Sermons on Relationships

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…

Red Letter Part 3: How To Be Respected

HOW TO BE RESPECTED Luke 14:8-11 (HCSB) When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don’t recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host. The one who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give your place to this man,” and then in humiliation, you will proceed to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place,…

Red Letter Part 1: Better Together

Red Letter Part 1: Better Together We are going to focus on the final words of Jesus. Jesus’s final focus was not on his public ministry. His focus was on his 12 disciples. Jesus knew his true ministry would live on through 12 men. Let’s begin in John 13. John 13:1-8 (NIV) It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father . . .…

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…

Selfless Part 2: Faithful In Service

Selfless Part 2: Faithful In Service Philippians 2:2-4 (MGS) Be deep-spirited friends . . . . Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead . . . . Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. If someone were to describe you with the word “ALWAYS” what would they say? Did you know 54% of teens aspire to be a celebrity? They are learning to self-promote so they can be discovered. They want to be the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of…

Small Things Big Difference Part 3

Small Things Big Difference Part 3 It’s often the small things that no one sees that result in the big things that everyone wants. OUR WORDS Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) The tongue has the power of life and death. Our words are either life-giving (LG) or life-taking (LT). If you want to change the life you have, you need to change the words you speak. James 3:3-5 (NLT) We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a…
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