Sermons by John Staiger

What on Earth – Is Being Perfect?

Some seek perfection in order. Some seek perfection in obedience. Being Perfect – Dictionary definition (a) being entirely without fault or defect (b) satisfying all requirements (c) corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept 1 Peter 5:10 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

Should I Follow My Heart?

If you asked Hollywood… “What is right for me?“Where might my dreams take me?”“Which way should I go?” You will be told to “Follow Your Heart” John 14:1 Jesus Comforts His Disciples 14 “Do not let your heart be troubled; [a]believe in God, believe also in Me.

What on Earth Part 1 – Is Being Spiritual?

Being Spiritual a.Many speak of Spirituality: 1)Many perspectives. 2)A sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. 3)Involves a search for meaning in life. 4)As a universal human experience. 5)A spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness. James 1:26-27 26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not [a]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and…

Pain and Suffering Part 2

Suffering is Real. Everyone Everywhere We are all affected•Personal. •Family. •Death. •Sickness. •Accident. •War. •Drought. •Theft. Genesis 6:5 5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Heavenward Bound Part 3 – Thinking Ahead

Colossians 3:1-4 Put On the New Self 3 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 [a]Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Luke 17:20-21 20 Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when…

Pain and Suffering Part 1

Warning: We might ignore a serious problem Intervention: Something is wrong Protection: Against foolish tasks How do we react? How do we grow? How can I grow? 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” 10 Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from…

Heavenward Bound 2 – Everyone wants to hear their name

Everybody wants to hear their name. Life has twists and turns…Some for the better, some for the worse…!You can be here today, gone tomorrow.Is your name recorded in the Book of Life? Are you on the list? How do you stay on the list? What happens when you are before the throne? What do you finally want to hear? Philippians 4:3 3 Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the…