"August" Tagged Sermons

“Unless the Lord Builds the House”

If we follow the advice of the world, we will build our own mini-kingdoms without much concern with God’s opinion of our work. How many people live their lives, set their goals, and make their plans without any place for God’s Word? Our passage today deals with the vanity of our worldly plans, of the plans we make without considering the Lord. If we are going to build something that lasts, we must build it around God – around His purposes and His character. God is building His kingdom. It will last. The question for each of us is whether we are on His agenda or our own.

“The Book of Boaz: Caring for the Vulnerable”

The world is full of vulnerable people. The book of Ruth tells the story of a vulnerable young woman who leaves her country to join her mother-inlaw and live in the land of Israel. It’s also the story of one man who protected her in her vulnerability – a man named Boaz. Today, we want to see his story and see how he protected this vulnerable woman who had left her own people, even her own religion, to be part of the nation of Israel and to worship the God of Israel. We may notice people around us who are vulnerable, some of whom are: children, immigrants and refugees, women, ethnic minorities, the sick, and others. How would we care for them with the care God calls us to demonstrate?

“Band of Brothers: Relationships That Change the World”

As we read the final verses of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, we will notice how much he valued his relationships. Without their help, it is simply impossible to imagine how he would have been as successful in bringing the gospel throughout the Roman empire. Relationships are as vital as they are difficult, so it is especially important to keep God’s purposes in mind. Because relationships matter, we must pursue them through our relationship with Christ. A growing Christian life is a relationally connected life.

“A Clear Conscience: The Source of Genuine Happiness”

Psalm 32 New King James Version (NKJV) The Joy of Forgiveness A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. 32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;…