Sermons on Commitment
Sermon Scripture: Matthew 5:11-12 Hebrews 11:35b-38 Matthew 5:11-12 Matthew 10:34-39 Swim upstream: John 16:33 If you have decided to follow Jesus, take heart when life brings trouble because we serve a God who has overcome the world.
Scripture: Psalm 23:1-3 (ESV) Big Idea: God desires to be your shepherd, but will you allow Him to have control?
Sermon Scripture: Acts 15:1-35 Sermon Big Idea: Becoming a Christian and being a Christian shouldn’t be two different things. Surrendering to Jesus makes us a Christian and surrendering to Jesus is what being a Christian is all about. Acts 15:1-11 Becoming a Christian is about grace not law. Ephesians 2:4-7 Exodus 4:24-26 Galatians 2:15-16 Matthew 11:28-30 Acts 15:12-21 Being a Christian is surrendering to the authority of Holy Spirit filled Elders. Galatians 2:11-14 Acts 15:24-26,28-29 Being a Christian is a How COVID has affected us
Acts 12:1-25 Sermon Big Idea: James and Peter put their lives into the hands of Jesus. One went to be with Him in eternity, the other was persecuted and then rescued. Herod tried to take the title from Jesus and drank his own cup. Mark 1:19-20 Mark 3:17 Mark 10:35-39 Acts 12:1-5 1 Corinthians 15:55 James proclaimed the ultimate, “I am yours,” by placing his eternity in the hands of God. Acts 12:6-19 Acts 4:3 Acts 5:18-20 Luke 22:44 Peter’s How COVID has affected us
Go and make disciples of all nations… Matthew 28:18 Jesus did not call the church to make Christians – he called His church to make disciples! What does it mean to be a disciple or follower of Jesus Christ? There are many ideas, opinions, and theories yet the best way to understand being a disciple is by understanding and applying what Jesus said. The Great Commission: Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16 Our life is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:10) Presented to Him – Romans 12:1 Presented to others – 2 Corinthians 3:2 Presented to each other – John 13:35 Marriage is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:11) God gave woman to man – Genesis 2 Evenly yoked – 2 Corinthians 6:14 Man is to love her – Ephesians 5:25 Woman is to submit and respect him – Ephesians 5:22,33b Man leaves mother/father and unites with wife How COVID has affected us
Philippians 1:12-30 Paul saw the bigger picture of his imprisonment Paul’s pride had no place in the bigger picture Paul had confidence in the bigger picture Paul taught unity in the Gospel as part of the bigger picture Part of becoming like Jesus is realizing that “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” God may not be calling you to risk your life for the Gospel, but He is calling you to live your life in a way How COVID has affected us
John 20:1-10 When you stand at a distance, you cannot see the same as the person who stands inside. There’s a difference, lots of difference, between almost and completely arriving. There are those who know how to run. There are those who know how to arrive. Almost finishing doesn’t get the victory.