Sermons on Christian Living

Going Back to the Cross

Going Back to the Cross “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21 “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:29-30 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be…

Holy Over Hustle: The Battle of Distractions

Holy Over Hustle April 10, 2022 Our faith is a duet Technology has taught us Easy is good/ Difficult is bad Entertaining is good/ Boring is bad Fast is good/ Slow is bad  PS 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God Mark 3:13-15 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and…

Holy Over Hustle: Make a Clearing to Listen The Whisper

Holy over Hustle Our hearts were created to be in relationship with God  John 10:10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. Ps. 46:10 Be still and know that I am God Isaiah 64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Is. 40:31 those…

Holy Over Hustle: Make a Clearing to Listen to His Word

Holy over Hustle To pray is to change. There is no greater liberating force in the Christian life than prayer. – Richard Foster Over-spent  Holy over Hustle Today the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our distance and preoccupation. He mourns that we do not draw near to Him. He grieves that we have forgotten Him. He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence. Richard Foster Jer. 2:32 Does…

Holy Over Hustle: God’s Truth

Holy over Hustle – God’s Truth Cultural Fatigue Change leads to stress. Continual stress leads to exhaustion. We have been immersed in change. Hustle in our Heads I was created to be with God  John 14:23,26, 27 Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them… When the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you…

Remember

Why Communion What happens when we don’t feel like worshiping? My self-perception, in part, depends on my ability to remember experiences  My identity in Christ depends, in part, on my memories with God. Deut. 8:13-15 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of…

Playing the Movie Forward: Live life with fewer regrets

Play the Movie Forward: Live life with fewer regrets/ Making better decisions Any one thing you do is only a scene in a larger movie. To understand that action, you have to play it out all the way to the end of the movie. Henry Cloud Play the movie of our lives forward Proverbs 13:20b companion of fools suffers harm Our relationships determine our direction 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” PR 18:24 A…

Planting Gardens

Planting Gardens We Live in a Post-Christian Culture Post Christianity is a product of post-modernism which recognizes that our culture is moving away from organized Christianity. Younger generations grow up believing that there is no absolute truth Cultural Christianity is declining rapidly as many people are leaving the church This leaves the church in a place of social exile as Christians increasingly become a minority in our culture when only a few decades ago Christians were the majority. “In the…

Faith

Faith II Faith “Lack of faith” was the only thing that Jesus ever reproved his disciples for Faith was key for Jesus’ ministry of healing, miracles, forgiveness of sin 2 Cor. 5:7 For we live by faith and not by sight Heb. 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God If we don’t understand what faith is, we don’t understand our Faith  Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. How…

Resilient: Week 3

Resilience Self-help Is not so Helpful when you have no energy in your Self Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the  everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will…