Sermons from 2023

Sermons from 2023

“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)

“God’s Way Through Adversity”

Psalm 73:26 1. Walking 2. Weeping 3. Trusting Our bad things will turn out for good. (Romans 8:28) Our good things cannot be taken away. (Romans 8:1) The best is yet to come. (Revelation21:1-5) 4. Praying 5. Thanking

“God is The Answer to All Your Questions”

Genesis 1:1 Introduction: I.  The presence of God God transcends time (Isaiah 57:15) (Genesis 21:33) (Psalm 90:2) (Psalm 102:12 and 17) God transcends thoughts (Psalm 14:1) II. The person of God (Jeremiah 32:17) (Hebrews 6:18) III. The power of God (Hebrews 11:3) IV. The purpose of God For His honor and Glory and Praise (Revelation 4:11) (Romans 11:36) (Psalm 150:6) For our enjoyment (Isaiah 45:18) (1 Timothy 6:17)