Sermons on In Christ

Sermons on In Christ

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…

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…

Red Letter Part 2: Hands & Feet of Jesus

BEING THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS Luke 4:16-19 (NIV) He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He…

I Have Decided Part 2: A Life Of Purpose

A LIFE OF PURPOSE Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Where there is no vision, the people perish . . . . One of the best gifts of life is having clarity of vision and purpose. The Hebrew word for “vision” is Chazown (khaw-zone’). It means a dream, revelation, or vision. A vision for life will bring focus. A vision for life will bring endurance. A vision for life will bring fulfillment. WHERE DOES PURPOSE COME FROM? Ephesians 1:11 (Message) It’s in Christ that we find…

I Have Decided Part 1: New Life Through Death

New Life Through Death Romans 5:12-21; 6:1-3 (NLT) When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death [separation from the life God had for us], so death spread to everyone [one man got us in a mess] . . . . Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come. But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to…

Death To Selfie Part 4: Drawing Our Identity From God

DRAWING OUR IDENTITY FROM GOD Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The Jewish people expected the Messiah to be an earthly king who would free them from the tyranny of the Roman Empire. They knew who they wanted Jesus to be – a military leader. So they welcomed Him as a king with palm branches. Jesus knew who He really was. He drew His identity from God. So Jesus rode a donkey,…

Death To Selfie Part 2: Relationship Behaviors

Death To Selfie Part 2: Relationship Behaviors The “Selfie” illustrates a conflict that exists between who we believe ourselves to be and who we want other people to see. There is the me I see. There is the me I hope to be. There is the me I pretend to be. There is the me I was created to be. LOW SELF-ESTEEM RELATIONSHIP BEHAVIORS 1. Over Apologizing – If you apologize for apologizing you may be struggling with low self-worth.…

Death To Selfie Part 1: The Selfie Self-Image

THE SELFIE SELF-IMAGE There are over 1 million selfies posted each day. 36% of people admit to altering their selfies. 14% admit to digitally enhancing them. Billions of selfies are deleted and retaken. The “Selfie” illustrates a conflict that exists between who we believe ourselves to be and who we want other people to see. Our goal, in this series, is to help you embrace who God believes you to be. Put to death your current self-image and embrace the…
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