Sermons by Dave Overholt

Lies, Identity, and the God Who Sees | Walking with God Part 3

God never adjusts his commands to fit the culture Genesis 16:2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” Lies creep = true event, generalized lie, identity What lies am I believing? What is the truth?  Genesis 16:5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with…

What Does Faith Look Like? | Walking with God Part 2

He followed the tap   Abrahamic covenant (unconditional)  Great Nation/People, Promised Land, All nations will be blessed through your child  Blessed to be a blessing Most connected library by far in human history  Genesis 13:8-9 Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not allow this conflict to come between us or our herdsmen. After all, we are close relatives! The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate.  You are…

What Does it Mean to Be a Friend of God? | Walking with God Part 1

Friend of God Isaiah 41:8 But as for you, Israel my servant, Jacob my chosen one, descended from Abraham my friend.  Isaiah 51:1-2 Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined. Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor Abraham started as Abram  Joshua 24:2 Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the river, namely, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of…

Following the Spirit’s Leading | Cultivating Fire Part 4

The Spirit convicts you  The Spirit gives you love  The Spirit gives you joy  Be aware of the Spirit’s gifts  The Holy Spirit leads  Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God John 10:3-4 He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice. The real schism I see in…

Spiritual Gifts | Cultivating Fire Part 3

Romans 8:11 the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.  Be aware  Luke 10:21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have…

Fruit of the Spirit | Cultivating Fire Part 2

Isaiah 12:3-6 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation… for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” John 7:37-39 “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. Holy Spirit, Almighty…

Be Aware | Cultivating Fire Part 1

John 14:16-17 Then I will ask My Father and He will give you another Helper. He will be with you forever.  He is the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive Him. It does not see Him or know Him. You know Him because He lives with you and will be in you. The Helper  ALONG SIDE  I have a Helper  2 Tim. 1:6-7 I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through…

Prayer in a Time of Need | Shine Part 4

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Self-control of our words  Encourage others  Radical Generosity  Prayer  Acts 3:1-2 One day Peter and…

Open-Handed Generosity | Shine Part 3

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? God’s love is so very intense for people. ONE WAY to come – thru Jesus  2 Corinthians 4:5-7 You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let…

Joyful Encouragement | Shine Part 2

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. John 1:8 John was not the light but came to point people to the light …