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Sermons on Living Our Faith

Sermons on Living Our Faith

Not First, But Last

Instead of working so hard to be the greatest, Jesus calls us to work hard at being last and the servant of all. He showed his disciples how to serve by taking on the role of a servant and washing their feet. Sermon Text: John 13: 1-17 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

Faith Prays for Blessing

As it says in James 1:16, every good and perfect gift comes from God. Therefore, God wants us to call on him in prayer. We pray a prayer of thanksgiving in times of blessing, and we call out to God for help in times of trial. James 5 tells us that prayer that flows from faith is powerful and effective. Sermon Text: James 5:13-20 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

Faith Speaks Wisely

Our tongue is one of the smallest parts of our bodies, and yet it can cause the most trouble. The first two chapters of James teach us about growth through trials, putting knowledge into action, and letting go of worldly biases. James 3 adds another level to understanding Christian maturity as it teaches us the importance of speaking wisely with our words. Our words ought to flow from faith. Out of the same mouth should not come praising and cursing.…

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

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
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