Sermons from February 2022
Ecclesiastes 4:12 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. 2 Corinthians 11:23-31 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I…
Romans 7:15-25 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire…
When we make decisions for ourselves; we choose selfishlyWe are susceptible to spiritual blindness:Because more than conscience must be our guide. Luke 6:39 39 And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?
•To qualify for kingdom work, cultivate the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22–23).22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 1 Peter 1:16 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Where did we get the idea…?That reason and feelings are reliable guides? God reminds us that his thoughts are sky-high above ours.Human beings are very, very, very smartJust not very wise Isaiah 55:8-9 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So are My ways higher than your waysAnd My thoughts than your thoughts.
A new Christian goes through a lot of “news”This is going to take some getting used to…•Everything is new— •New faith •New worship •New place to meet •New faces •New friends •New language •New habits•New challengesHow do we make them feel comfortable? Hebrews 3:13 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Everyone wants to be the King…Sooner or later:You can’t tell the original from the disciple. 1 John 1:1-4 Introduction, The Incarnate Word 1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too…