Sermons on Faith
Sermon Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Sermon Big Idea: Do you have enough proof that Jesus is alive? At some point we have to stop being in awe and get to work. Luke 24:38-43 Acts 1:1-3 The disciples were still looking for proof. Acts 1:4-5 Jesus gave them one more instruction for proof. Luke 3:16 John 16:7-11 John 16:12-15 Acts 1:6-8 Jesus sent the disciples to be proof of Him to the world. Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 1:9-11 The angels wanted to know How COVID has affected us
Sermon Big Idea: Will we be found faithful when given a difficult task? Will we do the task in love? Faith exists eternally, love exists eternally, and so does hope. Hebrews 11:1 Luke 1:1-4 (NLT) Luke is giving a faithful, love filled report. Luke 1:5-79 (NLT) Gabriel gave a love filled message to faithful servants of God. Mary and Zechariah prophesied about God’s love and faithfulness 1 Corinthians 13:13
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