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Sermons by Bill Limmer

Sermons by Bill Limmer

Not Outward Appearance, But Inward Peace

Jesus taught us to not just do good things to be seen by people. Instead we are to love God and love others even when no one is looking because our love comes from a deep belief in the reality of God and his love for us. Sermon Text: Matthew 6: 1-8 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

Not “likes”, but Love

Instead of using our influence to get “likes” for ourselves, let’s follow Jesus who laid down his life for us. Let’s love not just with words but with actions and truth. Sermon Text: 1 John 3:16-18 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

LOVE

At the end of the day, in the middle of the day, at the beginning of the day, we want to know and feel that we are loved. We have a fear of being unloved. God loves us unconditionally and so he loves us even when we fail, even when others are disappointed in us, and even when we are disappointed in ourselves. God loves us because he is love. Sermon Text: John 3:16 & 1 John 3:1 Preaching Pastor:…

JOY

The holiday season is a time of joy, right? For so many, the holiday season is full of stress, anxiety, sadness, and many other feelings. Sin has permeated all of existence. But the good news is that God is good, immeasurably good. The Christmas season is a time when we get to look forward to Christmas Day. Why? Because Christmas day is the day God sent his son into our broken, sinful world for US. Jesus took on OUR pain,…

HOPE

We all have hopes. Some of our hopes are wishful thinking. Our kids hope for toys and technology. We hope to make them happy. We are afraid to hope because we have been disappointed so many times before. Hope has to do with trust and confidence. It is the resting of the human heart on God, with full trust that he will care for us and for our salvation and that he will give us the happiness he has promised.…

Faith Submits to God

Our selfish desires lead us to quarrel to get our own way. James 4 teaches us to put our faith into action by changing our hearts through submission to God’s Word. When we humble ourselves in such a way, God will lift us up. Sermon Text: James 4:1-10 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

Faith does Good Works

We believe that we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ apart from works. But true faith in Jesus will lead to good works. Our faith in not just some intellectual knowledge of God but the action of living it out. James 2 teaches us that it is the work of the Holy Spirit leading us to know that we are loved so that we can love. Sermon Text: James 2:14-26 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

Faith Perseveres

Everyone experiences times of testing and suffering. The book of James opens with an unexpected theme – the idea of maturity through trials and tribulations. James tells us that challenges can be good because they result in greater maturity and a stronger faith. James will teach us of perseverance through trials. Sermon Text: James 1:1-8;13-18 Preacher:  Pastor Bill Limmer

The Origin of Corruption

Not only are there individuals who are wicked, but we can see systems and institutions that conspire together in their corruption. Wickedness and evil permeate so much of society that we can’t even so our own contribution. Genesis 6 tells the story of how a whole group of people can be led off into evil, and more importantly, what we can do to remain faithful to the Lord. Sermon Text: Genesis 6-9 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

The Origin of our Rebellion

God designed us to live for him. But instead of loving God above all things, we want to be in charge. We want to be our own gods. Where does that selfish impulse come from? Genesis 3 tells the story of the origin of our rebellion from God and what God promised to do to repair our relationship. Sermon Text: Genesis 3 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

The Origin of Life

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. In Genesis 1 we learn that God created, designed, ordered, and organized all of creation to function for our good. He created the sun, moon, and stars to mark our days. He designed the waters, vegetation, and animals to all work together. And then finally he created humans in his image to be his representatives and co-rulers of his good creation. Humans are not some evolved afterthought because of some…
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Song of Confession

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. For any of us who have ever found ourselves guilty of a sin (so, everyone), this psalm hits hard. The Psalmist David wrote this song after the prophet Nathan helped him recognize his sinful ways. All of us from learn about confession from this psalm, as we read how David cries out to God in repentance, knowing he is forgiven and saved from his sins.…