Sermons on Biblical Studies

How to Be a Light in the Darkness | Shine Part 1

Christians should be good people  Jesus calls us to live beyond nice – Holy Different  This is not only counterintuitive… It’s just downright weird – Craig Groeschel 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…

What is God’s Love Truly Like? | “The Universe” Has a Name Part 4

Argument of Creation, Fine Tuning  Moral Argument  Religion Argument  Argument of Consciousness Argument of Prophecy and Resurrection  Revelation 2:4 But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  God is a person: Mind, Will, Emotions  Matthew 26:41 The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak  How do I know if I have trusted God in a situation? You should feel lighter 1 Corinthians 13:6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth Exodus 34:6 Then the Lord passed by…

How Serious is God About Humility? | “The Universe” Has a Name Part 3

Only one person the closer you get to, the more awesome you discover  Psalm 105:3-4 the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always What’s God really like?  God is Light  1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. Lewis – God is good, perhaps better than we want him to be  Revelation 22:23 The city does…

Does God Have a Love Language? | “The Universe” Has a Name Part 2

What is a person really like?  God is a person Mind, Will, Emotions  If God stopped thinking of me, I would cease to exist. – Angelus Silesus Psalm 25:4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. To know God’s ways refers to knowing the principles by which he does things. God’s ways are the ways in which he deals with us. – Watchman Nee  God loves faith Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God Romans…

What is God Really Like? “The Universe” Has a Name Part 1

What is God really like?  Cultural Religion: Moralistic, Therapeutic, Deism Pantheism: The universe is god, planet earth itself is god Easter is more than a holiday, it’s history We know what God is really like  What is God truly like?  God is a person  God THINKS  Isaiah 55:8 My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.  Psalm 139:17-18 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot…

Easter 2024 | He Is Risen

Easter provides an answer to the largest of human questions  Paul/Peter/Matthew/Luke/John/James The Bible came as a result of the historic event of Easter  Nobody expected No body  Is there more to Life than Life?  What if you’re wrong?  Is there more to Life than Life?  God wanted to be unambiguous There is more to life than this life  Easter changes everything and is open for anybody  Easter Matters  Acts 17:18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate…

It Is Finished | Good Friday 2024

It is Finished  Mark 8:31-32 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard A price has to be paid Create enough interest  Heal enough…

Asking, Seeking, and Knocking | The Story Behind The Story Part III

What word is below you? Above you when you remove one letter? Around you when you remove two letters?  Chair/ Hair/ Air  What Activity is practiced by everyone? Yet no one ever masters it? And many have stopped believing in it?  Prayer  Is God Good?  Someone with whom we share food is likely to be our friend, or well on the way Parable of the friend seeking bread  Luke 11:5-6 Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has…

Grumbling in the Midst of Miracles | The Story Behind The Story Part II

The Story behind the Story Grumbling in the midst of miracles Matthew 19:23-24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there…

Parable of the Seeds | The Story Behind the Story Part I

God is Jealous  Psalms 135:15-18 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. If you worship an idol who can’t hear, you will become deaf to voice of God  Isaiah 6:1-3 I saw the Lord, high and…