Sermons

Ordinary people – son of encouragement

Our new series is entitled: GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE. If He only used superstars, most of us would be left out in the cold. The amazing thing is that He uses people just like you and me when we’re willing to do as He commands. No matter how small our “all” is, God can do…

The Three M’S of a Shepherd Dad

I Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And…

LOVE GOD… LOVE OTHERS

Matthew 22:35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him (Jesus) with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest…

THE DAMAGE OR HEALING OF UNFORGIVEN OFFENSES

Luke 17:1 NIV Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.

Jesus is clear and we already know that offenses come as you live among other people. Even in our families, we get offended. In this scripture the offenses are…

UNDERSTANDING SACRIFICE

The nature of sacrifice is inspiration. It is caused by inspiration in the heart of the person who desires to give himself or herself for something or someone that they value more than life itself. It can inspire others to take action or to form loyalties, as in Memorial Day and the memory of those…

STAND

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

How to honor your mom

Some say that LOVE IS A VERB… it’s something we DO and not just something we feel. The evidence of love to others is the way we treat them, respond to them, give ourselves to them. It’s important on Mother’s Day to tell your Mom that you love her, but it is important EVERY DAY…

WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU FEEL FORSAKEN

If Jesus cried out from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” it lets me know that even HE felt forsaken at least once. Was He forsaken? No, He was “in the process of victory”, but sometimes when we are in a trial or in pain, it feels like it’s all…

THE MASTER’S PLAN FOR HIS CHURCH

The apostle Paul gave instruction to the Corinthian Church to “follow me as I follow Christ”. He was saying that he could lead only as he followed Jesus. This was the time that the early church was developing and pastoral leadership was beginning to be developed, though God has always called upon men and women…

THE TOMB TELLS ALL

The tomb of King Tut was filled with riches that represented where King Tut’s values in life laid. The treasures were representative of his life. 

The tomb of Jesus is empty, representing the place where He laid, but no longer lays. The treasure here is the fact that the tomb is empty. He is not…