Sermons by Dave Overholt

Anticipating Immanuel: His Voice

Anticipating Immanuel – His Voice December 20, 2020   How active is God?  Malachi 4:4-5 Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse  Matt. 11:11,13-14 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Reach

Anticipating Immanuel – His Reach  December 13, 2020 Jesus came as a King better than any kind of political solution   Anticipate Immanuel our King   Not that great people got to come close to God  People became great when God came close to them   Anticipate Immanuel our God  Jesus showed faith, not religiosity was the way to God   The Jewish faith was never meant to be only internal   Gen. 12:2-3 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Relationship

Anticipating Immanuel – His Relationship December 6, 2020 Anticipate Immanuel our King   The coming of Jesus the king was better than imagined    Ex. 20:19 “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”  Isaiah 30:19-21 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries. Though the Lord…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Salvation

Anticipating Immanuel – His Salvation November 29, 2020 We need Christmas this year!   Biblical HOPE is anticipation   Children who grew up in poverty but had success later in life all had one thing in common – hope. American Psychology Association   The Bible is filled with Hope  Hope asks a question… “What will make your life better?”  First Century Hope? Save us from our enemies   Better Future? Give us our own good King who will save us from our enemies   Luke 1:68-75 “Praise the Lord, the God…

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: I’m Listening

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: I’m Listening November 22, 2020    NO, To lesser things to focus on the greater   THANKS, Seeing wonder around us   HELP, Accepting the gift of help   SORRY, Heal as you get real   Every character quality we first learn in our living relationship with Jesus  I’m Listening    1 Sam. 3:9-11 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the…

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Sorry

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Sorry  November 15, 2020    Each word we stop learn to say, is first experienced at the feet of Jesus   NO, To lesser things to focus on  the greater   THANKS, Seeing wonder around us   HELP, Accepting the gift of help   Yet the problem is there and isn’t going to go away until I stop and fix it   SORRY  Luke 18:9-12 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to…

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Help

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: HelpNovember 8, 2020 Help Each word we stop learn to say, is first experienced at the feet of Jesus Our Identity and Mission clarify our NO’s Seeing wonder is the doorway to gratitude Help Heb. 13:6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  “As Christians we are made to live in continual dependence on God, in the context of surrender and interactive friendship” – John Ortberg John…

5 Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Thank You

Five Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: Thank YouNovember 1, 2020 Thanks Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Our Identity and Mission clarify our NO’s My Identity is a child of the King My Mission is to serve my King Each word we stop learn to say, is first experienced at the feet of Jesus THANKS  1) Polite Thanks 1) Polite Thanks 2) Circumstantial Thanks (from the heart) David Brookes (NY times) …

5 Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: No

5 Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: NoOctober 25, 2020 NO Bible is filled with NOs   Joseph knew his Identity and said NO  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego knew their identity and said NO  Nehemiah knew his mission and said NO  Clarity on your identity and your mission gives you the ability to say NO  Jesus said some of the most powerful NO’s in scripture   Jesus’ first NO  Matt. 4:1-3 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (tested) by the devil. After…

Path Finding: Learn from Others

Path Finding: Learn from OthersOctober 11, 2020 Ps. 139:12-14, 16 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well… Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. God made me for a reason Invite Him to Lead  Psalm 32:8 The Lord says, “I…