Sermons from October 2021

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…

A Gospel Tough Enough, Too

A Gospel Tough Enough•the more horrible •the more fearful •the more uncertain •the more unstable •the more stomach-turning  •the more relevant the gospel of Jesus Christ is! 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection 15 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast [a]the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you [b]as of first importance…

Heavenward Bound Part 1 – On a Mission

We are on a Mission.The Way is our Good ShepherdThe way of:– Love for all– Self-sacrifice– Peace– Unity Go forth and plant congregations and save the lost. Expect trials along the way. Isaiah 6:8 Isaiah’s Commission 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Strengthened Again

Strength – Always starts in prayer– Quantity specified– Spiritual insights beyond facts– Practical out-workings– Ambition– Product and process– Growth– Might Colossians 1:9-11 9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the [a]knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, [b]to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and [c]increasing in the [d]knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with…

Life in the Son Part 4 – Strengthened

When you are feeling like you are … Alone Abandoned Concerned God looks after his own, looks to his mission, his greatest joy, deliverance is always at hand. 2 Timothy 4:16-17 16 At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might [a]be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth. Hebrews 13:5 5 Make sure…

Same three moves

Three same moves Satan’s Schemes Lust of the FleshLust of the EyesPride of Life 1 John 2:16 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
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