Sermons from February 2023

Sermons from February 2023

“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…

“An Unexpected Test”

Genesis 22:1-14 4 Principles we learn from this unexpected test: Expect tests from God. (Verses 1-2) Focus on the promise, not explanations. (Verses 3-5) God never puts us through a test without a purpose. When we trust God, He provides.  

“Jesus Knows Exactly How You Feel”

I.   His Simple Humanity Hebrews 2:9-10 He was born a man (Verse 17) He was born to die (Verses 9-10) He was motivated by grace to suffer for us (Verse 9) He became the captain of our salvation (Verse 10) He defeated Satan (Verse 15) II.   His Sympathetic Heart Hebrews 2:17-18 Isaiah 53:4 Hebrews 4:15-16

“Believe and Wait”

Psalm 37:1-9 I. Problems will try your patience. (Job 42:1-6) II. People will test your patience. (James 5:7-8) (James 5:9) (1 Corinthians 13:4) III. Persistence will toughen your patience. (James 1:3-4) (2 Peter 3:9) Four encouraging assurances: The Lord can be trusted Don’t fret (Psalm 37:1,7,8) Trust in the Lord (Psalm 37:3) Delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4) Commit yourself to the Lord (Psalm 37:5-7) Rest in the Lord (Psalm 37:7) The Lord understands your situation The Lord blesses His…