Sermons on Matthew
Depression is like a cave. It is a dark place with no clear road map out and many pitfalls. To experience depression does not mean you aren’t loved, you don’t love God enough, or you aren’t saved. We are invited to bring our pain to Jesus because he knows how it feels and he can relate to us.
All creation brings pleasure to the heart of God. We must find moments to enjoy and marvel at creation. In doing so we marvel at the power and beauty of God.
Don’t believe that just because your foundation is Jesus that storms will not come. They come against everyone. Instead, take the words and teachings of Jesus and say “This is how I am going to make decisions in my life. This is what I am going to stand on.”
Sometimes we can cast judgement and not even realize we’re doing it. While it is natural to have an initial reaction when someone does something to harm us, offend us, or even talk bad about us, let’s change our perspective by incorporating these three ways to walk in the way of Jesus when it comes to judgement.
Do your actions matter? Yes they do. But motives, the stuff that is hidden, the stuff that can be deceptive, matters even more. Listen as we uncover three acts of righteousness to help us understand.
Instead of retaliation towards your enemies what if you gave them public praise? With God in your heart it is possible. Jesus has asked us to come at this world in a different perspective. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
We’re living through a time of uncertainty that can produce much anger. Jesus has something to say to help us grow to the next level of our faith and add healing to our relationships.
Am I willing to grow to the next level of my Christian walk? What does it look like for you to move to the next level with God? Trust God in his salvation. Rely on Jesus. Know Him, Trust Him, and feel the freedom when you do. Keep you eyes on Him. He is a loving father.
It’s tempting to think we earn our rewards with God. But Jesus reminds us that it is all grace.
Humility is the ability to be honest about ourselves. Being sober minded about who YOU are. Speaking with accurate judgement and being realistic. Humility is not about pride.
Some of us have a good mapped out plan we follow, but is there a “God plan” you’ve been ignoring? What would it look like to relinquish your plan?
No-one likes interruptions. Interruptions can sometimes produce disappointment. But what if God is detouring your timeline for something better to come? How many opportunities are we missing when we look at interruptions as an obstacle?