Sermons from August 2018

Sermons from August 2018

Sacred Worship: A Sacrifice of Praise

Sacred Worship: A Sacrifice of Praise  Introduction  Yesterday was my dad’s birthday. Went out to buy him a card.  Any kind of card you want; whether your relationship is distant or intimate.  Beautiful words that you simply have to sign your name to and mail it in (literally).  While I am sure my dad appreciates getting a card in the mail, that’s all it is—a form letter.  How often is worship like this?  Form letter, named signed, “Thanks God for…

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…

Immanuel

Immanuel  Introduction  6lbs 14 oz. 19 inches long. 7 lbs 10 oz.  These are the weights and lengths of all three of our children when they were born.  Each one of those moments was a special occasion. A moment of love, family, and great potential.  One of our favorite things in this past pregnancy was revealing, not only the gender of our newly arrived baby but also the name.  Lincoln’s middle name, James, was special because it was the name…