Lord, I look at the people around me and their lives don’t make sense to me. Everything seems to go right for the people who don’t give You a second thought. But those who cry out to You, who build their lives on Your Word, face all kinds of struggles and trials. What am I missing? Help me to see through Your eyes. Sermon Text & Theme: Psalm 73 – We have a crisis of faith, God has the cure.
Paul and the Philippians enjoyed a wonderful relationship: they were gospel partners (fellowship) in ministry. He was not afraid to ask them for help and they were eager to give him support.
Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-20
Sometimes it seems foolish to do what God commands. How can marching around a city bring down its walls? We don’t always see or understand why God asks us to do what He asks us to do, but faith tells us that when we do it, we will be blessed. Sermon Text: Joshua 5:13-6:5, 20
Following Jesus isn’t easy. By nature, we’re way too good at excuses. Lying underneath these excuses is fear. Lord, give me the faith to trust that listening to and following You is always the best answer. Sermon Text: Luke 9:51-62
Christians have the best attitude about life and death. Every day is a joy, because we have a purpose – to live for Christ. And when we die? That’s even better by far. Philippians 1:18b-26
Faith Grows Through Good and Bad Joseph is a wonderful example for any young person who finds himself far from home and in trouble. God can use those ties to grow our faith and make it shine brighter and more clearly. Scriptures: Hebrews 11:24-26; Luke 9:18-24 Sermon Text: Genesis 39:6-12, 16-23
What a contrast between Simon and the nameless woman who anointed Jesus with her perfume and her tears! In Jesus’ forgiveness, we have so much to be thankful for. Sermon Text: Luke 7:36-50
This tender story speaks to us of one of the most important priorities in our lives. Jesus’ Word comes first – even before our daily chores. Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
A man’s greatest fear is failure, and his greatest pain is regret. When we fail, we choose remorse all too often. Yet, what we really need is repentance. Even in our failures, God can still accomplish His purpose. Sermon Text: Judges 16:23-31
Samson: Watch those Small Steps Samson didn’t ruin his life all at once. He did it one step at a time. All the little compromises in our lives add up. Being in the Word opens our eyes to this deadly downward spiral and empowers us to take steps that lead to a different path. Scriptures:…