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"love" Tagged Sermons

"love" Tagged Sermons

neighboring

Neighboring

What is neighboring? How can we be genuinely loving agents of change for our neighbors and culture? In a hurting world filled with hurting people, what can Christians do to help our neighbors around us? We can point them to justice. We can assure them of peace. And we can show them love. Christ’s death and resurrection is for all of us, and so we can see our neighbors as forgiven sinners just like us. Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

Who Told You… Women Shouldn’t Have Equal Rights?

The New Testament was written at a time and place where there was incredible inequality between men and women. And yet, Jesus and his followers went back to the first page of the Bible when God says that he created both genders in his image. The early Christians, like Paul, did what they could to elevate the status of women. For example, we see at the end of Romans how Paul lists many women who showed great leadership and faith…
science, religion, good, women, suffering, sex

Who Told You… Science Disproves God?

Science is about discovering how and why things work. Biology can teach you why blood clots, Chemistry explains why certain ingredients make a cake rise, and so on. These principles are not contrary to what Jesus commands us to do when he tells us to practice science and observe the natural world. The problem is that some people believe science disproves a need for a Creator. However, just because we might know scientifically how something works doesn’t disprove the Creator…
love, maundy thursday

Love One Another (Maundy Thursday)

On Maundy Thursday, we are reminded of the reconciliation we have because of Christ’s body and blood given for the forgiveness of our sin.  We are also reminded of the example of self-giving love shown by our Lord as he washed the feet of his disciples. Sermon Text: John 13:1-17, 34-35
ash wednesday

Ash Wednesday: The Cross

Jesus came to Earth to live a perfect life because we can’t. He knew his death would satisfy the wrath of God for all of us, and he loved us enough to go through with it. As we acknowledge the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, we reflect on the purpose, the satisfaction, and love that came to fruition at the cross of Jesus. Sermon Text: Isaiah 53:6
mission, welcoming, joyful, fun, connected, excellence, generosity

Welcome to Victory: Mission

Before Jesus ascended into Heaven after his resurrection, he gave his disciples their mission, “You will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth,” (Acts 1:8). Jesus wasn’t just talking to the disciples; he was talking to us. We are called to reach people with Christ’s victory, sharing the good news of Jesus’ resurrection with all people. This is our mission at Victory. We share Jesus in church every week, but most importantly in our communities and day-to-day interactions…
enemy, need, judge, forgive

When It’s Difficult to be Patient…Judge With Wisdom and Grace

Opinions are polarizing. We get entrenched in our own viewpoints about life. We judge others who don’t have the same viewpoints, lacking the patience to understand them. Meanwhile, we don’t recognize or choose to ignore the flaws in our own reasoning and lifestyles. Jesus, the only person who had the authority to judge, chose to listen and understand. And, rather than judging, Jesus chose to demonstrate patience with those who had gone astray. Would our lives be different if we…
enemy, need, judge, forgive

When the enemy is near…show love

It’s easy to love people who love us; anyone can do that. But when people judge us, persecute us, or drive us crazy, love becomes more difficult. Jesus, however, showed us how we can love our enemy. He loved even those who caused him to suffer. Despite our sin, he loved us enough to die for us on the cross and take away our sins forever. How would our lives be different if we loved our enemies as we love…
faith, repent, kidding

Are You Kidding Me?

Because of his patience and Ninevah’s repentance, God relents and does not destroy Ninevah. Jonah should be happy, right? WRONG! He thinks, “Are you kidding me?” Jonah becomes angry with God because he doesn’t follow through with the destruction. Even as this book of the Bible ends, we see God continuing to work on Jonah’s heart. As we go out into the world on mission, even as we share Jesus with the world, God continues to work on our hearts…
fear, strong, teaching,gospel,ambassodors

The Gospel Made Me Do It

Because of the gospel… From the early days of Christianity, followers of Christ have been known for doing good, serving the least of these, and loving our neighbors. Because of the gospel, in a world where people are treated as commodities or as opponents, we will dignify all people by seeing them as image bearers of God. Sermon Text: Galatians 5:13, 14
foundation, relationships, God, Love God, Victory of the Lamb, Franklin WI, church, hope, purpose, community

Structuring the Supports: Love Your Neighbor

We love and serve one another, not because we feel guilted into it or because we have to, but because Christ’s love compels us to do so.  Through serving, forgiving, leading, and loving others with a pure and selfless heart, we can show our neighbors (family, friends, co-workers, etc.) the love of Jesus. This is possible only because of the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.