Sermons from 2021

Sermons from 2021

A Legacy Of Faith

A Legacy Of Faith Hebrews 11:30 Empowering Others (Series) What is faith? Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Are you willing to follow the Christ even if it hurts your reputation? Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. Follow what I do, not just what I say. Hypocrisy kills leadership. Joshua 6:1-5 Now the gates…

Are You on the Right Side?

Are You on the Right Side? Matthew 25:31-46 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) Matthew 25:31-39 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. The separator: The Savior. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his…

What You Do Matters !

What You Do Matters ! Matthew 21:28–32 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) How can we please God? Matthew 21:28-29 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ 29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I…

It’s Not Too Late!

It’s Not Too Late Luke 15:11-32 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) A story about two rebellious sons. Luke 15:11-16 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth…

Pride Destroys Relationships

Pride Destroys Relationships Luke 18:9-14 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.…

Preparing For Life’s Bad Weather Days

Preparing For Life’s Bad Weather Days Matthew 7:24-29 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) Do you make decisions based on your faith or your needs?Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its…

That’s Not Fair God!

Matthew 20: 1-16 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. (Read Matthew 20:1-16) The key to overcoming jealousy and envy is to stop comparing yourself to others. If you do start comparing, you will struggle with pride or jealousy: Pride: I’m so much better than that person. jealousy: I can’t begin to compare myself with that person. When you get to know people closely, you’re not jealous of them, instead you can learn how to pray for them. Jealousy…

God Is Still In Control

God Is Still In Control Mark 4:30-32                                                                                                                         Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series)       What area of your life causes you the most stress and anxiety? Mark 4:30-32     Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.  From small beginnings, the kingdom would eventually grow, in size and in influence. Don’t despise…

Honoring God By Respecting Rivals

Honoring God By Respecting Rivals Luke 10:25-37 Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) Hate will steal your peace of mind and leave you stressed out. Luke 10:25-37 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” It was very arrogant to test Jesus like this. How do you…

Watch Out For Patchwork Religion

Watch Out For Patchwork ReligionLuke 5:27-39Conquering Stress, Anxiety And Fear: Parables Of Jesus (Series) Levi was a tax collector. He paid the government for the right to collect taxes, and then collected far more than was right. Luke 5:27-39 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.29 Then Levi held a great…

The Empty Grave

The Empty Grave Easter Sermon Matthew 28:1-7: After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of…

Who Is This Jesus?

Who Is This Jesus? Matthew 21:6-11 Palm Sunday Matthew 21:6-11 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son…

Confessions That Transform Culture

Confessions That Transform Culture Daniel 9:1-5 Courage In A Hostile Culture (Stories From Daniel) Daniel 9:1-3 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom— 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3 So I turned to the Lord God…

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…
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