Sermons on Community

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…

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;…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Relationship

Anticipating Immanuel – His Relationship December 6, 2020 Anticipate Immanuel our King   The coming of Jesus the king was better than imagined    Ex. 20:19 “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”  Isaiah 30:19-21 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries. Though the Lord…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Salvation

Anticipating Immanuel – His Salvation November 29, 2020 We need Christmas this year!   Biblical HOPE is anticipation   Children who grew up in poverty but had success later in life all had one thing in common – hope. American Psychology Association   The Bible is filled with Hope  Hope asks a question… “What will make your life better?”  First Century Hope? Save us from our enemies   Better Future? Give us our own good King who will save us from our enemies   Luke 1:68-75 “Praise the Lord, the God…

5 Words for Your Relationship Toolkit: I’m Listening

5 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…
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