This sermon communicates what the Bible teaches about transgenderism, and suggests how we as Christians and a church should interact with the world in general and how we can help those who are wrestling with issues related to sexual and gender orientation.
In the sermon, we investigate the what, why, when and how of being thankful.
In this sermon, we examine the importance of the Lord’s Day for Christians.
Galatians 3:26-28 - God's dream for the church is that it is made up of people of all kinds who love each other and for the church to teach the world how to live together in harmony.
1 Timothy 5:1-2 – In this sermon, we address the problem of sexual abuse and offer hope and help from God and God’s people.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 – In this Easter message, we explore the story of the beauty and the beast and compare it to our experience before and after becoming a Christian.
John 20:29-31 - It seems to me those who saw the resurrected Lord had no CHOICE but to believe in the resurrection. In this sermon, we consider how the resurrection of Jesus has given us the opportunity to really believe.
Mark 12:28-31 - It seems to me those who saw the resurrected Lord had no CHOICE but to believe in the resurrection.
Ephesians 4:11-16 - God desires that every Christian grow to maturity in Christ. Three areas that we often need to grow in are worship, witness and work.
Colossians 1:15-20 - This is a basic defense and explanation of why a person should put their faith in Jesus and why they should believe that He is the Lord.
Luke 2:4-20 - As this Christmas arrives, perhaps we need, not just a little Christmas, but a lot. It seems our nation is under a dark cloud of anger, hostility, and suspicion. Our country is so fragmented by opposing opinions and clashing cultures. On top of all that, there seems to be daily news of another terrorist strike somewhere in the world resulting in the senseless loss of human life. Individually, many of us are facing our own personal heartaches and challenges. That’s why I say we need a lot of Christmas, right this very minute. Our world needs Christmas – the true meaning of Christmas.
John 20:24-31 - Believing in the unbelievable is difficult, to say the least. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead, is not an easy thing to believe in. But I want to tell you today, that there is good reason to believe that Jesus arose from the dead!
2 Corinthians 5:9 - In this two part series, we cover twelve shared goals for every Christian. In this sermon, we cover the first six of them.
Philippians 3:14 - In this two part series, we cover twelve shared goals for every Christian. In this sermon, we cover the second six of the twelve.
Proverbs 3:1-35 - Proverbs 3 offers a number of good principles for the New Year.
Our world is becoming a more hate-filled place, where people have less empathy and compassion for others. In contrast to that, the people of God are called to live lives of love, empathy and compassion, because God has loved us and poured His love into our hearts.
This sermon is a review of the lessons taught during our week of V.B.S. These lessons are good for children and adults alike! No matter what is happening in our lives, God is good!
God is drawing people to Himself all the time from all kinds of backgrounds. In this sermon, we review the conversion stories of several famous people, and then look at the stories of two conversions in the Bible. If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation!
Contentment is the key to overcoming consumerism and materialism. Contentment comes from learning to be thankful, thrifty, generous, and focused.
In this sermon, we examine the truths involved in the wise men coming to see Jesus after His birth. There are many lessons we can learn from their visit.
New Year is a good time to refocus ourselves. In this new year's sermon, I suggest seven priorities for the new year that will give us 20/20 vision.
We are all made in God's image and have equal value and deserve equal justice. Our God is concerned about justice for the oppressed. The body of Christ must weep and suffer with those who weep and suffer, and do what we can to relieve their suffering.
As followers of Jesus and members of the Kingdom of God, we must keep our focus on our heavenly citizenship and seek to obey our commanding officer (Jesus) and not get entangled in civilian life.
In this sermon, I use the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street to illustrate some important spiritual truths about the real identity of Jesus and how the story of Jesus is fact and not fiction.
God doesn't want us living in the past nor in the future, rather God wants us to live in the present. Today is the only day we have for sure, so let's view it as a blessing from God and rejoice in it, living it to the full.
When it comes to race relations, it is always important to know where we have come from so that we can avoid the problems of the past as we forge a better future. We also benefit from being reminded that God's plan and purpose for the church, from its inception, is a family of God that is multiracial, multicultural, multi-economic.
The men of Jabesh-gilead provide an excellent example of gratitude. To develop an attitude of gratitude we need to practice two things: mindfulness and humility.
Jesus has given the Great Commission to His followers. Sometimes disciples are too intimidated or confused about how to fulfill that commission. This sermon offers a simple model for outreach as God's eyewitnesses.
It is God's will for us to be thankful always. In this sermon, we will explore the what, why, when and how of thankfulness.
In the story of the birth of Jesus, we encounter the clash of two kings, both called the King of the Jews. In Jesus and Herod we find two opposite ways to live, and come to understand the real meaning of life. Hopefully all of us will choose to follow King Jesus rather than King Herod.
It is critical to have a godly view of time and life in order to live a life pleasing to God. As the new year begins, it is a good time to renew and refocus our minds in the Lord.
The Roman centurion had a front row seat in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus and all that he saw and heard led him to concluded that "Truly this man was the son of God." In this sermon, we consider what led him to that conclusion and how it can lead us to the same conclusion.
When the church first began, those first disciples of Jesus devoted themselves to the apostles' teachings. The New Testament contains the apostles' teaching and as followers of Jesus today, we must also devote ourselves to the apostles' teaching.
What should Christians think and do about the conflict in the Middle East. Does God still have a plan for the nation of Israel? These are important questions. Trusting God and praying for peace are the most important things we can do.
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