Sermons from September 2018

Sermons from September 2018

Sacred Worship: Which Transforms Our Lives

Introduction  Popular YouTube video, homeless Army Veteran Jim Wolf, transformed and looks like a completely different man.  Know its a process; at the end of the video, we see that isn’t simply an outward transformation but an inward one (joined AA, and found housing).  Warms our hearts; enjoying seeing a transformation.  But not all transformation is good (Psa. 115:4-8).  Profound truth: we become what we worship.  What we place the most value/worth shapes the entirety of our lives—its molds us,…

God’s Land: Part 3

Introduction “Sing to me of heaven, let me fondly dream, of its golden glory, of its pearly gleam. Sing to me when shadows of the evening fall; sing to me of heaven, sweetest song of all.” We’ve been singing that song for the past two weeks; the sweet, sweet song of eternity. Hopefully the things we have been studying will comfort you when the shadows fall on your life. I know by the end of this study all of our…

Sacred Worship: By Grace Bought Sinners

Introduction  The Nike company became famous for a single line, “Just do it.” The entire reason this slogan became popular is due to the fact that its very difficult to “Just do it.”  In fact, very rarely do we just “do something”—whether its a diet, our jobs, or even cleaning the house—there is often a greater motivation that pushes us to do it.  In Revelation John is given a simply command: “Worship God” (Rev. 22:9).  Seems easy enough—but why?  We’ve…

Sacred Worship: Offered in Spirit and Truth

Sacred Worship: Offered in Spirit and Truth  Introduction  Begin with a thought that really goes against the grain of modern Christian worship: God doesn’t have to accept the worship you give him (Gen. 4:3-5; Heb. 11:4; Heb. 12:28-29).  If my worship has to be acceptable, then that means that there are certain requirements.  Also implies that I can worship God in a way that is unacceptable.  We just assume that God has to accept—but throughout scripture he rejects sacrifices.  Of…