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Sermons on Faith

Sermons on Faith

forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

Do you have to be baptized to be saved?

Most likely, you’ve witnessed a baptism, and maybe you’ve been baptized yourself. You hear the pastor explain the sacrament of baptism, seen the application of water on the head and the heart, and prayed over the person. But why is baptism important? Is baptism necessary to go to Heaven? When should you be baptized? And what happens to those people who weren’t or couldn’t be baptized before death? To answer these questions, we’ll dig into the account of Pentecost in…
witnessing

Gospel Preachers, Gospel Clients

As Christians, witnessing to others isn’t like how celebrites get paid millions of dollars to endorse a product for a company. We’re recipients of the same grace we’re sharing with people. So, when you’re struggling to find the motivation and courage to share Jesus with the people around you, remember this: you’re not just a Gospel preacher, you’re a Gospel client. The good news of forgiveness and freedom that you’re sharing is just as much for you as for the…
Samuel, Goliath, Jonathan, Saul, God's Will, Nathan, Absalom, pride, legacy

David and You

David’s at the end of his life. He’s got limited time to impart his wisdom to his family and kingdom. He uses his time to honor and praise God. Through these final words of David in 2 Samuel 23, we see that David has learned the importance of ruling his kingdom in the fear of the Lord. Because of God’s goodness, David’s family line will produce Jesus, the Savior of the world. Time is fleeting. Life is full but the…
Samuel, Goliath, Jonathan, Saul, God's Will, Nathan, Absalom, pride, legacy

David & Saul

Saul hunts David with intent to kill. And yet, David is the one who can take out Saul. When David finds himself in a position of power and authority over Saul, who continually seeks to destroy him, David chooses to be meek and humble. David yields to God’s will instead of his own desire for safety and revenge. When you find yourself in a position of power and authority over someone who has wronged you, your decisions will reveal what…
Samuel, Goliath, Jonathan, Saul, God's Will, Nathan, Absalom, pride, legacy

David & Jonathan

Saul sees David as a major threat and wants to get rid of him. Despite this, Saul’s son Jonathan follows God’s will by aligning himself with David. This was not an easy decision, as going against the king was going to cost him. But to do the opposite – go against God’s will – would cost him even more. Jonathan rejoices in David’s position, even though it means he loses everything. We must be careful not to be blind with…
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…
temptation, people, living, listen, lead

Resist Temptation, Embrace Trials

Temptation looks different for everyone. But no matter what it looks like for you, something disguised as acceptable by our culture tempts your sinful heart. Whether it’s food, images, people, or something else, there are tons of things that can pull us far away from what God wants for our lives. It’s easy to slide from temptation into sin, but you can resist with the help of God. Trials are opportunities for us to grow in faith and mature in…

Ash Wednesday 2021

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a time to prepare our hearts and minds for Easter. Preparing for Christmas is easier than preparing for Easter. Not only do we get lots of help from society to celebrate Christmas, it’s just easier to buy something than to fast from something. It is easier to talk about the birth of a baby than the death of our Savior. But we need Lent. We need to take the time to face our…
worry, feelings, forgiveness, rest, prayer, sinners

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…
worry, feelings, forgiveness, rest, prayer, sinners

Worship Over Worry

We constantly find disappointment in the things of this world, and so we worry. We worry that things are not going to go the way we want We worry that we want be able to handle it. We worry that we don’t add up. When we worship instead of worry, we take our eyes and minds of ourselves and look to God, who is our creator, redeemer, and provider. He renews us through the good news of Jesus in Word…
united, one, prayer, diversity, purpose

United in Christ

No matter who is in the White House, Christians pledge their ultimate allegiance to King Jesus. Paul tells us that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, ruling over all things for the good of the Church. He did this to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Elections for our government don’t need to make or break you. In Christ, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We are united…