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Sermons by Ben Sadler

Sermons by Ben Sadler

I’ll Make Everything New

The delayed gratification of eternity is sometimes too much to bear. We long for freedom from pain and sadness, and we look forward to being reunited with loved ones and to worship Jesus forever. God’s promises of peace and forgiveness get us through life, and Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises for us through Jesus – he will make everything new. Scriptures: Matthew 19:27-30 Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:57

I Won’t Condemn

As we examine ourselves under the Law, we feel shame. We know nothing we could ever do would allow us to earn our way into Heaven. But through Jesus, God promises to never condemn us or forsake us. Resting in this promise helps take away our guilt and fix our eyes on the miracle and gift of God’s grace. Scriptures: Psalm 32 Sermon Text: Romans 8:1
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Self-Control, Not Willpower

Whether it’s junk food, acting on lust, over-committing, or some other sin we know we should avoid, saying no to temptation is hard. What we often forget when struggling with self-control is that it’s not all on us to stay away from sin. We don’t have to rely on sheer willpower; we can rely on God to help control our desires and be the people God intended us to be. Scriptures: Proverbs 25:27-28 Sermon Text: Titus 2:11-12
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Peace, Not Tolerance

In order to achieve peace, we often compromise. Even though we don’t agree with someone’s viewpoint or actions, we tolerate it because we want to keep the peace. We tolerate our circumstances, but we aren’t content in them. True peace comes from God, from immersing ourselves in his promises and knowing that his love for us never fails. Scriptures: Psalm 16 Sermon Text: John 14:26-27
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Love, Not Lust

The world uses “love” as a term to describe how we feel about everything from food to TV shows to other people. In this context, love is conditional; our feelings of love change based on circumstances and what we think about these circumstances. They are often feelings of lust, desiring after a person based on physical attraction. The love that Jesus has for us, that he showed us on the cross, is never-failing. This unconditional love is what we strive…
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Changed through Baptism

Baptism isn’t just ceremony; it is a sacred act in which God either brings a person to faith or strengthens faith, adopts the person into his family, forgives sins, makes a person a temple of the Holy Spirit, makes heirs of eternal life, and changes a person’s eternal destiny. Remember your baptism: it gives you power from God to say no to sin and yes to righteousness, a power to do what is right in the face of the pressure…
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Change The Way You Think Of The Church

Reaching milestones in life, such as Confirmation, warrants celebration. But often, these milestones are just the beginning to a new journey. The Holy Spirit works through the Word to bring all of us along the path of maturity. Because of this, we grow in faith and our relationship with Christ every time we engage in God’s Word, making us stronger disciples of Christ and growing the church as a whole. Acts 2:1-4