Sermons (Page 3)

“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?

“In Him…”

Ephesians 1:3-10 (ESV) Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons…

“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.

“Overcoming Sin and Temptation”

Have you ever been in a burning building or a house fire? It’s a time for action, not complacency, it’s a time to escape or you could die or be seriously injured. The Bible is clear about the danger of sin to our soul, and yet many people treat sin as a light thing. They are complacent in the face of temptation and find themselves stung by its consequences. It’s been said, “You are either killing sin or it’s killing you.” Today’s passage speaks to the danger of sin and provides us with some helpful reminders when it comes to the dangers of sin in our lives. It reminds us that we are in a spiritual battle and our greatest threat is our own flesh. How do we fight in this spiritual battle?

“Running to Win”

Athletes are truly inspiring to watch in action. They have trained to be the best at what they do. Natural talent is not everything, their ability had to be developed through a rigorous training plan which encompassed every area of their lives. Our passage today compares the Christian life to an athletic event. Some who at first profess faith in Christ end up giving up on Christ to go after sin. Others fail to live in Christ and end up in guilt and shame for their decisions (Mark 14:27-30). Our passage today reminds us that the key to Christian living is devotion, and we discipline ourselves for the things we love. What kind of discipline helps us grow in devotion?