Sermons on Ministry
Thoughts from Psalm 23 and the book of Jonah. Hal Ward vnministry.com
How much of the world has God determined in advance? Do we really have free choice? Did God choose me or did I choose God? For Further Reading: hand in Hand:The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice by Randy Alcorn
Individual churches have both strengths and growth areas. In the beginning words of Revelation, Jesus has some messages he wants delivered to some specific churches. We get the benefit of reading their mail.
The gospel can bring amazing and powerful change…if we persevere to allow God to work through us.
The story of Zacchaeus is taught to kids, but also challenges adults. It’s a reminder of God’s heart for lost people and the obstacles they face in seeing Jesus.
A religious leader approaches Jesus with some questions. Jesus’ answers come as a surprise.
The pandemic has made gathering difficult over the last two years. An essential function of what it means to be a church is rooted in the gathering of community. We all need community to feel encouraged, to flourish and to thrive.
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul provides the foundations of what godly leaders do in helping the church toward maturity.
In Acts 6 the church faced a problem due to its growth that could have fractured it. How the Apostles handled it became an example for commissioning leaders.
You’ve not only thought it, you’ve probably said it. “The world is against me.” But reality can often be far from it. Joseph (and Jacob) have every reason to think that. But they learn that God is actually working through those very struggles for thier good. He is doing the same thing in your life.
Conflict is inevitable, combat is optional. Keep from destroying the community of believers by following the Pathway to Reconciliation.
It’s easy for good drivers to be judgmental of those who have careless wrecks. Jesus tells a story that challenges our hearts for those whose lives have gone off in the ditch.