"Summer" 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.

“Present Your Body a Living Sacrifice”

Our God knows that believers in Jesus Christ can become very content in focusing on their own personal Christian life and happiness in Christ. This syndrome may be caused by the believer thinking their own relationship to God is private between themselves and Jesus. Another symptom is that to involve other people in their faith may interfere with their emotional satisfaction with knowing Christ. This “Jesus and me” syndrome is demonstrated in behaviors that avoid contact with other people. For example, this spiritual condition results in leaving worship service as immediately as they are able; not being willing to participate in prayer chains or prayer meetings; not attending congregational meetings; and avoiding small groups such as care groups.

“Pathways of Courage”

1 Samuel 17 English Standard Version (ESV) David and Goliath 17 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. 3 And…

“The Victory of the Resurrection”

None of us likes to lose. In fact, just the inevitability of loss can lead to depression, discouragement, and half-hearted efforts. We ask, “Will it even matter?” A false belief was spreading among the Corinthian church, leaving them with a sense of inevitable loss – the false belief that there was no resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:12). In this one belief, they lost their hope in heaven and the immediate consequence was them beginning a pattern of immoral living (1 Corinthians 15:32-34). In order to really enjoy the blessings of God, we need to embrace the fullness of Jesus’ work. We are not left as losers in the game of life. No, Jesus’ resurrection is our victory, something that changes the way we live. Today we want to look at the victory of the resurrection.

“The Resurrection Body”

What will our bodies be like when we get to heaven? The question only grows in our imagination as our body groans under the weight of our weakness of sickness, injury and aging (Romans 8:23). The Bible promises that every believer shall be resurrected one day to a “glorified body” in the Lord. What will that body be like? (1 Corinthians 15:35) That’s what we want to look at today.

“Running Our Race with Endurance”

Peace with God Through Faith 5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance…

“Salvation Is from the Lord”

Jonah 2:7-10 (NASB) 7 “While I was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 “Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness, 9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay. Salvation is from the Lord.” 10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.