Sermons on Purpose & Destiny

Sermons on Purpose & Destiny

The Beat of a Different Drum Part 2: The Heartbeat of God

The Beat of a Different Drum Part 2: The Heartbeat of God We’ve learned that the world beats to three main drums: The lust of the flesh – selfishness. The lust of the eyes – greed. The pride of life – godlessness. Less of God in our life John 13:23 (NKJV) Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. If you were leaning your head on God’s chest, what would you hear? What are…

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…

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…

In Focus

ONE THING IS NEEDED Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. The key to goal setting…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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