Sermons on Spiritual Disciplines

Parable of the Seeds | The Story Behind the Story Part I

God is Jealous  Psalms 135:15-18 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. If you worship an idol who can’t hear, you will become deaf to voice of God  Isaiah 6:1-3 I saw the Lord, high and…

Spiritual Practices: Part IV

Spiritual Practices Is anything worth more than your soul? God initiates then waits We come into his presence with gratitude Prayer walks Whisper through your word Song of Solomon 2:15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards Miss the mark Refuse a rightful authority Bent/crooked 1 Tim. 4:2 whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron Covered Carried away Ps. 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has…

Spiritual Practices: Part III

Spiritual Practices Hunger for food is natural Is anything worth more than your soul? God initiates then waits The God you are waiting for is waiting for you – Craig Groeschel Ps. 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. God makes us hungry for Him until He is number One May God give us a desire for God that supersedes all other desires – A.W. Tozer Wandering with God Pay attention…

Spiritual Practices: Part II

Spiritual Practices – Sept. 17, 2023 “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewi Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart I have a soul Everyone has spiritual hunger God initiates then waits Hosea 7:14, 16 They do not cry to Me from their heart When they…

Spiritual Practices: Part I

Spiritual Practices Let pain be a sign Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. I have a soul “Secularism is a cultural framework that works against belief and undermines anything supernatural. Secularism is built on doubting. Secularism is set up to make you doubt.” (Mark Sayers).  Mark 8:36-37 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but…

Trust God: Part I

Trust God – May 14, 2023 Picture of Trust God Picture of Jacob Picture of Trust God “People are quietly downgrading their belief in miracles because they have experienced deep disappointment” Peter Greig Trust God Psalm 4:5 trust in the Lord Faith is inseparable from trust Without trust, faith is inadequate and shockingly indistinguishable from the faith of demons who believe and shudder before God. – Michael Houdman James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the…

This Book Can Change Your Life: Problems

This Book Will Change Your Life: ProblemsApril 2, 2023 1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. Miraculously Accurate Prophecies 325 Biblical Prophecies – nothing comes even close!!! Hundreds of Years between prophecy and fulfillment Daniel 9:25 Year Jesus was…

This Book Can Change Your Life: Interpretation

This Book will change your life – interpretation – March 26 Comforted Psalm 42:11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Convicted Taught Eph. 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. A daily possibility that Almighty God may…

This Book Can Change Your Life: Posture

This Book Can Change Your Life March 19, 2023 “This will change your life!” This book has changed my life  Experience God through the Bible  Why is the Bible so important?  I don’t believe Jesus because of the Bible, I believe the Bible because of Jesus Jesus is God Jesus taught from the OT as a supernatural book  Luke 4:16-21 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the…

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…