Sermons on Discipleship

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…

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…

Dark Before Dawn: Deconstructing Doubt [John]

The Dark before the Dawn There must be a God Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. We hold each other’s hands in the dark Jude 22 Be merciful to those who doubt John the Baptist Matt. 3:11-12 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more…

Faith

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 can we…

Prayer Quest: Speak to Me

Prayer quest: Speak Lord, I’m listening June 27, 2021 Make me bold Change my heart Search my heart Send me John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.  Ps. 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? 1 Samuel 3:8-11 Then Eli realized that the Lord was…

Prayer Quest: Send Me

Prayer Quest: Send me June 20, 2021 Change my heart Make me bold Search my heart God help me. God help someone else. Isaiah 6:1-4 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is…

Prayer Quest: Search Me

Bold Prayer – Look and Find June 13, 2021  Psalm 139:1-24 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts form afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon…

Prayer Quest: Change Me

Prayer quest – change my heart June 6, 2021 Prayer invites God to move – powerful Prayer invites God to move – powerful Fill me with your Spirit/ Make me bold Changing oneself is almost impossible Romans 7:21-25 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind.…

Prayer Quest: Make Me Bold

Prayer Quest: Make Me Bold May 30, 2021 Prayer invites God to move – powerful All too often we pray last, not first Help me Jesus prayers Thank you Jesus prayers Act 3:6-8 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his…

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…