Sermons on Faith
A pause with a purpose The first 7 celebrated a complete community (5:1-8:5) Covenant Community Those persecuted The washed The second 7 was a warning to those who don’t believe (8:6-11:19) They rejected power They rejected prophecy The result was experiencing God’s wrath The third 7 was encouragement to be prepared (15-16) The blame game Accepting Jesus is being saved by Jesus and prepared for Jesus.
Three testimonies from 2017 of how God worked in people’s lives. Mary Ellen – God’s Comfort through loss of a loved one Buck Miller – Learning you can’t outgive God! Jet Bittenbender – His road to accepting Christ as Lord and Savior
Joshua 1:1-18 Sermon Big Idea: Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land through faithfulness and obedience to God. Get our feet wet – Hebrews 11:6 Eyes focused on God – Matthew 6:33 Put the Word in our hearts – Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:11 Recognizing whose hand is leading you – Proverbs 16:9 Standing Down – Ephesians 6:12
Ephesians 6:10-24 Stand firm Stand against Stand equipped Stand alert Stand together
Be GLAD to rejoice in the Lord It is a HEFTY weight to carry the burden of a works based faith It is hard to THROW AWAY the things the world values When the TRASH is buried, my life is RECYCLED in resurrection
Daniel 3:1-3 Image was everything to Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 3:4-7 Nebuchadnezzar wanted an image of submission Daniel 3:8-12 The Chaldeans wanted the image of fairness Daniel 3:13-15 Nebuchadnezzar revealed his true image Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are an image of faith Daniel 3:19-30 God rewarded faith; Nebuchadnezzar tried to manufacture it The image we portray to the world of what it looks like to follow Jesus, should leave the world in awe; just as we should be of Shadrach,…
What the Bible says about Baptism: Baptism washes away sin. (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16) Baptism comes with the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38) Unites us with Christ. (Romans 6:5) – put this one on screen We put on Christ. (Galatians 3:27) – put this one on screen Baptism enters you into membership of the body of Christ.(1 Corinthians 12:12-13) put this one on screen Baptism saves you. (1 Peter 3:21) – put this one on screen The popular…
Scripture: Mark 11:20-33 We must be prepared for the enemy “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 “For with the heart one believes and is justified.” Romans 10:10 “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 “…if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 1:13 We must know the…
Mark 8:1-21 Compassion is caring for others Faith is belief there will be enough Understanding is knowledge of the perfection of Christ within the broken pieces The Pharisees tested Jesus because they didn’t believe The Pharisees wanted a sign of power Jesus’ answer is compassion The disciples were focused on the physical Jesus says to focus on the Spiritual Conclusion: It is time to re-focus!
Mark 7:24-37 The message spread to the Gentiles Jesus tested the Gentiles The Gentiles proved their faith We confront the mess by… Opening our ears Loosening our tongue