Sermons by Jon Henson (Page 4)

Sermons by Jon Henson (Page 4)

Senior Pastor of Blairland Baptist Church, Loudon, TN

“Touching the Hearts of the Next Generation”

Psalm 78:1-8 The writer of Psalm 78 describes how God’s truth should be passed down from one generation to the next (verses 4-7). They didn’t have written copies of Scriptures so the parents taught God’s truth verbally from one generation to the next. Today we have the Bible, in which is written everything we need to know about the Lord and His instructions to us. We have been entrusted with the responsibility to teach by instruction and example the truth…

“The Privilege of Knowing God”

Jeremiah 9:23-24  — I.  God desires that we know Him Natural revelation (Hebrews 11:3) Our conscience (Romans 1:19) Jesus Christ (John 14:7-10) The Bible II.  What does it mean to know God? Taking advantage of the privilege of knowing Him Open up Brokenness Be interested in God III. How can we know God? Receive Jesus Christ as Savior Be willing to accept His invitation (Matthew 11:28) We need to understand our problem We need to understand that God has provided…

“The Greatness of God”

Isaiah 40:26 I. God is a person (Genesis 1:26) (Exodus 3:14) (Exodus 20:1-6) II. God is a spirit (John 4:24) (Psalm 139:7-13) (Matthew 28:20) III. God is eternal (Psalm 90:1-2) (John 8:58) IV. God is unchangeable (Malachi 3:6) (Isaiah 40:28) (James 1:17) (Hebrews 13:8)

“The Goodness of God”

Psalm 118:1 God’s goodness is constant (James 1:17) The expression of God’s goodness varies (Psalm 84:11) (Psalm 34:8-9) (Romans 8:28) Goodness is what God says it is Three aspects of God’s goodness:  His Mercy (Luke 9:13) (Titus 3:5) (Hebrews 4:15-16) (2 Peter 3:9)    His Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) His Love (John 3:16)

“My God is Real”

(Psalm 14:1) I.  The reality of God is denied by the foolish (Psalm 14:1) II.  The reality of God is detested by some folks (Psalm 14:3) (Psalm 14:1) (Psalm 10:13) III. The reality of God is declared by the facts (Psalm 14:2) (Psalm 14:5) (Psalm 14:6) • Three characteristics of anyone who denies the reality of God: 1.  Ignorance (Psalm 14:2) 2.  Intolerance (Psalm 14:4) (John 7:7) (John 15:18) 3.  Indifference (Psalm 14:4) IV.  The reality of God is believed…

“Why Jesus? – His Resurrection”

Luke 24:1-12 • What does the resurrection of Jesus mean to us today? Because He lives: 1. We don’t have to live in loneliness of heart (John 14:16-18) 2. We don’t have to worry whether God will provide for us (Matthew 6:33) 3. We can pray with confidence (1 John 5:13-16) (Matthew 7:7-8) 4. We can have peace in the midst of the most difficult times (John 14:27) 5. We can face death courageously, boldly, and confidently (2 Corinthians 5:8)…

“Why Jesus? – His Death”

1 Corinthians 2:2 I. His death was God’s plan (Acts 2:22-24) (1 Peter 1:19-21) God’s plan was motivated by three things: The sinfulness of man (Romans 3:23) God’s love (Romans 5:8) God’s justice (Romans 6:23) II.  His death is the heart of Christianity Sacrifice (1 Peter 3:18) (Hebrews 10:12) (1 Peter 1:18-20) Substitute (1 Peter 3:18) III. His death brings us to God (1 Peter 3:18) (Luke 23:42-43)

“Why Jesus? His Life”

I.   Jesus Confronted Temptation like Us (Hebrews 4:15) II.  Jesus Conquered Temptation for Us (Hebrews 4:15) (1 John 3:5) (1 Peter 2:22) (2 Corinthians 5:21) (John 8:46) III. Jesus Combats Temptation with Us (Hebrews 4:16)

“The Path to Personal Peace”

– John 14:27 – The peace that Jesus offers is not like that which the world offers (John 14:27) (Romans 5:1) (Philippians 4:6-7) There are obstacles that steal our peace • Guilt • Anger • Bitterness • Self-centeredness • Doubt • Unbelief • Jealousy How can we experience the peace that Jesus offers •  We must believe that He is in control of our lives and our               circumstances. Otherwise, we will try to take…

“Lessons I Have Learned”

Obey God and leave the consequences to Him My responsibility is to listen to Him God is responsible for the consequences of my obedience Trust the Lord for every need in your life (Proverbs 3:5-6) (Acts 5:29) (Isaiah 54:17) Wait upon God for His direction and timing (Isaiah 64:4) Give generously to the Lord’s work (2 Corinthians 9:8 and 10) Admit you can’t live the Christian life because Christ is the one who lives it through you (Galatians 2:20) Accept…

“Are You Walking with God?”

Question: When you come to the end of your life, what do you want people to remember about you? To walk with God means to keep Him at the center of our lives – in everything we do, say, and think in our relationships, finances, plans, and every other area of life. (Genesis 5:21-24) (Hebrews 11:5) (Jude 1:14) (Genesis 6:5-7) Criteria for walking With God: We must accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior (John 14:6) We need…

“God Gives Grace to Endure”

Question: Why do we tend to draw closer to God during times of trial than times when everything is going well? 5 Key words in the Joseph story “The Lord was with Joseph” (Genesis 39:2, 39:21, 39:23) Three truths about the grace to endure: Joseph saw God’s perfect plan in every location (Genesis 45:5) Joseph sensed God’s gracious hand in every position (Genesis 45:9) (Genesis 39:4) (Genesis 39:22) Joseph submitted to God’s sovereign will in every situation (Genesis 50:20) God…