Sermons on Church
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
All the build up comes to this, the final events of the end time before the new earth. Part 8 of Victor’s Crown: Revelation
Jesus desires his church to be healthy. Sometimes it knows it is sick and needs help. Other times it thinks it is healthy and in reality it is sick. In these letters to the last 4 churches, Jesus has both a diagnosis and prescription. For a deeper discussion on Revelation 3:10, we encourage you to visit our blog and share your perspective.
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 this conclusion to our study on Exodus, the people of God come together with their resources to build a temple for his glory. And what they give is more than enough.
In Exodus, we find that God provides a place where He can meet with His people. The Tabernacle and its furnishings were a process of how that could happen. Because of Jesus, we too have a place where no shame, sin, or guilt should keep us away so that we may draw near to Him.
Most of us don’t care much about what the law says until we need it. God knew that his people would need his law for their good. In Exodus 21-23 we discover God’s heart for the vulnerable, his justice for society, and his protection for our hearts.