Sermons on Healing
Sermon Scripture: Acts 9:32-43 Sermon Big Idea: The power of Jesus is still active through his disciples. Acts 9:32-43 From one perspective, these stories are about the healing of two faithful witnesses. From another perspective, these stories are about Peter following Jesus’ example. From still another perspective, these stories are about a place where God was disobeyed becoming a place where God will be obeyed and proclaimed. Our perspective: God has called us to be faithful servants. God has called How COVID has affected us
The Cost of Helping
Acts 3:1-4:22 Sermon Big Idea: When great things happen, praise God. When moved by the Spirit, proclaim the Gospel. When persecution for the sake of Jesus comes, trust God. Acts 3:11-26 Acts 4:8-12 Acts 4:19-20 When great things happen, praise God. Psalm 150 When God brings a crowd, proclaim the Gospel. When persecution comes, listen to God. James 1:2-4 Matthew 5:11-12 Being unleashed is taking every opportunity to praise Him and proclaim Him, even when persecuted because of Him.
The Healing of the Nation
The Healing of the Nations Partnership (Genesis 1:27-28) Brokenness (Genesis 3:14-19) Healing (Isaiah 61:1-4) Promise (Romans 8:18-28) Shalom (Revelation 21:4; 22:1-5) “Send Me!” (Isaiah 6:8) “For such a time as this…” (Esther 4:13-14)
The Great Restoration
Galatians 6 The Big Idea: We are to bear one another’s scars, not take credit for their healing Bear the burdens of our brothers Bear the responsibility of good Bear the marks of Christ “The grace of Christ be with us all.” Because the works of the law won’t save us.
There isn’t too many things more satisfying on a hot day than a cold drink. God has provided us with living water that once we taste it, we won’t settle for anything else. Too many times we keep trying to find satisfaction on our own when God has already provided for us more than we could ever know.
A Double Edged Sword
Matthew 5:9-12 Philippians 4:6-7 Jesus asks us to have a peace that surpasses human understanding. Jesus asks us to endure persecution like the prophets. With both, He promises us adoption. John 12:1-8 Mary chose perfume over picketing. Mary was chastised not cheered. Matthew 26:13 Mary was memorialized by her maker. John 18:4-12 Peter chose a sword over sonship. Peter was chastised not cheered. Peter thought he was protecting the Prince of Peace. Mary was protecting a promise. Jesus asks us How COVID has affected us
Matthew 5:7-8 Acts 2:42-47 Matthew 18:21-35 It’s exhausting to see people in a cycle of sin. In order to show mercy, you have to wield some power. A life apart from God’s mercy is costly. Mercy forgives, it doesn’t prolong the inevitable. Matthew 9:9-13 The difference between mercy and sacrifice is the heart. Psalm 51
The Right Stuff
Two important words when discussing hurts, habits, and hangups are: ADMIT and SUBMIT Matthew 4:1-11 Philippians 2:5-8 The stuff Satan used was… Hunger for the physical Hunger for help Hunger for power Matthew 5:5-6 The stuff Jesus said to pursue is… Gentleness Righteousness The most important question when discussing hurts, habits, and hangups is: TO WHOM ARE YOU SUBMITTING?
Who Are You?
Addiction starts as an escape from reality. Escape becomes addiction when gratification becomes desire. Desire is something we prioritize and are willing to sacrifice for. In other words, we want to be god. Breaking addiction starts with… solidifying whose we are. seeking His will for His creation. staying “poor in spirit” with a mourning heart. Who are you? I am a prince/princess, because I am a child of the one true King!
Mary Ellen’s Story
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