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Sermons by Bill Limmer

Sermons by Bill Limmer

Samuel, Goliath, Jonathan, Saul, God's Will, Nathan, Absalom, pride, legacy

David & Goliath

The story of David and Goliath is the classic underdog tale. David is small; Goliath is big. But what we often fail to recognize in this story is the size of God. God is HUGE. David is victorious in his battle with Goliath because he relies on God’s size, not his own. David aligns his agenda to God’s will, not the other way around. When we try to fight our own battles, we often fail because our giants are too…
mothers, spouses, children, employees, employers, citizens, fathers

God’s Call to Fathers

Fathers often feel ill-equipped to lead their households, struggling with the burdens they feel to provide for their families. However, like mothers, fathers play unique and important roles in their families. God has called fathers to train and instruct their children to fear the Lord and share Him with their world. Sermon text: Ephesians 6:4
mothers, spouses, children, employees, employers, citizens, fathers

God’s Call to Employers

Being in a position of power and responsibility is a heavy burden to bear for those who employ others, and it can be tempting to use this power over others for our own benefit. Employers should use God’s wisdom in making decisions that impact their employees. This helps them lead with fairness and treat all with dignity and respect. Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:9
mothers, spouses, children, employees, employers, citizens, fathers

God’s Call to Children and Their Families

There is often some confusion about role children play in the family and who makes family decisions. God’s word is very clear about who leads families: parents. God calls children to obey their parents, honor them, and care for them when needed. With these commands, he promises blessings for children. Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:1-3
mothers, spouses, children, employees, employers, citizens, fathers

God’s Call to Mothers

Moms often feel like the work they do for their families and communities goes unnoticed. However, mothers play essential roles in God’s kingdom. God has called mothers not only to create new life, but to nurture, care, and guide God’s children so that they might bless thousands of generations. Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 1:3-7
failure, grief, doubt

Hope in Doubt

With advertising, scammers, and social media, we are forced to be skeptics. If we don’t second guess what people tell us, we run the risk of being taken advantage of. But all this doubt can leave us feeling hopeless as we wonder if we can believe anything we hear. Thomas felt the same way as you. He heard that Jesus was alive, but he didn’t want to believe it until he saw and touched Jesus. And then, when Jesus appeared…
failure, grief, doubt

Hope After Failure

We all make mistakes. Some of our failures are small and insignificant, solved with an apology or a quick fix. But for other mistakes, those ones that haunt our dreams and change the courses of our lives, we’re stuck with guilt and shame. This is the kind of mistake Peter made. After he denied Jesus three times, he feels like there’s nothing he can do about his failure in faith. But Jesus gives him hope, forgiving him and entrusting him…
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Jesus the Savior (Good Friday)

Jesus is the suffering servant. On the day we now know as Good Friday, he willingly and humbly allowed himself not only to suffer, but also to be condemned in our place. And so, by his perfect life and innocent death, Jesus is the Savior of the world. His sacrifice is the reason you are reconciled to God. Sermon Text: Isaiah 53
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Jesus the King (Palm Sunday)

On the day we now know as Palm Sunday, the people of Jerusalem celebrated Jesus as their king. They waved palm branches in the air, laid down their cloaks for him, and shouted “Hosanna!” But he didn’t ride in on a white horse. He wasn’t followed by an army, and he wasn’t adorned with gold and jewels. He is a gentle and humble King, who is exactly who we need. Sermon Text: Matthew 21:1-11
temptation, people, living, listen, lead

Listen to Learn

In our culture, we’re taught to speak our minds, and those who speak loudest and often are heard. But God has a different view. God’s Word teaches us how powerful our words can be. Instead of speaking everything that comes to mind, Christians are encouraged to “tame our tongues” and listen first. We can use our tongues to change the direction of people’s lives by sharing Jesus with them. Sermon Text: James 3:1-12
temptation, people, living, listen, lead

Put People First

We often judge a person based on their appearance. But appearances are deceiving. The world may have taught us to look at and treat people a certain way based on their appearance or social status, but God teaches us to treat all people with mercy, loving all our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus didn’t and doesn’t discriminate against anyone; he lived, died, and rose for all. Sermon Text: James 2:1-13
worry, feelings, forgiveness, rest, prayer, sinners

Love Over Hate

Disagreement and hate are everywhere. There isn’t anything wrong with disagreements… until we cancel someone because they don’t share our views. Then, the situation becomes hateful. The hate in the world gives Christians a chance to let our light shine by loving the unlovable – like God loves us. God’s love for you renews you so you can be catalyst for renewal for others by sharing God’s love and your love with them. Sermon Text: Matthew 5:43-48