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Sermons on Living Our Faith

Sermons on Living Our Faith

praise, joy,gladness

Song of Creation

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8 opens and closes with praise to the Creator of all things. The Psalmist examines God’s creation, from the Heavens to the Earth and all the beings in between. Through this, we come to marvel at how God created and cares for humankind. Although we don’t deserve it, God sets humans as rulers over land and animals, providing all things for His people. Sermon Text: Psalm 8 Preacher:…
forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

How do we support people with different views on sexuality?

We are all equal in Christ, and every person we meet should be treated with love and respect as a child of God. But even amongst Christians, this looks different – particularly in how they interact with those in the LGBTQ+ community. Should Christians support the LGBTQ+ community? What does it look like for a Christian to truly “love the sinner, but hate the sin”? How can Christians support people whose beliefs and lifestyles are different than what God teaches…
forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

How do Christian values and politics interact?

When people find out you’re a Christian, they tend to make assumptions about your political stance on different issues. These assumptions may or may not be accurate, and you might not even know what to think about politics. No party’s values align completely with God’s values, so you might feel like you don’t know how to vote or what to do as a citizen in a democracy. So, who should Christians vote for? How are we supposed to remain true…
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…
grief, joy, anxiety, anger, depression, witnessing

God & Grief

On the third day after Jesus’ crucifixion, a group of disciples walked together on the road to Emmaus. They were completely lost in the grief of losing their leader, their lives shattered because they had yet to see the promise of the resurrection fulfilled. Even before they realize it, Jesus walks alongside them, opens the Scriptures to them, and they see him in and through God’s Word. When we find ourselves lost in grief, wandering aimlessly and unsure of where…

Be Content

In the final two commandments, God explains that we need to be content with what we have: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house and You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. We often look at the houses and material possessions around us and want what we don’t have. But nothing on Earth will fulfill us. True contentment comes only from God. Scripture: Philippians…

Be Honest

God tells us the importance of honesty through the Eighth Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. When we tell lies about others or act in other ways to hurt their reputation, we are not representing Christ and honoring God. Instead, we share Jesus with others when we defend them and speak well of them in our communities. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13 Sermon Text: Exodus 20:16

Have Integrity

Through the Seventh Commandment, God tells us: You shall not steal. When we steal from others or take in another dishonest way, we are not only harming our communities; we are harming our relationship with God. To show love to others and God, we can serve in our communities to make improvements and protect those who live there. Scripture: Luke 12:15 Sermon Text: Exodus 20:15

Demonstrate Purity and Faithfulness

The Sixth Commandment directs: You shall not commit adultery. God created sex as a gift to be shared within a marriage, but our sinful desires often lead us to explore this gift in impure and unfaithful ways. When we obey this commandment, we are demonstrating love and respect not only to our spouses, but to ourselves and to God. Out of love for us, God leads us to live lives of purity and faithfulness. Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-4 Sermon Text: Exodus…

Help and Support Others

In the Fifth Commandment, God tells us: You shall not murder. Jesus expands this to include those thoughts, attitudes, and actions towards others which are done with ill intent. When we help and support our neighbors in every physical need, we are fearing and loving God. Through this commandment, God teaches us to treat all people as His children. Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 Sermon Text: Exodus 20:13

Honor Those in Authority

The Fourth Commandment directs us in how to treat our parents: Honor your father and your mother. Our sinful nature often leads us to disrespecting our parents and other authority figures. But God wants us to serve, obey, and love those He puts in authority over us. All parents, governments, bosses, and other leaders were put in position by God. Scripture: Luke 10:24-25, Romans 13:7 Sermon Text: Exodus 20:12

Honor God

The Second and Third Commandments guide us to honor God with our words and our time: You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God and Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Although we’re made new through Jesus, our words and actions don’t always show honor and respect to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God teaches us through these Commandments how to use His name in love and respect and honor Him through setting aside…