Sermons on Christian Living

Shaping Me: Habits (Part II)

Shaping Me – Habits (Part II) January 29, 2023 Left unattended, your future self may be someone you wouldn’t even recognize.  We are all being shaped every single day in some direction What would this year be like to be intentionally shaped by our loving Creator? Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.…

Shaping Me: Habits (Part I)

Shaping Me: Habits We are all being shaped every single day What would this year be like to be intentionally shaped by our loving Creator? We are shaped by the internal stories we believe Romans 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, Interrupt Anxiety with Prayer Spirit of God, what would you have me think? Little t truth – what is true for me Big T truth…

Shaping Me: External Stories

Shaping Me – External Stories Jan. 15, 2023 We are all being shaped by something every single day What would this year be like to be intentionally shaped by our loving Creator? We are shaped by the stories we believe – internal stories Romans 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, Spirit of God, what would you have me think? Interrupt Anxiety with Prayer Truth corresponds to…

Shaping Me: Internal Stories

Shaping Me – Internal Stories We are all being shaped by something every single day You are being formed every moment of every day! By simply waking up every morning you are being shaped. (John Mark Comer) We are all being shaped by something every single day Intentionality/Trust Being shaped by Jesus is not passive but a partnership Matt. 7:24-27 Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid…

Christmas Eve: God With Us

Christmas Eve We need traditions Traditions ground us, tell us we are safe for a moment, settle our hearts Only constant is change John 1:14 And the Word (God) became flesh, and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.  God tented amongst us – Grace Truth Isaiah 7: 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give youa sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will…

Angels

Christmas Angels Is there is something beyond our senses? Signposts that point to the fact that there is a spiritual world Christians believe in a spiritual world Angels What do angels do? “Angel” means “Messenger” Angels deliver messages of greatest importance Angels observe/report on how we treat strangers Hebrews 13:2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Angels fight spiritual battles Dan. 10:4-6 On April 23, as…

25 Year Celebration with Harvey

This Sunday, we are celebrating TWENTY FIVE years of seeing God reaching and transforming through Church on the Rock! In addition to our celebration festivities, we are also hearing from Dave’s childhood bestie, Harvey-the-Amazing-Wonder-Christian, who is sharing the message this week.

Forever: Live in Hope

Forever Positive Prospective Mental Imagery Hope Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now Dwight L. Moody In heaven we will see much more clearly, but continue to learn 1 Cor. 13:9-12 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a…

Forever: Meaningful & Creative Work

Forever We won’t become angels You will be welcomed into eternal dwellings Festival of Friends! Will we be bored? Rev. 19:6-8 Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the…