Sermons on God

Sermons on God

The God Who Hears When You’re Hurting 

Introduction  Did you know that people lie every week when they come to church? They do so with just two words: “I’m good.”  Outwardly they look the part; but inwardly they are absolutely broken.  Realize we don’t intend for that to be a lie; we mean it most of the time (as in, ‘I’m good enough to be here.’ Many times, its said because they don’t want to burden others; if we are being honest we often don’t want to…

He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease  Introduction  “Pray dangerous prayers.” Patience, endurance, greater faith, constant sense of your abiding presence, etc.  Are we ready for God to answer those prayers?  Process before the prize (James 1:2-3).  Dangerous prayer: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” God’s answer to John’s prayer? He was imprisoned, beheaded, and humiliated.  No doubt everyone here want’s Jesus to increase—but are you ready for that prayer to be answered?  Does that mean that desiring God…

My Lord and My God

Introduction  Kiser Kurios—Caesar is Lord.  During the height of the 1st and 2nd century persecution of the church, Christians were dragged before Roman courts and called to make this confession under penalty of death—Kiser Kurios.  Caesar has total and complete preeminence and authority—essentially that he is God.  But they couldn’t. Because they realized to do so would be to betray their true Lord and Savior.  So, one of the most ardent, outspoken confessions of the early church became, “Jesus ho’…

The Holiness of God

Introduction  There is no such thing as an unholy Christian.  Put differently: no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t have to pursue holiness.  Holiness is an expected pursuit; an inevitable result of being the people of God (Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 2:9). Holiness means to live out the separation God has worked in us through Jesus; to live morally blameless lives.  Yet, can’t fully have a true definition of holiness without looking at the holiness of God as well…

Who God Says You Are: Your Body

Introduction One of the earliest heresies within the church was a teaching known as “Gnosticism.” Group of individuals who claimed to have “secret knowledge” that you could only access by being in their inner circle. This secret knowledge revealed that the material world is inherently bad, which implied that the human body was evil. This led to the belief in two different things: That Jesus did not really come in the flesh (Hence, John’s statement in 1 John 4:2). Secondly,…
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