This morning we are going to look at John 15:9-17 - What a packed portion of scripture. Looking at God's love is such a vast and unsearchable depth.
When the world is going crazy we need to be doing what we should have been doing all along, going, and looking to Christ. John 15:1-27 - The word of God is all about Jesus. Genesis through Malachi has the theme "He is coming." The Gospels theme then is "He is here" and the rest... Read More
Texts used - Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 34:8, Luke 9:23-26, John 15:14, John 16:7, I Peter 4:17, Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus put the cost of discipleship front and center. He did not hide the cost of following Him. He was not very "seeker-sensitive"! Seeing Jesus' bluntness-- why did the crowds stumble over themselves to find Him? He... Read More
Matthew 5 - Looking at the Lord's prayer there are a ton of things that could be preached about here. Praying this prayer with sincerity requires us to believe that God is who He is says He is and believe in His Kingdom. We also need to agree with and submit to Him. Our Father... Read More
Text: 2 Chronicles 14, 15, 16 Other references: Matthew 9:22,23; 9:28-30; Matthew 15:22-28; Matthew 14:22-33; Acts 11:18 Asa sought the Lord in great distress— but did not in smaller things. His life shows a troubling trend of lessening dependence on God. I believe that it’s possible for us maturing Christians to begin to trust in... Read More
The first Christmas broke the silence that had been in place for some 400 years. What the people on earth couldn’t see was “the other side.” Heaven was mounting a full scale rescue operation. God was sending forth a living word, in flesh, breaking the silence. Luke 1 - Zechariah was chosen to go in... Read More
Text: John 9: 1-12 - Other references: Matthew 7:25; I Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 6:2; Romans 8:28; II Timothy 1:7; John 16:33; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 8:17 Suffering is something that is all around us, physical suffering, emotional suffering, and suffering that involves both. It a difficult subject. Part of the discussion of suffering is the question... Read More