Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 3)

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 3)

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…

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…