I’m not going.” When God called Moses he said, “Here I am, send Aaron.” When God called Paul he said, “Here I am, who are you?” When God called Isaiah he said, “Here I am, send me.” God is looking for people like Isaiah. Matthew 5:13-14 (NIV) You are the salt of the earth…

In-Joy Your Summer

THE DIVINE ORDER OF JOY John 15:9-11 teaches us the divine order of joy: John 15:9-11 (NKJV) As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments [walk in my way], you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 1.  Abide in God’s…

Generational Blessings

Generational Blessings Throughout the Bible we see examples of generational blessings and generational curses; the impact of a father’s words on future generations. However, generational blessings and curses have often been misunderstood. Ezekiel 18:2-4, 20 (TLB) Why do people use this proverb about the land of Israel: “The children are punished for their fathers’ sins?” “As I live,” says the Lord God, “you will not use this proverb anymore in Israel, for all souls are mine to judge—fathers and sons…

Breaking the Spirit of Fear

Breaking the Spirit of Fear 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “Fear,” in the Greek, has to do with being fainthearted and loosing the moral fortitude to follow the Lord. In other words, our confidence gets stripped and we compromise. Ephesians 6:11-12 (CEV) . . . defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting…

The Mindset of Miracles

NATURAL MINDED VS. GOD CONSCIOUS 2 Kings 6:1-7 (NCV) The groups of prophets said to Elisha, “The place where we meet with you is too small for us. Let’s go to the Jordan River. There everyone can get a log, and let’s build a place there to live . . . .” When they arrived at the Jordan, they cut down some trees. As one man was cutting down a tree, the head of his ax fell into the water.…

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…