Sermons on Jesus
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.
Can you imagine what it would have been like to sit and listen to Jesus pray? We don’t have to follow a specific formula to talk with God, but practicing different ways to pray can help us find deeper purpose and connection to Him through our prayer time. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray he gave them a prayer outline called “The Lords Prayer.”
Let’s face it, 2020 has been hard. Many of us have felt beaten down by life and maybe even let sin creep in. The feeling of loneliness and ready to just throw in the towel has taken over our thoughts, but God is with you through the power of the Holy Spirit. You do not need to feel alone because He never left. You have invaluable treasure within you. Guard the treasure within you. Be a good steward of the treasure.
Jesus healed the ten lepers but only one came back to thank him. Would you be the one returning with a grateful heart?
How many times do we push back against the authority of Jesus in our lives? Does His authority translate to obedience?
The way Jesus talked about himself was to compare himself to bread- the very food we need to live. We need to be reminded that it is Jesus- not just his gifts- that we seek.
In a scene of overwhelming suffering, Jesus encounters a man so he can heal not just his body, but his soul as well.
In the middle of a crisis with their brother, Mary & Martha summon Jesus to come do something about their pain. His response was not what they expected but it was better than they imagined.