Sermons by Jon Henson

Sermons by Jon Henson

Senior Pastor of Blairland Baptist Church, Loudon, TN

“While Walking on the Water, Peter Sank”

Sunday May 22, 2022 — Matthew 14:22-36 Key Take Away: When we go through the storm, we can rest on five assurances from our Lord. I.    We can rest on the assurance of His authority (Verses 22-23) II.   We can rest on the assurance of His knowledge (Verses 24-25) III. We can rest on the assurance His protection (Verses 26-27) IV.  We can rest on the assurance His love (Verses 28-31) V.  We can rest on the assurance His…

“God Doesn’t Give Up’

Matthew 26:69-75 Key Take Away: Make all the changes in your life you would make if you knew you had exactly one more year to live. I.  Love Jesus (John 21:15-17)  II.  Live for Jesus (John 21:18-25) Reasons for life change: It’s never too late to turn to God God can put your past behind you God wants you to look ahead Life is short. Love Jesus and live for Jesus (Psalm 39:5)

“The Pathway to Recovery”

Mark 16:7 I.    Honestly accept responsibility for my poor choices Four common causes for poor choices seen in Pete’s betrayal of Jesus:  Pride (Mark 14:29) Fatigue (Mark 14:37) Fear of disapproval (Mark 14:54) Short term pleasure (Mark 14:54) Jesus wants us to help others. Take the lessons from our failures and help others (Luke 22:31-32)  II.   Humbly ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness (Psalm 51:1-3,6,10)  III.  Gratefully accept God’s grace and forgive myself (Ephesians 1:7) (Romans 8:1)  The power…

“Evidence of His Resurrection”

(Matthew 16:21) (Matthew 17:22-23) (Matthew 20:18-19) (Matthew 26:32) (Acts 1:3) I.  Why should I believe in the resurrection of Jesus? His body was buried (John 19:34) The tomb was empty (Matthew 28:12-13) Lives were changed The church was born  II.   Why should I receive the Jesus of the resurrection? So, my sins could be forgiven (Romans 4:25) (Romans 1:4) So, I can live a life of purpose (John 10:10) (1 Corinthians 15:55) So, I can conquer death So, I can…

“The Cross of Christ”

Luke 23:33 I.   The first three hours on the cross (9 am – Noon) (Mark 15:25) “And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.” A Plea for Forgiveness (Luke 23:34) “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” A Promise of Salvation (Luke 23:43) “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” A Provision for His Mother (John 19:26-27)  II.   The Second three hours on the cross (Noon – 3…

“Jesus Prays in Gethsemane”

Matthew 26:36–46 His Sorrow (Verses 36-38) (Isaiah 53:3) (Hebrews 5:7-9) (John 18:1-6)  His Supplication (Verses 39-45) His Strength (Verses 45-46)

“The Right Look in Hard Times”

Jeremiah 32:27 Introduction: (Jeremiah 32:27) (Jeremiah 32:17) I.      There is no promise that God cannot keep (Jeremiah 32:21–22) (Numbers 23:19) II.    There is no prayer God cannot answer (Jeremiah 32:21) (Exodus 2:23-25) (1 John 5:14–15) (Psalm 34:15–18) III.  There is no problem God cannot solve (Jeremiah 32:19) This truth is important for two reasons: Everybody in this room has problems Everybody in this room has a problem that only God can solve (Jeremiah 13:23) IV.   There is…

“The Greatness of God”

Psalm 139:1-18  I.    God knows us (Verses 1-6) (1 John 3:20) God knows what we are (Verse 1) God knows what we think (Verse 2) God knows where we go (Verse 3) God knows what we say (Verse 4) David can’t comprehend the greatness of God (Verses 5–6)  II.    God is with us (Verses 7-12) Listen to the question David asked in (Verse 7) Death cannot take us away from the presence of God (Verse 8) Distance cannot…

“The Joy of Contentment”

Philippians 4:10-23 Introduction: “Christian contentment is the God-given ability to be satisfied with the loving provision of God in any and every situation.” – Charles Kelley I.      Contentment – Because of the Overruling Providence of God (Verse 10) (1 Timothy 6:6-10) II.    Contentment – Because of the Unfailing Power of God (Verses 11-13) III.  Contentment – Because of the Unchanging Promise of God (Verses 14-20)

“The Joy of Security”

Philippians 4:4-9 I.      The Problem: Anxiety (Verse 6) II.    The Prescription: Prayer (Verses 6-7) III.   The Program: Right Thinking (Verses (Verse 8-9) To avoid anxiety – we must think proper thoughts: Guideline one: Whatever things are true Guideline two: Whatever things are noble Guideline three: Whatever things are just Guideline four: Whatever things are pure Guideline five: Whatever things are lovely Guideline six: Whatever things are of good report  To avoid anxiety – we must do proper…

” The Joy of Victory”

Philippians 3:7-14 I.        The Liabilities of the Past (Verses 7-8) (Matthew 16:25-26) II.      The Possibilities of the Future (Verse 10) 1.    Knowing the person of Christ (John 17:3) (2 Peter 3:18) 2.    Knowing the power of Christ (Ephesians 1:18-20) 3.    Knowing the passion of Christ (Acts 9:16) (Philippians 3:8) (1 Peter 2:21) (1 Peter 2:20) (1 Peter 3:14) (1 Peter 4: 14,16,19) (Matthew 5:10-12) (Philippians 3:11) (Philippians 1:29) III.    The Responsibilities of the Present…