Sermons on Christian Living

Blessed Are – Part 1

Makarious – translated: blessed   Blessed: A deep sense of contentment and well-being, irrespective of circumstances . Happiness is often pursued as a “what”  Every “what” has a shelf life that leads you to need more “what”. God made us all with a capacity for happiness, joy, well-being and contentment. “You have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.” – Augustine  Prov. 14:2: There is a way which seems right to a person, but its end…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 4

Recap: Guilt: The person who is forgiven the most loves the most  My past may remind me, it will not define me. My past will lead me to worship  Envy: Run Your Race  My point of reference is myself last year   Anger is not getting what you want, so pray for what you want   Fear is a normal biological reaction  Our memories and imaginations kick in and cause fear to linger   Mark 4:35- That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 3

Recap: Guilt: Change out the narrativeThe person who is forgiven the most loves the most   My past may remind me, it will not define me. My past will lead me to worship  Envy: Run Your Race My point of reference is myself last year  Look for eternal meaning around you  How do you deal with your anger? Stuffer  Hinter  Silent burner  Exploder   Anger is a signal light for injustice   Righteous Anger   Eph. 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 2

There are real reasons for popup emotions but do we really need to accept them?   What is in our hearts will eventually spill out on those who are closest to us   Recap: Guilt: Change out the narrative  The person who is forgiven the most loves the most  My past may remind me, it will not define me. My past will lead me to worship  Envy   Proverbs 14:30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones  Galatians 5:26 Let…

Pop Up Emotions – Part 1

We need to learn not to believe every thought or emotion that pops up   Where do these pop-up emotions come from?   Matt. 15:16-20 “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you.  What is in our hearts will…

Finding Time in the Whirlwind – Part 4

Time is limited, so gain what will last  ‘Time that we kill’ will never be resurrected   I am responsible to God for my time  Seek Shalom  John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  Mark 4:35-40 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took…

Finding Time in the Whirlwind – Part 3

Time is limited, so gain what will last  Eph. 5:14-17 “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  I am responsible to God for my time  Luke 9:1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and…

Finding Time in the Whirlwind – Part 2

Your time is your life  Time is limited, so gain what will last  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot 1 Kings 13:1- By the word of the Lord a man of God came from Judah to Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make an offering.  By the word of the Lord he cried out against the altar: “Altar, altar! This is what the Lord says: ‘A son named Josiah will be born to…

Finding Time in the Whirlwind – Part 1

Your time is your life   Perspective from Moses’ Psalm    Psalm 90:1-2 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.  Psalm 90:3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust you mortals.”   Psalm 90:4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.  Psalm 90:10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if…

The Character Project – Part 8

Characteristic of Generosity 2 Peter 1:5-8:  Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;  and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  2 Kings 6:24-25 Some time later, however, King Ben-hadad of Aram mustered his entire army and besieged Samaria. As a result, there was a…
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