Sermons on Spiritual Growth
We welcomed Dr. John Ed Mathison as our speaker on this day. He is involved with leadership ministries which includes preaching, teaching, conferences and seminars, focusing on training pastors and lay persons to be leaders impacting the world for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. Listen to the message from Acts 2 on the fellowship of believers.
Jeremiah repeatedly calls the people of God back to obedience. One day he uses an outsider people group and their family traditions as the challenge and inspiration. It is an example for us to consider as well. Don’t ignore God’s invitation to full obey him and live in his ways. From Jeremiah 35.
Obeying God usually feels risky. Doing the hard things in faith is an act of defiant hope. Jeremiah shows us what this hope looks like when he buys a field in the middle of a gloomy situation. From Jeremiah 32.
The waiting room is never fun. Waiting on God to fulfill his promises is not enjoyable either. Th exiles had to wait and we are waiting too. It is this in-between period that requires enormous faith to truth God’s promises. Grab those promises and don’t let go! From Jeremiah 30-31.
Jeremiah 29:11 is a favorite verse for many today. The original recipients world had been turned upside down and needed hope. It can provide us hope as well. It just may not be the instant solution we’d like. It will require a greater faith.
God frequently uses illustrations to communicate his heart for us. Jeremiah is commanded to use a rotten belt and a potter’s wheel to help his people understand their spiritual state. They may also help you understand something about your life as well.
Jeremiah stands at the gate of the temple to confront the misalignment of what the people declare of God and the reality of the way they treat others. God is not pleased with correct theology without correct living. Are those in alignment in your life?
Jeremiah was used by God to call his people away from their idols back to himself. He doesn’t call people to rules but to a relationship. What might he be calling you away from in order to return to relationship with himself?
There is a lot to despair about in the world today. But God is raising up people who are called to be the solution. The story of Jeremiah helps us get ready to walk in our calling.
Men and women have sought to understand the will of God from the earliest days of creation. Let’s be honest, it isn’t easy. Yet scripture provides some guidance and examples to help us in our understanding to be able to discern the voice of our Shepherd.
In this conclusion to Acts, Paul has an unexpected layover in Malta on the way to Rome. God has a purpose for it. God also has a purpose for the unplanned stops in your life too. Part 20 from Acts 28.