Sermons on Sermons

Sermons on Sermons

Have You Considered the Cost?

Have You Considered the Cost? Elder Aaron Lucas Luke 14:25-35 The Cost of Being a Disciple Luke 14:25 –2725 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:28-30 28 “Suppose one…

Two Demonic Dictators

Two Demonic Dictators Daniel 8:9-14, 23-27 Daniel: Serving God In A Godless Culture (Series) Daniel 8:9-14 9 Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. Antiochus Epiphanes and the Antichrist’s cruelty. Daniel foresaw Antiochus’ evil rule 350 years beforehand. 10 It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the…

Kneel To Stand

Kneel To Stand Daniel 6:1-28 Daniel: Serving God In A Godless Culture (Series) Daniel 6:1-3 (3) 3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. People who stand for the Lord are raised up. Daniel 6:4-7 (5) 5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the…

Don’t Mock God

Daniel 5:1-31 Daniel: Serving God In A Godless Culture (Series) Daniel 5: 1-4 (3) 3 So they brought in the gold goblets that had been taken from the temple of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank from them. The king was disrespectful and stupid. Daniel 5:5-6 (5)5 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The…

The Passion Of Christ

The Passion Of Christ Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 21:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 4 This…

The Holy Spirit Is With Us Forever

John 14:6 Freedom From Today’s Idolatry (Series) How does our security in Christ effect our salvation? Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. The Holy Spirit has been given to us. John 14:23…

What Will Heaven Be Like?

What Will Heaven Be Like? Revelation 21, 22 End Times: Recognizing The Signs (Series) The importance of heaven. The three heavens: (Is 55:9; Gen 1:14-17, 2 Cor 12:2-4)  Revelation 21:1-5 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed…

A Prayer for all Seasons

A Prayer for all Seasons Matthew 6:9-13 Praying Risky Prayers (Series) A PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS Matthew 6:9-13 “This, then, is how you should pray; Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for yours…

Getting out of the Pit

Getting Out Of The Pit Daniel 6:25-28 Courage In A Hostile Culture (Stories From Daniel)(Daniel 6:10-25 Recap)What’s preventing you from getting out of the pit and moving forward?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Daniel 6:25-28 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth: “May you prosper greatly! 26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.“For he is the living God and he endures forever;…

What Are You Known For?

What Are You Known For?    Daniel 6:10 Courage In A Hostile Culture (Stories From Daniel) Daniel 6:1-5 It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, 2 with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. 3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4 At this, the administrators and the…

No One Can Defeat God’s Will

No One Can Defeat God’s Will Daniel 4:36-37 Courage In A Hostile Culture (Stories From Daniel) Nebuchadnezzar is corrupted through vanity and pride.                    Daniel’s interpretation of the King’s dream.                     Daniel urges the king to repent and avoid this terrible judgment.                 The king is humbled through insanity. Daniel 4:36-37 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My…

The Cost of True Worship

The Cost Of True Worship Daniel 3:16-18 Courage In A Hostile Culture (Stories From Daniel) When and how do we stand against authority? Daniel 3:16-18  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your…

Snobs Offend Jesus

Snobs Offend Jesus   Proverbs 25:6-7         What Would You Do (Series)   Proverbs 25:6-7 Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men; 7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. Pride is an ugly sin with great consequences.    Where or with who do you struggle with pride? James 2:1-4  My brothers, as believers…

Knowing God’s Power Personally

Knowing God’s Power Personally   Exodus 13:17-18 What Would You Do (Series)   God’s path for you isn’t the shortest or the easiest path.                                     Exodus 13:17-18 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea. The Israelites went up…

Inward Battles Cause Outward Battles

Inward Battles Cause Outward Battles James 4:1-7  What Would You Do (Series)   Vs. 1-3 The problem of conflicting passions.                                            James 4:1-3 What causes fights and quarrels among you?                                                           -We are at war with others. Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not…

Real Freedom In An Oppressed Culture

Real Freedom In An Oppressed Culture Hebrews 12:1-3 What Would You Do? (Series)   Hebrews 12:1a                                                                                                                       Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, Who are these witnesses and what do they have in common? Hebrews 12:1b                                                                                                                       let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Romans 12:21                                                                                                       Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. What hinders…