Sermons on Christian Living

Sermons on Christian Living

BATTLING THE BLUES

BATTLING THE BLUES 1 KINGS 18:41 – 19:15 Have you ever gone from a “mountaintop” spiritual high to a quick plunge into a pit of despair? That is what we see happening with Elijah in this passage. He went from being the Prophet of Fire to being a prophet of fear, complete with worry, depression, anger, and physical exhaustion. How did God respond to such a disappointing failure in Elijah? God responded with mercy and compassion, just as He would…

DEVILED HAM

DEVILED HAM LUKE 8:26-39 When Jesus showed in various situations in the New Testament, things happened. In this passage, the demoniac changed when Jesus arrived on the shore of his hometown. Today, Jesus’ presence still changes things. Things happen when we acknowledge His presence. In this message, Dr. Nick Daniel explores some things that might happen and our options in responding to them.

EVERY MEMBER A MISSIONARY

EVERY MEMBER A MISSIONARY ACTS 1:8, MATTHEW 28:18-20 The high calling of each believer is to be a missionary. What does that involve? Jesus explains that in His commission to each believer. He says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). To do this and indeed be” on mission” with…

LET’S SET THE WORLD ON FIRE FOR JESUS’ SAKE

LET’S SET THE WORLD ON FIRE FOR JESUS’ SAKE LUKE 5:27-32 Jesus, the Light of the world, has called us to be salt and light as well. Jesus so often loves and does exactly the opposite of us, loving those we would not love, recruit, or share the gospel with. As His disciples, we must follow his example and step out of the darkness of our own comfort zones and “carry the light of Jesus” to a lost and dying…

MAKING YOUR FINANCE BLESS RATHER THAN STRESS

MAKING YOUR FINANCE BLESS RATHER THAN STRESS PHILIPPIANS 4:10-20 Financial stress dominates most homes and businesses. Allegedly, the average American toils at work from January 1 to May 1 to pay his taxes to the IRS. Interest rates are rising, and inflation is soaring. Today, our focus is on Paul’s cure for financial stress. In this passage, Paul was in prison in Rome. He had learned what to do when in dire financial circumstances. Paul’s ability to be free from…

A NECESSARY REMINDER

A NECESSARY REMINDER ISAIAH 66:1-2 Deuteronomy 6:12 reminds us that we need to take care lest we forget the Lord. While we all need reminders about various things, one would think we would not forget someone as important as God! Yet how often do we respond to situations or do things without thinking about God? Perhaps by seeking our own goals, relying on our own strength, and doing what we think is best based on our opinion and understanding? Today,…

THANKFUL

THANKFUL 1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-28 MATTHEW 26:26-30 Why should we be thankful? These passages explain the needed resolve for thankfulness, the reach of thankfulness, the rationale for thankfulness, and the reward of thankfulness. SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Blevins, Jim. (2005). The Alliterated Bible. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Carr, Alan. (2003). The Greatest of These is Love. [Sermon.]  Sermon Notebook. https://sermonnotebook.org/new%20testament/Mark%2012_28-34.htm Catt, Michael. Chambers, Oswald. Daugherty, Bob. (2013-2017). The Message Builder. Wordsearch Publishers. Gangel, Kenneth. (1998). The Holman New Testament Commentary. B&H Publishing Group. Kennedy,…

EVERY MEMBER A MINISTER

EVERY MEMBER A MINISTER MARK 10:35-45 SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Blevins, Jim. (2005). The Alliterated Bible. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Chestnut, Roddy. (n.d.) Servant Leadership. Sermon Central. [Sermon]. https://maker.sermoncentral.com/builderpreview/8109 Daugherty, Bob, (2013-2017). The Message Builder. Wordsearch Publishing. Dickard, Daniel. Kircher, Scott. Newland, Melvin. Pruitt, Shane. Su’a, Justin. 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.

TRUSTING JESUS DURING DIFFICULT DAYS

TRUSTING JESUS DURING DIFFICULT DAYS MARK 9:14-29 Joe Ball currently serves as the Director for Discipleship and Ministry at Union University, and he is passionate about helping college students grow in their relationship with Christ. Joe is a native of the Foothills of the Smoky Mountains, a big Tennessee fan, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

THE ROADMAP TO SUCCESS

THE ROADMAP TO SUCCESS JAMES 1:19-27 No one wants to be seen as a failure. But what is true success? There are some questions we each need to consider: (1) Who determines if you are successful? (2)How is real success measured? (3) Are you successful at the right things? (4)Would your family consider you a success at home? (5) Would your coworkers label you a success at work regardless of your position. title, or paygrade? (6) Most importantly, does Jesus…