Sermons from January 2022
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 what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
All of us are burdened •Some burdens are common to all of us: •Death •Separation •Loneliness •Unfulfilled promises •Meanness •Discouragement Matthew 11:28 28 “Come to Me, all [a]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Jesus and Judas—What could have been done?Jesus 1.Never chosen Judas as a disciple? 2.Spoken to him everyday? 3.Named and shamed Judas earlier? 4.Kicked him out of the 12?5.Told everyone Judas was a thief? Matthew 5:25-26 25 Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, you will…
•Destination: Eternity •Mission: Be the church of Christ. •Work: Live and preach the gospel. •Who am I doing this with? •What choices do I have…? John 8:12 Jesus Is the Light of the World 12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
Proverbs 13:22 22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his [a]children’s children,And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
•They sharpen you for the fight— •Cause you to: Consider… The implications of your actions upon the FUTURE. Proverbs 27:17 17 Iron sharpens iron,So one man sharpens another.
Isaiah 55:10-11 10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,And do not return there without watering the earthAnd making it bear and sprout,And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;It will not return to Me empty,Without accomplishing what I desire,And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” 34 Become sober-minded [a]as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.