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Sermons on Love

Sermons on Love

Not Outward Appearance, But Inward Peace

Jesus taught us to not just do good things to be seen by people. Instead we are to love God and love others even when no one is looking because our love comes from a deep belief in the reality of God and his love for us. Sermon Text: Matthew 6: 1-8 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

Not “likes”, but Love

Instead of using our influence to get “likes” for ourselves, let’s follow Jesus who laid down his life for us. Let’s love not just with words but with actions and truth. Sermon Text: 1 John 3:16-18 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

LOVE

At the end of the day, in the middle of the day, at the beginning of the day, we want to know and feel that we are loved. We have a fear of being unloved. God loves us unconditionally and so he loves us even when we fail, even when others are disappointed in us, and even when we are disappointed in ourselves. God loves us because he is love. Sermon Text: John 3:16 & 1 John 3:1 Preaching Pastor:…

BELONGING

In Matthew, we learn about the genealogy of Jesus. Matthew wrote this genealogy very intentionally. He included people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all nations. He wanted people to see that God uses all types of people – he paints an inclusive picture. Jesus included the rejects and outsiders into his family. Everyone comes with their own experiences and struggles. Sometimes our experiences make us feel like we are on the outside, like we are all alone.…

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 has no Favorites

It is common to categorize people based on their finances or influence. We might evaluate what such people can do for us. James 2 teaches us to put our faith in to action and love others without showing favoritism. All people were made by God and Jesus died for them all, therefore we ought not play favorites. Sermon Text: James 2:1-13 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

The Origin of Pride

We continue to make incredible advances in technology, which are allowing us to do some amazing things. We can communicate across the globe instantaneously. We can gather and communicate large amounts of data. We can explore endless amounts of information. As we continue to grow, we can also fall into the trap of pride and arrogance. We feel like we are in control of everything. But our pride in our advances has not always created a more loving and connected…

The Origin of our Rebellion

God designed us to live for him. But instead of loving God above all things, we want to be in charge. We want to be our own gods. Where does that selfish impulse come from? Genesis 3 tells the story of the origin of our rebellion from God and what God promised to do to repair our relationship. Sermon Text: Genesis 3 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

The origin of relationships

Humans were not made to be alone. The Bible tells us what we instinctively know by nature. We are social creatures who were designed to live in families of mutual commitment and love. In Genesis 2, God shows us how that first family came to be when he designed Adam and Eve to be married to one another. We live according to God’s good design when we make the same lifelong commitment to our spouse for the good of our…
forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

What does God say about divorce?

God created marriage in such a way that man and woman “become one flesh”. Marriage is supposed to be a sacred bond that lasts until death. But we know that’s not always the case. Marriages are tricky relationships because of our sinful nature. So what does God say about divorce? Are there situations where it’s okay to get divorced, or should people stay in marriages no matter what? What happens in future relationships for people who have been divorced? To…
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