"February" Tagged Sermons

“Blessed Are the Gentle: Finding My Identity in Christ”

The Evangelism Explosion presentation explains, “Heaven (eternal life) is a free gift you cannot earn it or deserve it.” But what about the earth? Have you considered that the Christian shall also inherit the earth? And it is neither the ambitious nor the important “Christian” who shall inherit it, but the gentle and meek; the humble. Are you trusting Christ for the blessedness that He promises in being gentle?

A Time to Mourn: Finding My Identity in Christ

Do you aspire to greatness? Do you have what it takes to be great? But how do your desires measure up to the will of God? What if being great meant that you were the least? What if significance in the kingdom of God meant that you were insignificant in the kingdom of this world? What if the way to finding comfort was not through the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-17), but through grief and mourning?

“Christian Liberty”

If you believe in Jesus Christ, you have liberty in the decisions you make. There are two errors that can hurt us spiritually: legalism and licentiousness (1 Corinthians 10:23-24). Legalism adds to the commandments of God, making us judgmental and leaving outside many blessings of God in creation. License ignores the relational laws that help us walk in covenant faithfulness with our Heavenly Father. In our passage today, we want to see how Christian liberty helps us make decisions that honor God, help others, and allow us to enjoy the good things God has given in this life.

“Finding Growth in the Choice of Suffering”

1 Peter 4:1-6 (ESV) Stewards of God’s Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing…

What Are You Looking At?

Mark 13:3-23 (ESV) Signs of the End of the Age 3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no…

“Doing Good When Treated Bad: Finding God’s Power to Bless those who Hurt Us”

1 Peter 3:8-17 (ESV) Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to love life     and see good days, let…

“Unity in Worship of the Son”

Psalm 47 New King James Version (NKJV) Praise to God, the Ruler of the Earth To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 47 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!Shout to God with the voice of triumph!2 For the Lord Most High is awesome;He is a great King over all the earth.3 He will subdue the peoples under us,And the nations…

“The Joy of Being Still”

Psalm 46 (ESV) God Is Our Fortress To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.[a A Song. 46 God is our refuge and strength,    a very present[b help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam,    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah 4 There is a river whose…