Sermons by Dave Overholt (Page 12)

Koinonia – Part 3

“Let Us Create” Koi-no-nia: community, fellowship, partnership, being one They sacrificed (financially) to care of each otherRegularly (daily) worshiped all togetherSmaller groups ate, laughed, shared togetherPurpose of more joining the gathering We belong to each other so the world will know Carry Each Other’s Burdens Gal. 6:2-5 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their…

Koinonia – Part 2

Koinonia: community, fellowship, partnership, being one  We belong to each other so the world will know  Heb. 13:15-17 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices (Koi,no,nia) God is pleased. Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.  Eph. 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in…

Koinonia – Part 1

Secular society tells me that the highest good is my individual freedom.   Romans 12:5 We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.  Koinonia: Literally partnership, sharing in common, being one  Acts 2:42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship (Koinonia), and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.  Acts 2:44-47 All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they…

Tough as Nails – Part 2

What does the religion of today preach? Jesus is not politically correct, he is just correct   Be aware of the battle (Understand the times)  ! Chron. 12:32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do  Be aware of the battle in your own beliefs   God’s truth may feel wrong  Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?  Read the Bible/ Confess Sin/ Listen to Spirit   More than be aware? Do we fight…

Tough as Nails – Part 1

What is the national religion of Canada?   SecularismBelief in God – polytheistic agnosticism  Values – tolerant agreementTruth – my feelings make it true   The World consists of values that are antithetical to God   1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world…

The Miracle of Easter

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed   Our faith is built on a person and one historical event.   If there is no historical resurrection of Jesus there should be no Christians   1 Cor. 15:13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless… And if there is no resurrection, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”  1 Cor. 15:1- Let…

Hold onto Hope

We usually want to skip forward from Good Friday to Sunday Our western culture doesn’t know how to deal with pain   Is. 52:3-6 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was…

Foretold – Part 4

It is difficult to make predictions of any kind, let alone one person’s life hundreds of years in the future. Luke 24:26-28 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.  1 Peter 1:10-12 The prophets knew they were writing about something in the future. This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious…

Foretold – Part 3

Impossibility = All religions are true   The coming of Jesus was accurately prophesied hundreds of years before he was born.  “Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail.” —Arthur Summerfield, U.S. Postmaster General under Eisenhower, 1959  It is difficult to make predictions of any kind let alone, one person’s life hundreds of years in the future   The Old Testament clearly prophecies about Jesus hundreds of years before he…

Foretold – Part 1

It is difficult to predict one year in advance, let alone, hundreds of years  Acts 17:2-4 And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.”  Acts 18:28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.  Fact:…