Sermons on Truth
Truth in the Middle
Sermon Scripture: Jeremiah 31:33; Matthew 23:1-4 Sermon Big Idea: The truth lies in the middle of you. We are called to live in a way in which the seed of God’s truth bears fruit outwardly in how we live. Jeremiah 31:33 The journey with Jesus is to be a Christian in word and deed, not just in name. James 2:14
Big Idea: The gospel message breaks down before it builds up. Acts 24:1-9 The truth of the Gospel offends people as it breaks down their foundational beliefs. Acts 24:10-21 The foundational truth of the Gospel is that it doesn’t break down the law, it fulfills it. Acts 24:22-27 The foundation of the Gospel is righteousness, self-control, and preparing for Jesus’ return. People either love or hate that God is asking for faith and surrender.
How to Tackle the Issues
Matthew 25:31-46Matthew 28:18-20James 1:26-27Matthew 22:34-40 Sanctity of Life Abortion – Psalm 139:13-16, Luke 1:41 Capital punishment – Numbers 35:30-31; John 8:7; Matthew 5:38-39 LGBTQ – Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27; Gun rights – Luke 22:36; Ecclesiastes 9:18; Matthew 26:52 The Environment – Psalm 89:11 “The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.” What about the “me” issues? Social Security Healthcare Taxes Our litmus test for the issues are: How COVID has affected us
Who is your Army?
Job 2-31 Sermon Big Idea: We need to surround ourselves with people who will speak truth in love. A good friend has your back His friends came to console him His friends came to wait in silence with him A good friend gives his/her ear His friends heard him out A good friend washes your feet His friends talked a lot but didn’t act much A good friend offers leadership His friends spoke from what they thought Notice you didn’t How COVID has affected us
The Inside Guide
Stand… Firm in truth (v. 1-12) Firm in love (v. 13-15) Firm in the Spirit (v. 16-26) Our behavior reflects whether we have chosen to live by the guide inside or the noise of the outside voice.