Sermons on Faith
Sermon Scripture: John 4:43-54; Exodus 18:21; Mark 6:40 Sermon Big Idea: A disciple stops looking for a sign and simply believes in Jesus. Sermon 1 Matthew 28:19-20a John 4:43-54 What’s the point? Jesus is intentional Jesus has compassion A disciple stops looking and starts believing. Sermon 2 Exodus 18:21 Mark 6:40 Effectiveness of a church=more people journeying with Jesus The equation of more people journeying with Jesus is: You and I delivering to people what we get from Jesus You How COVID has affected us
Job 1:1-2:10 Job was a man with actionable faith. (1:1-5) Feared and turned – Proverbs 1:7 Proactive on behalf of his kids – Proverbs 22:6 Satan questioned Job’s faith and God’s knowledge. (1:6-12) Who is Satan? Adversary and slanderer Genesis 3:1-5 – crafty tempter 1 Peter 5:8 – devours Acts 5:3 – “takes over hearts” What does he get to do? Job’s faith in and knowledge of God both increased. (1:13-22) Worshiped – James 4:7 He learned the Lord gives How COVID has affected us
Saving faith is… An attentive faith (1:19-21) An actionable faith (1:22-25) An unstained faith (1:26-27) A living faith (2:14-26) True faith is putting our life where our mouth is.
A pause with a purpose The first 7 celebrated a complete community (5:1-8:5) Covenant Community Those persecuted The washed The second 7 was a warning to those who don’t believe (8:6-11:19) They rejected power They rejected prophecy The result was experiencing God’s wrath The third 7 was encouragement to be prepared (15-16) The blame game Accepting Jesus is being saved by Jesus and prepared for Jesus.
Three testimonies from 2017 of how God worked in people’s lives. Mary Ellen – God’s Comfort through loss of a loved one Buck Miller – Learning you can’t outgive God! Jet Bittenbender – His road to accepting Christ as Lord and Savior
Joshua 1:1-18 Sermon Big Idea: Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land through faithfulness and obedience to God. Get our feet wet – Hebrews 11:6 Eyes focused on God – Matthew 6:33 Put the Word in our hearts – Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:11 Recognizing whose hand is leading you – Proverbs 16:9 Standing Down – Ephesians 6:12
Ephesians 6:10-24 Stand firm Stand against Stand equipped Stand alert Stand together
Be GLAD to rejoice in the Lord It is a HEFTY weight to carry the burden of a works based faith It is hard to THROW AWAY the things the world values When the TRASH is buried, my life is RECYCLED in resurrection
Daniel 3:1-3 Image was everything to Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 3:4-7 Nebuchadnezzar wanted an image of submission Daniel 3:8-12 The Chaldeans wanted the image of fairness Daniel 3:13-15 Nebuchadnezzar revealed his true image Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are an image of faith Daniel 3:19-30 God rewarded faith; Nebuchadnezzar tried to manufacture it The image we portray to the world of what it looks like to follow Jesus, should leave the world in awe; just as we should be of Shadrach, How COVID has affected us
What the Bible says about Baptism: Baptism washes away sin. (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16) Baptism comes with the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38) Unites us with Christ. (Romans 6:5) – put this one on screen We put on Christ. (Galatians 3:27) – put this one on screen Baptism enters you into membership of the body of Christ.(1 Corinthians 12:12-13) put this one on screen Baptism saves you. (1 Peter 3:21) – put this one on screen The popular How COVID has affected us