Sermons on Christian Living

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…

Path Finding: Do the Next Thing Well

Path Finding: Do the Next Thing WellOctober 4, 2020 God made me for a reason 1 Cor. 12:14, 15, 18   Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. If you are…

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…