Sermons on Christian Living

Sermons on Christian Living

DINING AT THE TABLE OF DISAPPOINTMENT

DINING AT THE TABLE OF DISAPPOINTMENT 2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10 How we respond to disappointments determines God’s freedom to use us as well as our ability to thrive in a fallen world. How we respond determines whether we sink or soar. Someone has said that behind the most radiant lives are often the most bitter trials. Don’t waste your disappointments! In this passage, Paul encounters a disappointment that he embraces. Listen to hear how Paul embraced it and the results he…

Zacchaeus: A BIG SINNER WITH A BIGGER GOD

A BIG SINNER WITH A BIGGER GOD LUKE 19:1-10 Zacchaeus was a tax collector who his contemporaries despised, yet Jesus sought him out and spent time with him. After being with Jesus Zacchaeus was transformed. Zacchaeus repented, which led to his restoration and restitution to those he had cheated. He was small in stature but became a giant in the faith. Like Zacchaeus, we are all sinners in need of the grace of the Lord Jesus. We wash our hands…

A CALL TO HOLINESS

A CALL TO HOLINESS 1 PETER 1:13-16 Today we are entering Holy Week, or Passover Week leading up to Easter, when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Not only is God holy, but he calls us to be holy. Matthew Henry has said, “Holiness is the desire and duty of Christian.” What does it mean for the believer? Cameron O’Daniel, Minister to Students, answers this with practical teaching from 1 Peter 1:13-16.

BENT AND BROKEN

BENT AND BROKEN Luke 13:10-17 Have you ever felt bent and broken? Perhaps now? The message today is about Jesus healing a desperate lady who had been physically bent and broken for 18 years. That which Jesus did for this lady physically, Jesus wants to do for you and me spiritually. When we are utterly powerless, bound and shackled, unable to stand, we need to remember that nothing is impossible with God. God has His hand on your life. He…

REPENT! A CALL TO ALL, Part 2

REPENT! A CALL TO ALL, Part 2 Luke 13:1-5 Is repentance essential to a follower of Jesus Christ? The obvious answer is yes, but sometimes it is lacking in real everyday life. The enemy of our souls wants us to duck behind our shame and guilt, deny or ignore it, and go on with business as usual. Gradually this hardens our hards to the Lord and opens our minds to compromise with sin. Repentance is essential. What is in our…

THE GOOD SAMARITAN

THE GOOD SAMARITAN Luke 10 How would you respond if you were in the Samaritan’s shoes? Would you love your neighbor as yourself ? It is always easier to pass to the other side! There are so many reasonable excuses. Passing on the other side doesn’t always mean physically distancing ourselves. It can be emotional or mental distancing, avoiding the risk of sharing another’s pain or need. Hurt is messy; helping is battling against risk, very real risk. It often…

THE HARVEST

THE HARVEST Luke 10 SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Gangel, Kenneth. (1998). The Holman New Testament Commentary. B&H Publishing Group. Jordan, Chris. Low, Richard. Newland, Melvin. Retrieved from https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/bearing-your-cross-melvin-newland-sermon-on-voluntary-235749?page=2&wc=800) Peters, Jack. Strite, Jeff. Wiersbe, Warren. (2003). The Wiersbe NewTestament Commentary. David C. Cook Publishing. Willington, Harold. (2000) The Outline Bible. Tyndale House Publishers. Content for the sermon has been researched from many different sources. I make every effort to acknowledge these sources whenever possible.

THE COST

THE COST MaRK 8:34-38 Is there a cost in following Jesus? Definitely! What is the expectation or cost of following Jesus? The price is denying yourself, taking up your cross, and following Jesus. To deny self means to find our ultimate purpose, pleasure, and peace in Jesus. It is giving all our rights – our total selves to Him. We have no rights – just promises and blessings. Following Jesus means living for an audience of one – Jesus Christ.…

HOW BIG DOES YOUR GOD HAVE TO BE?

HOW BIG DOES YOUR GOD HAVE TO BE? Mark 2:35-41 How big does God have to be before we are ready and willing to trust Him with our lives? How many times does He have to show Himself faithful? Rev. Drew Gay, the Executive Pastor of Crossroads, addresses this question in his message from Mark 2:35-41.

EVERY LIFE MATTERS

EVERY LIFE MATTERS Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 139:13-16, JeremIAH 1:5, Luke 1:39-42, John 10:9-10 We come together not just to celebrate the value of life, but also to protest the killing of the unborn. Over 62 million babies have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade – that is the equivalent of 17 states. Seventeen states gone – vanished – legally killed. That is what we have done in America since 1973. We raise our voices in one great call from every…