A few good men or one good Lord? Jesus turned a handful of frightened disciples into bold confessors of the truth and changed the world. Judges 6:33-7:25
There are many different philosophical life-views out there; none as compelling and life-hanging as Jesus’ call: Follow me! Sermon Text: Matthew 4:12-23
John the Baptist—the Voice in the Wilderness With John the Baptist wonder at the fact that Jesus did not come with power and glory, but as the long-promised Suffering Servant. What a blessing to point people to him! Scriptures: Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12
The gifts and abilities we have can be put to use for all kinds of different goals, but the ultimate goal is to use what God has given us to bless, encourage, support and build up others. Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 14
The Holy Spirit deals out spiritual gifts just as they are needed for the well-being of Christ’s church. That means that every person is essential.
God’s Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12
The church joyfully gives up its preferences if that will allow us to meet the perceived needs of those outside the church because God’s greatest desire is that all people come to know Jesus as we know him.
People within the church have very different ideas about ministry, what can and cannot be done. As sinful humans we often want to make it a matter of right and wrong. But more often than not, it’s a matter of Christian freedom.
Struggling with the sin inside, living in a self-centered society, it’s way too easy for us to go through life accomplishing little of lasting value. When Jesus is the Lord of my life, that all changes.
Are you on the right path in life? We can find a clear path by following in the footsteps of the Magi Matthew 2:2-12