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Sermons (Page 10)

Sermons (Page 10)

Loving Your Neighbor with Truth

Text: Acts 2:29-41 Introduction: In the mid 1960s the British show Danger Man made its American debut. It was about a secret agent named John Drake who worked for an Intelligence Agency known only as M9. Honestly I don’t remember much about the show since I was only 7 or 8 at the time. One thing I do recall, however, was the theme song, appropriately entitled “Secret…

Loving Our Neighbor Through Forgiveness

Text: Genesis 45:1-15  Forgiving required Joseph to forbear Forgiving required Joseph to have faith Forgiving required Joseph to forget Forgiving set Joseph free Introduction: Over the past three decades I have had the privilege of serving in full-time Christian ministry. Through the years I have collected a few thought-provoking statements, each of which has challenged…

Love and the Harvest

Text: Matthew 9:35-38 The Condition of the Harvest Matthew 9:36 —  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. They were Harassed They were Helpless The Opportunity of the Harvest When the harvest is ready, it is a time of great urgency When the harvest is ready, it is a time of great…

Loving by the Spirit

Text: Acts 3:1-10 Introduction As followers of Christ, we love because we should. As followers of Christ we love because we can. As followers of Christ we love whenever we can. As followers of Christ we love however we can. Three results from loving our neighbors: Loving your neighbors brings blessing to them (See Acts 3:8). Loving your neighbors brings praise to God (See…

Love Thy Neighbor

When it comes to your neighbors, LOVE FEELS SOMETHING Luke 10:30-33 — “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the…

Future Heroes of the Faith

Text:Luke 10:25-37 Outline Hebrews 11:39-40 — And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. God is the One who made the promise. God is the One who fulfilled the promise. God is the One who completes the promise. Opening: This…

Christ is the Passover

Matthew 21:1-5 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethpage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her.  Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them…

The Triumphs and Trials of Faith

Hebrews 11:32-38 — And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,  quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in…

Faith, Israel, and Rahab

Text: Hebrews 11:30-31– By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. Israel’s problem: They were on the wrong side of the wall. Rahab’s problem: She was on the wrong side of the…

Faith and the Lord’s Salvation

Text: Hebrews 11:29 — By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. God has always been and still is in the habit of saving people who put their faith in Him. Why did Israel need God’s salvation? Exodus 14:5-9 What did Israel do to earn God’s salvation? Exodus 14:10-14 How…

Faith and the Fear of God

Text: Hebrews 11:23–28 — By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to…

A Legacy of Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:20-22 — By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. 21 By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. Legacy of Blessing to Our Children…

The Testing of Our Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:17-19 — By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.…

The Goal of Our Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:13-16 — These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would…

Abraham’s Partner in Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:11-12 — By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. Sarah shared Abraham’s faith. Hebrews…

The Journey of Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:8-10 — By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was yet to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city…

The Substance of Our Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:3-7 Faith means that we believe God created us. Hebrews 11:3 — By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Application: It is by well-founded faith that we believe that God created the universe. Faith means that we believe God accepts us. Hebrews 11:4…

What is Faith?

Text: Hebrews 11:1-2 How Does the Bible Define Faith? Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the assurance of things hoped for Faith is the conviction of things not seen Why Does Our Faith Matter? Hebrews 11:2 — By faith the people of old received their commendation It’s the means to our salvation It pleases God It enables us to do the work of God It erases our fears It rubs…