Monday, July 3, 2017
God didn't simply give us a list of rules to follow. Each act of God comes through His holiness. Each command is a statement of holiness. Man's rebellion against God is a rebellion against holiness. Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life. There is no way to separate those. The way, the truth and the life is a person. You can't have the truth without the way, You can't have the way without the truth. You will not receive life if you haven't agreed with the way and truth. Many people don't have true life because they have exchanged God's truth for human reasoning. They have chosen peace with the world over peace with God. So, there is a progression against God's truth and His holiness. Sin is progressive. This is natural but not godly. Our fallen condition causes us to continue in our sin.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The third Sunday in June has been designated as Father's Day. This agrees with the biblical command to honor our fathers. However, many people do not know what honor is. This message will give some of the reasons we need to honor our fathers and what fathers need to do in order to be honored.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
People will trade a relationship with the God that they do not know for the lies of the world that they know. In other words, those who have not accepted the saving grace of Jesus do not know that their trade for the world is the worst trade ever.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Exchanging God's glory for something else can happen to us without our noticing. We may even think we are doing what is right when we do so. We can look at the scripture and claim we aren't doing what the scripture has used as real examples of exchanging God's glory but we may still be doing so. Thus, we claim to be wise rather than convicted. We become fools instead of becoming wise. That's a dead end road.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
The darkened heart can't see clearly. It lacks God's peace, hope, love, guidance, purpose and strength. The darkened heart won't receive salvation and is bored with worship. If Satan can't keep you from being saved, he will certainly do what he can to keep you in the dark. It doesn't have to be that way.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
If I had cancer, I would want a doctor who hated cancer. It would make him or her more than a good doctor. It would make a loving doctor. This sermon shows how a God who isn't full of wrath concerning sin isn't a loving God.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Faith is adhering to a belief. You will act consistently in what you believe. These beliefs come from the heart. Each person must receive faith and believe. That will happen differently for different people. Some believe by hearing, while others believe by sight. Some won't believe until they touch. What will it take for you to believe?
People set up places to exchange Roman money for the Temple money in the Temple. They sold the animals necessary for the sacrifice. It was the most practical thing to do. However, Jesus throws them out of the Temple because worship isn't practical.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
How much righteousness do you have? Do you think you have 50% or 75% of what is needed to have an unhindered relationship with God? So, you only need 25% to 50% of His righteousness, right? No, absolutely not! This message states clearly that your righteousness and God's righteousness are totally different. You must abandon your righteousness to have His righteousness. Then, you will live by faith.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Those who regularly share the gospel, whether it be with family, friends or co-workers, will be judged poorly some of the times. The gospel is offensive to many of those who want to believe they are going to heaven without it. This message tells why.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
What if God has great plan for you but you don't do what God wants you to do, do you still get His great plans? We are not our own. We may be able to choose what we want to do but those who know Jesus Christ as Savior owe a great debt that is a joy to be paid. Paying that debt puts us right on track in receiving God's great plans.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Sometimes you can do everything right; you can do all the Lord has asked of you, and you will fail. Is this because God isn't able to help you succeed? Does God quit caring some times? How can you fail when you have done everything right? This message helps answer these questions.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
A good marketing person might tell Jesus that He didn't play His cards very well. After all, look at all the real miracles He could do. Why didn't Jesus tell the disciples to get a crowd together after he fed the 5000. He could tell them to tell the crowd to come back for a really good meal the next day. Then, the disciples could gather some really sick people and maybe a couple of people who had recently died. After the disciples had the crowd chanting and really rocking out, Jesus could walk across the Sea of Galilee for His entrance. Then, saying, "Behold!" with the sound of thunder He could raise the dead, heal a few people and start producing fried chicken and potato salad to feed the whole crowd. Just think of His popularity, future crowds and the offerings He could gather! But He didn't do that. Why?
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Of all the names that Jesus is given, the Name above all names has the greatest impact. Jesus emptied Himself to become a human who would suffer, die and resurrect. He was glorified by His Father. This name leads us to understand what who we are and what we need to do. This takes giving it all over to the Lord. Are you ready for that?