Sermons from August 2019

The Character Project – Part 8

Characteristic of Generosity 2 Peter 1:5-8:  Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;  and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  2 Kings 6:24-25 Some time later, however, King Ben-hadad of Aram mustered his entire army and besieged Samaria. As a result, there was a…

The Character Project – Part 7

Character affects our closest relationships. Characteristic of Endurance: Paul and Barnabas   Acts 14:1-2 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.  Acts 14:3 So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.  Acts. 14:8…

The Character Project – Part 6

Characteristic of Mercy Colossians 3:9-10 Do not lie to each other, since you have put off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in   Courage: Gracious God confidence Contentment: God has provided everything I need for my joy in him Meekness: Strength under control Trust: Knowing who’s got you Focus: Intent on God’s best for you  2 Kings 6:11-12 This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the…

The Character Project – Part 5

Characteristic of Focus: Nehemiah Galatians 4:19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you  2 Cor. 13:11 Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.    Courage: Gracious God confidence Contentment: God has provided everything I need for my joy in him Meekness: Strength under control Trust: Knowing who’s got…