Sermons on Relationships

Identity & Relationships Part 4: A New Spiritual Species

Identity & Relationships Part 4: A New Spiritual Species Colossians 1:12-14 (NKJV) Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and [has] conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. God has, God has, God has, we have! The gospel is the good…

Identity & Relationships Part 3: Forming the Right Identity

Identity & Relationships Part 3: Forming the Right Identity 1 John 3:1-2 (NIV) See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are . . . . We are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. There are four…

Identity & Relationships Part 2: How Identity Builds

Identity & Relationships Part 2: How Identity Builds Psalm 8:4-6 (GNT) What are human beings, that you think of them; mere mortals, that you care for them? Yet you made them inferior only to Yourself; you crowned them with glory and honor. You appointed them rulers over everything you made; you placed them over all creation. God never intended for you to struggle or be defeated. He appointed you to rule and reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.…

Identity & Relationships Part 1: How Identity Destroys

Identity & Relationships Part 1: How Identity Destroys Genesis 1:26-28 (NIV) God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.…

Ordained for Impact Part 2: Where Do I Start?

Ordained for Impact Part 2: Where Do I Start? Ephesians 2:10 (KJV) We are His [God’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The way we shine as a light for the Lord is through good works—tangibly meeting people’s needs. Matthew 5:14-16 (TLB) You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for…

Love Can Part 4: The Balance of Love

LOVE CAN PART 4: THE BALANCE OF LOVE GOAL #1: To lead us to repentance (new life). GOAL #2: For us to love the way God loves. GOAL #3: Gratitude for God’s gift of new life. BALANCE OF LOVE Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. Agape also stands up for justice and always protects. 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV) Love does not delight in evil [injustice, wrongdoing, harm] but rejoices with the truth. It always protects [to ward off, cover…

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…

Red Letter Part 4: Kids That Turn Out Right

KIDS THAT TURN OUT RIGHT Proverbs 13:24 (ESV) Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 22:15 (ESV) Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him. Luke 15:11-20 (NIV) Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his…
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