Sermons by John Staiger

Life Abundant 2 – Looking Back

Looking Back—Tells us where we’ve Been Photo albums–Olden day Instagram–Photos were sent away to develop Diaries–Travel logs–Thoughts–Impressions–Proof that small things matter Stories–Often on repeat–Laughing at ourselves–Sharing the victories and loses–How you got this far Bank statements–Before I had a house and kids I had money–Life is not cheap John 13:31-35 31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in…

Life Abundant – Don’t Waste Your Life

Average life expectancy of NZ•Female? 83•Male? 79 James 4:14 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

Greatness Within

Ephesians 6:10-19 The Whole Armor of God 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the…

Wise Builders

The physical contents of your house will say a lot about youUltimately, it is between you and God.They are tools for your work in the churchThe spiritual contents of your house will say a lot about you⦁ Love,⦁ joy,⦁ peace,⦁ patience,⦁ kindness,⦁ Goodness,⦁ Faithfulness,⦁ Gentleness, Self-control Proverbs 24:3-4 3 Through wisdom a house is built,And by understanding it is established;4 By knowledge the rooms are filledWith all precious and pleasant riches.

Be Useful

Philemon 10-13 Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man 10 I appeal to you for my child [a]Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my [b]imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, 13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my [c]imprisonment for the gospel

Be Truthful

Matthew 5:37 37 But let [a]your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Invisible Good

⦁ Acts of Righteousness Matthew 6:1-4 6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 “So when you [a]give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But when you [b]give to the poor, do not let your left…

Be Patient

The Patience TestAble toAccept / Tolerate:⦁ Delays⦁ Problems⦁ SufferingWithout becomingAnnoyed or AnxiousYou can’t hide it!Obvious to everyone:⦁ Long-suffering⦁ Forbearing⦁ Accommodating⦁ Calm⦁ Content⦁ Easy-going⦁ Stoical Psalm 130:5 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,    and in his word I hope;

Be Merciful

Mercy Defined … ⦁ Mercy is thedemonstration of compassion⦁ Webster: “Kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.”⦁ Easton’s Bible Dictionary:“Compassion for the miserable.”⦁ Compassionate treatment or attitude to an offender or an enemy⦁ Vine’s Dictionary:“The outward manifestation of pity”⦁ Helping the helpless, forgiving the sinner Colossians 3:13 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.