Sermons from October 2019

Spiritual Disciplines

c.Stir up one another… i.Excited Christians—Not a common thought. ii.Exciting each other iii.Not always welcome iv.Bring out of spiritual stupor v.“The word of God is living and active…” Jesus challenged everyone to change through his teachings, miracles and his death, burial and resurrection Hebrews 10:24-25 (NASB) 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Having your Doubts-Matt 14:31

1)All of us would be able to say why. 2)We excuse doubt as being a natural part of being human i.Everyone knows waves are dangerous ii.Who wouldn’t be afraid and lose focus? iii.If I had seen a few others walk on water further than I did, then maybe I could be called out for lacking faith  3)Jesus calls us to the evidence right before us Matthew 14:31—31Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to…

Tolerance-Eph 4:1-2

Every relationship needs it If you think that no one ever has to tolerate you, you might want to ask the Lord for clarification on that point—but be prepared for disappointment With a scoffing tone we ask, “How do you put up with that?” Sanctification takes time No one changes over night We have to accept matters of opinion I don’t always have to be right Ephesians 4:1-2 (NASB) 4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner…

Greet One Another-Mark 14:44-46

This is something for us to avoid at all cost. That cost is the cost of change. Change is our ability to deal with others outside of our comfort zone. Mark 14:44-46 (NASB) 44 Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away [a]under guard.” 45 After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 46 They laid hands on Him and seized Him.

The Sword that brings Peace-Matt 10:34-36

•Not everything in the Bible is going to sound— •Easy •Pleasant •Pleasing •Some things are ‘Hard to understand,’ as Peter puts it (2Pet.3:16). Matthew 10:34-36 (NASB) 34 “Do not think that I came to [a]bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.