Sermons by Jon Henson (Page 2)

Sermons by Jon Henson (Page 2)

Senior Pastor of Blairland Baptist Church, Loudon, TN

“Building a Better Future”

Nehemiah 1:1-11 Four steps in getting started in building a better future. Making an honest evaluation Nehemiah 1:1-3 Identifying with the need Nehemiah 1:4 Taking personal responsibility Nehemiah 1:5-11 Moving out of my comfort zone Nehemiah 1:11

“God’s Promises About Your Future”

Selected Scriptures I.  Facts about my future God knows everything that is going to happen God’s plan for my future is good I must choose to trust and obey God God will be with me in every situation II.  Promises of God for my future God promises to guide me when I am confused Proverbs 3:5-6 God promises to help me when I am tempted 1 Corinthians 10:13 2 Thessalonians 3:3 God promises to support me when I am in…

“Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow”

Philippians 3:12-15 I.  Pray for direction Proverbs 16:1 Proverbs 16:9 Acts 16:1-2 Proverbs 3:5-6 Four questions to ask yourself: Will it get me where I want to go which is to a deeper relationship with God, and accomplish what God wants me to do? Will it help somebody else be successful? Do I have to violate a spiritual principle to get there? Will it fulfill God’s purpose for my life? II. Prepare for action III. Plan for opposition

“Your Place at the Manger”

– – Sunday December 17, 2023 – – Selected Scripture from Luke and Matthew I. The Innkeeper Luke 2:1-7 II. The Angels Luke 2:9-14 III. The Shepherds Luke 2:8-10 IV. The Wise Men Matthew 2:1-2 V. The Holy Family Matthew 1:18 – 2:15 Matthew 1:21

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Selected Scripture Two passages that speak about gratitude in a believer’s life: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Ephesians 5:20 Question – Why should we be grateful to God in everything? Gratitude keeps us aware that we are walking in His presence Gratitude motivates us to look for the Lord’s purpose in everything that happens (Romans 8:28) Gratitude brings us into submission to God’s will when we’re suffering pain and heartache Gratitude reminds us of our continual dependence upon the Lord Gratitude helps…

“Ready or Not”

Matthew 24:3 I.  What does it mean to live in the last days? Are we living in the last days? The Israel-Hamas war II. The disciples had 3 questions for Jesus They wanted to know when He would return They asked about the sign of His return They asked about the sign of the end of the age (the end of the end) III. Three events we all can agree on The literal, physical, visible return of Jesus Christ to…

“When Life is Uncertain”

Selected Scripture I. Refuse to surrender to fear Psalm 46:1-5 II. Trust in the lord to protect and provide for you Matthew 6:31-34 III. Eagerly anticipate eternal life Revelation 21:4 1 Corinthians 2:9 Colossians 3:2-3 IV. In the meantime, live each day to the fullest Psalm 118:24

“God is Still in Control”

Lamentations 3:22-23 I. God’s mercy never ends Lamentations 3:22-24 II. Waiting is not waste  Lamentations 3:25-27 III. The final word has not been spoken Lamentations 3:31-32 IV. God is always good Lamentations 3:33

“A Dark Night of the Soul”

Psalm 88:1-18 1. Darkness is something that can last a long time for a Christian 2. There is no better place to learn about God 3. Dark times are the best places for prayers of lament The pattern of lament: Turn – Turning to God is reaching out to Him while in pain. Complain – A kind of complaining that is biblical. It is a way to keep praying through our pain. Ask – It involves confidently calling on God.…

“The Real Key to Happiness”

Philippians 1: 12-21 Key Take Away: Happiness is found in a God-centered life. 1. Perspective – You can be happy no matter what happens if you look at every problem from God’s viewpoint. Philippians 1:12 Philippians 1:13-14 2. Response – You can be happy no matter what happens if you don’t let others control your attitude. Philippians 1:18 Philippians 1:15-17 Philippians 1:28 3. Trust – You can be happy no matter what happens if you trust God to work things…

“Roots of Spiritual Recession”

 James 4:13-17 I. Foolish presumptions (James 4:13, 16) II. Forgotten Perspectives (James 4:14) Life has its uncertainties (Proverbs 27:1) (Psalm 39:4-6) Life has its certainties (Psalm 139:16) III. Forsaken Priorities (James 14:15-17)