Sermons on Character

Restoring Joy – Seek Peace & Pursue it

Ephesians 4:32New American Standard Bible 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven [a]you. Psalm 34:14New American Standard Bible 14 Depart from evil and do good;Seek peace and pursue it.

Restoring Joy through Thankfulness

Worship Grows in Gratitude— You just can’t hide it Greetings Prayer Singing Attentiveness to the Bible Care for your brethren Philippians 2:14 English Standard Version 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing,

Respects Begets Respect

Four ways to build respect 1.Change your attitude—find the good in people, events and things. 2.Change your conversation—speak the truth in love. 3.Find better sources of information—you don’t have to listen to the news. 4.Stop listening to wreckers—bad company Romans 13:5-6English Standard Version 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.

I’m Sorry

Clayton’s Apology•The apology you make when you’re not really sorry. Herod’s sorrow didn’t save John The Baptizer Saul’s sorrow didn’t stop him from trying to kill David 2 Corinthians 7:10 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance [a]without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Render Unto Caesar

Matthew 22:15-22 Tribute to Caesar 15 Then the Pharisees went and [a]plotted together how they might trap Him [b]in what He said. 16 And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [c]defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 17 Tell us then, what do You think? Is it [d]lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus perceived their [e]malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show…

The Mind of Christ

Humble—•Emptied Himself•Servant•Son of Man•Obedient—cross•Saviour Christ’s Mind—It’s impact upon you! Christ’s Mind—How do we know? He has left a Witness—The Bible•OT anticipates Him•Gospels reveal Him•Acts preaches Him•Letters teach Him•Revelation glorifies Him Philippians 2:5-8 5 Have this attitude [a]in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be [b]grasped, 7 but [c]emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the…

Relationships 103—I’m Married

Ephesians 5:22-24 (NASB) Marriage Like Christ and the Church 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.

The Way Forward Is Back

Have you ever been lost? I have taken wrong turns in the USA—a long way backGod’s people regularly lost their way…Adam and Eve driven from the Garden of EdenCain did evil to his brotherNoah’s wicked GenerationAfter EgyptUnbelief costsFunerals in the desertDidn’t have to be God always provided a way back…Each time God offered a door of mercy for them to walk through Galatians 1:6-9 (NASB) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [a]by the grace of Christ,…

Relationships 102—Before You Commit

All relationships are to be based on love for God and, in turn, love for one another. Some things are best learned now *Disagreement doesn’t change facts*Both parties find this reality hard to believe*But men can actually chew gum and walk at the same time*There are a variety personality types*Only God can change the heart*Men and women communicate differently*Adjust you must! 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NASB) 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does…

God At Work – Again

Four things that God wants: 1.Maturity– Grow in faith and knowledge– Leaving behind an infantile life 2.Decisiveness– Choose this day – Some are neither ‘Hot nor cold.’ 3.Consistency– Rid yourself of doubts– Some burn ‘Hot and cold.’ 4.Strength If you want God to work in you? Seek that which is pleasing in His sight. Philippians 1:6 (NASB) 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.…