Sermons by John Staiger
God never intended to deceive man Motivated by MercyTelling us that a meeting is inevitable.Every person. Preparations must be made Amos 4:12 12 “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel;Because I will do this to you,Prepare to meet your God, O Israel.” The reactions of the MANY… •Many do not trust.•Many mock that warning.•Many simply “brush it off.”•Many procrastinate.•Many have false concepts about God.•Many believe that there will never be a meeting between us and God.•Many even believe that there is…
The message of the resurrection⦁ It is the event that gives power to salvation.⦁ “By which also you are saved”⦁ Saving faith rests on this fact. You can oppose it, but you can’t ignore it!⦁ No fence-sitting⦁ No one stays neutral⦁ Either it’s a lie⦁ Or it’s the fact of history that marks the love of God among us. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection 15 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which…
The problem with TOMORROW-LAND: The one that too much time is spent in today. It doesn’t Exist Real people do not live there. Real things do not happen there. But, there are… TOMORROW-LAND PEOPLE – everywhere around us TODAY. Proverbs 27:1 27 Do not boast about tomorrow,For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
We are travelling on this journey with the people around us. The journey begins, there is no day like it. Our journey begins the day we were baptised. You can get distracted, remain focused. Acts 8:39 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, [a]but went on his way rejoicing. Matthew 7:13-14 13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad…
All we have is now. True to a point … We live in the moment, but… We carry “Yesterday” along with us, the possibilities of the future are always on our minds. God made us to consider all three states… Then, Now, When Colossians 4:5-6 5Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Buried in the Past No place to Live: God did not design us to live there. Yes, a lot of good memories and stories that thrill… But also, a place of regrets and… Re-Constructing of facts 2 Corinthians 6:2 2 for He says, “At the acceptable time I listened to you,And on the day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”—
God has NOT given us a spirit of bondage, cowardice, timid, servile. The Christian “spirit” is referring to the inner character of a Christ-like person. 2 Timothy 1:7 7 For God has not given us a spirit of [a]timidity, but of power and love and [b]discipline.
Growing Faith: More patience More Kindness More Generosity More Hospitality More Forgiveness 2 Thessalonians 1:3 3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
I Walk with the King! Before you can speak about the “HOW” of Walking You have to know “WHO” you are walking with. Define the “WHO…” And you will properly define the “HOW.” John 13:15 15 For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.
It’s hard to find anything more beautiful than kindness… And hard to find anything more ugly than cruelty. 1 Peter 3:8-10 8 [a]To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but [b]giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 10 For, “The one who desires life, to love and see good days,Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.