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Sermons by Bill Limmer

Sermons by Bill Limmer

worry, feelings, forgiveness

Faith Over Feelings

Our feelings are so untrustworthy because they are always changing. And our feelings are affected by sin. But we don’t have to be tossed back and forth by our feelings. We’re called, not to live by our feelings, but to live by faith. Our faith is rock solid if we have placed it in God—the unchanging, perfect, eternal, sovereign One. This faith is founded on the infallible, certain, life-changing, authoritative Word of God. Bring renewal to your life by relying…
christmas

Christmas Eve: The Light Has Come

It’s Christmas Eve. The hope of the world has come. Jesus’ birth meant that God’s promises were fulfilled. The light came to earth to get rid of darkness. Jesus, the light of the world, is our sure and certain hope. We don’t have to live in the darkness of our current circumstances; we can live in the light of Christ. Sermon Text: Isaiah 9:2-3, 6-7 & John 8:12
light, assurance, preparing, mess

The Assurance of Light

Many of us are aware of God’s promises for us, but we grow weary easily. We need assurance along the way to remind of that God is for us and loves us unconditionally. Throughout the Scriptures, God provides assurance with many prophecies of the coming light. Sermon Text: Isaiah 7:10-14
thanksgiving

Thankful in Tough Times (Thanksgiving Eve)

For a lot of people, Thanksgiving is one of their favorite holidays. There is football, food, family, and free for all shopping or it used to be like that. This year is different. For many of us our traditions are interrupted. There are tough times all around. Habakkuk knew all about tough times, but he also knew how to give thanks to God in tough times. Even when times are tough, we can be thankful for who God is, what…
united, one, prayer, diversity, purpose

United in our Diversity

Our unity in Christ does not mean uniformity; it means diversity. The Church is the body of Christ and we are all unique members of his body. We all play a unique role in his kingdom. Our diverse gifts and callings allow us to complement each other so that we might all mature together. Sermon Text: Ephesians 4
united, one, prayer, diversity, purpose

United in Humanity

We are all part of humanity. But the Ephesians were divided based on race. There was a deep divide between Jews and Gentiles. Those divisions led to real hostility. But Jesus came to make the two groups one, breaking down the walls that divided them. Our society seems to be divided into at least two groups politically, racially, and socially. But Christ came to remove those barriers and make us all one. In Christ, we all become the one household…
gather, groups, give, grow, go

Go with the Gospel

What does it look like to “go with the Gospel”? Victory’s mission is to “reach today’s people with Christ’s victory”. This mission comes directly from Jesus, who commanded his disciples to share the Gospel with the world. As followers of Jesus, we grow in our own faith when we are committed to sharing the Gospel with those who don’t know Christ. We can go out into the world, knowing that God is with us when we share our faith. Sermon…
gather, groups, give, grow, go

Give to Support

“Whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” Giving to church isn’t about obligation. We give offerings, use our abilities to serve Jesus, and offer up our time out of love to Jesus and to our church. God blesses the gifts we give cheerfully to His Kingdom. When we commit to serving God’s kingdom with time, talents, and treasures, we will see the benefits of our generosity in our church, community, and in our own hearts. Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
gather, groups, give, grow, go

Gather for Worship

The Early Church was made up of people who were very committed to one another and to Jesus. They met regularly, supported one another by selling property and possessions, and shared meals with one another. Because of this, the group of believers grew in number and in faith. Although it will look different today, the outcome of committing to gather for weekly worshiping with one another is the same: the church will grow, and so will each of us believers.…
seeks, lost

Whatever It Takes to Reach the One

God did whatever it took to reach us when he sent Jesus. The Parable of the Shrewd Manager is one of Jesus’ strangest stories. He tells a story about a corrupt manager, but yet he tells us we can learn something from this wicked man. He says that Christians should be just as zealous about reaching the lost as criminals are about their selfish gain. Jesus wants us to be completely committed to reaching “the one” lost person in our…
seeks, lost

Jesus Seeks The One

After the Pharisees accuse Jesus of associating with sinners, Jesus tells the Parable of the Lost Sheep. He uses this story about a shepherd who left his flock to find a stray sheep to explain the importance of every single person. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Every life is important to God, which is exactly why it’s important for Christians to share the Good News of Jesus with the world. Sermon Text: Luke 15:1-10
teamwork, proclaimed, Lord

Joy in the Lord

God is with you always. When you cast all your anxieties and cares to your Lord and Savior in prayer, he hears you and gives you peace. We find joy in the Lord when we meditate on his Word and his promises to us, focusing on the gift of forgiveness he has given to us. Sermon Text: Philippians 4:4-9