Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 9)

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker (Page 9)

Face To Face Part 1: Jacob

Face To Face Part 1: Jacob Exodus 33:11 (NIV) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (Message) Whenever, though, they [the Church] turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil [the things in the way] and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that…

My Best Friend Part 5

My Best Friend Part 5 God desires for everyone to receive three main gifts: salvation, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and spiritual gifts—gifts which empower us for ministry. John 20:19-22 (NIV) When the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again…

My Best Friend Part 4

My Best Friend Part 4 Empowered To Live On Mission 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (NLV) There are different kinds of gifts. But it is the same Holy Spirit Who gives them. There are different kinds of work to be done for Him . . . . The Holy Spirit works in each person in one way or another for the good of all. God’s Gifts Salvation. Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this…

My Best Friend Part 3

My Best Friend Part 3 My Friend the Holy Spirit We depend on God the Father for direction. Our job is to come into agreement with the Father’s plan. Then, we depend on the Holy Spirit to make the Father’s plan come to pass. Although that sounds easy, it can be very challenging. Romans 7:19-8:1 (Last Days Bible) The good I want to do, I don’t do, but I keep on doing the evil things I don’t want to do…

My Best Friend Part 2

My Best Friend Part 2 Three in One 2 Corinthians 13:14 (Message) The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. The Bible teaches that there is one God who eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is commonly referred to as the Trinity or Godhead. All members of the Godhead are co-equal and co-eternal. They are…

My Best Friend Part 1

My Best Friend Part 1 Who is the Holy Spirit? Acts 19:1-2 (NIV) While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” I want you to know the truth about the Holy Spirit, without the extremes. He is a person. He is…

The Winner’s Circle Part 5

The Winner’s Circle Part 5 Ephesians 2:12-13 (Phillips) You were without Christ . . . You had nothing to look forward to and no God to whom you could turn. But now, through the blood of Christ, you who were once outside the pale [the covenants of promise] are with us inside the circle of God’s love and purpose. Everything changes in the circle. God treats you the same way He treats Jesus. He sees you the way He sees…

The Winner’s Circle Part 4

The Winner’s Circle Part 4 Ephesians 2:12-13 (Phillips) You were without Christ . . . You had nothing to look forward to and no God to whom you could turn. But now, through the blood of Christ, you who were once outside the pale [the covenants of promise] are with us inside the circle of God’s love and purpose. Everything changes inside the circle. Colossians 1:12-13 (NKJV) Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of…

The Winner’s Circle Part 3

The Winner’s Circle Part 3 Ephesians 2:12-13 (Phillips) You were without Christ . . . You had nothing to look forward to and no God to whom you could turn. But now, through the blood of Christ, you who were once outside the pale [the covenants of promise] are with us inside the circle of God’s love and purpose. Everything changes once you’re inside the circle. Inside the circle you are loved, accepted, and forgiven. Inside the circle you are…

The Winner’s Circle Part 2

The Winner’s Circle Part 2 The winner’s circle is where victors go, after they’ve won, to be recognized and to receive rewards. Palm Sunday starts the passion week! Every victory Jesus secured he secured for us! His victory was our victory! The secret to Christianity is found in the past tense of God’s Word. Ephesians 2:12-13 (Phillips) You were without Christ . . . You had nothing to look forward to and no God to whom you could turn. But…