Sermons on Sanctification
More than half of your Bible is called the “old” part. What does that even mean? How do we relate to it? If you want to understand all that Jesus is for us, you’re going to need this part of your Bible.
The first few chapters of Acts look like the perfect church. Fortunately, Luke doesn’t whitewash history. Their struggle is both a warning and encouragement for us. Part 4 from Acts 4-5.
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
The “I don’t care,” or apathetic outlook, especially the spiritual kind, can kill the soul and destroy the mission of the church. If you find yourself feeling this way, ask God for feeling again, seek out those with a spiritual zeal and/or find one way to strengthen your serve muscle for the glory of God. Ask God to awaken your heart and let go of that numb feeling.
Waiting can be frustrating when it doesn’t meet our expectations. Waiting isn’t “wasted time,” sometimes, God uses it as a tool. When we look at waiting with a spirit of gratitude it changes the way we wait.
Christ is our daily bread who satisfies our eternal, spiritual need. When daily life distracts us from our relationship with God, the enemy can creep in. Practice thanksgiving, honor your relationship, and trust Him for tomorrow.
What would it be like to receive an invitation from God to a party, but turn it down because you had something better to do? Jesus tells a story that exposes our excuses as a cover for different priorities.
Our sometimes ridiculous excuses are a way we minimize our sin. But if we are always minimizing, we are never growing from it. This message is a challenge to stop excusing and start killing our sin.
Anxiety is normal. Left unchecked it can cripple and ultimately rob you of the joy of kingdom living. Jesus had some words to say about not letting anxiety control our thinking.
Jesus has some serious words on lust. Gouge out eyes?!?! How do we live for Jesus in a highly sexualized world? From Matthew 5 & 1 Corinthians 6.
Greed in the lives of others looks really bad. But often we don’t realize it is in our own hearts too. Jesus has some good things to say about our desires that are never satisfied.
Being angry is like being intoxicated. It makes us do things we wouldn’t ordinarily do. So how do we handle our emotions in a godly way?