Sermons on Christian Living

Trials & Errors: Our Suffering Serves Others

Trials and Errors – Our Suffering Serves Others Feb. 28th There are many reasons why trials come God is trustable You don’t need to know                                                                               Now and Not Yet The foretaste will become face to face Ask for the now/ Praise Him in the not yet Rejoicing in troubles Hold His hand through it Our suffering serves others 2 Cor. 1:3-5 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the…

Trials & Errors: Rejoice In Troubles

Trials and Errors: Rejoice In Troubles Feb. 21, 2021 There are many reasons why trials come God is trustable You don’t need to know                                                                               The foretaste will become face to face Ask for the now/ Praise Him in the not yet James 1:2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy Rejoice in troubles Why rejoice in troubles? 1) Because it draws you close to God Ultimate reality…

Trials & Errors: Physical Pain?

Trials and Errors: Physical Pain? Feb. 14, 2021 Mark 1:32-34 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Jesus…

Trials & Errors: Why?

Trials and Errors – Why Feb. 7, 2021 Personal pain is loud Psalm 9:9The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble  PS 10:1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Life going wrong… We question the goodness of God It difficult to have a deeply personal relationship with God if we don’t trust him; if our picture of him doesn’t inspire love and worship There is no…

Mouth on Fire: Encouragement

Mouth on Fire: Encouragement Jan. 31, 2021 “Trials and Errors” Words are disproportionate in effect Our words are set on fire by hell Ask to understand If you can change your circumstance, do something If you can’t change your circumstances, change your perspective Spiritual Discipline of Attentiveness Be Courageous Truth and Grace Face to Face Only a fire can light a fire Words are disproportionate in effect   Negativity is easy Words do more than inform. Words also motivate/de-motivate 1…

Mouth on Fire: Gossip

Mouth on Fire – Gossip Jan. 24, 2021  This ONE THING changes the course of your life  James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.  Words are disproportionate in effect   Ask to understand   If you can change your circumstance, do something   If you can’t change your circumstances, change your perspective   “God what are you doing in the unchangeable?”  Spiritual Discipline of Attentiveness   Proverbs 16:28 A perverse person stirs up…

Mouth on Fire: Combustible Complaints

Mouth on Fire: Combustible Complaints Jan. 17, 2021  This ONE THING changes the course of your life  James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.  Words are disproportionate in effect   Everything that everyone does makes sense to them    Ask to understand   Ex. 14:11-12 And they said to Moses, “Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? Weren’t there enough graves for us in Egypt?…

Mouth on Fire: Ask to Understand

Mouth on fire: Ask to Understand  Jan. 10, 2021 This ONE THING changes the course of your life  James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.  Most unruly part of the body? Mouths!  Controlling what we say is soooo difficult   James 3:3-4 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Voice

Anticipating Immanuel – His Voice December 20, 2020   How active is God?  Malachi 4:4-5 Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse  Matt. 11:11,13-14 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Reach

Anticipating Immanuel – His Reach  December 13, 2020 Jesus came as a King better than any kind of political solution   Anticipate Immanuel our King   Not that great people got to come close to God  People became great when God came close to them   Anticipate Immanuel our God  Jesus showed faith, not religiosity was the way to God   The Jewish faith was never meant to be only internal   Gen. 12:2-3 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;…